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Apple's 2017 Back to School promo offers wireless Beats with Macs & iPad Pros

Apple on Wednesday launched its annual Back to School promotions for the U.S and Canada, offering qualified shoppers wireless Beats headphones if they buy a Mac or an iPad Pro. Alternatively, Apple-authorized resellers are offering their own great deals on new Mac purchases for students and non-students alike.




Students, their parents, or educational staff buying a MacBook, iMac, or Mac Pro are eligible to get a free pair of Solo3, Powerbeats3, or BeatsX headphones, on top of existing educational discounts. The offer switches to free BeatsX earbuds in the case of an iPad Pro purchase, but people wanting Solo3 or Powerbeats3 instead can choose to pay the gap.

U.S. educational discounts on Macs can range up to $300, but are capped at $20 on iPad Pros.

All three of the headphone options were announced last fall, and make use of Apple's proprietary W1 chip. The technology enables more reliable connections than some other Bluetooth headphones, while also offering easier pairing with Apple devices —including automatic pairing across devices using the same Apple ID.

This year's promotions are largely similar to past ones. Notably the company isn't offering AirPods, despite those being priced less than the Solo3 or Powerbeats3. This is presumably due to their scarcity, since months after launch, U.S. shipping times are still running up to six weeks.

Alternative coupon deals with no tax collected in 48 states



Apple authorized resellers are also running back to school promotions, including exclusive coupon discounts on every new Mid 2017 Mac at AppleInsider partner Adorama with the pricing links in our Price Guide and promo code APINSIDER. With combined coupon and instant savings, the discounts range from $70 to $175 off MSRP. And since Adorama will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ, many shoppers outside those states can save hundreds more on a new MacBook Pro or iMac.

Those looking for the absolute lowest price available on a Touch Bar MacBook Pro can also take advantage of aggressive discounts of up to $690 off Late 2016 MacBook Pros with and without AppleCare.

2017 13-inch MacBook Pros
13" (2.3GHz 8GB 128GB) Space Gray for $1,229.00 *
($70 off + no tax outside NY & NJ)
13" (2.3GHz 8GB 128GB) Silver for $1,229.00 *
($70 off + no tax outside NY & NJ)
13" Touch Bar (3.1GHz 8GB 256GB) Space Gray for $1,704.00 *
($95 off + no tax outside NY and NJ)
13" Touch Bar (3.1GHz 8GB 256GB) Silver for $1,704.00 *
($95 off + no tax outside NY and NJ)
13" Touch Bar (3.1GHz 8GB 512GB) Space Gray for $1,904.00 *
($95 off + no tax outside NY and NJ)
13" Touch Bar (3.1GHz 8GB 512GB) Silver for $1,904.00 *
($95 off + no tax outside NY and NJ)
(See even more configurations...)

15-inch MacBook Pros
15" (2.8GHz 16GB 256GB Radeon 555) Space Gray for $2,279.00 *
($120 off + no tax outside NY and NJ)
15" (2.8GHz 16GB 256GB Radeon 555) Silver for $2,279.00 *
($120 off + no tax outside NY and NJ)
(Deals on more configurations...)

2017 27-inch iMac 5Ks
27" iMac 5K (3.4GHz 8GB 1TB FUS Radeon 570) for $1,624.00 *
($175 off + no tax outside NY & NJ)
27" iMac 5K (3.4GHz 8GB 2TB FUS Radeon 570) for $1,904.00 *
($95 off + no tax outside NY & NJ)
27" iMac 5K (3.8GHz 8GB 2TB FUS Radeon 580) for $2,204.00 *
($95 off + no tax outside NY & NJ)
* Price with promo code APINSIDER using the instructions below. Prices shown reflect total savings off MSRP. Adorama will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY & NJ.
(Dozens more configurations...)

(%) Step by Step Instructions for these Deals at Adorama



    1) Make sure you're using a browser with cookies enabled that isn't in private mode.
    2) Click on the price link to the desired configuration from this article or the Adorama price links in our Price Guides. You MUST click through our links in the same shopping session that you use our coupon. If you try to save a link for late, the coupon WON'T WORK. Once you click through a price link, you'll see a price that's higher than advertised (we'll fix that in a moment).
    3) Add the MacBook to your cart anyway, and when you're done shopping, begin the checkout process.
    4) After you enter your shipping information, move to the Payment section during checkout.
    5) Look for a link that says "Do you have a gift card or promo code?" next to the gift icon. Click that to bring up a coupon code field.


    6) Enter the coupon code APINSIDER in the field and click apply. The discount should appear under "Promo Savings" above the order total.
    7) That's it. If you live outside NY & NJ Adorama will also not collect sales tax on your order.
    As always, if you have any issues, you can reach out to us at priceguides@gmail.com and we'll try and help.