You want to make the grade this week, Apple Refurbs? You have to bring at least $200 savings to this party. We aren't looking at anything lower than big slices off the ticket. So if you're looking to save some serious dough (and you can turn around and get software, cases, accessories, whatever with your savings), then you've come to the right place.
Apple is in hot water with the Chinese again, this time over the death of a 23-year-old woman who died last Thursday after answering her iPhone 5 while it was charging and was allegedly electrocuted as a result.
Rub the long weekend of sleeping in out of your eyes, folks -- it's time to get back to business with a post-holiday recap for our American readers. While the four-day weekend was relatively quiet on the tech front, there were still enough stories brewing for us to scoop up a handful and serve them up to you on this fine Monday, so let's get started as we put the first full week of July behind us...
While yesterday was a big outdoor holiday with fireworks and cookouts, the real heat is happening today with a ton of great power specials. We've got your sweet refurb deals and then we solve pretty much every one of your iOS battery issues, just like that. So if you need a charge, you've come to the right place.
We've come a long way from the days when AT&T was the only carrier for the iPhone. Today Virgin's Mobile's no-contract iPhone 5 goes live, and in line with the news we heard some time back, you'll be able to find it at RadioShack for as low as $550. But that's not quite as impressive as the news that this offer makes no-contract iPhones available for the first time.
The Apple news space has been abuzz lately with photos of supposedly leaked parts from the upcoming "iPhone 5S," and today MacRumors essentially confirmed many of the associated rumors when it posted photos of an iPhone 5S prototype acquired through the Chinese parts network. It may not provide any of the design shocks that we saw when Gray Powell lost his iPhone 4 prototype at a bar back in 2010, but it does give us a good idea of what to expect.
Seems like everywhere you look, Apple's iPhone is on sale at bargain prices -- a big departure from a couple years ago, when there were simply no savings to be found. But if you want the absolute best deal, head to Walmart.
We're now at T-minus one week and counting before Google Reader shuffles off this mortal coil, which means it's crunch time for anyone looking to replace the RSS feed service with one of their own. One of the more high-profile solutions is coming this week from Digg, but it looks like AOL is also planning to dip its toes into that sizable pond with a beta service of its own, part of our weekend recap for this fine Monday.
Most of us aren't expecting a radical new design for this year's iPhone, especially considering that iOS 7 will be a significant change -- so it won't come as a big surprise to see what the rumored "iPhone 5S" probably looks like.
According to USA Today, Best Buy's one-day trade-in offer for a "free" iPhone was so enticing earlier this month that they've decided to do it again, and this time for a full nine days. (Indeed, at least one of us here at Mac|Life even took advantage of the offer.)