Apple starts back to school push with gift cards for new collegiate iPad purchasers
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.
2. thedarkside (Posts: 651; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
ill just save 200 and go buy an asus tablet.
6. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Well at least you're picking a good brand, not that it means much.
12. networkdood (Posts: 5506; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
it means he gets a tablet that will do more.
3. PAPINYC (limited) (Posts: 2044; 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.
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..
10. frydaexiii (Posts: 1156; 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.
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?
5. ardent1 (Posts: 1983; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
How is that any different from bring a smartphone?
7. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
I smell jealously from Android fans in this article.
9. frydaexiii (Posts: 1156; 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.
11. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6617; 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.
13. networkdood (Posts: 5506; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
thank you for this post - the iDIOTS are blinded by loyalty for a product over value of a product.