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Apple has announced a discounted bundle of Pro Apps for educational users. Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4, and MainStage 3 are available for just $199.99 for educational use.

Hot on the heels of Adobe's rather eye watering price hike, this is great news from Apple as we all know that students will progress to full time jobs taking their software knowledge with them.

Interesting that Adobe are the only mainstream NLE developer not to be in the hardware business- Avid, Apple and Blackmagic all sell physical products. All their revenue is now derived from a subscription base.

Back to the Apple news and we were delighted when we got the email detailing the deal:

We're excited to offer a Pro Apps Bundle for Education, a collection of five industry-leading apps for Mac for $199.99. With Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4, and MainStage 3, educators can teach and students can learn with the same tools professionals use. The Pro Apps Bundle for Education is available for teachers, faculty, staff, and college students. The bundle is also available for K12 and HiEd institutions, so classrooms and creative labs can provide real world video editing and music creation experiences to prepare students for their future.

The bundle provides a great option for students/teachers starting with free apps like iMovie or GarageBand on iPad and Mac and then moving up to Final Cut or Logic on the Mac for more advanced video editing and music creation. A complete creative end-to-end solution.

More details: Pro Apps Bundle for Education.

This just in:

The offer of the education discount for the five ProApps is now live outside of the USA. For example, in the UK, the Pro Apps Bundle for Education is available for £199.99.

So if you qualify, check your Apple Education Store and enjoy the discounts!