In the spirit of the season, we're taking on one of our own columns here on Mac|Life and going toe-to-toe, price tag to price tag. There's a great round up of Black Friday deals on our front page today, but let's see if we can beat a few of those deals with some refurb selections. Keep in mind, the Black Friday prices highlighted elsewhere are on new items, whereas refurbs are used products, but Apple-certified and good to go. So if you don't mind used Apples, let the games begin!
A long-standing classic app goes free as Apple's App of the Week potentially saving you $30, and if that savings isn't enough to get you over to the App Store, we've got a good round up of games and more to save you cash and bring joy to your life. What more could you want?
This week, all our refurb Mac deals are from this year. With the approaching Black Friday deals coming up, there will be some pretty sweet pricing coming down the pike on Cupertino's line of products, so rather than offer you the lowest price models from 2012, it's the newest refurbs out there. So start your holiday shopping earlier than the mobs and hook up with some deals right now.
The iPhone 6 Plus is a big hit, but according to research by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (via MacRumors), it's the smaller iPhone 6 that's the big hit in the United States. Apple's 4.7-inch iPhone is outselling its big brother by 3 to 1, the firm reports, based on data pulled from the first 30 days the phone was available for purchase.
Some big names gracing our Price Drop this week, as well as some smaller ones. We've got some games that'll keep your digits busy and some apps that will help you organize your life. It's all about your priorities. So let's dive right tin and see what good sword play and good sleep look like, apptivated.
To mix up our refurb presentations this week, we're going to show you the range from base model to the priciest option on the market. Depending on the week, Apple has just about every stop between the two points, so if you want more than the base but less than the biggest ticket, there's probably something for you.
If you're willing to brave the crowds on Black Friday this year (particularly when retailers are referring to the sales as "doorbusters"), you'll find some good deals at Best Buy that you'll never find in an Apple retail store. Other sales sheets from Target and Sam's Club leaked over the last couple of days, but Best Buy took a different direction and published their deals for their Doorbusters sale outright.
Definitely some fun and cute games in this week's price drop round up, but we've also got some harder-edged action for those of you who are looking to go on quests or to chomp your way through your enemies. And if you just want to jot some notes or log your weight or chit chat with an AIbot, well we've got you covered there too.
They went quickly as usual, the refurb Mac minis. Gone after appearing briefly last week, despite Apple's refresh of the pint-sized desktop. So this week, in their honor, we'll feature other small devices, meaning if you're looking to save money on some iOS products and don't need the very latest model Air, this is the place to save some serious cash and pick up some great products.
It's a special horrirific edition of Price Drop featuring games with a monstrous cut in their costs. And to add to the frights, all the games are spookytacular examples of the genre. So if you're not too chicken to save some serious cash, we've got a creepy thirteen games to get out from under your blankets and over to the App Store.