Hey there producers!
Everyone knows that Logic and other Apple products can often come with a hefty price tag attached. But did you know that there are discounts you can take advantage of if you’re a student, or work at an Educational institution?
In this guide we will look at:
- What Apple’s Education discount includes
- How to check if you qualify
- The exact discounts you’ll be able to get
So let’s have a look!
Apple’s Education Pricing
If you’re a student, teacher, lecturer or work at an Educational facility in one form or another, then good news! You can get some great discounts on Apple’s products, from hardware to software. A big core (no pun intended) of Apple’s market is students, so it makes sense that these discounts would be available to both enrolled and prospective students, as well as the Education centres that teach using Apple products. Using the Apple Education Store, you can get great discounts on a range of their products.
This is a subsection of Apple’s store that many customers aren’t aware of, or if they are, they don’t think the discount applies to them. However Apple’s criteria for the Education discount is quite broad, so make sure to check if you’re in the market for some new gear.
If you're already at University, or have been offered your place, then you should ensure that you make use of Apple's student discount. You can save hundreds on a MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro or Mac mini at Apple's UK Education Store, US Education Store, CA Eductation Store or AU Education Store.
How much discount can you expect?
Apple doesn’t offer one single universal discount on its products. There are different price ranges for each product, with various deals on Mac computers (Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, iMac and Mac mini) as well as iPads. There are even occasional free gifts such as Airpods to incentivise purchases using the Education store.
The discount is usually within the 10% range, which is not to be sniffed at when you consider the price of some of Apple’s products. Here is an example of the discounts in the UK and US stores.
Macs in the UK:
- 24in iMac from £1,124.40 (usually £1,249) - £124.60 off
- MacBook Pro from £1,168.80 (usually £1,299) - £130.20 off
- MacBook Air from £898.80 (usually £999) - £100.20 off
- Mac mini From £628.80 (usually £699) - £70.20 off
- Mac Pro from £4,948.80 (usually £5,499) - £550.20
In the US, these are the discounts you'll find on Macs:
- MacBook Air $899 (usually $999) - $100 off
- MacBook Pro $1,199 (usually $1,299) - $100 off
- iMac $1,249 (usually $1,299) - $50 off
- Mac mini $649 (usually $699) - $50 off
You can also get a great bundle of Apple’s Pro Apps; Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, Motion, Compressor and Mainstage for $199, which is a huge saving of over $425. This is purchased through the Education Store and the codes to be redeemed on the App Store will be delivered by email.
It’s worth noting with this, that some users have found that in countries outside the US this is only available as an add-on when buying a Mac product, and since the Apple store is undergoing maintenance currently, there isn't an easy way to verify this. However it has been released in other countries previously, so we don’t see why it wouldn’t still be available!
How to get the discount?
There are various ways you can get the discount depending on where you’re based. Usually, going to the corresponding Apple Education store for your region will show you a list of products and their discounted prices, and these will give details on whether or not proof of your eligibility is required. In instances where you aren’t required to prove this at the point of purchase, you may be asked to later on, so we don’t advise trying to be sneaky and claiming the discount if you aren’t properly eligible!
In the UK, you sign up through the UNiDAYS website, a site dedicated to student discounts, where you must prove your eligibility by giving the details of the Education facility you are attending. Other countries have dedicated Education Stores with all of the products available at the reduced prices.
A great deal
I was lucky enough to get both a Macbook and Logic Pro at discounted rates when I attended University, and it was fantastic to be able to get the products at a reduced price. If you’re on your way to studying music production at University, or any post-secondary education facility, these discounts are a must!
Music production has always been a hobby or vocation that requires a certain amount of cash to get started, so any method of reducing costs should be taken advantage of.
Let us know in the comments below if you manage to get a hold of Logic Pro or a Mac product at a discount, where you’re based, and what your discount was. And as always, keep making great music, and thanks for checking in with us here at Top Music Arts!