Whenever a new product is imminent from Apple, the first thing most die-hards do is rush to the online store to check for the familiar yellow sticky note. On Tuesday night, however, the online store went down briefly and the yellow sticky was MIA.
You already knew that Apple was releasing the new iPad on Friday, March 16, but now the company has confirmed what time their retail stores will open on that fateful day in the U.S. and nine other countries around the world.
We’re now at T-minus seven days and counting before the first wave of new iPads come flying into the hearts and minds of their early adopter owners, and already Apple’s online store is feeling the squeeze, with orders now shipping by March 19. But don’t get too bummed out -- there’s likely to be an ample supply at stores nationwide next Friday, assuming you don’t mind duking it out with all of the other procrastinators. Let’s find out what else is making news for this fine Friday, March 9, 2012, shall we?
You’ve snapped out of your turkey coma, the leftovers are gone and the receipts piled up from your Black Friday shopping hangover are starting to gather dust. Now what? Why, Cyber Monday, of course: The unofficial shopping “sequel” to Black Friday that makes an otherwise dull post-Thanksgiving Monday potentially worth sitting in front of the computer refreshing the home pages of your favorite websites.
By all accounts, Black Friday 2011 was one of the biggest in recent memory -- bad economy aside, folks came out in droves to spend, spend, spend. Judging from a source inside Apple Retail, Cupertino’s own chain of stores were not immune from the good news.
Can it really be that time again? It seems that every year, Black Friday arrives earlier thanks to eager retailers sprinkling deals throughout the week, then into the following week kicked off by “Cyber Monday.” If the thought of standing shoulder to shoulder with the (potentially unwashed) masses gives you the hives, stay in and grab some post-Thanksgiving deals with our 2011 Black Friday Deals Guide.
Are you ready for Black Friday? Apple sure is, with the company announcing on Tuesday that “every gift list has its day” -- and that day is this Friday, when the company’s online store offers special one-day only discounts.
One thing U.S. customers often take for granted is the ability to head to websites like Apple.com and order products with a few clicks. Today, four more countries will now be enjoying such a convenience, as United Arab Emirates, Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland light up their own Apple Online Stores at long last.
It goes without saying that the more memory your Mac has access to, the smoother it will run. This is particularly true in the age of 64-bit operating systems like OS X Lion and apps that can take advantage of all available RAM you can throw at it. But do you know where to find the best deals on memory -- and does it make sense to pay more?