Apple’s Back to School Promo
Apple support students by having Back to School Promotion yearly, giving special discounts to all Mac Hardwares like iMac, Macbook, Macbook Pro and Macbook Air. Of course not just discount, but Apple used to give out free iPod Touches, but this year they are not giving out any. But don’t feel disappointed, Apple are giving out $100 iTunes Gift Cards to all students. Yes, you might feel you are short-changed as we used to get $200+ iPod Touches for free, but now only getting $100 iTunes Gift Cards.
Why iTunes Gift Cards?
I think that Apple’s decision to give out iTunes Gift Cards is good, although many people will argue otherwise. But from my point of view, which student don’t have iPod or iPhone already? Those that yet to have, might not be interested to have one. That aside, to help students with their school, iPod Touch might not be that useful. But do you know that iTunes Gift Card can be use not only to buy music from iTunes, but Apps from App Store, yes Mac App Store too. So students can buy useful Apps from Mac App Store for note taking, mind mapping or software like iWorks for documentations. Other than App Store and iTunes, students can buy iBooks from iBookStore which is pretty useful.
How about $150?
So overall, I feel that iTunes Gift Cards as a giveaway for Back to School Promotion, I feel is a very very good idea. But I hope Apple can increase the amount from $100 to $150! Yes, $50 might not seems alot, but to a student, he/she can buy the whole iWorks suite of softwares, or other cool apps. We are not sure if students in Singapore are getting iTunes Gift Cards too, as nothing has been announced. We will post a update once we got any news.