We’ve found an interesting piece of information that further backs up the recent report that Apple is planning to introduce the “iPhone 6” at a special media event on Tuesday, Sept 9.
Apple’s Back to School promotion will also stop on that same date. That is unusual – during the previous three years it has always ended on a Friday. While it probably will be at least 10 days before any new iPhone can be purchased, new Macs are often available very soon after being announced.
So it definitely makes sense that Apple doesn’t want students being able to take advantage of the promotion when buying a new device.
With this year’s promotion, college students can receive a $100 Apple Store gift card with the purchase of a Mac or a $50 store gift card when they purchase an iPad or iPhone. Students can also take advantage of Apple’s educational pricing.
Along with college students, the promotion is available for parents of a student or a faculty or staff member from any grade level.
The next-generation handset is expected to be unveiled in both a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch version. It should also feature a faster A8 processor, a better camera, and other improvements.
For other recent news, see: Read the entire Tom Hanks interview with the App Store on Twitter, all about apps, Pegatron contracted by Apple to handle 50 percent of 4.7-inch ‘iPhone 6′ production, and Apple bans 2 potentially hazardous chemicals from iDevice and Mac assembly.