Apple Set to Launch Annual 'Back to School' Promotion, iPhone Included for First Time

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    9to5Mac reports that Apple is likely to launch its annual "Back to School" promotion in the United States and other countries this week, perhaps as soon as tomorrow. The program offers iTunes Store/App Store gift cards to students who purchase a Mac or iPad, and for the first time the program will also include iPhone purchases this year.
    MacRumors had heard over the weekend that Apple retail stores will be performing an "overnight" tonight to adjust signage and other aspects of store layouts. Our source indicated that tonight's changes are likely to be in support of the Back to School promotion, suggesting that it will indeed launch tomorrow.

    Apple runs the Back to School promotion at different times throughout the year in different countries to correspond to the various educational calendars, but the program launching this week will be the company's largest as it will likely include the United States, Canada, and Europe.

    Article Link: Apple Set to Launch Annual 'Back to School' Promotion, iPhone Included for First Time
  2. Kaenon macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2011
  3. Ichabod. macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2012
  4. Zoboomafoo macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2002
    and now we know when the next iphone is announced. The day after this ends...
  5. KylePowers macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2011
    Now if Apple could just release their Haswell rMBPs, Mac Minis, and iMacs already :)
  6. litmag01 macrumors regular


    Jul 16, 2009
    it would be nice if high school students were also included in this and the education pricing programs.
  7. randomtask macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2010
    Ordered my new macbook air yesterday. I'm a student..

    Does this mean I miss out? :(
  8. keysofanxiety macrumors 603


    Nov 23, 2011
    Did you get a student discount? If so you won't be saving anything with this offer. :)

    And if you didn't buy it with a student discount … why not? :confused:
  9. CycloneRcr macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2013
    The Waterfront
    Try to cancel your order if not already shipped..
  10. randomtask macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2010
    Yeah I used a student discount, I figured they would give me the $100 gift card too :D
  11. SJism23 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 20, 2012
    Does anyone know how this worked in past years? Do you go in an Apple store and present some sort of identification or proof of you being a student?
  12. Watabou macrumors 68040


    Feb 10, 2008
    United States
    Oh yeah! Now, come on Apple, release the damn Haswell rMBP
  13. jason2811 macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2006
    Confused. Does this mean if you buy a Mac you can get $50 toward an iPhone? Or does this mean if you purchase an iPhone you get $50 towards the iTunes store?
  14. mmberry1 macrumors member


    Jun 9, 2012
    This is ontop of the student discount.
  15. JDee macrumors 6502a

    Aug 31, 2008
    I wish it was as simple as that my friend.
  16. mmberry1 macrumors member


    Jun 9, 2012
    They will
  17. street.cory macrumors 6502


    Oct 13, 2009
    Just the $100 Mac App Store gift card was kind of a bummer. In 2009 and prior It was worth it to wait for these promotions so you could get a $200 device for free along with student discount. I'd be pretty happy to see this type of promotion implemented again.
  18. LYFK macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2007
    So either new product gets announced along with the BTS, or everyone waits until after October? Sounds around right.
  19. iSteve-O macrumors regular


    Oct 2, 2011
    Good. Demand has been low for the iPhone and they need to maintain that market share.
  20. swissmann macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2003
    The Utah Alps
    Who knows what will happen this year until it's announced but in years past you get a student discount plus the promotion on top of that. So I would cancel your order and reorder if I were you. Or use the 14 day return (price match) to get the promo.
  21. PDFierro macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
  22. Jimbo47 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    I bought a MacBook Air last September after my HP crapped out less than 20 days into the semester. I used my student discount and got a $100 App Store gift card. I ordered online and was not asked for any proof that I was a student. I don't even think it asked for my .edu email address.
  23. swissmann macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2003
    The Utah Alps
    The way I've seen it in the past is present identification (not sure what they will require - student card, class schedule or something like that) in the store. Or click through store to the education part and select your school.


    Not necessarily. One year I'm pretty sure new iPods were announced toward the end of the summer and I got the promo with the new iPod. This was an exception to the rule though. Usually the new stuff comes out after the promo and before the holidays.
  24. Xcallibur macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2011
  25. Kacper244 macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2012
    This post just made my day! Thank you MacRumors! :D

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