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

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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15 Comments

2. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 575; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

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

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!!!!!

10. phonefan4

Posts: 13; Member since: May 03, 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??

4. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 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.

5. Soulmanager11

Posts: 26; Member since: May 04, 2011

They already upgraded the MacBook Pro about a month ago.

6. Soulmanager11

Posts: 26; Member since: May 04, 2011

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

12. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 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!

14. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

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

7. Soulmanager11

Posts: 26; Member since: May 04, 2011

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

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

13. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 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!

15. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 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".

9. Sam unregistered

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

16. d unregistered

davecann2 is starting to sound like an apple goblin

17. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 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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