Apple to Announce Back-to-School Promotion at WWDC? iPad Discounts Included?

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Last week, a report surfaced claiming that Apple could launch its annual back-to-school promotion in the United States as early as this week, offering educational customers free or discounted iPod hardware with the purchase of a qualifying Mac product. With it now appearing that the offer will not debut this week, BGR is reporting that Apple may wait until next month's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) to announce the promotion.

One of our Apple sources has informed us that they've been hearing Apple's yearly back-to-school special will be announced at WWDC next month. We have been told Apple will continue to offer educational discounts on computers and either a free iPod touch, or $229 towards the purchase of any other iPod.

The report also indicates that Apple may be preparing to include a $200 discount on the iPad as an option for those participating in the promotion.

Last year's promotion offered rebates of up to $199 on Apple's full line of iPod models, but did not include the iPad. Apple has also never included iPhone discounts in the promotion, which typically runs through early September, around the time the company traditionally introduces new iPods.

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Top Rated Comments

basesloaded190 Avatar
170 months ago
The free iPod is not that big a kicker anymore...
A discount towards an iPad or iPhone would indeed be this a fantastic deal.

To a lot of people (myself included) it's not about the iPod, it's the fact that it's free and we can sell it on ebay and thus save $200 on our computer purchase.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
r23w Avatar
170 months ago
$299 for a iPad 2 or like $150 for an iPad 1, would destroy android, especially since its going to the college students, their main market.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cvaldes Avatar
170 months ago
:apple:
They need to clear excess iPad2 inventory b/c it looks like the iPad3 is in fact coming out in September.
What excess iPad 2 inventory?

You see them piling up on store shelves? Around the world?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PraisiX-windows Avatar
170 months ago
I know this is sort of off-topic, but that B2S promotion - picture distracts me - My eyes tend to go to the ipod touch, followed by the mac and then straight after to one of the notes on the wall in the background where it says "summer jobs" xD - That jobs thing, could that be a hint to a certain S. jobs?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
spiderman0616 Avatar
170 months ago
A discount that significant on an iPad? That's almost a no brainer. If one of my sons were in college, I would buy him the Mac and keep the iPad.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kdimitt Avatar
170 months ago
Apple Insiders

Everyone seems to think they know exactly how many iPad's Apple has stocked. I love how everyone that reads and posts in this forum have to be Apple Insiders. Because I know people are much smarter than to post things are that purely speculatory, and in no way be 100% certain...right?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)