The new iPad Pro is now available from the Apple Online Store for Education with special discounted pricing available to students and teachers, plus free shipping. All models including the 32 GB Wi-Fi, 128 GB Wi-Fi and 128 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular are available for purchase, $30 (AUD) cheaper than the RRP – an offer which is exclusive to Apple.
The iPad Pro allows you be more creative, and more productive thanks to the large 12.9-inch Retina Display (the largest in the iPad range), A9X chip (being 80% faster than the average PC and 90% better for graphical processes), super fast Wi-Fi, and most importantly, battery life. i.e. those using devices for at university, battery life is a primary concern – the iPad Pro battery will last for 10 hours, meaning using it all day will not be an issue.
Apple have also released two key accessories for the new iPad Pro, which will help you be more creative and productive with the iPad Pro during your studies.
The Smart Keyboard (which I have used to write this article) simply attaches to the iPad Pro magnetically, and you’re on your way. This also provides a stand for the iPad Pro, and is really compact when fold away – with the added bonus of protecting your iPad Pro’s display. The keyboard is a full-size QWERTY layout, and feels natural/easy to use when typing.
When you require precision drawing, sketching and other graphic work, your finger isn’t always the best option – often what you might be trying to accomplish calls for more detail. The Apple Pencil for iPad Pro lets you accomplish these tasks with a presure sensitive tip measuring force (and even tilt/angles) for creating subtle shading.
Free apps for Education
With your purchase of the iPad Pro Apple also includes a great collection of apps that allow you to accomplish your goals/task, including a number of built-in-apps and free downloadable Apple apps. These apps include:
- Pages – Create and edit documents
- Numbers – Create and edit spreedsheets
- Keynote – Create and edit presentations
- iMovie – Shoot and edit video including 3 streams of 4K.
- GarageBand – Create music
Microsoft Office is also compatiable with the iPad Pro, with Microsoft releasing a set of apps including Office, Excel and Powerpoint.
You can learn more about the iPad Pro and compare models at the Apple Online Store.
iPad Pro Education Pricing:
The iPad Pro is avaliable in three models:
- 32 GB Wi-Fi: A$1,219 (RRP A$1,249)
- 128 GB Wi-Fi: A$1,469 (RRP A$1,499)
- 128 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular: AU$1,669 (RRP A$1,699)
To access these pricing please shop at the Apple Online Store for Education.
The Apple Education Offer is eligible to students accepted into university, parents buying for students, teachers, lecturers and staff at all levels. In addition to the iPad Pro, Apple provides a discount for all other iPad models by A$30, and the Mac at up to $280.