Free iPod Touch with Mac Purchase for College Students?

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Apple is expected to launch its Back to School promotion tomorrow, and on the eve of its launch, we've learned that Apple is indeed going to be making it their biggest ever.

According to our sources, Apple will be offering a free 8GB iPod Touch ($299) to college students who buy a qualifying Mac (MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac Pro). Alternatively, students may choose to get an 8GB iPod Nano ($199). The promotion will run from June 3 to September 15th, 2008.

With this aggressive promotion as well as the rumored 3G-capable iPhone launch, Apple is rapidly expanding their Touch OS X platform over the next few months, giving developers a large audience for their iTunes Store apps and games.

There remains one uncertainty, however. When Apple releases the 2.0 firmware for the iPhone and iPod Touch, iPod Touch owners will be required to pay a small fee for the upgrade. Customers who purchase an iPod Touch now may be required to pay this fee when the upgrade arrives in late June. More details may be available tomorrow or at WWDC next week. More details of the Back to School promotion, including eligibility should be officially announced tomorrow.

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Applepi

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Good to know as I will be purchasing a new Macbook Pro in the next few months.
 

ert3

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maybe this means a price drop is combing soon as well?
 

extraextra

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Wow. Does this mean updates are imminent? Don't they do this when they want to clear stock? They did it with the minis and nanos.
 

DOUGHNUT

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if this is in fact true, i wonder if you'll be able to use the $299 to subsidize a 3G iPhone purchase. That would be a super deal (and makes sense since college kids want the coolest thing on the market)
 

Petey07

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Wow, i hope this is true because it sound really good!!! 8gb touch is good!!
We just have to wait and see tomorrow, I am going to get the MBP tomorrow since I need it for work :)
 

Squonk

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Or, I wonder if you can use $299 toward an iPod Classic. [I already have an iPhone.] :cool:
 

Mal

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Am I Missing Something?? Why isn't the MBA included in this. I'm a student and am buying one next week.
Don't assume that it doesn't count. This article likely just overlooked the MBA. I can't imagine they wouldn't include it, the MBA and iPod touch are almost a perfect pair.

jW
 

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This is a really good deal. Makes it a good time to buy a new computer but I do, as other here, wonder why the MacBook Air isn't mentioned.
 

skilgus20

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Seeing that I intended to buy a new Macbook and 8GB iPod Touch tomorrow, you could say that I'm a bit happy.
 

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This is a really good deal. Makes it a good time to buy a new computer but I do, as other here, wonder why the MacBook Air isn't mentioned.
an oversight on my part. my understanding is everything except the mac mini.

arn
 

Dmac77

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That is a great deal, they have to be trying to clear stock on the ipod touches.

Now begins my rant. Why am I not considered a student to apple? I am going into the 10th grade, I am a considered a student by everyone, but not to apple. I have a valid student ID, but still I am not considered a student, because I don't attend college, yet. Apple really needs to apply their student discount to high school students!!!:mad: End Rant.

But really that is an amazing deal!

Don
 
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