With the release of the iPhone 6 still a few months off into the future and some of the biggest leaks already out there on the table, all the explosions this week were up in the skies, courtesy of the world's fireworks manufacturers. That doesn't mean there weren't some good news tidbits dropped this week, including some iPhone 6 rumors plus a little something for the Apple image-editing faithful.
On the heels of Apple's new improved iTunes U offerings announced yesterday, the Mac and iPad maker today kicked off its annual Back to School promotion, which allows students to save on their next Apple product.
With new data suggesting T-Mobile may soon nip at Sprint's heels to become the nation's third place carrier, Re/code reported Wednesday that the magenta network is about to launch yet another Uncarrier initiative, inviting the media to an event in Los Angeles on June 18. “We don’t play it safe and sound," the invitation reads, offering few clues as to what brash CEO John Legere and company might have up their sleeve for the fifth time. But we've got plenty up our sleeve for today's recap, so strap in and read on!
Deep educational discounts have been Apple's thing for ages, but now Microsoft's looking to cut into the Cupertino giant's market by temporarily offering its beleaguered Surface RT for students and staff at universities and schools for $199. As ZDNet reports, the price only accounts for the tablet without a keyboard, although tossing in either of the two keyboard options still falls well short of Apple's asking price of $399 for students.
It's a good time to be a young Apple fan. Earlier this morning Apple announced the release of a budget friendly 16 GB iPod Touch with Retina Display for $229, and just a couple of hours ago, it dropped the price of its low-end MacBook Pro for students. The new savings drop the price of a new unit by $200, rendering it roughly the same price as a low-end MacBook Air. That's an excellent investment for a machine that could easily last through at least four years of hardcore study.