Apple’s Back to School Promo

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  1. fishingfromakay macrumors newbie

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    Any thoughts on what and when the next " Apple’s Back to School Promo " will be ? I am thinking of getting a new MBP and am thinking of waiting for that deal.
    Thnx for any help/ideas
     
  2. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    Once the new products refresh sometime in June - probably at WWDC.
     
  3. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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  4. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    Back to School 2012

    any ideas when or what this will be this year?

    my hopes are for another gift card (for mac apps)

    Also if you buy 2 macs do you get 2 gifts?
     
  5. holymasteric macrumors member

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    Yes you do get 2 gifts

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    I'm thinking that there's a possibility of an ipod touch again for this year, since there might be new generation coming out.
     
  6. Old Muley macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think they've done the free iPod thing for a couple of years now- probably not since 2009.
     
  7. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    I hope its a gift card, but then that's just me.
     
  8. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    Call me cynical, perhaps, but I'm sure the iPod giveaway won't ever happen again.

    Apple giving away an App Store gift card means that they lose essentially nothing, monetarily speaking. Giving away an iPod means a potentially lost iPod touch sale and the hardware cost of the iPod itself. The gift card means Apple eats 70% (perhaps less) of whatever a user spends £59/$99 on.
     
  9. 3dflyboy1 macrumors 6502

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    Would this promo apply to iPads in some way? I don't remember what they did last year because I wasn't interested, but now that new iPad is very tempting. :D
     
  10. dropkinn macrumors newbie

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    wouldnt be surprised to see an apple tv. They will be pushing them like crazy with the whole mountain lion streaming thing. Its fun, but not rediculously overpriced for them to throw in, plus with the push towards airplay. Thats my best guess.
     
  11. ag101 macrumors newbie

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    In Japan it was the equivalent of a $129 gift card.


    We'll almost certainly get the same..
     
  12. chanyitian macrumors regular

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    Hey, what about the BUY A MAC, GET AN IPOD promotion in 2010?
     
  13. sauer228 macrumors member

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    It expired in September of 2010.
     
  14. Dkrogh macrumors member

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    Any chance bestbuy will offer their gift card option like they did during this promotion?
     
  15. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

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    Another way to look at it is that the $100 gift card = $70 to iOS, Mac developers and media companies (books, video, and music.)

    It's a great thing for the people selling through Apple's ecosystem.
     
  16. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    And $30 right back in Apple's pockets. I like the cynical view better. It'll be the gift card again or something new.
     
  17. afd macrumors 6502a

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    There weren't any new iPods released last year so there was no old stock to get rid of, if there are new iPods this year maybe the free iPod thing will return.
     
  18. 2LMedia macrumors member

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    Apple seems to be over the "free iPod" content. Probably a $100 AppStore gift cert.
     
  19. boto macrumors 6502

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    I really hope Apple will be generous in giving hardware over gift cards this year. Otherwise, I'm almost certain the promotion will begin sometime this following week or next week, since last year was June 14th or 16th, I believe.
     
  20. iPhone Addict macrumors 6502

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    And it just got confirmed that its a $100 gift card. Definitely doesn't carry a $100 worth of value for me. Oh well.
     
  21. roland.g macrumors 603

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    Seeing as I buy enough from iTS, the $100 is fine. I don't need a touch or $$ off an iPad, so this is great for me.
     
  22. Peter. macrumors member

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    Quick question regarding the back to school promotion: if I buy 2 MBP's, will I be able to receive the student discount plus the $100 gift card using just one student ID?
     
  23. RudyGrow macrumors regular

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    If I were to purchase a refurbished model, would I get the $100 gift card?
     

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