updated 03:30 pm EDT, Wed July 23, 2008
Apple MobileMe rebates
Rebates are being offered to new MobileMe subscribers in select regions, Apple has announced. In the United States, between July 22nd and October 20th, people who have bought any type of Mac -- including MacBooks and Mac Pros -- will be eligible for a $30 discount on a standard one-year subscription, bringing the price down to $69. People wanting a Family Pack, which provides four sub-accounts, will also pay $30 less at $119.
A similar rebate is being offered in the UK, where the rebate is set at ú15. There the offer additionally covers anyone picking up a .Mac retail box.
The discount may be timed to coincide with the beginning of the school sales season, but could also be an attempt to compensate for serious technical difficulties that have persisted since launch. Numerous major components were unavailable for days afterwards, and mail remains non-functional for approximately 1 percent of the public.