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?
Prolly $100 itunes gift card!
I'm thinking that there's a possibility of an ipod touch again for this year, since there might be new generation coming out.
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.
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.