Apple has once again launched a ‘Back to School’ promotion ahead of the start of the new school year in Australia and New Zealand. Students who purchase a Mac will receive a AU$100 (NZ$125) gift card and students who purchase an iPad with Retina display will receive a AU$50 (NZ$65) gift card - virtually identical to the ‘Back to School’ promotion held in North America and Europe last June.
The promotion is open to any student, parent or staff member of a K-12 or higher education school with any purchase made between January 15th and April 1st. Products included in the deal include any iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or Mac Pro (including refurbished models), but the only iPad that is valid with this promotion is the iPad with Retina display - refurbished iPads, the iPad 2 and iPad mini do not qualify.
Apple has also put together a short list of great Mac and iOS apps that might appeal to students - as well as a buying guide that includes various accessories, bags and software that is targeted towards students.