Apple Boosting iPod Touch Again With Back-To-School Promo

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Good news for iPhone app developers: Apple (AAPL) is again giving away a free iPod touch (after rebate) to students who buy a new Mac.

While this won’t help Apple’s margins, it means there’s going to be a bigger iPod touch install base to buy more iPhone and iPod touch apps.

Apple sold about 3 million iPod touches last quarter. It’s sold 16 million all-time through the end of March — a huge sleeper hit, considering all the praise Apple’s gotten for selling 21 million iPhones.

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