Apple jumps into back-to-school with App Store gift card

Customers who buy a Mac for college will receive a $100 App Store gift card. An iPhone or iPad purchase will yield a $50 card.


School may only have ended recently, but Apple is already offering deals to student shoppers.

The company on Tuesday announced that students who buy a Mac through the Apple Online Store for Education will receive a $100 App Store Gift Card. Students who buy an iPad or iPhone will receive a $50 gift card.

Apple's education pricing is available to students at accredited colleges and universities, as well as parents buying products for students or a faculty or staff members at any grade level. The company cuts pricing on certain devices. Macs, for example, are discounted up to $200 with education pricing.

In addition to its online store, Apple is offering the gift card deal to students, faculty members, and parents who buy computers in the Apple Retail Store and authorized campus outlets.

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