Apple signaled the all-too-soon winding down of summer Thursday by revealing its annual back-to-school sale, which features free headphones for qualified Mac buyers.
More specifically, Apple on its Rebates page offers a pair of Beats Solo2 On-Ear Headphones at no cost (or an upgrade to wireless ones for $100) with the purchase of an eligible Mac with education pricing. The offer starts now in stores and ends on Sept. 18, while it starts online Aug. 6 and also ends Sept. 18.
In years past Apple has offered Apple Store gift cards with the purchase of iPhones and iPads, but no mention of those devices is made in this year's promotion.
But it only makes sense that Apple would be pushing a music-related product this year, in light of its Beats Electronics buyout last year and its recent Apple Music efforts.