Your students would love to get their hands on some new Apple (AAPL) gear, and they may well be hoping your back-to-school supplies list has a new iPhone or iPad on it for them and not just the usual pens, paper and binders.
For one, Apple sells one of the most popular laptops in the world in the MacBook Air — an ultra-portable machine with all-day battery life and the ability to run OSX or Microsoft (MSFT) Windows. There’s also the line of Mac desktop PCs, the Apple TV set-top streaming box, the AirPort wireless routers and the good old iPod.
Despite its reputation for premium pricing, Apple discounts do exist for those buying back-to-school supplies on a budget. Here are five ways to avoid paying the full MSRP on Apple’s products: