When next we meet to discuss the deals of the week, we’ll be in the thick of Thanksgiving and the Black Friday deals will be all around us. The question is, is it worth going into the stores that early on the chance of scoring a Mac deal or could you just go the refurb route and save bigger bucks? We’ll go with the latter.
Apple is widely starting to be known primarily for its portable products (and, yes, we’re including laptops in that category), but you also have to give it recognition for its solid, sexy desk-bound models as well. There are some pretty sweet deals on these home computers this week, and we’ll show you where to find them.
Well, the MacBook Air didn't get much love during Apple’s recent events, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of deals to go around to get you the lightest, best laptop around. Maybe people aren’t throwing over their Airs for the newest, freshest model like they are for iPads, but that doesn’t mean you’re not ready to rock these bargains.
Whenever I’m on an airplane, as soon as passengers are allowed to use electronics, at least a half-dozen pairs of Bose’s Quiet Comfort headphones pop out of carry-on bags. Despite increased competition, Bose’s noise-canceling headphones are pretty much the standard for air travel.
So apparently there's yet another Apple event next week and most people suspect it's iPad-related, with the possibility of a few surprises thrown in. We wondered ourselves, based on this week's refurb pricing, if there might not be an Apple TV update thrown into the mix (it's the lowest we've seen the price in memory). Meanwhile, we've got some big screen laptop action and more in this week's slice-a-rama.
With the iPad rumored for a refresh this month, there are plenty of refurb models of the current, soon-to-be-previous-generation models out there on the refresh end of things. Now, if you were the kind of person who might be interested in something like that, this would be a good place to save some money.
In honor of next week's big iPhone 5S reveal (which leaks have pretty much guaranteed with be fairly anticlimactic unless Tim's got another Mac Pro style surprise under wraps), this week's deals are all about the iOS. We've got iPod touches, iPads, and more inside. We'll keep it short this week, as we know if you're reading this blog, you're holding your breath and your wallet as you wait to see what next Tuesday will bring.
Phiaton’s Bridge MS 500 Headphones are built to make your audio experience to be the best it can be, and we’re giving away a pair of these headphones for free to one lucky Mac|Life reader. Details after the jump!
Get your fill of hot ticket items this week as we've got refurb deals that are pretty amazing and we've got cases and we've got just the ticket if your Labor Day weekend involves any kind of amusement park water rides. And if you need some tunes for your party, yeah, we gotcha covered.