iPads and MacBooks discounted in Apple's back to school sale

Apple's back to school promotion is back, with big savings on MacBooks, iPads and iMacs

Apple Back To School sale 2022
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Apple doesn't do Prime Day; instead, it saves its big discounts for its annual Back To School promotion. The UK one is now live, with big discounts on Macs and iPads and some free gift cards thrown in too, with values of up to £120. If you were planning to buy Apple kit anyway, this promotion cuts the cost significantly and is available into October.  

The educational prices offer significant savings. There's £100 off the MacBook Air (M2) and £101 off the MacBook Air (M1), £241 off the MacBook Pro 16 and £125 off the iMac 24-inch. The laptops come with a £120 Apple gift card that you can put towards your iPhone 14.

There are deals on iPads too. The iPad Air is down from £569 to £526, while the iPad Pro is down to £711 from £749. Both iPad models will give you an £80 Apple gift card too.

In addition to these big deals you'll also find discounts on accessories such as  the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard

How to get an educational discount on the MacBook Air, iPad or iMac

Apple's educational pricing is available to current and newly accepted university students, their parents, and university lecturers and other staff. You'll find full details on Apple's education shop (opens in new tab). Verification is handled by the Unidays app.

Apple doesn't just offer hardware at a discount. There's also the Apple Music Student Plan, which also includes Apple TV+ for £5.99 a month, and the Pro Student bundle of heavyweight apps – Logic Pro X, Final Cut Pro, Motion, Compressor and MainStage – is just $199/£199. That's an incredible price when you consider Logic Pro alone is £175.

Writer, musician and broadcaster Carrie Marshall has been covering technology since 1998 and is particularly interested in how tech can help us live our best lives. Her CV is a who’s who of magazines, newspapers, websites and radio programmes ranging from T3, Techradar and MacFormat to the BBC, Sunday Post and People’s Friend. Carrie has written thirteen books, ghost-wrote two more and co-wrote another seven books and a Radio 2 documentary series. When she’s not scribbling, she’s the singer in Glaswegian rock band HAVR (havrmusic.com (opens in new tab)).