Earlier this week, Apple quietly removed the new requirement, according to a report by MacRumors.for consumers to use its discounted education pricing, implementing a third-party site to verify student and faculty IDs. On Friday, however,
Apple on Wednesday updated its website to ask users to register with Unidays to verify their status, but the site now has no such requirement when people seek to buy an Apple product using the education discount.
Apple’s education pricing discount generally knocks off about 10% of the price of Apple products like desktops, laptops and tablets for students and educators. The discount is meant to apply for collage students and teachers at all education levels.
Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.