The critics who lament that Apple is all out of surprises were certainly wrong today, as Cupertino quietly began accepting orders for its refreshed iPad mini with Retina Display in the wee hours of Tuesday morning.
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.
So apparently there's yet another Apple event next week and most people suspect it's iPad-related, with the possibility of a few surprises thrown in. We wondered ourselves, based on this week's refurb pricing, if there might not be an Apple TV update thrown into the mix (it's the lowest we've seen the price in memory). Meanwhile, we've got some big screen laptop action and more in this week's slice-a-rama.
If there's any one reason to look forward to the (possible) upcoming release announcements reportedly scheduled for October 22, it's to get a look at the anticipated new iPad minis with Retina display that so many Apple enthusiasts have wanted for so long. But according to Macotakara (via 9to5 Mac), that Retina display could also leave us with a slightly thicker iPad mini.
As two-factor authentication becomes more widespread, users start relying more on apps like Google Authenticator, which thankfully received a much-needed facelift — and, less thankfully, one show-stopping bug.
Sometimes you want to stay grounded at your desk and this week's Mac refurbs will do the trick at some very nice prices that leave you some walking-around money. Of course, sometimes you need portability, and these brand new MacBooks can fill that void at great prices too. And if you need some accessories, well, you know we've got those to spare.
It's that time again — time for our post-PC world to kick in and for all our refurb deals to not be laptops or desktops, but handhelds and pocket-sized devices. So if you came looking for a sweet MacBook Air, check last week's column or next week, because this week we're all about the iOS.
We got rumors and we got betas this week as Apple news moves into the summer's concluding month before the fall rumor season really heats up. Blackberry tries to stay relevant, some new games hit the consoles, and it feels like Apple TV is getting some of its due. More just like that inside.