All new Mini models now Retina display only, first-gen still available as refurb
Despite being on the list of devices that will be compatible with the forthcoming iOS 9, Apple on Friday quietly removed the original iPad mini from its online store, leaving only the second- and third-generation devices for sale as new. The company is still offering the original 7.9-inch device, but only as a refurbished unit now (starting at $209, $40 off its most recent retail price). The first-gen iPad mini was introduced in 2012.
Power On youth access initiative launches for LGBTQ teens
Straight But Not Narrow, The Trevor Project and Human I-T have announced a joint initiative to provide LGBTQ youth access to computers and online resources. Entitled "Power On", the initiative will run until LGBT Spirit Day on October 17, with the organizations encouraging donations of laptops, tablets and smartphones for distribution to LGBTQ resources centers throughout the US. The aim of the project is to provide youth with access to the Internet for the purpose of being more readily connected to peer support regarding sexual and gender identities. Donated devices will be refurbished by Human I-T.
Lots of MacBook Pros, iPads, iMacs and Minis on offer
On the heels of new product and software announcements, Apple has also re-stocked its Refurbished online store with a larger-than-normal selection of MacBook Pros, iPads, iMacs and Mac mini models. In particular, the company looks to be clearing out a backlog of older iPad models, ranging from the iPad 2 up to the current fourth-generation iPad and the original iPad mini. Prices are on par for the Refurbished store, and as usual includes a full warranty from Apple.
Refurbished iMacs from $979
Currently, Apple's online store has a vast selection of refurbished iMac models. The 21.5-inch iMac, with a 2.5GHz Intel quad-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive has seen a price cut of $220, bringing the cost down to $979. A $310 discount is offered on the 21.5-inch iMac with a 2.7GHz Intel quad-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive, now $1,189.
Save 15 to 20 percent on model with user-upgradable RAM
For the first time since their introduction four months ago, Apple is offering refurbished models of the 27-inch current-generation iMac, at savings of up to 20 percent. Reflecting the constraints that have dogged the model since its introduction, the 27-inch refurbs list a 1-3 business day shipping window, and appear more than two months after Apple began offering refurbished versions of the 21-inch model. Following reports of a production breakthrough, iMacs of both sizes have appeared in greater quantity in the last month.
Reduced MacBook Airs, iMacs, and Mac minis
Today at Apple's online store save on a wide range of refurbished Mac computers, such as the refurb. 13.3-inch MacBook Air that's now dropped $240 in price, and includes a 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, 256GB of Flash storage, and a $1159 sale price. For $1699 is the refurb. 15.4-inch, 2.4GHz MacBook Pro, complete with 4GB of RAM, a 750GB hard drive, and quad-core Intel i7 processor.
Deals on iPads, iPhone accessories, and more
Today's deals from DealNN include price breaks on iPads, iPhone accessories, and more. Apple.com is now offering a limited time discount on the refurbished, first-generation 16GB iPad with Wi-Fi and 3G, which includes a 9.7-inch widescreen multi-touch display, Bluetooth 2.1 technology, TV/Video support, and a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 10 hours. Currently featured at DealNN, the iPad has now dropped $170 in price and can be purchased for only $359.
Deals on TVs, headphones, and more
Today's deals from DealNN include price breaks on TVs, headphones, and more. Macmall.com this week still has the refurbished Curtis 37-inch LCD TV with built-in HD Tuner available, which includes three built-in HDMI ports, a 16:9 aspect ratio, an 8ms response time, and a 90 day manufacturer's warranty on parts and labor. Currently featured at DealNN, the TV has now dropped to $237.99 in price and offers savings of up to $262.
Low prices on refurb. MacBook Pros
At Apple's online store today save on refurbished MacBook Pro models now available for as little as $929 for the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.4GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive. A whopping $650 discount is available on the refurbished 15.4-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.66GHz Intel core i7 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive, now $1249.
Already retails refurbed iOS devices
According a leaked shot of an inventory screen that appears to be authentic, videogame retailer GameStop may soon be expanded the presence of Apple products in its stores. The company may be adding some types of refurbished MacBooks to its lineup if the listings shown in the picture are any indication. GameStop already sells refurbished iPhones, iPods, iPod Touch and iPads, game site Kotaku reports.
32GB models now $399 for Wi-Fi or 3G
With the first version of the iPad now approaching its second anniversary, Apple has opted to clear out its remaining stock of the 2010 model, or as the official nomenclature goes, "first generation." Buyers can get a refurbished 2010 iPad starting at $299, some $200 off the original price and 25 percent off the former refurbished price before the third-generation iPad was introduced on Wednesday.
