We're going to keep things fresh and new this time around with Apple hardware only from 2014. If you want newish but don't have quite enough money to get the brand-new machine of your dreams, then these lightly refurbished Macs will give you more power for your dollar. And if you want to spend some of your savings from your Mac on accessories like a phone case or an external hard drive, then we've got you covered there too.
UPDATED! Apple Pay has arrived as part of the iOS 8.1 update on 10/20/14, so we’ve put together this primer to help you start using it. Here we explain how the service works and why it should be exceptionally safe, plus we list all the participating banks, retail stores, and apps. Put away your wallet and jump on board!
Last week's deals were a bit more high end as we looked at all the 2.X+GHz models that packed a wallop on the processor end of things for discounted prices. This week, we get back to the lower prices and have all our refurb model Macs that you can grab for under a grand. So if you have a Mac yearning but have a budget that's tight, this week's for you!
We're gonna leave behind the MacBook Air line and the lower powered 1.4GHz processors and focus on just the more powerful models in the world of refurbed Macs. This week, we're all about speed and power and just crushing it. So let's get right into these big beautiful Macs — and we'll see what kind of a hook up we can give you in the accessory category too.
Apple apparently hasn't turned its back on free stuff, after all, even though the situation seemed a little iffy after the disappearance of the free iTunes Single of the Week. In other news, a Missouri lawmaker wants users to produce photo IDs every time they use Apple Pay and similar services in his state, and Apple introduced some simple but useful tools for its Photos for iCloud.com app.
In today's Apple Daily, we learn that Apple's making some serious inroads into Samsung's native South Korea. In addition, word just dropped that the Cupertino giant bought a British music analytics company last year (presumably to improve Beats Music), and one of the iPhone's best thermal imagining attachments gets an upgrade.
CES is now behind us, but news associated with the show is still rolling in, such as how we'll need to own an Apple TV if we expect to use Siri to interact with HomeKit-compatible devices remotely. Elsewhere, we learn about some smuggling antics in China and Xiaomi's struggles with copycatting, as well as Apple's rankings on Flickr and new support for the Apple Watch in the iOS 8.2 beta.
2015 has barely started, but it's already chock full of interesting Apple happenings, including new reports of an ultrathin 12-inch MacBook Air and the long-rumored "iPad Pro." We've also celebrated a big anniversary, plus there's a new way to preview Apple Watch, as well as a roundup of this week's Apple-related CES news!
Our first full week of the new year has come to an end, and we've decided to round it off with a breakdown of all the best Apple-related goodies on display at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. (Be sure to check out the knockoff Apple Watch.) In addition, North Korea's Mac OS X clone finally leaked onto torrent sites, and it looks like Apple Pay could come to Canada soon.
Well 2015 is fully upon us now and some old favorites are back in the refurb shop, plus an old favorite all spiffed up in its newest incarnation, but you've got to move quick. We've got nothing in the deals column this week that's any older than 2014, so these are some of the newest used machines you can get your hands on and they're all Apple checked, cleaned, and approved, so let's get going.