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.
Every so often our Weekly Deals focus on great Macs that don't crack the $1K threshold. While a few of the more powerful machines just tiptoe over that line this week, we've still got plenty of great machines that you can nab at impressive discounts. Plus, we've got an assortment of cases in our biggest, cheapest deal of the week, in colors to satisfy most every taste. So let's have a look, shall we?
Fancy some two-day shipping with your next Amazon order? The Telegraph reported Thursday that Amazon Prime customers throughout the European Union can now enjoy the same 48-hour delivery service Americans already take for granted on more than three million products, all at no extra change. Europeans, before you go rushing off to place your next Amazon order, stick with us through the rest of the Overnight Recap!
So Apple cut prices on their iMacs and put a little bit of spec bump into things, but what are you paying for and what are you getting for that money? We've got some of the standout items like Mac minis (get 'em while they're hot) and the usual assortment of slashed price laptops. But what can you get in a refurb iMac for the same price as the new iMac? Let's take a look.
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.
Monday saw a few big changes at mobile payment startup Square, with the demise of the company's Square Wallet app and the launch of a new Square Order app, which allows users in San Francisco and New York City to order ahead for their next meal. No word on when the service will expand to other locales, but today's recap features a couple of other tech companies making life easier for all of their customers...
Apple's Lightning cable is pretty neat, aside from that whole rendering-all-our-previous-iOS-peripherals-useless thing. But that's not to say that there haven't been problems. Since its introduction with the iPhone 5, the cable has suffered from frequent reports of breaking and fraying, and now ZDNet's John O'Grady has noticed that it's prone to corrosion as well.
If you're like us and have starry eyes thinking about Apple's new CarPlay (formerly iOS in the Car) coming to your own automobile, the folks at Volvo have provided a video offering a glimpse of what to expect.
We've got deals all over the place today. Whether you want refurb cost savings or that fresh out of the box new smell, our Mac deals have got you covered. And we've hooked you up with deals that supercharge your older Apple TV and keep your wallet from wandering too far away. So let's dive right in, right now, and get a look at these deals.
Apple's Lightning connector may have initially been an awkward transition for those accustomed to the legacy 30-pin dock connector, but it's now inspiring the folks behind the USB spec to adopt some of the same changes.