Now here's a fascinating turnaround. In an age when PC use in widely considered on the decline, Apple's share of the U.S. personal marketplace jumped from 9.9 percent to 13.7 percent, reports Gartner (via AppleInsider). That's more impressive than it probably sounds. After all, the just in the last holiday quarter alone, Apple's share of the market soared 28.5 percent in the U.S. over its standing at the same time last year.
The deals this week are all the newest refurbs we could find. Nothing older than a one year old, if that. We're going for so new a refurb there's still that fresh box smell. Elsewhere, we've got the cases and the power you need to keep on going and going and going.
Happy New Year! Welcome to the first of this year's fantastic Deals columns. We've got some refurb hits for you, plus some great pricing on fresh-out-of-the-box new Macs. And as always, the grooviest gear for your iOS devices at killer prices. So, dive in and see what kind of dough we're gonna save you this week.
Typically we feature mostly refurbs in our deals, but to start your new year off right, we'll throw in a few brand new Macs. Plus, we've got your post-holiday break down of the very best accessories and a few other things to get your iOS presents protected and tucked away safe.
Sure, the new Mac Pros are finally dropping but you'll have to wait a bit before those end up on the refurb list. But rest assured we'll let you know when they do. Meanwhile, here's some great deals on things that ARE available for your last minute shopping binges.
Mac minis are back in the game after a hiatus around these parts. These little hockey puck-sized powerhouses were some of the first signs of Apple's commitment to shrinkage — but in a good way. And now we see that the cold weather has also gotten the prices of gear down to smaller sizes. So what are you waiting for?
And so the holiday season is upon full force. Well good. We've got good news for Apple, as usual, good news for those of you waiting for your iPhone 5S, some sweet games and some sweeter deals, and free music -- who doesn't love free music? Plus, let's all enjoy a good laugh at Android OS adoption rates as shown above. They're hilarious. All that and more, just step inside.
Even considering the disappointing performance of the iPhone 5c, it seems safe to say that Apple has been on fire this holiday season. The latest good news for the Cupertino giant comes from Parks Associates (via Cnet), an analytics firm that revealed yesterday that Apple's desktop computers have at long last edged out competitors Dell, HP, and Acer as the "preferred" units among consumers this holiday season.
Well, we hope you all were pleased with yourselves and your Black Friday madnesses. Since the great deals were everywhere last week, this week's foray into refurbs will find a few different corners, but some old faves too. Plus the usual assortment of gear for your gear at a price that's not dear.
We’re not going to point you in the direction of any Black Friday deals here, as those are covered pretty thoroughly elsewhere. But you should seriously check these deals before camping out all night, as maybe you’ll save even bigger and get to sleep in a nice warm bed after all that turkey. Your call.