Dad: If you score more than 90% in your senior year, I’ll buy you an iPhone
I still remember the day when the results were out. I felt like a cat on hot bricks sitting in front of my computer, entering my id and password on the university website. My heart skipped a beat as I clicked on submit. And Tada I scored 92%. I was in the seventh heaven that day. The next day I went to the apple store and bought myself an iPhone. Since then I’ve never owned an Android.
Needless to say, apple products are insanely expensive, but you still see people coming back to the brand. Why? I think there are 3 reasons for this – Firstly their sleek design, secondly a strongly build hardware and last but not the least – apple support. In this article, we’ll talk about Apple products for students and the discounts offered by apple.
MacBook Air (M1)
There’s no shortage of laptops in the market today. I have worked on many different laptops throughout my life but none could compare themselves to Apple’s Mac. Powered by Apple’s first chip, M1 brings you astonishing power and 3.5x faster CPU performance. Along with 8 core CPU, it also has a 7-core GPU that lets you apply complex filters to images and videos. Speaking of battery, it has a 49.9 lithium polymer battery, that enables you to work efficiently for up to 18 hours. It comes with 8 GB memory, configurable up to 16GB. It also has a storage of 256GB upgradeable up to 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB.
|Display||13.3-inch LED-backlit display, 2560×1600 native resolution|
|Battery||49.9-watt-hour lithium‑polymer battery|
|Camera||720 pixel HD camera|
|Colors||Gold, Silver, Space Grey|
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Although there are a number of iPhones released after the iPhone 12, I find iPhone 12 the best one. It’s a perfect blend of affordable and efficient. It has a 15.4 cm OLED display with a 2532 x 1170 pixel resolution at 460 pixels per inch. It comes with an A14 bionic chip, a 6-core CPU, a 4-core GPU, and a 16-core Neural Engine.
It has a 12 MP dual-camera system with a 2x optical zoom out and up to 5x digital zoom. Its 12MP front camera also includes additional sensors that enable face ID.
|Display||15.4 cm / 6.1‑inch (diagonal) all‑screen OLED display|
2532 x 1170-pixel resolution at 460 pixels per inch
|Camera||12MP dual camera system|
MagSafe wireless charging up to 15W
Qi wireless charging up to 7.5W
Apple Airpods 3
Wired earphones have become a thing of the past. AirPods are the new cool stuff in town. With apple AirPods, you can listen to your lectures with HD audio and can also enjoy a movie with a mesmerizing quality. They offer Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking. This means that when you move your head, it adjusts the audio in such a way that you feel it’s coming from the direction of your device. They also have a skin detector sensor to detect if they are in your ear. They are also resistant to sweat and water, so you can go for a jog listening to your favorite artists’ tracks. When it comes to battery life, 5 minutes of charging the case lasts up to an hour.
|Chip||H1 headphone chip|
|Sweat and Water Resistant||Sweat and water-resistant (IPX4)|
|Battery||Up to 30 hours with MagSafe Charging Case|
|Audio Tech||Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking|
Apple iPad Air 5
Apple iPads are hands down the best and most affordable product Apple has. Powered by the M1 chip, this iPad has an 8-core CPU, 8-core graphics, and 8 GB RAM. It comes with a 10.9-inch (diagonal) LED‑backlit Multi‑Touch display and 2360-by-1640-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch. Speaking of the camera, it has a 12MP Wide camera that has a digital zoom of up to 5x. It also has a 28.6‐watt-hour rechargeable lithium‑polymer battery that can last up to 10 hours.
|Display||10.9-inch (diagonal) LED‑backlit Multi‑Touch display|
2360-by-1640-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch
|Camera||12MP Wide camera, with up to 5x zoom|
|Battery||8.6‐watt-hour rechargeable lithium‑polymer battery|
|Colors||Space Gray, Starlight, Pink, Purple, and Blue|
Apple Magic Keyboard
With a trackpad and a comfortable typing experience, Apple’s magic keyboard lets you use your iPad as a laptop. It is thin and lightweight and also makes very little noise. This means that you can type assignments or articles in your school library without people asking you to simmer down. Speaking of battery life, it can last up to a month on a single charge.
|Lightning to USB Cable||Present|
|System Requirements||Bluetooth-enabled Mac computer with OS X v10.11 or later|
iOS devices running iOS 9.1 or later
As a student, I used to misplace a lot of things. From my car keys to bags, I lost a lot of things in school. Here’s where the apple airtag comes in. It’s a Bluetooth tracker which helps you reunite with your lost items. It’s easy to use, and water and dust-resistant. It also comes with a speaker that makes a sound to alert anyone near it.
|Water and Dust Resistance||IP67 rating|
|Battery||CR2032 coin cell battery (User replaceable)|
Freebies for students
You get free AirPods with every apple product you buy. This includes MacBooks, iPads, iPad Pro, and iPhones. The list doesn’t end here, you also get 6 months of access to Apple Music with every purchase.
Free delivery, online personal sessions, and AppleCare + are some other added perks that you get when you decide to shop from the Apple store.
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How to get discounts on Apple products for students?
Apple also offers discounts if you are a student. You can get discounts on online as well as offline stores. All you need to have is a valid ID card and a school email address. You can get up to a 10% discount on apple products if you are a student.
After the discount, these products won’t be super expensive and feel as if they are draining a hole in your pocket.
The MacBook Air (M1) is the best apple product for students who use their laptops for writing articles, essays, coding, etc.
You can get free AirPods on purchasing Macbook or iPad from any apple store
Yes, you get free AirPods on the purchase of a MacBook