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Apple's back-to-school sale is likely to begin next week

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Apple's back-to-school sale is likely to begin next week
Apple is holding company-wide meetings at their retail stores this Sunday, starting at 7 a.m. And the topic of the meetings is anyone's guess. They've been gearing up for an announcement of some kind, setting longer hours for redecoration, and shrouding the new visuals with black curtains.

But the mysterious announcement may simply be their back-to-school sale. Previous back-to-school sales have been announced between May 25 and June 5, so it wouldn't be a stretch. Unfortunately, their 'sale' is really more of an opportunity to offload aging iPod Touch devices. In past years, they've offered a free 8GB iPod Touch to purchasers of a new Mac. Maybe this year they'll offer a discount on the iPhone 4 or iPad 2?

We're still hoping that all the secrecy, combined with Apple's May 19th retail anniversary, mean that we're going to see a new product. But that could be anything from their iCloud music service, to a new device. Slash Gear suggests that it might not be a new product at all, but the unveiling of NFC-enabled registers. We're hoping for something a little more exciting.

source: AppleInsider via SlashGear

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posted on 18 May 2011, 04:42

2. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 360; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


Been waiting for this. It's not surprising that they are running the same thing again.

posted on 18 May 2011, 05:58 3

3. A (unregistered)


Could it be they are finally admitting their products are overpriced,have minimum upgraded features year after year and that they are also in many cases have faulty features like antenna,leaky screens etc?? Suppose that will never happen,it'll no doubt be the next phase of grooming suspectible fanboys into buying their next product........or perhaps they are finally going to unleash the humancentipad on the world!!!!!

posted on 18 May 2011, 10:37 1

10. phonefan4 (Posts: 13; Member since: 03 May 2011)


get a life, and try a real computer like apple. Apple makes the most reliable and some of the fastest and best looking products on the market! I would never spend $1000 for a plastic win pc junk thats going to be filled with viruses and slowdown in a month, plush crashing all the time. Im just guessing that you want one but cant afford it so your deciding to diss apple instead??

posted on 18 May 2011, 06:39 1

4. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)


The poster above (#3) is a troll!

Anyway, I think they may annouce the redesign of the MacBook Pro. I read about a mounth ago that the laptop i going to get a complete external redesign. Although I really love the current look I am very interested in where they bring this product.

posted on 18 May 2011, 08:11

5. Soulmanager11 (Posts: 26; Member since: 04 May 2011)


They already upgraded the MacBook Pro about a month ago.

posted on 18 May 2011, 08:13

6. Soulmanager11 (Posts: 26; Member since: 04 May 2011)


The rumor is that the MacPro is the one getting a redesing.

posted on 18 May 2011, 11:56

12. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)


It possibe that I am wrong but I am almost 100% sure that they are going to redesign the exterior look of the MacBook Pro.

The artical was on CNET and I remember them discussing how the model just got a full hardware upgrade to the intel i-series processors.

I guess we will wait and see!

posted on 18 May 2011, 11:59 1

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


i think it is a revamp of the macbook air... which is supposed to have sandy bridge now...

posted on 18 May 2011, 08:14 1

7. Soulmanager11 (Posts: 26; Member since: 04 May 2011)


Or a new Mac Mini with Thunderbolt, Sandy Bridge and a new entry level price.

posted on 18 May 2011, 09:19 2

8. ben (unregistered)


Isn't it funny how fanboys call anyone not under Steve Jobs control 'trolls', haha very inventive! It reinforces the fanboy igornance phenomenon to no end! and i'm sure though that Apple actually does consider everyone not filling their bank accounts a troll

posted on 18 May 2011, 11:58

13. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)


No... I called the above poster (#3) a troll because he came on this board without any valid point and just bashed apple because he hate them. Not because he has valued arguments. So... YES... that is what qualifies a troll in my opinion!

posted on 18 May 2011, 12:01

15. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)


Actually, I am partially wrong... Let me correct myself... the poster did have valued arguments but failed and became a troll once they started to call out apple users as mindless "Fanboy".

posted on 18 May 2011, 09:25 2

9. Sam (unregistered)


Didn't we see this unveiling on south park recently?!

posted on 19 May 2011, 05:50

16. d (unregistered)


davecann2 is starting to sound like an apple goblin

posted on 19 May 2011, 08:21

17. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)


Maybe I am..... I'll have to start minding my apple intrest and devote my attention to nothing but android and WP7.

Thanks for the reality check there "d" or "A" or whatevere your calling yourself in your next post.

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