Today's refurb weekly deals features two pairs. That is, we found one lower end model (or older model) and paired it with a newer or higher end so you can weigh your choices. Sometimes the difference in cost is slight but the under the hood upgrades are well worth it, and in some cases what you're buying is just youth. The choice is yours, and as always, an assortment of goodies for your iOS devices rounds out the bill.
We're all about saving you your hard-earned money so this week's refurbs are all about keeping it low price. That's why nothing in this week's bag o' deals goes any higher than just under $1K. You can get quite a few awesome Macs for under a grand and they'll last you years and years, so consider these deals extra great. And if you had more to spend in your budget, but you were wise enough to come here first, then check out what you can do with some of your other coin.
In today's Apple Daily, a new report reveals the names of many former automotive engineers who now work at Apple, all while battery maker A123 files a lawsuit against the Cupertino company in protest of its alleged poaching. In other news, a huge stand is apparently being built to promote the Apple Watch in a mall along the Champs-Élysées in Paris, and Apple has finally launched a repair program to service 2011-2013 MacBook Pros with faulty video performance.
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.
What's next for iOS? That's the question that was begging to be answered this week, as rumors flew about not only iOS 8.3 and 8.4, but iOS 9 as well. On other fronts, Apple broke yet another record on Wall Street, we learned that MacBooks can survive falling from an airplane, and rumors continue to swirl about Apple's mystery vehicle. That plus a whole lot more in our recap of this week's hottest Apple news!
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.
It wouldn't be Friday without a juicy Apple leak or rumor, and, as if on cue, photos of the display and lid of the rumored 12-inch MacBook Air supposedly leaked today. In other news, Tim Cook reportedly agreed to let Chinese officials check Apple products for security flaws, and iPhones accounted for precisely half of all phone activations in the U.S. during the last quarter.
We're mixing it up a little here by leaving the MacBook Airs out of this week's Deal Roundup. There are still plenty of those models on tap, but we wanted to give a little shout out to the MacBook Pro, the souped up bigger brother to the lighter than air Apple laptops. And so, in honor of our beloved machine that we're currently writing this article on, we present some great Pros. Plus some interesting accessories that make things a bit more fun for you.
Not only did the Mac Mini make it back in our line up last week, but it continues to be here and in a variety of configurations. These little marvels are super popular in the refurb market and we've got plenty more that'll fit the bill for just about any budget. Plus we've got some cases and some Bluetooth accessories that'll go easy on your wallet.