Apple has finally launched their annual Back to School promotion in the US, several weeks later than last year. Sadly, the "deal" is much less than previous years, which offered a free iPod. This year's offer is $100 credit to the App Store (or iOS App Store, the iTunes Store, or the iBookstore). I've been waiting for this deal to get a Macbook Pro, so I can finally run all those Intel-only apps (my current Mac is a PowerPC G5). I'd really wanted the iPod because I lost mine last month, but tough luck for me I guess. Buy a Mac for College & Get $100 for Apps - Apple Back to School Offer - Apple Store (U.S.) Still, if you're qualified to receive the education discount, summer is the time to buy a new Mac.