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Thread: Apple Set to Shut Down Authorized Campus Stores in Canada this June

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    Default Apple Set to Shut Down Authorized Campus Stores in Canada this June

    The Canadian post-secondary students with access to an Apple Authorized Campus Store will soon have to look elsewhere for Macs and iPads as the company has decided not to re-up contracts with higher education outlets due to declining sales. A person who claims to be familiar with Apple’s plans said the company will be closing all community college and university Authorized Campus Stores in Canada this June. The move comes as students increasingly turn to the Online Apple Store or major retail chains to purchase Macs and iOS devices, making the Apple-subsidized on-campus stores financially unviable.

    The source notes however that current Authorized Campus Stores have until May 31 to sell existing Mac and iPad stock, suggesting an early June end date. After supply is exhausted, campus shops will only be allowed to sell accessories and peripherals. Apple’s change in policy has sparked a fire sale at some institutions such as the University of Victoria in British Columbia, which is “blowing out” Apple inventory at-cost. For most products, markdowns aren’t substantial but now may be a good time to buy for students in the market for big-ticket items like a MacBook Pro.

    As of right now, Apple is expected to keep US Authorized Campus Store initiatives alive as some larger institutions generate substantial revenue for the company. On a whole however, campus sales performance has been slowly sinking to sub-par levels. Apple has long touted its role in education, beginning with the earliest Macs, then with the eMac initiative and now the iPad in education push. Although it won’t have an official physical presence on campuses across Canada come June, Apple will continue to serve educational discounts through its online storefront and authorized dealers.

    Source: Apple via AppleInsider

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    Akshay, WTF is with this plagiarism. Seriously? You copy and pasted the entire article from AppleInsider. That is illegal in the United States, do you not understand that? It's a violation of copyright law.

    Update: I've contacted the site you stole this article from and suggested that they take legal action against you. MMi profits in the form of ads from your theft, and though this site condemns the act of users discussing copyright infringement, it takes no notice when the authors engage in blatantly illegal practices.
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