Not so long ago, Apple introduced a verification system in the US requiring customers that wanted to benefit from its discounted education pricing to verify their status as a teacher, student, or school staff member through UNiDAYS.
Recently, the company removed the verification procedure, and now customers don’t need to prove that they actually equipped for an education discount using Unidays’ third-party verification service.
After the UNiDAYS requirement rolled out, people complained that the UNiDAYS site was broken for staff member verification, asking customers to upload a student ID with an expiration date. Therefore, staff members couldn’t obtain discounted products. That might be one of the reasons why the company decided to put it on hold.
The verification process lasted just for three days and it was the first time that Apple had never requested customers to go through a verification procedure in the United States. Three days later Apple has removed the procedure and today, discounted iPads, Macs, and other products can be purchased from Apple’s education website in the U.S.