The education pricing that Apple offers on its MacBook Pro machines is usually significantly lower than the standard prices. Apple has further dropped the education price of entry-level MacBook Pro, bringing it down from $1099 to $999.
The $999 price tag is being offered by Apple on the 13-inch MacBook Pro featuring a 2.5GHz dual-core Intel core i5 chip. With this price, the 13-inch machine has essentially become $200 cheaper than the standard price for which it is available to non-education customers.
Apple hasn’t officially announced this change in policy yet. However, the new prices have been spotted on Apple’s website, which means that they are already in effect.
The 2.9GHz variation of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with 750GB hard drive has also been discounted for the education customers, with its price trimmed down to $1299. These are great news for education customers who can lay their hands on Apple’s MacBook machines at an even lower price.
We do expect that Apple will make these changes official soon by formally announcing it. To that end, we’ll keep an eye on Apple’s PR page and will update you as soon as there’s any word of it.