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(Pocket-lint) - It's pretty much back to school, college or university season and Apple is giving students who buy a Mac or iPad the bonus of free AirPods with a purchase.

If you'd prefer the sweat-resistant AirPods Pro, you can upgrade the free standard pair to the Pros for £90 in the UK when you purchase a Mac or iPad.

You also get 20 percent off AppleCare+ which, if you're particularly accident-prone is probably a good idea, especially if you're buying a Mac laptop or iPad Pro. 

Education pricing is available to current and newly accepted university students, parents buying for university students, and teachers and education staff at all levels. Apple will verify your student or staff status with Unidays before you start shopping. 

Alternatively, you can verify through Apple using phone, live chat or in an Apple Store with your ID. Students can also get Apple Music for £4.99 a month.

Apple has also made more resources available over the last year to support teachers, students and parents on Apple's Learning from Home website. There are also Quick Guides to setting up and organising your Apple device for learning as well as other essentials like managing Screen Time. 

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We also have a feature comparing the iPads available in Apple's portfolio if you're trying to decide which one might be right for you.

Writing by Dan Grabham. Originally published on 8 August 2017.