Apple’s annual Back to School promotion launched today in Australia and New Zealand, as noted by 9to5Mac. Unlike last year when the promo included iTunes gift cards, this time around Apple Store gift cards are being offered to university students, students accepted to a university and parents buying for a university student.
A qualifying Mac, iPad or iPhone purchased is required.
Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones have just gone on sale in New Zealand (it’s September 26 there) across company-owned online and retail stores, carrier locations and authorized retailers in the 4.5 million people country.
The iPhone release in New Zealand is part of a wider roll-out Friday that will expand the handset’s availability to more than twenty new countries, including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.
Apple has promised to make the new phones available in about 115 countries by the end of the year.
We’re still a few months away from the Back to School season in the United States, but over in Australia and New Zealand the new school year is looming so the iPhone maker’s annual promotion for students is in full swing, giving us a taste of what to expect this coming summer in the United States.
Apple’s Back to School promos are certainly more generous than their disappointing Black Friday discounts. Students in Australia and New Zealand can save with educational pricing and get a free $100/$50 iTunes gift card with a qualifying Mac/iPod or iPhone purchase.
Apple has launched its Back to School promotion in Australia and New Zealand ahead of the new school year. The promotion is open to students, parents and staff members of K-12 or higher education schools and requires an eligible purchase be made between January 15 and April 1. Akin to the company’s Back to School promotion in the US and Europe last June, students in Australia and New Zealand who purchase a 9.7-inch iPad with Retina display will get a free AU$50 (NZ$65) Student Gift Card. Some notable Macs are also eligible…