Looking to purchase a new Mac? You might want to hold off until tomorrow.
Apple will putting up posters, magnets and other promotional material, alongside layout changes, in its retail stores tomorrow to kick off a third-party printer promotion, according to leaked internal documents obtained by 9to5Mac.
The document claims that several Apple Store locations have already received the necessary signage and promotional materials to push the third-party printers, but are being asked to hold off on placing them until the start of the business day on Tuesday, July 9th.
It is unknown at this point if this move signals the return of Apple’s long-offered printer rebate program, which offered customers up to $100 off select third-party printers with the purchase of a qualifying Mac. The promotion used to be offered during the Back to School season until early 2012.
If the program runs as it used to, prospective Mac buyers will be able to get up to a $100 rebate off select third-party printers alongside their purchase. At the time, the program could be combined with the free $100 App Store card or iPod touch that was previously offered. The Mac Mini was the only ineligible model for the rebate.
UPDATE: According to leaked signage obtained by 9to5Mac, the promotion will involve an instant $50 off select HP printers at Apple Stores, beginning at the start of business tomorrow.