Apple offers educational discounts on iPad Air and Retina iPad mini

Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Good news if you’re a student! Apple has introduced reduced education pricing for both the iPad Air and Retina iPad mini — with prices for the two tablets starting from $469 and $379.

This represents a $30 discount for the iPad Air and a $20 for the iPad mini, and also marks the first time that Apple has included the iPad in its special discount program. Last year the company cut the educational price of the non-Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro to $999, while Apple additionally offers discounts on its entire Mac line in its education store.

The discount is available to employees of K-12 schools, along with faculty, staff, students, and parents of students at Higher Education institutions.

While a $30 discount isn’t the most generous discount in the world, it’s still an added bonus if you’re a student (or parent, or faculty member) who would’ve planned to pick up a tablet for work purposes anyway. Apple has been pushing education heavily under Tim Cook’s leadership, as the market for Macs and iPads has continued to climb.

Apple is also offering special educational pricing on its first-generation iPad mini and the fourth-fen iPad, in addition to deals on refurbished iPads.

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Luke DormehlLuke Dormehl is a UK-based journalist and author, with a background working in documentary film for Channel 4 and the BBC. He is the author of The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems, And Create More and The Apple Revolution, both published by Penguin/Random House. His tech writing has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, Techmeme, and other publications. He'd like you a lot if you followed him on Twitter.

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