If you’re thinking of buying new tech for the new uni year, here’s why Apple is the best you can get.
With freshers just around the corner, it’s a great time to start doing some uni shopping and getting everything in order for the year ahead. If you’re thinking about upgrading your tech for uni, you’ll be pleased to know that you can get a student discount at Apple with your Student Beans account!
Not only does this mean you’ll be able to save on a new MacBook or iPad for the year ahead, but you can also get a Gift Card up to £130 + 20% off Apple Care+ so you can save on the essentials you need for studying and relaxing after lectures.
How can I use my student discount at Apple?
In order to benefit from our Apple student discount, you’ll need to be logged in to your Student Beans account. Once you’re logged in you can access the Apple Education store by clicking on our Apple student discount, which will show you products with education pricing which is cheaper than standard pricing!
However, you need to make sure that you’re signed in to your Student Beans account, or you won’t benefit from education store pricing. The links on this page show the standard pricing, but you can easily redeem your student discount by clicking through to our Apple discount page.
Why should I invest in Apple tech?
The start of uni is a good time to invest in some new tech that will last you throughout the years and Apple has a great selection of devices and cool features that reign supreme for students.
So, if you need some convincing, here’s why you should invest in Apple products for uni.
1. You can customise your Mac
Ok, so you want to buy a MacBook for uni to do all of your work on. Based on your degree choice you might have different needs depending on what software you’ll need to run and what types of files you’ll be saving.
For example, if you’re a photography student you’ll want storage that won’t run out so that you can save lots of files, whereas, if you’re a history student you’ll probably need less storage space if you’re only going to be writing essays. Creative students might need access to apps like Photoshop or Lightroom which can take up a lot of storage to download, but students who do humanities will probably spend more time browsing the internet than running apps.
When you buy a MacBook you can customise it to suit your needs, from memory, storage, graphics and even the colour. This way you know that you’re investing in something that’s tailored to you and will do exactly what you need it to do. Plus, when you’re making your purchase you can shop 1:1 with a specialist who will help you to make the right choice and make sure your MacBook has everything you need.
2. You’ll get free Apple Music and Apple TV+ for 3 months
Yep, when you buy a new Apple device you’ll get a 3-month free trial of both Apple TV+ and Apple Music! This means your entertainment for freshers is sorted as you’ll have unlimited streaming access to be able to create the best pre-drinks playlists, study playlists or workout playlists as well as being able to enjoy some of the great TV shows that are exclusively on Apple TV.
Best of all? Once your 3 months free trial is up, students will be able to pay a reduced student rate of £5.99 a month, to help you save some money on your subscription.
To get your Apple Music student discount, log into the app and look out for “Listen Now” or “For You”. You then need to click the trial offer and select “Student” where you’ll be asked to verify your eligibility. For more instructions, check out Apple’s helpful guide.
3. You can personalise your tech
Let’s face it, personalising your stuff makes it 10x better. If you’re buying AirPods or an iPad and Apple Pencil there’s a wide range of engraving options to help you make your stuff your own. Not to mention, it’s free so it won’t cost you any extra to get your Apple products engraved!
So, if you have siblings or live with housemates there will be no confusion on whose stuff is whose. With a combination of emojis, numbers and letters you can make sure that everyone knows that your stuff is yours and personalise it however you want. From your name, initials, significant dates or favourite emojis–– the combinations are endless.
4. You can protect your devices with AppleCare+
Accidentally spilt a drink on your MacBook or dropped it and can’t bear to see the damage? We’ve all been there. Luckily, when you buy a new Mac or iPad you’ll have the opportunity to get 20% off AppleCare+, which is 100% worth getting.
With AppleCare+ insurance (depending on your policy) your devices will be protected against repairs, unlimited accidental damage as well as theft and loss. You’ll also get battery service coverage and 24/7 priority access to technical support if something goes wrong, so you’ll have peace of mind.
5. Key apps are supported
If you’re buying an iPad or a MacBook as a way to work, you might need access to a wide range of apps. Both Mac and iPad support apps such as Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro as well as Microsoft Office so whatever it is you’re doing, you can do it with ease.
For iPad users, Procreate can help to create stunning and effortless drawings and digital art. If you buy a Smart Keyboard Folio you’ll be able to turn your iPad into a laptop to type up essays and coursework effortlessly, meaning there’s really nothing that you can’t do on your iPad. Plus, the Apple Pencil is perfect for note-taking, doodling and quickly completing tasks across apps such as Photoshop or Microsoft Excel.
6. You can get credit when you trade in existing devices
If you’ve already got an iPhone, MacBook or iPad that could do with an upgrade you can easily trade in your existing device to help you get some money to put towards the new one!
Of course, newer models that are in good condition will be worth more, but if you do have an older model it’s worth checking how much trade-in value it’s worth.
For example, an iPhone 11 could be worth up to £195, so if you’re thinking about getting a new phone this is a great way to save some cash. You can easily check the full list of trade-in values and find out what your device is worth. Trading in is also great for the environment as Apple recycle all old products!
Hopefully, this has given you some great reasons as to why you should invest in Apple products ahead of freshers’ and the start of a new uni year. Don’t forget to check out our Apple student discount to help you save on your new purchases and redeem your Gift Card.