Apple Education Pricing on 13-Inch MacBook Pro Drops to $999


Earlier today Apple introduced a new 16GB iPod touch for $229, which lacked an iSight camera and loop. Now, it appears more changes are coming as the education pricing of the entry level 13-inch MacBook Pro has been reduced to $999 (via MacRumors). The upgraded model is now at $1,299–both versions have been reduced by $100 and the education pricing is now $200 less than retail.

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Apple’s Back to School promo should be set to start soon, as last year things kicked off on June 12. Education Mac customers received $100 iTunes Gift Cards last year and if history repeats itself we should see the same happen again. Apple is rumoured to refresh its Mac line at WWDC, which takes place on June 10. So if you’re looking to buy a Mac, you should definitely hold off for just a bit longer.


  • FragilityG4

    Is this a US only pricing?

  • No, Canadian too.

  • Jordn

    Hi Gary, that’s good news, but how long do you think this price drop is going to last? Seeing as they will probably refresh the line, wont prices go back up again with new specs? (The real question being, should I buy now or wait? I dont care about specs…) Thanks!

  • The price drop should be permanent. I’d wait until after June 10th. You’ll get the best bang for your buck. Also the the back to school promo is coming very soon too. Patience! 😉

  • Mike

    Gary, It’s already June 15 and Apple still hasn’t started their Back to School sale. My 7 year old MacBook finally gave up the ghost recently and I can’t keep waiting!

    I’ve heard rumors that they aren’t going to have one, or that if they do it will come sometime in July. I can’t wait that long!