Apple has today taken the wraps off its Pro Apps Bundle for Education, which offers Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4, and MainStage 3 for just $199.99.

The bundle, which will be sold via the Apple Store for Education in the United States initially is available to teachers, faculty, staff, and students at universities, colleges, and K-12. Apple has also confirmed that the bundle will be available in other countries that offer an Apple Store for Education, including the UK, Australia and Canada.

Apple’s new Pro Apps Bundle offers quite the bargain, too. All told, the total cost of Final Cut Pro X ($299.99), Logic Pro X ($199.99), Motion 5 ($49.99), Compressor 4 ($49.99), and MainStage 3 ($29.99) usually totals to an eye-watering $629.95, meaning the bundle offers educational customers in excess of $400 in savings. That’s a huge amount of money, especially if you are a student.

Apple has confirmed that the buying process is handled by its Apple Store for Education outlet, with buyers emailed download codes that will then be redeemable via the Mac App Store.

We’re told that Apple expects to be able to get codes to buyers within a day of their purchase being made, though there are occasions where that deadline may not be met.

For those unfamiliar with Apple’s pro apps, Final Cut Pro X is the company’s pro-level video editing software with Logic Pro X its pro audio app, which is commonly used for music production. Motion 5 lets you create 3D animations and effects for Final Cut Pro X, Compressor 4 is an encoding aid for the same, and MainStage 3 is a sound mixing app for live performances.

It’s fair to say that if you are not aware of these apps, then you likely don’t have a use for them, but those who can will be able to buy all the apps they need for considerably less money than they had to shell out yesterday. That can only be a good thing for everyone.

(source: Apple)

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