Well, since we're a week away from a new Apple event, I think we can all speculate pretty easily that new iPads are in the mix very soon. So with that in mind, we return you to our regularly scheduled diet of great deals on MacBooks, iMacs, and more.
Occasionally, we like to take a break from featuring Macs on discount and turn our attention full on to the iOS devices that make our day-to-day lives easier, better, more connected (and more distracted). So this week's round up of the latest, greatest deals on Apple gear will feature all your favorite handhelds, so let's get tapping.
It's an across the board special this week. Games? We got it. Learning? Got it. Cute stuff for the kids. Done. Exercise? Productivity? Music making? Yes, yes, and oh my yes, a biggie on that last one. Well, then, let's get right to it.
This week's refurbs, specifically in the MacBook Air range, are really a matter of horse trading. Bigger screen or faster flash-storage? Newer model versus nearly the same older, bigger model with only a tiny bump on the price tag? It's all a matter of what you need versus what you want. Also this week: the 2013 Mac Pro!
If all that hullabaloo about record numbers of preorders and crowded Apple stores didn't tip you off, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are selling quite well. How well? According to a press release sent out by the company this morning, customers acquired more than 10 million of the devices over the weekend. Yes, that's a record.
With iOS 8's great new features, lots of apps are updating in your App Store (you may have even found the App Store hard to connect to lately). Some apps are just updating for the new OS and some are actively integrating the tools of the new OS, and some — best of all — are also cutting prices while integrating those tools. A fair share of this week's apps hit that sweet last category, but there are also plenty more sales that are just good deals anyway.
So while you're all busy checking out iOS 8 and enjoying tap tap tapping your mobile screens, we've got a boatload of discounts for you. While we've enjoyed the latest, newest Airs and the like coming to the refurb store, this week we're returning to our ~$1,000 limit on refurb Macs. Part of what makes refurbs so awesome is their discount pricing, but once you're up over $1,500 anyway, a discount seems less pressing. So without further ado, here's the best sorta kinda under a grand Macs and plenty other much cheaper goodies to boot.
Last night was rough for Apple enthusiasts seeking to pre-order the iPhone 6. As we recounted in our Morning Recap, heavy traffic brought down the online Apple Store for almost two hours after pre-orders went live at 12:01 a.m. PST. But apparently plenty of people got through (and it didn't hurt that the sites for AT&T and Verizon worked fine), as a new report says that last night set a record for iPhone pre-orders.
It's been a big week for Apple fans and it's about to get just a little bit bigger with this weekend's round of low-priced apps. If you want to get your life into some semblance of order, want to be on time, or want to see your to-do list get blown to bits, this is your week. There's loads of good stuff for the productivity-minded, but don't worry — there are games a'plenty, too.
We've told you before about grabbing the Mac minis when we offer them. This week's crop of refurbs is fresh out of the diminutive powerhouse desktops, but fear not, we have plenty of great deals including, like last week, some of the newest model MacBook Airs we've seen yet. But our youngest model of all is an iMac that just hit the market as a new model this very June — and best of all, it's under a grand. So let's get into these tasty deals while they're hot!