Apple is making it more affordable for veterans and military to purchase their products.  The retailer now offers the Apple military discount. Military members and veterans will now receive discounted pricing on select apple products year round.  The discount is available both online and in stores.

Officially coined the Veterans and Military Purchase Plan, the discount is open to active duty members of the United States Military, National Guard, and Reserve. Immediate family members can also receive the discount as long as they live in the same household.

What Is The Apple Military Discount?

Apple offers special pricing for veterans and military.  However, they only offer the discount on some Apple products with the Veterans and Military Purchase Program.  The discount is around 10%.

Who’s Eligible?

  • Current members of the US military
  • Veterans of the US military
  • National Guard
  • Reserves
  • Immediate family for the above

How Do You Get The Discount?

Start shopping, right here.

You can also find the link by scrolling to the bottom of the regular Apple website.  Once in the footer, locate a tab titled ‘Government’.  You’ll find it in the small print. Then you’ll see the link listed there.

Please note that you will need to verify your military affiliation with ID.Me to have access to military pricing.

Is the Apple Military Discount Available Online?

YES!

Big Savings on Apple Products

We found the following as of April 2019.

An iPhone XS at 64 GB on the regular Apple website is listed for $999.

That same iPhone on the Veterans & Military Purchase Plan is listed as $899!

An Apple Watch 4 Series on the regular website is listed as $399.  For Veterans & Military the same watch costs $359.

It’s the perfect time to upgrade your Apple gear!

Military vs Regular Pricing

List of Apple products with military discount and regular pricing.  Also includes percentage discount.

 RegularMilitaryMilitary %
MacBook$1,299$1,16910%
MacBook Air$999$89910%
MacBook Pro$1,299$1,16910%
iMac$1,099$98910%
iMacPro$4,999$4,49910%
MacPro$2,999$2,69910%
MacMini$799$71910%
iPad Pro$799$71910%
iPad Air$499$44910%
iPad$329$29610%
iPad Mini$399$35910%
iPhone Xs$999$89910%
iPhone Xr$749$67410%
iPhone 8$599$53910%
iPhone 7$449$40410%
Apple Watch Series 4$399$35910%
Apple Watch Nike+$399$35910%
Apple Watch Hermes$1,249$1,12410%
Apple Watch Series 3$279$25110%
HomePod$299$26910%
iPod Touch$199$17910%
Apple TV 4K$199$16119%
Apple TV HD$149$13410%

Please note that pricing can change at any time.  When ready to purchase please make sure to check the Apple website for current pricing.

The Apple Student Discount

The Education Store discount is for current and newly accepted college students and their parents, as well as faculty, staff, and homeschool teachers of all grade levels.

This is a list of products included as a part of the Apple Education Discount program.  Please note that this list contains a smaller subset of all Apple products.

 RegularStudentStudent %
MacBook$1,299$1,2494%
MacBook Air$999$84915%
MacBook Pro$1,299$1,2494%
iMac$1,099$1,0495%
iMacPro$4,999$4,5998%
MacPro$2,999$2,7997%
MacMini$799$7793%
iPad Pro$799$7496%
iPad Air$499$4794%
iPad$329$3096%
iPad Mini$399$3795%

Let’s Compare The Apple Student and Military Discounts

As a service member or veteran, and a possible student, there are many options for you to get a discount using either the military one a company might offer, or the student one. Sometimes, one discount is better than the other.

Apple offers both an education discount for students, and a military discount for veterans and those who have served in the military.

If you are interested in either one of these discounts, you might be wondering which one would be best, and how the discounts compare to their regular prices. Here is a list of the different products, what the discount would be, and how much the regular price is, based on April 2019 prices. All of these prices are the “starting at” prices which means these are based on the most basic models of each product.

Student vs Military Discount Breakdown

Breakdown of the Apple Education Program pricing vs the Veterans and Military Purchase Plan.

 RegularMilitaryStudent
MacBook$1,299$1,169$1,249
MacBook Air$999$899$849
MacBook Pro$1,299$1,169$1,249
iMac$1,099$989$1,049
iMacPro$4,999$4,499$4,599
MacPro$2,999$2,699$2,799
MacMini$799$719$779
iPad Pro$799$719$749
iPad Air$499$449$479
iPad$329$296$309
iPad Mini$399$359$379
iPhone Xs$999$899n/a
iPhone Xr$749$674n/a
iPhone 8$599$539n/a
iPhone 7$449$404n/a
Apple Watch Series 4$399$359n/a
Apple Watch Nike+$399$359n/a
Apple Watch Hermes$1,249$1,124n/a
Apple Watch Series 3$279$251n/a
HomePod$299$269n/a
iPod Touch$199$179n/a
Apple TV 4K$199$161n/a
Apple TV HD$149$134n/a

As you can see, the military discount is about 10% off of the regular prices, and the education discount is about 4-5% off.

As you can see, the military discount is a little bit better and covers more products. In most cases you are going to want to use your military discount over the education one. However, it is good to know that it is there. With both, there is a special store you would need to shop at after being verified.

IMPORTANT NOTE: While the military discount is generally a better deal for you across the board, there is one notable exception – The MacBook Air.  The military pricing is listed at $899 while the Student pricing is $849.

The Apple Education or Student Discount doesn’t apply to as many products.  Notably the Apple Watch and iPhone are not included as a part of this Apple Education discount.

Please note pricing can change at any time.  When ready to purchase please make sure to check the Apple website for current pricing.

The Veterans and Military Store discount is for current and veteran members of the US military to include the national guard and reserves as well as their immediate family. Go here to start shopping.

About Apple 

Apple is an American multinational technology company that is headquartered in Cupertino, California. They design, develop, and sell consumer electronics, computer software and online services. They are considered one of the “Big Four”of technology along with Amazon, Google, and Facebook.

The iPhone, iPad, Mac are some of their best selling products.

Founded in 1976, they started as the Apple Computer Company.  The company famously began in a garage in Los Altos, California.  Their first product was the Apple I computer. The Macintosh computer launched in 1984.  The Macintosh was the first personal computer with a programing language.

In 2007, they came out with the iPhone, and in 2010, the iPad. As of today, they have over 500 retail stores in over 40 states, and 24 countries. They offer special pricing to the military.

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