by Joe White
May 28, 2011
Apple's "Back to School" promotion could be announced at WWDC, according to a recent report. Furthermore, the company is rumored to be planning on offering a $200 iPad discount as part of the program, along with free and discounted iPod models. In the past, Apple has offered Mac-buying students a free iPod touch, or a discount off a higher-end iPod model. This year, we were expecting the company to launch the promotion as part of its "Apple Store 2.0" revamp, however as of yet, this has not happened. Now, Boy Genius Report claims that Apple will announce the promotion at WWDC. Furthermore, the website heard that Apple may include a $200 iPad discount as part of the program, too:
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. Our source also let us know that there might be something new in the works, as well… they heard that it’s possible Apple might offer students up to $200 off an iPad with the purchase of a new Mac.Obviously, this hasn't been confirmed by Apple - it's only a possibility. However, I wouldn't be surprised if Apple did offer such a discount. The company has promoted the iPad's educational aspect on its official website, and many colleges have adopted the device, too. Undoubtedly, a $200 discount would get a lot of Mac-buying students purchasing iPads, which would be good news for the guys in Cupertino. However, we won't know for sure until June 6, when Apple gives its highly-anticipated keynote presentation. We'll keep you posted.