Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
A new PowerBook G4 CD-RW promotion is slated to begin tomorrow, Friday June 15, 2001 and goes through September 3, 2001.
Offer: Purchase a qualifying Apple PowerBook G4 Titanium and receive a Free VST Portable FireWire CD-RW Drive via mail-in fulfillment. The drive is valued at US$400.
This gives resellers a great opportunity to upsell people looking at the iBook with the combo drive on the TiBook with all the added features. With the addition of the free CD-RW drive this is very competitively priced system. The promotion is good on 400, 500 MHz and built to order TiBooks as well. In addition Apple is offering a US$75 sales SPIFF for sales people to move these.
This may validate my assertion that Apple is releasing an updated TiBook at Expo with a combo drive at MWXNY01. This is just the kind of promotion that Apple would offer to placate early adopters that may be upset when an updated model comes out next month.