Apple has changed its tune over the removal of a long-standing loophole that allows teachers and students to get cheaper equipment.

The tech giant, based in Cupertino in California, had been driving teachers and students to authenticate their identities through its UNiDAYS service.

However, this meant people who weren’t in the education sector were able to get the discounts on items like iphones.

The only way of being caught was through a random check.

Last week, the company removed the loophole but according to MacRumours, has reversed its decision and discounted Macs, iPads, and other Apple devices can be now bought from the company’s US School website without the need for customers to prove they’re a student or teacher.

Apple has made the change after complaints from educators they could not properly verify their status through Unidays and therefore could not get a discount.

It is not yet known whether the removal is a short-term measure while tests are carried out on the system.

For many years, Apple has used UNiDAYS in many other countries, including the United Kingdom, to ensure that only those who qualify for its education discounts can obtain them.

Source: Engadget

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