Apple giving away FREE AirPods if students or their parents buy an iPad or Mac
APPLE is giving away a free pair of AirPods with every iPad or Mac purchase.
To qualify, you’ll need to be a university student, a parent of a student, or a staff member at a university, school or college.
Apple’s AirPods are wireless earbuds that connect to your iPhone[/caption]
A pair of AirPods usually costs £159, so it’s a cracking offer.
Apple’s popular wireless earbuds will be bundled in with Mac or iPad purchases through Apple’s Education Store here.
You also get 20% off AppleCare, if you’re willing to fork out on the premium care plan.
The Apple AirPods were first released back in December 2018, and are the first wireless Bluetooth earbuds made by the company.
The earbuds are sleek and minimalistic, and can be controlled with just a tap[/caption]
They’re designed to be seriously simple to use.
Your AirPods will last for around five hours per charge, and dumping them back in the case for 15 minutes should give you an extra three hours of listening time.
They’ve also got smart sensor tech – as soon as you put an AirPod in your ear, music will start playing.
And when you remove one, the music will pause, which is great for when someone wants to stop you for a chat.
You can also double-tap the AirPods to activate Siri, which lets you adjust the volume, change the song, make a call or get directions.
Apple AirPods – what you’ll need
Here’s what you need to know…
To use the AirPods, you’ll need to make sure you have one of the following:
- iPhone with iOS 10 or later
- iPad with iOS 10 or later
- iPod Touch with iOS 10 or later
- Apple Watch with WatchOS 3 or later
- Mac with MacOS Sierra or later
You’ll also need to sign up for an iCloud account for the AirPods to work properly.
The charging case keeps your AirPods topped up with power when they’re not in use[/caption]
There are several ways you can verify yourself as a student.
The first is to go via Apple.com, where you’ll be redirected to the UNiDAYS website.
You can also call 0800 048 0408 to verify over the phone with your ID, or an acceptance offer.
It’s possible to verify yourself over Apple.com live chat, or you can visit an Apple Store with your ID or acceptance letter in person.
The cheapest way to claim the offer is by buying the entry-level iPad, which starts at £349.
Apple’s AirPods promo is running from July 9 through to October 29.
There’s also an additional deal that lets students try Apple Music for free.
And then the price drops from £9.99 to £4.99 going forward – until you stop being a student.
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