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Last week DailyTech reported that Apple introduced a new iMac priced at $899 for education customers. The new iMac had similar specifications to Apple's current 1.83GHz Core Duo iMac, which is for sale at $1,299. Today, Apple has yanked the original $899 iMac page for an updated one that indicates the computer will no longer be sold to individuals -- whether they're a student or a teacher.

According to Apple, the $899 iMac will now only be sold to education institutions only. Apple originally indicated that the iMac would be immediately available to education customers, which is usually what the company says for other education-only Macs discounts and products.

Several analysts think that Apple made the change due to a possible cannibalization of its more expensive iMacs. An Apple spokesperson told reporters that the $899 iMac "is not available to individual education customers, it is for institutions only." No other specific reasons were given.


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Lame
By Eug on 7/14/2006 1:50:55 PM , Rating: 2
Lame.

Way to go, Apple.




RE: Lame
By dilz on 7/14/2006 2:38:39 PM , Rating: 1
Uh... go sign up for classes at your local community college. It's really that easy, folks.


I'm human just like you... (edit)
By dilz on 7/14/2006 2:41:31 PM , Rating: 2
and capable of sucking/NRTFA. Bring it on. :(


RE: Lame
By scavio on 7/14/2006 4:20:21 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
Uh... go sign up for classes at your local community college. It's really that easy, folks.


Hmmm... the article says

quote:
the computer will no longer be sold to individuals -- whether they're a student or a teacher.


So no, it's not that easy.


Right back at-cha!
By dilz on 7/15/2006 5:49:51 AM , Rating: 1
I'm going to go ahead and assume that you didn't get the sarcasm in the reply to my own post just a scant 3 minutes later.

Thanks for outdoing me! :P


If only...
By retrospooty on 7/14/2006 9:07:07 PM , Rating: 3
Thats a great first step. Lets hope they stop selling the rest of the overpriced underperforming crap they are pushing on the public ;)




RE: If only...
By ElFenix on 7/15/2006 5:50:16 PM , Rating: 2
who is pushing anything? no one has to buy apple stuff.


RE: If only...
By Master Kenobi (blog) on 7/17/2006 8:31:41 AM , Rating: 2
And thats why almost nobody does :)


But if you start your own community college...
By Zirconium on 7/14/2006 7:16:34 PM , Rating: 2
Cheap Macbooks galore.




RE: But if you start your own community college...
By ksherman on 7/14/2006 8:30:16 PM , Rating: 2
I have bought stuff from the Apple sture with the student discount before, and though I am a student, i was never asked for any type of verification or the like.


By ElFenix on 7/15/2006 5:49:49 PM , Rating: 2
while that is all well and good, it doesn't address the article.


grumble...
By ksherman on 7/14/2006 11:28:58 AM , Rating: 2
too bad... it was like getting a top of the line mac mini, with a free 17" monitor!

suppose thats why, eh?




RE: grumble...
By segagenesis on 7/14/2006 11:42:56 AM , Rating: 2
Apple is not the only company that has different pricing models depending on who wants to buy. They probably dont make much profit (if at all) on the discounted systems and if anyone could buy one... well you know. For a company that depends on its hardware sales its not surprising.


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