Jam on this – Apple discounts Apple Music subscriptions by half for students


Apple is doing its part in supporting education / promoting Apple Music by introducing a 50% subscription discount for students enrolled in eligible colleges and universities across the U.S., U.K., Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. What's especially nice of Apple's is that the discount is offered for up to four non-continuous years after the initial sign-up, which means students can take gaps or breaks between semesters and resume their half-price subscription if they return to study! Moreover, the plan is open to students of all ages, regardless of their degree, and existing subscribers will be able to take advantage of it as well.

Apple is expected to follow up with an interface and functionality overhaul of its music streaming service. Reportedly, the company is making its service more intuitive and improving the discoverability tools so subscribers can find new music more easily. The new Apple Music app is scheduled for an introduction at the company's WWDC event in June, and will possibly debut in iOS 10 for mobile devices and via an iTunes update for Macs.

source: MacRumors

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7 Comments

3. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

no love for Canada?

7. azimesmail

Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

I was just thinking the same thing.

4. tedkord

Posts: 17480; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's a great idea. Do seniors get any discount?

9. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

Nice move! But wait!! What about the rest of the world??

11. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Spotify has had this 50% discount for students for years now.

14. k4ever

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

Apple is matching Spotify's price in order to compete with them. This is new territory for Apple. Normally Apple charges a higher price for their hardware and services to trick people into thinking that these products are "premium." Gullible people that trust the Apple brand usually pay the inflated price and Apple gets richer from the higher margins. Spotify is eating Apple Music for lunch and Apple needs to sweetened the deal to get Spotify users to switch. Too bad the problem is not with the price. The real problem is with the crappiness of Apple Music's software.

16. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Spotify will always be superior than the others when it comes to music streaming. I've tried Apple music, Google Play Music and Tidal all for a month each and I keep coming back to spotify mainly because discovering new music is easier on Spotify, the Connect feature from spotify and the app isn't a buggy POS.

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