Apple has launched its annual back to school promotion in Australia and New Zealand, offering education customers free gift cards for the company's digital content stores with the purchase of a new Mac, iPad, or iPhone. Gift cards can be used in the App Store, Mac App Store, iTunes Store and iBookstore, and are available in the following amounts:

- Purchase a new Mac except Mac mini or Mac Pro: AU$ 100 or NZ$ 125 gift card
- Purchase a new iPad or iPhone: AU$ 50 or NZ$ 65 gift card

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The gift card offer comes on top of Apple's education pricing, which discounts Macs by up to several hundred dollars. Eligible customers include faculty and staff of K-12 and higher education students, as well as students and parents of students at higher education institutions. The program runs through March 20, and all purchases must be made direct from Apple through the company's online store for education or by phone. Australian customers may also make their purchases at Apple retail stores in the country.

Apple offers its Back to School promotion offerings in a number of countries around the world, staggering their timing to match the respective school calendars. The largest version of the program is typically offered in the July-September timeframe for North America and Europe.

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fermat-au Avatar
134 months ago
You've never been to Australia. We are just the same as the rest of the modern world. We have all the facilities, use the SI system, use a decimal currency, have a high percentage of Apple product usage etc etc.
The US don't use the SI system, so is the US part of the rest of the modern world? :D

-Sent from the Australia
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the8thark Avatar
134 months ago
Weird - I never realized Australia chose to have their school calendar run opposite that of NA/EU. Seems like it would make it difficult to coordinate foreign exchange students.

Well it's obvious. Every country has their main holidays / new school year start at the end of their respective summers. And it is summer here in Australia now.

And for tertiary students it's easy as everything runs in semester length subjects.

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It's summer there right now so it does make sense. But they are definitely different than the rest of the modern world.
You've never been to Australia. We are just the same as the rest of the modern world. We have all the facilities, use the SI system, use a decimal currency, have a high percentage of Apple product usage etc etc.

The only real point here is different hemispheres of the world have opposite seasons, that's all.
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tomhumphrey Avatar
134 months ago
Weird - I never realized Australia chose to have their school calendar run opposite that of NA/EU. Seems like it would make it difficult to coordinate foreign exchange students.

It is you guys who have it opposite.
Is much more logical to start a new school year with the calendar new year.
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Candlelight Avatar
134 months ago
It's summer there right now so it does make sense. But they are definitely different than the rest of the modern world.

Well Australia isn't.

#MandatoryAustraliaBashing
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Nermal Avatar
134 months ago
You've never been to Australia. We are just the same as the rest of the modern world. We have all the facilities, use the SI system, use a decimal currency, have a high percentage of Apple product usage etc etc.
Your Internet sucks though ;)

The US don't use the SI system, so is the US part of the rest of the modern world? :D
What a silly question! :D
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darkslide29 Avatar
134 months ago
Interesting, not only does the water flush the other way in the toilet there, but the school calendar is opposite as well.

-Sent from the USA :o
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