Apple starts back to school push with gift cards for new collegiate iPad purchasers
posted by Charlene S. / Jun 18, 2012, 5:41 PM
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.
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, $50 to spend on digital content is a nice perk for those of you planning on grabbing a shiny, new Apple slate for the upcoming school year.
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ill just save 200 and go buy an asus tablet.
posted on Jun 18, 2012, 7:14 PM 2
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I support this; the only way to effectively brainwash is to start them young. I've seen 2 and 3 year olds on the subway playing with iPhones and they're already experts (not that they have to learn much; I guess that's why it's good for the masses) and they're the Apples of their iParents.
posted on Jun 18, 2012, 7:44 PM 5
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so now its bad for young people to learn technology? oh wait u just needed to find something to dis apple with for no apparent reason..
posted on Jun 18, 2012, 11:59 PM 0
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Im sorry it hard to not think anyone who brings in a iPad to a college class is a d-bag. Just watching them awkwardly type out there notes on a fingerprint covered screen is sad. Honestly maybe reading a textbook on the iPad would be nice, but really is it worth an additional 600$ to be able to do that?
posted on Jun 18, 2012, 8:01 PM 0
I smell jealously from Android fans in this article.
posted on Jun 18, 2012, 8:48 PM 1
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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 Jun 19, 2012, 12:36 AM 0
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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 Jun 19, 2012, 7:48 AM 0
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