When next we meet to discuss the deals of the week, we’ll be in the thick of Thanksgiving and the Black Friday deals will be all around us. The question is, is it worth going into the stores that early on the chance of scoring a Mac deal or could you just go the refurb route and save bigger bucks? We’ll go with the latter.
Well, the MacBook Air didn't get much love during Apple’s recent events, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of deals to go around to get you the lightest, best laptop around. Maybe people aren’t throwing over their Airs for the newest, freshest model like they are for iPads, but that doesn’t mean you’re not ready to rock these bargains.
Sure, there were new iPads in big and little configuration on display this week, but what really seems to have caught our fancy is Mavericks. That’ll all change of course once we get our hot little hands on these new models, but until we give that a spin for you, here’s what happened on your Mac this week.
Apple's been playing up the power-saving capabilities of Mac OS X Mavericks ever since it was announced, but until now we haven't had any real idea of what that might mean. Was it a few minutes? Maybe as much as an hour? On the contrary, John Siracusa of Ars Technica reports (via MacRumors) that a 13.3-inch MacBook Air can attain as much as 15 hours of battery life with Mavericks.
We're back on the Mac tip with our refurb selections this week and this go-around it's the newest of the new. Nothing here older than one year and some of it even fresher than that. So if you're in the market for a mini or a case for your iPad or something really darn cheap, you've come to the right place.
Yup, the government is still shut down, and good luck trying to sign up for Obamacare, since the bugs are still being worked out of that website. But fear not: Our Tuesday recap promises to improve your MacBook battery, save you money on video plugins or a new smartphone and even make your Yahoo! account more secure, so who needs the government's help, anyway?
With the release of the two latest iPhone models, case makers have to be happy that not only can they continue to sell out their existing stock for another year, but they have something new to slightly tweak current designs to work with. And if you have an older-model 30-pin iPhone, accessory makers are starting to clear out their stock of merchandise, which is good news for you if you like sales. Plus, we still have a healthy selection of the best refurbs on the block, so dive right in.
The 2013 MacBook Air refresh brings us two 11-inch and two 13-inch models, with the Airs of matching screen size differentiated solely by their solid-state storage capacity. The cheaper options come with 128GB, while the more expensive ones boast 256GB, with a custom option of 512GB for an extra $300. For the 11-inch Airs reviewed here, this is double the size of the previous generation, which offered 64GB and 128GB respectively.
We've got cases for your new iPhone, cases for your old iPhone, and everything in between. You like color? We've got color. You want protection, we've got protection. You want a refurb Mac Air, heck yeah, we got that. Suffice to say, we gotta little something for everyone.
With the unveiling of the iPhone 5s and 5c, our real deals today are focused on cases that will work with the flagship product that Cupertino loves so much. Some of these are for your 5s (get a new phone, get a new case is our motto) while there are actually some 5c cases already ready on the market. So have these babies at the ready when your new handset gets to your hot little hands. And finally get yourself some orange for your iPhone 5c. It's the missing color!