updated 12:25 pm EDT, Fri May 27, 2011
Would extend bonuses beyond iPods for first time
Apple is planning to announce its annual Back to School promotion at WWDC, which begins June 6th, a new report claims. Deals are in general expected to be consistent with past years, revolving around discounted Macs with the bonus of a free iPod touch or up to $229 towards any other iPod. Apple may also, however, be willing to offer up to $200 off the cost of an iPad, the source says.
Such a deal might reflect not only the growing popularity of the iPad, but also declining iPod sales and a desire to get the iPad into as many hands as possible. The iPad is a relatively expensive device, and may not be worth full price for students who need a computer first and foremost. Some schools have started buying iPads in bulk for students, but such arrangements are relatively rare.