Apple is said to be launching its Back to School promotion this week with a big surprised to those who came accustomed to this yearly promotion. Instead of giving away free iPods to students who purchase a qualifying Mac under the educational discount program, this year Apple will swap out the free iPod for a free $100 iTunes gift card. Typically Apple has initiated the Back to School promotion and offered a free iPod with a Mac purchase for students in a strategic move to clear out inventory of iPods and make room for new models which Apple later on announces. If Apple does indeed switch to offering $100 iTunes gift cards to its student in this years Back to School promotion, it will certainly be a letdown for those who planned on scoring a free 8GB iPod Touch 4G which retails for $229. Well, at least you can download $100 worth of music, movies and TV shows on your brand new Mac.
Looks like it will be a $100 Apple Gift Card that you will be able to use on the App Store, Mac App Store, iTunes Music and Movies store and will be starting Tomorrow, June 16th 2011 and will be going on till September.