Apple is making it more affordable (and easier) for veterans and military to purchase their products. The retailer offers an 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 Program, 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 discount pricing of 10% for veterans and military on most products. However, they only offer the discount on some Apple products with the Veterans and Military Purchase Program.

Who is Eligible?

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


Big Savings on Apple For Veterans and Military

We found the following as of April 2020.

An iPhone 11 Pro 5.8 inch display on the regular Apple website is listed for $999.

That same iPhone on the Veterans & Military Purchase Plan costs $899.

An Apple Watch 5 Series on the regular website is listed as $399.  For Veterans & Military the same watch costs $359.

Military vs Regular Pricing

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

 RegularMilitaryMilitary %
MacBook Air$999$89910%
MacBook Pro$1,299$1,16910%
iPad Pro$999$89910%
iPad Air$499$44910%
iPhone 11 Pro$999$89910%
iPhone X$599$53910%
iPhone 8$449$40410%
Apple Watch Series 5$399$35910%
Apple Watch Series 3$279$25110%
iPod Touch$199$17910%
Apple TV 4K$199$16119%

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 Air$999$89910%
MacBook Pro$1,299$1,199About 8%
MacPro$5,999$5,599About 7%
iPad Pro$999$89910%
iPad Air$499$4794%

The Apple Student vs Military Discounts

As a service member or veteran, and a possible student, there are many options for you to get a discount using either a military discount at a retailer or by using the same retailer’s student discount. Sometimes, one discount is way better than the other.

Apple offers both an education discount for students, and a military discount for veterans and active military.

If you are interested in either one of these discounts, you might be wondering 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 2020 prices.

Student vs Military Discount Breakdown

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

MacBook Air$999$899$899
MacBook Pro$1,299$1,169$1,199
iPad Pro$999$899$899
iPad Air$499$449$479
iPhone 11 Pro$999$899n/a
iPhone X$599$539n/a
iPhone 8$449$404n/a
Apple Watch Series 5$399$359n/a
Apple Watch Series 3$279$251n/a
iPod Touch$199$179n/a
Apple TV 4K$199$161n/a

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

You’ll notice the military discount yields greater savings 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.

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, and 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 programming 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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