With MacBook Pros getting a refresh, now’s a good chance to get some sweet deals on refurb models, as Apple will be pricing that stock to MOVE. So if you’re in the market for the best full-powered laptop out there, you’ve come to the right place. What about iPad and iPad mini accessories going on sale, you ask? Well, just step inside, friends, step inside.
[UPDATED] There may have been new Macs, apps and the surprise announcement that OS X Mavericks would be free, but the iPads were definitely the star of Apple's special Oct. 22 event. There weren't a ton of new features to speak of, but Apple still managed to make all of our old iPads and iPad minis feel obsolete. Here's a look at everything that's changed.
If there's any one reason to look forward to the (possible) upcoming release announcements reportedly scheduled for October 22, it's to get a look at the anticipated new iPad minis with Retina display that so many Apple enthusiasts have wanted for so long. But according to Macotakara (via 9to5 Mac), that Retina display could also leave us with a slightly thicker iPad mini.
It's the week of glitches, rush jobs, security breaches, and the voice behind the curtain--or at least behind the little round button we call Home. Who got hacked, who dropped the ball, and why don't levels work like they're supposed to? And did you get my text? I sent it like an hour ago….
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.
Now that the gold iPhone's out and (apparently) holding millions in awe, Apple's may be going for the gold with its other products as well. Judging by photos posted on Chinese site Zol.com.cn (via MacRumors), Apple may have a gold iPad mini in the works, complete with a fingerprint sensor similar to the one we see on the iPhone 5s.
With the release of the two latest iPhone models, case makers have to be happy that not only can they continue to sell out their existing stock for another year, but they have something new to slightly tweak current designs to work with. And if you have an older-model 30-pin iPhone, accessory makers are starting to clear out their stock of merchandise, which is good news for you if you like sales. Plus, we still have a healthy selection of the best refurbs on the block, so dive right in.
Hailing from the land down under, PADACS specializes exclusively in iOS accessories. The latest is Rubata Mini, a Bluetooth-enabled keyboard case for the iPad mini, which couples a 59-key hard-shell keyboard with a black synthetic leather case that snaps closed for full protection.
If you still haven't had your fill of rumors now that the iPhone 5s/5c business is finally out in the open, consider this: French site MacGeneration has heard that the next Apple event will be on October 15. 9to5 Mac notes that we should all take such news with a grain of salt since MacGeneration has a spotty record when it comes to rumors, but the date fits earlier projections that we'd see the release of Mavericks sometime in October.