Everyone gets it. The implementation of work-from-home was easier for certain industries, but the industry that has really had to reinvent itself recently are schools. In South Africa, many pupils and lecturers had to quickly reimagine the digital school for people who may not be connected or own the correct hardware. Which is why iStore South Africa is running a special offer for people in that industry.
If you’re a lecturer, student or teacher, iStore South Africa will give you a special rate of 5% off its MacBook Pro range. Which is the best range it’s got available for obvious reasons.
The 13in MacBook Pro will cost you R1,700 less, coming down to R32,300 from R34,000. This one features an 8th‑gen Intel Core i5 processor, backed up by 8GB of DDR3 RAM and a 512GB SSD. All of this is more than enough for any shool-goer, whether you’re an adult or a student.
Keen for even more power? iStore also has a special price lined up for the 16in MacBook Pro that features bulkier specs and a bigger display. This one’ll run you just R49,590, down from R52,200. It features an Intel Core i7, AMD Radeon Pro 5300M graphics and 16GB of DDR4 RAM.
Although these special prices aren’t the best deals around, and not many students will have just under R50k to blow on a laptop right about now, but it’s nice to know that Apple’s trying to do their part post-lockdown to make tech more accessible. We won’t call these prices accessible per se… but there’s an option for you.
These special prices are only available through iStore South Africa and you would need to fill out an application form to apply. We’re not privy to the application process and how people are afforded the special price, but try it out and see if it works.