Meh to Apple’s Education iPad Pricing [Hurray for Meh]!
And, in equal measure, hurray for Apple’s education iPad pricing! More than four years after the original iPad, Apple has finally begun offering their magical and revolutionary tablet computing device to individual education buyers at a discount.
But only kind of. Still, kind of is way better than not at all.
Apple’s education iPad discounts are pretty straight forward. iPad Air prices are reduced by $30 across the board.
So, the entry-level wifi only iPad Air with 16GB of storage carries a suggested retail price of $499. Now, individual teachers, students and/or administrators can buy one for $469. Not a killer discount, but a discount nonetheless.
Apple’s smaller and later model iPads, like the iPad 4, iPad mini with Retina and original iPad mini have been marked down by $20 for education iPad buyers. So, for example, a student can buy an iPad 4 or iPad mini with Retina for $379 (399).
The original iPad mini priced at $299 has been marked down to $279 for edu buyers.
Hurray for meh and the evening out for one I could buy with a $20 to $30 education iPad discount.
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