Back to School Promotion to Finally Launch on Wednesday?

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    Last year's Back to School promo​
    For the third time in the past four weeks, we're hearing rumors of the imminent launch Apple's Back to School promotion. The first claim expected the promo to kick off the last week of May as it had in previous years. Then, WWDC was listed as the possible launch day. Both dates have come and gone with no mention of Apple's popular promotion.

    Now, @Chronicwire, the same source as the MacBook Air rumor, claims that Back to School is going to kick off on the same day.
    We've also heard whispers, as has 9to5Mac, about the Tuesday night visual refresh at Apple retail stores, but haven't had any confirmation on the contents.

    @Chronicwire is a relatively new source for Apple information, though its believed they do have legitimate sources for information. We'll find out on Wednesday.

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    I sure hope so! Also hoping that what they said about slashing iPad cost on this promotion is true. Bring it on :cool:
     
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    Maybe the MBA rumor is true after all... we'll know Wed.
     
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    Does the 'Back to School' promotions normally start at the same time in the UK, as in the US?
     
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    Back to school rest of world

    Anyone know if the Back to School promo is for all countries.
     
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    I hope so. I have a dead G5 iMac that I've been waiting to replace for a month or so.
     
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    I ordered my MBP last week on tuesday, I've read in other BTS threads I can just call up apple and they'll send me a free ipod retroactively becase I'm in a 14 day window

    Correct?
     
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    Only from Education store?

    Does the back to school promotion only work when you purchase through the education store or can anyone get the ipod promo?
     
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    I agree!! I am hoping they offer the discounted iPad as well. I have to get the better half her new MacBook Pro, so this came just in time. :D
     
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    They'll probably release the iPhone with this promotion.
     
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    It applies in the retail stores as well, but yes, you do need to qualify for the EDU pricing to qualify for this promotion.
     
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    It will be cool to see a MBA refresh. I love my pro, but I am really thinking about a MBA for my next machine.
     
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    "Finally"?

    Summer hasn't even officially started yet...
     
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    Thanks, I was just ordering a new iMac and I saw this post so I was wondering if I should wait until Wednesday. However, I am not a student so is there any reason to wait?
     
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    What was the last years special? I was out of college and missed it.
     
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    You could ask a student (maybe a family member) to do it for you and you'll get the promo.

    By the way, does anyone know if this 'stacks' with the 15% off?
     
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    Way overdue for a MacBook Refresh...

    It's way past time for a MacBook refresh too. It's been 390 days since an update (average is closer to 175).

    They can't keep acting like they've got a $999 laptop, when it's this far gone out of date.

    It's time to update it or remove it from the product line.

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    my heart skipped a beat

    then i relalised that it might be wednesday. finally, some good news :D
     
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    Exactly, have been waiting so long :mad:
     
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    I doubt iPads will be included

    Even though I hope they do include iPads with the $199 rebate program, I doubt they will, because supply is still tight. I'm just using my imagination, but why didn't they include iPads last year? Likely because they were still selling as fast as they could make them. Same situation this year, so I'm preparing myself not to be disappointed when iPads aren't included.

    Too bad, since I'm in the market for an iMac and and iPad 2, and have been waiting for this..

    Do we have confirmation that the 14-day grace period is confirmed to work? Did someone do that last year and get the deal?
     
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    In any case, what's wrong with my bowels these days? I could power the 'Mother Ship' all by my self!
     
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    Who holds an iPod touch like that? Lol. It'd be going haywire.
     
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    Hopefully the 11" MBA qualifies for the discount/iPod.
     

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