Best Buy delivered some exceptionally good trade-in deals over the summer, and now TechnoBuffalo reports (via MacRumors) that it'll soon offer customers a $100 gift card to put toward the purchase of an iPhone 5s or 5c with a trade-in of any working smartphone. Keep in mind that the offer's not official yet--it was discovered via a leaked internal document.
The 2013 holiday season hasn't kicked off yet, but it's already a great time to buy an iPhone 5c as retailers attempt to undercut each other with deals that allow buyers to nab a phone for as low as $45 up front.
Rumors and leaks are heating up and you know what that means: pure speculation! Fakes! A slowly growing fever pitch of excitement as we get closer and closer to the big day. If the 9/10 predictors are right, we'll be seeing Apple invites pretty soon, but only time will tell. That, and a MacLife columnist goes Android rogue — GASP!!!
Best Buy's offer of a "free" iPhone 5 was such a huge hit during the last couple of times they offered it this year that they're activating a version of it once again, but this time only until Sunday. It's slightly different than the last time it was offered, however, and more aimed at owners of the iPhone 4S than other devices. Also, the word "free" is noticeably absent this time around.
If you even casually follow the Android platform, you've no doubt heard that Google is about to refresh its popular Asus-made Nexus 7 tablet, which is already up for preorder even before it's announced.
We may still be several weeks away from the official "back to school" season, but that isn't stopping Best Buy from getting into the action early. As reported by AllThingsD, the giant electronics retailer is scaling back the prices of its two bestselling MacBook Pro models by $200.
So apparently some of you are really into this whole smartwatch thing. We still don't have many ideas about what to expect from Apple's take on the tech, but apparently Pebble's smartwatch received as many as 275,000 preorders through Kickstarter and Best Buy before its launch last week. You can bet Apple's taking note.
Well, it's official. Now that we're in our post-WWDC phase let the rumor mill begin. Leaked iPhone 5S shots, new case specs, carrier updates, stock invoices showing new handsets coming in new configurations before getting pulled, the whole enchilada. Well, we've got some of that action for you, plus a round up of other hot little news tidbits, all in one tidy package just waiting for you. Roll film!
According to USA Today, Best Buy's one-day trade-in offer for a "free" iPhone was so enticing earlier this month that they've decided to do it again, and this time for a full nine days. (Indeed, at least one of us here at Mac|Life even took advantage of the offer.)
If you've been buying ATG-branded replacement batteries for the MacBook Pro from Best Buy either directly or via the Geek Squad, you might want to check if any third-party batteries you've bought there have been getting a little too hot lately. Best Buy announced a recall today on 5,100 third-party replacement batteries for Apple's popular notebook after the Consumer Product Safety Commission reported 13 incidents in which the batteries went up in flames. In one case, the fires even caused serious leg injury.