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Old Jun 15, 2011, 04:40 PM   #26
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Wow, glad I didn't wait and got my MBP last summer.

Maybe this is a one-time thing--Apple just wants to push the Mac App store, and next year they'll revert to iPods again.

Maybe.
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Old Jun 15, 2011, 04:40 PM   #27
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That is ridiculously lame.

What made Lord Jobs decide to be so CHEAP this year?
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Old Jun 15, 2011, 04:40 PM   #28
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11" mbp?!... Somethimg we dont know?
i meant 2011 MBP hence the '11, not 11"
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Old Jun 15, 2011, 04:40 PM   #29
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Wow it's about to be a lot of angry posts!
Well, not from Devs, who are going to be thrilled about this.

This is essentially ~50 bucks going from Apple to developers (-30% cut, and assuming about $20 spent on Apple SW).
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Old Jun 15, 2011, 04:40 PM   #30
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Lame. They take a 30% cut off the App store stuff anyways (not sure about itunes).
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Old Jun 15, 2011, 04:41 PM   #31
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So does this mean they won't wait until September for new iPod Touch/iPhones?
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Old Jun 15, 2011, 04:41 PM   #32
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Seriously, what's the point? I might as well just buy a refurb.
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Old Jun 15, 2011, 04:42 PM   #33
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It's cause They kept us waiting for so long and now they come out with this cheap thing. I would of bought a MacBook pro over a month ago.
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Old Jun 15, 2011, 04:42 PM   #34
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Smart move on apples part. It pushes the Mac App Store and they get a 30% cut from software sales. Days of free iPod might just be gone.
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Old Jun 15, 2011, 04:42 PM   #35
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I think it's great that Apple are giving $100 itunes voucher for free...

Are they still offering the printer promotion alongside this like they did last year? (at least in the UK).

I just hope they don't give UK students 50 as that's the next voucher down from 100...
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Old Jun 15, 2011, 04:42 PM   #36
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Well, not from Devs, who are going to be thrilled about this.

This is essentially ~50 bucks going from Apple to developers (-30% cut, and assuming about $20 spent on Apple SW).
Good point!

Honestly, I would have preferred this when I bought my mac for school 4 years ago. Seeing that I spent quite a bit on software to get prepared for class.
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Old Jun 15, 2011, 04:42 PM   #37
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I don't understand all this anger as Apple doesn't have to provide buyers with any bonus or incentive.
AMEN!

Most of the guys here are nothing but greedy bit**es

Apple doesnt owe you anything, this is just a BONUS
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Old Jun 15, 2011, 04:42 PM   #38
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and really? people need to stop feeling like they are entitled to getting a Ipod touch with it. yes it would be nice, but its not the end of the world
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Old Jun 15, 2011, 04:42 PM   #39
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Need free iPod not free Angry Birds x 100.
Don't forget - Angry Birds is $4.99 on the Mac App Store, so you'll only get 20 copies of Angry Birds at that rate. I suppose you could go for the iPhone version of the game, but sometimes I think even one copy of Angry Birds is one too many.

I suppose because only 7 per cent of the developers at WWDC said they intended to code for the Mac, Apple feels like it really has to push the Mac App Store. Sorry...my girlfriend loves her 8GB iPod Touch. If she didn't have that, she couldn't spend money in the App Store. Most people seem to want apps for their iDevice, not their Mac. She's never once used the Mac App Store.
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Old Jun 15, 2011, 04:44 PM   #40
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It's only useable in the Mac App Store? Fail.

Any college student in that needs spreadsheets needs Excel, not Numbers. Keynote and Pages will do fine though.
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Old Jun 15, 2011, 04:44 PM   #41
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That is ridiculously lame.

What made Lord Jobs decide to be so CHEAP this year?
Bitch bitch bitch.

Waaa.
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Old Jun 15, 2011, 04:44 PM   #42
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I think it's great that Apple are giving $100 itunes voucher for free...

Are they still offering the printer promotion alongside this like they did last year? (at least in the UK).

I just hope they don't give UK students 50 as that's the next voucher down from 100...
Good God I hope not! And I do hope they release the less-popular printer rebate, too.

But I wonder, did the Japanese BTS actually include iPods this year, or was that a giftcard too? If its the former I wonder why that is... I mean its probably based on the popularity of the iPod in the US and Japan markets but still...
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Old Jun 15, 2011, 04:45 PM   #43
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This is essentially ~50 bucks going from Apple to developers (-30% cut, and assuming about $20 spent on Apple SW).
That's assuming one buys nothing but Apps with their card...
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Old Jun 15, 2011, 04:45 PM   #44
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$100 gift card in which Apple gets a 30% cut on apps so Apple is only giving out $70 instead of $200. A bit too steep of a cut for those students...

I guess iTunes would be different though.
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Why does Apple have to give anything extra?

Stop complaining!
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Old Jun 15, 2011, 04:46 PM   #46
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Good God I hope not! And I do hope they release the less-popular printer rebate, too.

But I wonder, did the Japanese BTS actually include iPods this year, or was that a giftcard too? If its the former I wonder why that is... I mean its probably based on the popularity of the iPod in the US and Japan markets but still...
Just found that the US still get the printer promo: http://www.apple.com/promo/

No promotions are currently running in the UK. Interesting to see what they will offer us (if anything)
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Old Jun 15, 2011, 04:46 PM   #47
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I wonder if resellers like Amazon or Best Buy will do something to match this offer.
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Old Jun 15, 2011, 04:46 PM   #48
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and really? people need to stop feeling like they are entitled to getting a Ipod touch with it. yes it would be nice, but its not the end of the world
Another Amen!

This thread should be locked as we have an idea what the rest of the responses will be.
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Lame. They take a 30% cut off the App store stuff anyways (not sure about itunes).
So it seems this promotion costs Apple about the same amount of money vs. the old iPod touch promo....and despite Apple now being able to sell more iPods at retail...the perceived value to customers is WAY LESS! That equals ineffective promotion (at least for a year or two until customers forget and are excited about the iTunes cash...especially those that just sold the 8GB iPod Touch.)
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This ain't going to go down well.

Wonder why the big change.
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