We regret to inform you that Apple now verifies anyone asking for educational discounts

Matching its existing policy in the UK.

1/21/2022 3:39:00 PM

We regret to inform you that Apple now verifies anyone asking for educational discounts

Matching its existing policy in the UK.

, a third-party verification service.As well as requiring Unidays, Apple is also placing new limits on how many items you can buy with an educational discount.reportsthat users are limited to one desktop computer, one Mac mini, one laptop, two iPads, and two accessories per year. Given that’s more than any student, teacher, or educational staff member is likely to purchase for themselves in a given year, the limit seems to be in place to stop them from acting as an illicit discount broker for all their non-education friends.

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Why is this a bad thing? 😅 Zz What's the regret? I learn from my mistakes, How do you want to verify that /Apple? Haven't they always? Tim But I’m a student of the world The trick is on them. I CAN verify I’m a student Previously in stores, if you said you were a student they’d pretty much just give anyone the promo. Even online you could get to the final page of the purchase where you enter your CC and it never asked for a school email. 🤣

Nothing new. Y'all just late to the party. I'm glad they began verifying military accounts years ago too.

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This has always been the case But I'm still a student in the school of life! It's a normal one in India 🇮🇳 They always did 🤣 Wasn’t that the case before?

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by Unidays , a third-party verification service. As well as requiring Unidays, Apple is also placing new limits on how many items you can buy with an educational discount. reports that users are limited to one desktop computer, one Mac mini, one laptop, two iPads, and two accessories per year. Given that’s more than any student, teacher, or educational staff member is likely to purchase for themselves in a given year, the limit seems to be in place to stop them from acting as an illicit discount broker for all their non-education friends. Matching a similar policy in the UK Requiring Unidays verification matches a similar process Apple already uses in