Everyone survive Cyber Monday? It looks like retailers sure have a lot to be happy about, and hopefully you’ll be able to do the same as those boxes of goodies start arriving later in the week. Now that you’ve blown your holiday budget and have no more money to spend, why not catch up on what’s going on around the rest of the internet? You know, the free stuff you might have overlooked? Here’s the latest for Tuesday, November 29, 2011.
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.
Usually by this point in September, the rumor mill would be in overdrive churning up advance word about a new iPod touch or maybe new iTunes features, but this year is different. With the iPhone 5 pushed from its usual early summer release, all eyes are focused on the new handset, which seems to be popping up everywhere except from Apple themselves.
Okay, let’s be honest here: You read this site frequently (we hope!), so you probably know that a new iPhone 5 is just around the corner. So would you really want a two-year old iPhone 3GS, even if it was free with two-year contract? Best Buy is hoping the answer to that question is “yes.”
If you need further evidence that 2011 is the “Year of the iPad” and not the “Year of the Tablet,” take a gander at Best Buy, who reportedly ordered up 270,000 HP TouchPad tablets and has only found homes for 25,000 of them -- not good news for HP, who is announcing quarterly earnings on Wednesday.
There’s no doubt that Apple’s latest MacBook Air is a hot item with consumers, and rumors have recently pointed to a refresh coming down the pipeline any day now. A new report claims that inventory is constrained at major retailers, which is usually a good sign that a new model is on the way.
Despite rumors having run rampant last week that Best Buy could possibly have been in the doghouse in regard to their iPad 2 sales strategy, the major retailer confirmed in a statement that such was not the case. What is instead transpiring is that Best Buy is actually fulfilling customer reservations first.
If there’s one thing that should be abundantly clear by now, it’s that you don’t mess with the fruit -- Apple, in this case. Best Buy employees are reporting that the electronics retailer is in the doghouse with Apple over some shenanigans with iPad 2 sales.
Happy iPad 2 launch week! While you sit anxiously awaiting 5pm on Friday, March 11 to get your hands on one, a plethora of details about this week’s launch have made their way across the internet and now you can read about them right here.