Apple’s ‘Back To School With $100 Promotion’ Starts Tomorrow

Apple always likes to keep us on our toes and despite the fact that the kids haven’t even broken up for the holidays yet, they are set to launch their Back To School promotion tomorrow. Just don’t expect an iPod Touch, this year it looks like the incentive to purchase a Mac will be a $100 iTunes card instead. This can be redemed for music in the iTunes store, books or of course our favorite, apps. Is this incentive going to be big enough? Time will tell as this promotion will run until September 5, 2011.

It’s still worth less than an iPod touch but reflects Apple’s commitment to the Mac App Store. Where of course, we are expecting OS X Lion and Final Cut Pro to hit later on this year.

Check back to tomorrow and we’ll let you know when Apple set this promotion live.


Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: [email protected]

One Comment

  • Michelle

    This is such a let down! I have waited for 6 months for this year’s incentive and am so disappointed. With Microsoft doing an Xbox 360, how does this compare? Guess I’ll be getting a new PC, if I get anything.