iPad and back-to-school discount?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Leia1912, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. Leia1912 macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2007
    Hey, friends,

    Assuming Apple runs another back-to-school program this year, do you think the discount will apply to the purchase of an iPad? (That is, I'm planning on buying an MBP this summer. I don't particularly want a new iPod, but I'd be intrigued by the possibility to use that discount towards purchasing an iPad.)

    What do you think? Anybody remember what they did for the first summer when the iPhone was around?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    No, won't qualify. You can't even get an educational discount on the iPad. The iPhone doesn't qualify for the rebate either.
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    iPhone has never been eligible for student discount or BTS promo because Apple doesn't sell it, it's sold by operators e.g. AT&T. Hard to say with iPad because Apple sells it directly but it's not an iPod. Only time will show us but I doubt it
  4. Leia1912 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2007
    Thanks for the feedback! I figured we probably wouldn't get the chance to use the discount on an iPad this summer (if we ever are granted that), but I thought I should ask.

    Now to go figure out which iPad to buy!
  5. sajjadbuet macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2009
    Get the iPod. Sell it on ebay. And use that money for the iPad....
    Painful process though.
  6. Aboo macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2008
    I actually asked this question about a month ago. I guess the short answer to your question is that the iPad won't be eligible. I was hoping that unlike the iPhone, since the iPad is a non-rev device (i.e. no monthly service plan, etc.), that it would qualify, but I guess the BTS specials are restricted to iPods only.
  7. PsyD4Me macrumors 6502a


    Mar 11, 2009
    under your bed
    are you kidding? the laws of supply and demand say no
  8. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    Apple normally runs the Back-to-School special either the 1st-2nd week of June through the 1st week of September, and it's normally to clear inventory because for the past several years Apple has had an iPod event during the 2nd week of September to introduce new iPods.

    since the iPad will be released in under 3 weeks, Apple doesn't need to clear inventory any time soon. So I'm going to guess No, but I don't work for Apple, so I honestly don't know.

    Also, Apple employees don't even get a discount on the iPhone itself, just the voice plan (not data)
  9. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    There is no way to know, but it is always possible for Apple to throw school kids a break by knocking $100 or more off an iPad price with the purchase of a macbook, imac or mac pro. The last few years they've been giving away an 8gb iPod Touch ($199) with such a purchase.
  10. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 7, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    I hope in a few years that could be a possibility... doubt it still though. Would be amazing though. :)
  11. VanillaIcee macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2006
    Rumors are... well just that... rumors. No one can give specifics this early.

    But I hope the rumor of continuing the iPod deal ($200) value with the purchase of a new mac with the ability of applying that discount to the price of an iPad will actually occur.

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