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This article was published on May 28, 2014

Apple now offers educational discounts for the iPad in the US

Apple now offers educational discounts for the iPad in the US Image by: AFP/Getty Images
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Apple has added the entire iPad portfolio to its educational discount program, giving staff and students in the US some small, but welcome savings.

The iPad Air is now available for $469 (normally $499), while the standard iPad with Retina Display is being sold for $379 (normally $399). Both represent a $30 discount, however the company has also dropped both iPad mini models by $20. That means you can grab the standard iPad mini for $279 (normally $299) or the ‘Retina Display’ model for $379 (normally $399).

To take advantage of the reduced prices, you’ll need to prove that you’re a student or employee of an educational institution. By and large, that means proving that you have an active .edu account. Apple has applied educational discounts to its Mac computers for quite some time, but this is the first time it’s stretched the deal to its iPad line-up. None of the price-cuts are exactly earth-shattering, but any deal is at least worth knowing about.

Apple [via TechCrunch | MacRumors]

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