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This year, Apple's Back to School promotion in the US and Canada gets buyers a $150 Gift Card with qualifying Macs, and a $100 Gift Card with eligible iPads.
There are limitations on eligible devices as in 2021. The devices included in additional Back to School promotion are:
- MacBook Air (M1 or M2)
- MacBook Pro (any size)
- iPad Air
- iPad Pro (either size)
This is significantly different from 2021's offering, and not just in how that year included free AirPods. At present, the cheapest AirPods available are the second generation models, which sell for $129.
There are also differences in terms of what devices it applies to.
There's no difference with the iPad selection offered, meaning that again the iPad mini and the regular iPad are excluded.
Apple is also slowly rolling out Back to School promotions internationally. In several countries, buyers are being offered free second-generation AirPods.