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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

Apple's annual Back to School event launched in Japan today, with Apple offering students a gift card worth up to 18,000 yen ($165) when making a purchase.

The highest gift card amount is available with the purchase of a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac Pro, or iMac, with Apple offering 12,000 yen for iPad Pro and iPad Air models.


As noted by Japanese site Mac Otakara, the educational discounts are available for students, faculty, and staff at universities, technical colleges, and vocational schools, as well as parents and those active as PTA officers.

Apple is also providing AppleCare+ to students at a discount of 20 percent, and purchases will come with a free year of Apple TV+. The Back to School promotion will be available from February 6 to April 6.

Article Link: Apple's 'Back to School' Event Kicks Off in Japan, Offering Gift Cards With Mac or iPad Purchase
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Jul 12, 2016
what kinda wacky school year they got there?

Fiscal school school calendar years are not ordained to be like everyone else’s across the world. Different cultures have different start/end times for education. It’s not uncommon at all.


macrumors regular
Nov 2, 2015
Neat, so now the prices can match those in the USA. The Japan tax is SO high on electronics it always makes me wonder why?
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