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Apple Computer

Iowa State University supports the use of Apple technology and the Iowa State University Book Store recommends Mac for design, engineering, journalism and many other majors.

Apple education pricing is a great way for college students and faculty and staff to purchase Mac computers, Apple software, and select accessories at special prices. Newly accepted students are also eligible, as are parents purchasing on behalf of their student. 

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Why choose Apple?

Built on the world's most advanced operating system, the Mac is as easy to use as it is powerful. And, no matter what your major is, it's great for college because you get:

  • A smart design that is durable for your college lifestyle, and friendly to the environment.
  • Mac OS X that comes with the security and reliability of built-in defenses against PC viruses.
  • Compatibility with Microsoft Office programs and the ability to run Windows too.
  • Fun with photos, music, movies and more with pre-loaded iLife software.

Warranty & Support

Apple also gives you 90 days of complimentary telephone support and a year of repair coverage. You can extend your coverage with AppleCare Protection Plan, available in our store or on the Apple site . For hands-on help, stop by our store, contact ISU IT Computer Service & Repair (294-2218 or or

To test drive a Mac, visit Tech Cyte at the University Book Store in the ISU Memorial Union. We're open 7 days a week during the semester. See our events calendar for more information about our store hours.

Return Policy

This policy details the rules set forth by Apple regarding allowable returns. To receive proper credit, returns must be processed by Tech CYte.

Tech CYte Return Policy

For information on computer sales, software or electronics, contact us at 515-294-8357 or send e-mail to

Special Orders

Can't find what you're looking for on here or in our store? Give us a call at 515-294-8357 or stop in during store hours and we'll make sure to help you out.
We can make personal orders from other distributors at no extra charge to you, shipping is on us and we will simply email you when it's here and ready for you to come pick it up and pay.
If you want to move things along go ahead and fill out our Personal Purchase Agreement Form ahead of time.


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Sat 10:00 - 4:00


Fax: 515-294-3702
Phone: 515-294-8357