Price cuts on MacBooks and iMacs
To close out 2009, Apple's online store has cut prices on a variety of refurbished Mac models starting at $899 for the 2.0GHz aluminum MacBook with 2GB of RAM and a 160GB hard drive. For $100 more upgrade to the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.26GHz processor 2GB of RAM and a 160GB hard drive. If it is an iMac you are after, the 21.5-inch iMac with a 3.06GHz processor 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive is available for only $999.
Apple refurbs: Mac mini
Today's featured refurbished deals from Apple's online store include unibody MacBooks iPods, and accessories. First up is the 1.83GHz Mac mini for $419. Unibody MacBooks start at $1099 for the 2.0GHz model with 2GB of memory and 160GB hard drive. Current-generation 8GB iPod nanos are available for $99 and come in purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, silver, pink, black. First-generation iPod touch models are available in three configurations 8GB for $159, 16GB for $219 and 32GB for $279. Mac accessories include the wireless Mighty Mouse for $59, wireless keyboard for $69, AirPort Express Base station for $85 and AirPort Extreme for $135.
Apple refurbs: MacBooks
Apple's online store is currently offering a variety of Mac models starting as low as $849. Two Mac models are priced at $849, the 20-inch 2.4GHz iMac and 2.0GHz white MacBook. MacBook Airs are available for as low as $999 for the 1.6GHz model with 2GB of memory and 80GB hard drive. The 24-inch, 2.66GHz iMac with 4GB of memory and 640GB hard drive is available for $1299. Unibody MacBook models start as low as $1099 for the 2.0GHz model with 2GB of memory and 160GB hard drive. The 2.4GHz MacBook Pro with 2GB of memory and 250GB hard drive is priced at $1699. Save $400 on the 2.8GHz Mac Pro with 2GB of RAM and 320GB hard drive, now priced at $2399.
Apple refurbs: $2149, less
Apple's online store has a wide range of refurbished Mac models that fall below $2149. Starting at $419 is the 1.83GHz Mac mini with 1GB of memory and 80GB hard drive. The white 2.1GHz MacBook with 1GB of memory and 120GB hard drive is priced at $849. Also priced at $849 is the 20-inch 2.4GHz iMac with 1GB of memory and 250GB hard drive. MacBook Airs start at $999 for the 1.6GHz model with 2GB of memory and 80GB hard drive. Get a 2.0GHz unibody MacBook with 2GB of memory and 160GB hard drive for $1099. Twenty-four inch iMacs start at $1299 for the 2.66GHz model with 4GB of memory and 640GB hard drive. MacBook Pro's start at $1699, configured with a 2.4GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and 250GB hard drive. Lastly is the 2.66GHz (single processor) Mac Pro with 3GB of RAM and 640GB hard drive for $2149.
Apple deals: unibody MacBo
Apple's online store currently has a variety of refurbished unibody MacBook and MacBook pro models starting as low as $1099. First up is the 2.0GHz MacBook with 2GB of memory and 160GB for $1099. The 2.4GHz model has 2GB of memory and a 250GB hard drive for $1299. For $600 more ($1899) get the previously mentioned configuration with the addition of a 128GB Solid State Drive. A wide selection of MacBook Pro models are being offered starting at $1699 for the 2.4GHz model with 2GB of memory and 250GB hard drive, or $2199 for the same configuration with 128GB SSD. For $2299 is the 2.8GHz MBP with 4GB of memory and 320GB hard drive, and top off at $2599 for the same configuration with 128GB SSD.
DealNN: cameras, routers
Today's featured DealNN deals include cameras, routers, iMacs and more. Most noteworthy today is the refurbished 20-inch 2.0GHz iMac from Apple's online store. It is regularly priced at $1099, but has been reduced by $300 to $799. This iMac has a 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, with 1GB of memory and a 250GB hard drive. Features include AirPort Extreme wireless, Bluetooth, iSight webcam, microphone and 8x SuperDrive.
Apple refurb: $999 or less
Apple's online store today has six refurbished Mac models for $999 or less. Starting at $419 is the 1.83GHz Mac mini with 1GB of memory and 80GB hard drive. Two white MacBook models are being offered for $849, both have 1GB of RAM and a 120GB hard drive as well as an 8x SuperDrive, one has a 2.1GHz processor and the other has a 2.0GHz processor. Two iMacs are also included for $999. Both models have a 2.66GHz processor, 2GB of memory and a 320GB hard drive however the one has an ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO video card while the other has a NVIDIA GeForce 9400M video card. Last on the list is the 1.6GHz MacBook Air (also priced at $999) with 2GB of memory and 80GB hard drive.
