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  • Apple Reportedly Poised to Announced New Back-to-School Promotion


    Any day now. That's what we're hearing is the timeframe for Apple to announce it's yearly staple known as the "back-to-school" sales bonanza - an annual occurrence that typically serves up more than a few sweet promotions for customers in the market for a brand new Mac.

    Of course, speculation surrounding the established promotion's return isn't surprising in the least, as Apple traditionally opts for late May/early June. But with WWDC on tap for the first week of June, late May seems like the safe bet for the 2011 back-to-school campaign kick-off.

    For several days, the blogosphere has been buzzing about the prospect of Apple holding a special event or possible promotion to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Apple's retail stores. As my MMi colleague Phillip Swanson covered Monday, rumors about possible special commemorative events have now reached a boiling point.

    My sources confirm that Apple Stores across the US do in fact have an all-hands employee meeting scheduled for this Sunday, May 22 at 7:00 am. It's believed the meeting will be used to prep employees for whatever next week holds. Although a new product launch isn't expected, there remains another possibility beyond the likelihood of the back-to-school promotion roll out.

    As Phil also reported earlier today, the Apple Store could very well be in for an overhaul of sorts, both in terms of the retail store's look and and the services offered. "Personal Setup" services - or "Startup Sessions" - are reportedly planned for debut in the near future. As far as anyone can tell, the "near future," could be next week.

    So whether it's an Apple Store makeover, a new promotion, or something else altogether, one thing is for certain. Apple is planning something - and probably something big - for Monday.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Reportedly Poised to Announced New Back-to-School Promotion started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 18 Comments
    1. Timstanley's Avatar
      Timstanley -
      Can't wait
    1. FoneWeasel's Avatar
      FoneWeasel -
      It's not even summer and they're gonna announce back to school?
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      Quote Originally Posted by FoneWeasel View Post
      It's not even summer and they're gonna announce back to school?
      lol so true
    1. center_99_99's Avatar
      center_99_99 -
      Messany,

      Do you proof read before you post? I'm not trying to blast you, but the title says "announced" which would indicate apple already made the announcement.
    1. cb22's Avatar
      cb22 -
      this is great! if this is true then i can buy my mac early for school!!! ... don't know what i'll do with the ipod though, since i have a 160gb classic! craigslist anyone???? lol
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      I just advised one of the faculty members to wait for the back to school event to buy a MBP. Sweet that its coming up soon!
    1. buttamix's Avatar
      buttamix -
      Quote Originally Posted by FoneWeasel View Post
      It's not even summer and they're gonna announce back to school?
      Since when did apple ever!! Play by the rules
    1. DisneyRicky's Avatar
      DisneyRicky -
      Free iPad 1st Gens.
    1. CrAzYiaN's Avatar
      CrAzYiaN -
      Time to finally buy a 27in Mac.

      my 20in is getting old.
    1. bonum83's Avatar
      bonum83 -
      Well... This doesn't apply to me...
    1. santaf's Avatar
      santaf -
      YYESSSSSSS I been waiting to get my imac during this time :P can't wait
    1. kingmoe738's Avatar
      kingmoe738 -
      So how much u guys think a Macbook pro would be estimate price?
    1. santaf's Avatar
      santaf -
      Quote Originally Posted by FoneWeasel View Post
      It's not even summer and they're gonna announce back to school?
      well I start school again cause have to take summer classes so it is back to school for me hah
    1. Donnutt's Avatar
      Donnutt -
      Quote Originally Posted by kingmoe738 View Post
      So how much u guys think a Macbook pro would be estimate price?
      With an education discount $100 off. Plus you'd probably get a free iPod or something.
    1. General Klinger's Avatar
      General Klinger -
      Quote Originally Posted by santaf View Post
      YYESSSSSSS I been waiting to get my imac during this time :P can't wait
      I just decided to switch from PC to Mac, and now I am gonna wait a bit longer so I can get a little "freebie" LOL
    1. santaf's Avatar
      santaf -
      Quote Originally Posted by General Klinger View Post
      I just decided to switch from PC to Mac, and now I am gonna wait a bit longer so I can get a little "freebie" LOL
      good choice i really enjoy mac OSX and the look of macs they look so much nicer than pcs do they cost a lot more but it's worth it to me. and since i get windows 7 for free from college i just put it on my mac too for when i need windows.
    1. c0dy's Avatar
      c0dy -
      I'm sure it's just going to be another free iPT, but I'll wait till they announce
    1. santaf's Avatar
      santaf -
      obviously it's always a free 8GB ipod touch haha they already said it will be it always is