updated 10:11 am EST, Tue January 14, 2014
Countries operate on different sales timetable
Apple has begun its annual Back to School promotions for Australia and New Zealand. In Australia, Apple is offering a $100 App Store gift card with qualifying Macs, and a $50 card with iPhones and iPads. Equivalent cards are being given out in New Zealand, but with prices adjusted to $125 NZ and $65 NZ, respectively.
The promotions apply on top of Apple's regular educational pricing. To qualify, a person must be enrolled/accepted at a university, the parent of a university student, or a member of the faculty or staff at any grade level.
The Australian and New Zealand promotions are launching now due to the timing of the countries' respective school years. In countries like Canada and the US, Back to School deals only start in July or August.