Apple in biggest ever offer for students

Apple in biggest ever offer for students

Summary: Mac-using students rejoice! Apple are launching their biggest ever offer to students in a "back to school" deal, expected in the next few days.

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appleoffer1.png border=Mac-using students rejoice! Apple are launching their biggest ever offer to students in a "back to school" deal, expected in the next few days. Apple vice-president Ron Johnson has promised that this year's promo would be the biggest "ever" for Apple, even though no concrete details have been released of yet.

Over the years, they've offered both teachers and students $179 (£90) and $199 (£100) off certain items such as new MacBooks and suchlike (probably not the entertainment type devices though, it seems to me this is more of an "offer for those who want to learn rather than dawdle around all day).

What's interesting is that now the MacBook Air is out, it seems this may well be one of the products on offer; even Neowin seem to agree.

Updated: see Talkbacks. Rookie mistake, I apologise.

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  • Unimpressed

    Anyone could find a comparable PC for $300 or more off the retail price. In order to match the price/performance ratio of such a PC, Apple's going to have to drop the price SIGNIFICANTLY.
    guruboy@...
  • RE: Apple in biggest ever offer for students

    Zack:

    It may well be worth it to me to check into Apple's offers for students
    this year, since one of my daughters may finally be enrolling in
    college this fall. (It remains to be seen, but that daughter's been
    waiting for the chance to go back to school since 2003.)

    By the way, Zack, even though you hail from the land from which my
    native tongue sprang, it appears to me that you could stand to hit the
    books harder in English class at Kent. In your three-paragraph article
    I found the following boo-boos:

    * "Apple havare launching" -- even if you were thinking "are
    launching" and not the mistyped permutation that showed up in the
    story, that would be wrong, since "Apple" is singular and "are" is a
    plural verb. "Their" is also incorrect when teamed with "Apple," since
    it's also plural; "its," being singular, would be correct.
    * Could be a quaint difference in British and American diction, but to
    my knowledge "of yet" should be "as yet."
    * "MacBook's" does not represent a possessive in your sentence; it
    should therefore be in the plural form, "MacBooks," without the
    apostrophe.
    * "Entertainment type" should be hyphenated to form the compound
    adjective, "entertainment-type."
    * The comma should follow "devices," not "though."
    * The phrase "a 'offer'" should be "an 'offer'." Since there is no close-
    quotation following in the sentence, I am guessing this is a typo in
    which a quotation mark was inadvertently substituted for the letter
    n.
    * "Although" (conjunction) should be changed to "however"
    (adjective), which can stand on its own; otherwise, your sentence
    becomes a fragment that starts with a conjunction that has no clear
    antecedent.
    * "Neowin seem to agree": Neowin is a singular subject; therefore the
    verb "seems" should agree with it in number.

    I'm sorry to be picky, because I do value your input on Apple
    products, and hope to see more commentary from you in the future.
    Much success to you in school!
    TCollinsG3
    • RE: Apple in biggest ever offer for students

      Thanks, I've updated some bits, but kept some of my own. I find I write how I talk - I can't change that.
      zackwhittaker
  • Still too expensive.

    Apples remain as computers for the rich. It's sad they taunt the least likely to afford such amenities.
    Narg
  • RE: Apple in biggest ever offer for students

    Did any of the grammatical issues actually detract from the message of the article?
    all9
  • test --ignore

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    zwhittaker