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'Back to School' Promo to Start Tomorrow - $100 App Store Gift Card Confirmed [Europe Too]


We've relayed multiple times that the Apple Back to School Promotion would be starting at any minute. The predictions starting kicking off a few weeks ago with today even being suggested a possible launch date. We're finally going to see Apple's Back to School promotion launching tomorrow (June 16th), and we actually have photographic proof of the imminent launch.

The above photos were sent to us by a tipster indicating that the promotion will offer a $100 gift card that can be used in the Mac App Store, iTunes Store, App Store or iBookstore, and that it will launch tomororow. In the fine print it specifically lists "June 16th" as the launch date with the promotion running until September 20, 2011".

The offering of an App Store gift card is a notable departure from Apple's previous Back to School promotions which offered students free iPods with the purchase of a Mac. The new push into App Store credit is a reflection of Apple's new push into the App Store for Mac that launched early this year. The Mac App Store will be the distribution point for Mac OS X Lion and Final Cut Pro X.

Update: iSpazio.net reports that European Apple Back to School will also be kicking off with a 75 Euro gift card.



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37 months ago
Very disappointing.
Rating: 30 Positives
37 months ago
Need free iPod not free Angry Birds x 100.
Rating: 30 Positives
37 months ago
I don't understand all this anger as Apple doesn't have to provide buyers with any bonus or incentive. :confused:
Rating: 22 Positives
37 months ago
Really? A gift card? Sucks hard!
Rating: 17 Positives
37 months ago
8GB iPod touch to a $100 AppStore gift card??? :rolleyes: That's cheap... at least Microsoft is giving out Xboxes.
Rating: 16 Positives
37 months ago
Weak sauce.
Rating: 15 Positives
37 months ago
That is ridiculously lame.

What made Lord Jobs decide to be so CHEAP this year?
Rating: 13 Positives
37 months ago
Seriously, what's the point? I might as well just buy a refurb.
Rating: 12 Positives
37 months ago
Although the iPod is the better value the $100 app store gift card is nothing to snub at.
Rating: 10 Positives
37 months ago
Lame. They take a 30% cut off the App store stuff anyways (not sure about itunes).
Rating: 10 Positives

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