Apple is today launching its Back to School promotion for 2015. This year, it will give away a free pair of Beats Solo2 headphones with the purchase of an eligible Mac.  Customers must either purchase an iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or Mac Pro with education pricing to qualify, including build-to-order configurations. The Mac mini does not participate in the deal.

Alternatively, customers can upgrade for an additional $100 to a pair of wireless Beats Solo2 headphones, rather than the usual $299 price. The announcement is not yet being advertised on Apple.com apart from a small mention on its rebates page. It is surprising that there appears to be no Back to School promotion for iPads this year, despite Apple pushing the tablet into education markets.

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In previous years, Apple has given away gift cards alongside purchases of eligible products like Macs and iPads. This is the first year the promotion includes a Beats product as the ‘free gift’. For instance, last year a Mac purchase would get you a $100 gift card and a purchase of an iPhone or iPad would get you a free $50 gift card.

You can read the full terms and conditions for Apple’s current Back to School deal here. The offer runs from today through September 18th at Apple retail sales. Online sales are eligible for the promotion from August 6th until September 18th.

Thanks @KOTULCN for the heads up on Twitter.

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