You know the drill. Every year, Apple gives students a special incentive to buy a new Mac in the form of a cheap iPod.
This year, though, the deal might be a lot spicier: students might get a couple bills off a new iPad instead of an entry-level iPod Touch. And Cupertino might just be so excited about this that Back to School will prominently be mentioned at next week’s WWDC.
The report comes from BGR, who says:
We have been told Apple will continue to offer educational discounts on computers and either a free iPod touch, or $229 towards the purchase of any other iPod. Our source also let us know that there might be something new in the works, as well… they heard that it’s possible Apple might offer students up to $200 off an iPad with the purchase of a new Mac.
Not too shabby, and the timing’s about right: Apple usually announces its Back to School deals in May or June. My guess is that a whole lot of students would rather take a couple hundred bucks off an iPad 2 than grab themselves an iPod this year. What do you think?