Apple’s Back To School Deal Is Worse Than Going Back To School

Apple’s Back To School Deal Is Worse Than Going Back To School
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School’s out in the US, but soon summer will end and many will be trapped in classrooms, brains forcibly stuffed with education. Most years, Apple’s got a little consumer treat: a free iPod or something! Not this time.

Instead of free or discounted hardware, Apple’s handing out $US100 gift vouchers to the Mac App Store when you buy a Mac. Cool…? Uh. I guess you could snatch up a copy of iWork, and like, a game, or something, but this is pretty lacklustre compared to a free iPod. Although it falls neatly in line with Apple’s continued push behind the Mac App Store leading up to Lion. The card’s also good for use within iTunes, if you’d rather just buy a giant binge drinking playlist instead of nifty educational software. [Apple]