DealNN: $55 miDock
Today's DealNN deal of the day is on the Polk Audio miDock studio. It is regularly priced at $99, but for today only has been reduced to $54.99. The Polk Audio miDock sound system is compatible with most dockable iPods and includes an iPod port that allows you to plug it directly into a computer and upload songs without having to undock the iPod.
Apple refurbs: Apple TV
Right now Apple.com has a variety of refurbished Apple products at reduced prices. Apple TV is available in both 40GB and 160GB configurations for $199 and $279. Accessories include the wireless keyboard for $69, the AirPort Express Base station for $85 and refurb. Time Capsules in both 500GB and 1TB options for $239 and $399 respectively. Recently the iPod nano in both 8GB and 16GB configurations were reduced to $99 and $149 correspondingly. Unibody MacBooks are also offered starting as low as $1099 for the 2.0GHz model with 2GB of memory and 160GB hard drive. A selection of MacBook Air models are being featured as well with prices ranging from $999 to $2149.
Apple refurbs: Macs $419+
Today Apple's online store has a variety of refurbished Mac models starting as low as $419. The 1.83GHz Mac mini has 1GB of memory and 80GB hard drive for $419. A white 2.1GHz MacBook with 1GB of memory, 120GB hard drive and 8x SuperDrive is priced at $849. The 20-inch 2.4GHz iMac with 1GB of RAM and 250GB hard drive is also being offered for $849. For $50 more ($999) is the 2.66GHz, 20-inch iMac with 2GB of memory and 320GB hard drive. Also priced at $999 is the 1.6GHz MacBook Air with 2GB of RAM and 80GB hard drive. The 1.8GHz MacBook Air is available for $100 more ($1099) and has the same memory and hard drive specs as the previously mentioned MBA. A unibody MacBook is also available for $1099 with 2GB of memory, 2.0GHz processor and 160GB hard drive.
Apple refurbs: $99 Nano
Apple's online store is offering a variety of refurbished iPods at reduced prices. Fore a limited time the 8GB iPod nano is available for only $99, which is $30 off their regular refurb. price. The 16GB model has also been reduced to $149. Both models are available in black, pink, silver, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. First-generation iPod touch models are being offered starting at $159 for the 8GB and also include the 16GB model for $219 as well as the 32GB model for $279. Current-generation Touches are priced at $199 (8GB), $259 (16GB), and $349 (32GB). One and two gigabyte iPod shuffles are available in a wide array of current-generation and previous-generation colors for $39 and $59 respectively. The iPod classic is available in 80GB and 120GB capacities for $169 and $209 each.
Apple refurbs: Mac mini
Currently Apple's online store has a large selection of discounted refurbished Mac models including Mac minis, unibody MacBooks and iMacs. Two Mac minis are being offered: the first is priced at $419 and has a 1.83GHz processor with 1GB of memory and 80GB hard drive the second is $469 and has a 2.0GHz processor 1GB of RAM and 120GB hard drive. Unibody MacBooks start at $1099 for 2GB of memory, 160GB hard drive and 2.0GHz processor top off at $1899 for the 2.4GHz model with 2GB of memory and 128GB solid state drive. Low cost iMacs are available starting at $849 for the 20-inch model with 2.4GHz processor, 1GB of memory and 250GB hard drive. Mac Pro models are being offered for as low as $2399 with dual 2.8GHz processors, 2GB of memory and 320GB hard drive. Also available is the refurb. 24-inch LED cinema display for $799.
Apple refurbs: iPods
Apple's online store is offering a wide range of refurbished products including unibody MacBooks, current-generation iPods and more. For a limited time get the previous-generation 2GB iPod shuffle for $39. Other Shuffle selections include the 1GB model in current-generation green, pink, and blue is also $39, while the 2GB version is $59 and is available in the same color options. The 8GB iPod nano is priced at $129 and comes in orange, green, purple, blue, pink, silver, yellow, and black. Unibody MacBook models start at $1099 for the 2.0GHz model with 2GB of memory and 160GB hard drive and go up to $1899 for the 2.4GHz model with 2GB of memory and a 128GB solid state drive.