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Apple starts back to school push with gift cards for new collegiate iPad purchasers

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Apple starts back to school push with gift cards for new collegiate iPad purchasers
In many parts of the nation there are high school seniors that aren’t even out of school yet. That’s not stopping Apple from already starting to kick off its back to school specials.

Apple starts back to school push with gift cards for new collegiate iPad purchasers
If you are a college student, a student who has been accepted into a college, a parent purchasing for a college student, or an educational faculty or staff member purchasing a new Mac or iPad between June 11th and September 21st, you are entitled to get some free money on a Back to School Gift Card.

New Mac owners will get $100 and iPad purchasers will get $50. The funds can be used to purchase apps, music, books, and more in the Mac App Store, the iTunes Store, the iBookstore, and the App Store.

While the iPad isn’t eligible for educational pricing itself, $50 to spend on digital content is a nice perk for those of you planning on grabbing a shiny, new Apple slate for the upcoming school year.

source: Apple

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posted on 18 Jun 2012, 18:10 3

1. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Few are the college students I know that can actually afford it. I myself just paid 200.00 for a textbook and 50.00 for a parking permit.

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 19:14 2

2. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


ill just save 200 and go buy an asus tablet.

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 20:46 1

6. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3303; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Well at least you're picking a good brand, not that it means much.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 20:15

12. networkdood (Posts: 6261; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


it means he gets a tablet that will do more.

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 19:44 5

3. PAPINYC (Posts: 2235; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


I support this; the only way to effectively brainwash is to start them young. I've seen 2 and 3 year olds on the subway playing with iPhones and they're already experts (not that they have to learn much; I guess that's why it's good for the masses) and they're the Apples of their iParents.

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 23:59

8. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


so now its bad for young people to learn technology? oh wait u just needed to find something to dis apple with for no apparent reason..

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 00:39

10. frydaexiii (Posts: 1187; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Yeah, must be good to know that 2 year olds and even Orang Utans can use the same technology as you, a grown up man. So much for "smartphone", Apple takes the "smart" out of that word.

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 20:01

4. Roomaku (Posts: 278; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


Im sorry it hard to not think anyone who brings in a iPad to a college class is a d-bag. Just watching them awkwardly type out there notes on a fingerprint covered screen is sad. Honestly maybe reading a textbook on the iPad would be nice, but really is it worth an additional 600$ to be able to do that?

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 20:32

5. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


How is that any different from bring a smartphone?

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 20:48 1

7. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3303; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I smell jealously from Android fans in this article.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 00:36

9. frydaexiii (Posts: 1187; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Why would we be jealous when even after the discounts (Ok, not really discounts, more like money back), it still cost the same as a high end Asus or HP? The specs of Macbooks are still mediocre compared to PC high ends and don't even get me started on OSX.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 07:48

11. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7683; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I'm a Senior in high school and was think in about buying a MacBook Pro. For a 15" screen, its like $1,600. Wtf?

I can customize a Windows laptop with quad core i7, W7 Ultimate, and a nice SSD for around $1,200. That extra $400 can go towards my books, which aren't cheap.

Macs are overpriced and are not worth the money.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 20:17

13. networkdood (Posts: 6261; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


thank you for this post - the iDIOTS are blinded by loyalty for a product over value of a product.

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