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.
Apple's switch to Lightning could have gone better. On iPhone 5 launch day, my local Apple Store had plenty of the $19 Lightning-to-USB cables, but the promised 30-pin adapters (both cable and dongle) weren't shipping yet, and lower-cost third-party cables hadn't hit yet either. Finally our preferred destination for low-priced cables, Monoprice, stepped up with a 3-foot Lightning cable, certified by Apple, for under $12.
While there wasn't a huge amount of tech news over the weekend aside from an Evernote security scare, we've managed to dig up a heaping handful of tidbits for you, including a look at Apple's Lighting Digital AV Adapter and future Campus 2 headquarters, as well as missing store credit for CinemaNow customers and more. Won't you join us for a quick Monday morning catch-up?
We're all the time showing you great deals on previously owned refurb models, but that doesn't mean we don't also find nice prices on brand spankin-new Apple gear too, as our Mac section will show. So if you like that new Mac smell, we've got it on tap for ya.
Nearly two months after the introduction of Apple's new Lightning connector, third-party accessory maker Belkin looks to become the first out of the gate with a dock and auto charger for your current-generation iDevice.
So how is everyone enjoying their first weekend with the iPad mini? Judging from our own Twitter feed, it seems like the junior iPad made an impressive debut on Friday and the smaller, lighter sibling appears to be favored by those who have put their hands on one. It's a shame there's no Retina Display, but we figure that oversight will get rectified next year with the second-generation model...
The Apple Store is down and the calendar reads October 23, 2012, so that can mean only one thing: It's time for an Apple media event and new stuff! While the focus remains on the iPad mini, it appears Cupertino will also be introducing several new Lightning adapters today as well.