Some owners of the iPhone 5 have been experiencing trouble with the device's battery, and Apple today launched a replacement program to remedy the problem. Apple claims that the faulty devices were sold between September of 2012 and January of 2013 and suffer from shorter battery life and the need for frequent charges.
They're baaaack! That's right, everyone's favorite super-tiny desktop is back in the Apple-certified refurb game and we've got the models to prove it. Meanwhile, if you've got an iPad, you need a case and luckily we've got a few options in that department. And we haven't left the music lovers out in the cold either, so let's take a look inside.
A Chinese outfit called Hevo Labs is pitching a new iPhone battery case called "Cabin" on Kickstarter, and they're quickly racing towards their goal of $50,000. What's the big deal? The proposed case allows you to put a tiny adapter into the Lightning port of your iPhone 5 or 5s, thereby letting you charge the device with the magnetic goodness of a MagSafe-styled connector.
If you're in the market for a deal on an Apple Certified Refurbished unlocked iPhone 5 complete with a one-year warranty, look no further than the Factory Outlet eBay Store, where deals can be had for as little as $449.
With the rumored iWatch apparently on the horizon, health and fitness appears to be on the mind of many developers, including WebMD, who launched a new health improvement program this week as part of their free iPhone app. Much like the upcoming iOS 8 Health app, WebMD can now work with biometric devices such as Fitbit or UP by Jawbone to gather data, create goals, and stay healthy. As it turns out, we've got a bit more on that very subject in our Thursday recap as well...
The Mac minis are back. These little pint-sized wonders do magical things despite their tiny size, so if you're looking for the very lowest Mac buy-in point, this is the way to go. Granted, you gotta come up with the peripherals, but if you want a Mac and it's time to ditch your old machine, this is a nice way to go. But get 'em while they're hot. Meanwhile, with the iMacs seeing a good price drop on new models, there's not much in the refurb line that can compete in pricing, so hit up the store and grab a new one of those beauties.
We hear rumors that Apple's got some refreshes in mind for the iMac and code in Yosemite certainly is suggestive. But if you can't wait, we have some great deals on some iMacs and on a jumbo display that'll give you that iMac feeling if you picked up one of our highlighted refurb Mac minis in previous weeks, but there aren't any of those cute little refurbs in the deals of this week, as they're gone for now. Never fear, we've got other options, plenty of those.
The latest iPad and iPad mini models hitting the refurb counter is still big news if you're looking to pick up a tablet and hoping to save some dough, so we have some great deals to start things off in that realm. Then a regular member of the weekly deals, the MacBook Air sees some serious price drop action. Plus, what should you do with the money you save? Why, buy gear for your new devices of course.
The Apple v. Samsung rivalry took an interesting turn on Monday with the Korean smartphone maker's announcement of a second consecutive quarter of declining profits compared to Cupertino's quarterly earnings growth last week, which revealed the company sold far more iPhones than analysts expected. All eyes now turn to July, when Samsung will reveal how their latest Galaxy 5S may (or may not) boost their fortunes...