Buying An Apple Computer or iPad

Staff for University Purposes

Apple now serve the HE sector via resellers. The University's contracted suppliers are listed in Procurement's database.

Contracted suppliers for Apple products

These suppliers sell at prices similar or better than Apple, and include a three year warranty as standard on all iMacs, MacBooks and iPads. Warranties can be upgraded if required. All resellers have the ability to configure all Apple computers but this may increase the lead time from the normal 3 working days that off the shelf products have.

To purchase Apple products (up to a value of £5000) raise a requisition to any contracted supplier via myPurchase or myCatalogue.

Staff for Personal Purposes, and Students

From the University’s contracted Resellers

All of the contracted resellers allow staff and students to buy Apple equipment at the same discounted rates as the University, with 3 years warranty included.

All resellers will accept orders that can be paid for using personal credit cards.

Apple Store

Alternatively, holders of a valid Staff, Associate or Student UCard may purchase an Apple Macintosh Computer in person at any Apple Store.

You are unlikely to receive a comparable discount to the University’s contracted Resellers, and your warranty would be restricted to the normal 12 months however you could at further cost upgrade your warranty by purchasing AppleCare. This upgrade is available to higher education users at a substantial discount at time of purchase and has the benefit of extending the telephone support to three years as well.

If you use this buying method you will not be able to claim back the cost from the University as expenses.