If you caught the keynote held at Lane Tech College Prep High School in Chicago, then you may have gotten excited over the iPad’s USD299 price.
It’s a special price for schools, a sweet USD30 off the USD329 list price for the base 32GB model.
For individuals like you and me, tough.
But wait, as you know, Apple offers individual education pricing, which generally knocks 10 percent off the price of some of its products, including the iPad.
This special pricing is extended to university students, students accepted into university, teachers, lecturers, staff at all levels in the education sector, and… even parents buying for students.
You can save on Macs and iPads if you qualify.
But to be completely honest, it’s super easy to buy products at an education discount.
Just head over to the Apple Education Pricing online store, add what you need to the shopping cart and check out.
There is a limit to how much you can buy per academic school year and purchases can be made online, at an Apple Retail Store or through Authorised Camps Reseller (US).
Apple lists one unit each of a desktop Mac, Mac mini and notebook per year; up to three iPads and maximum of two software titles per individual per year.
As a student or education staff, I’m sure you’ll have your institution ID tag. Apple may or may not require some sort of verification depending on country and region you’re from.
In the US and in Malaysia, it’s pretty straightforward. It’s just like buying from any online store.
For the record, based on Apple’s Individual Education Pricing, you can pick up the new iPad for USD309 or MYR1,359.
Learn more about Apple Education Pricing here.