Buyer’s Guide: Deals on iPad Mini 3, Retina iMac, Apple Accessories, and More – Mac Rumors
The 2014 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro is being sold at low prices following last week’s refresh, and older MacBook Air models are priced to sell. As always, we’ve also got some solid deals on Apple accessories and we’ve rounded up a list of apps you can get on the cheap.
iPad Air 2
Deals on the iPad Air 2 aren’t as good as they have been in past weeks, but Apple started offering refurbished iPad Air 2 models last week, so the company’s refurbished store is worth checking out if you’re looking to get a discount on a tablet.
B&H Photo is offering a small discount on most of its iPad Air 2 models, dropping prices by $30 to $50. With the discount, the 16GB WiFi only iPad Air 2 is priced at $459 and the 64GB model is priced at $549.99. Prices vary somewhat by model, but there are slight discounts to be had.
MacMall is also offering some discounts on iPad Air 2 models, dropping the prices by $30 to $50. With the discount, the 16GB entry-level Wi-Fi only iPad Air 2 is priced at $459, while the Wi-Fi-only 64GB iPad Air 2 is available for $569.
Both Best Buy and B&H Photo have deep discounts on some remaining stock of now-discontinued higher-capacity iPad Air models, as listed below.
– iPad Air Wi-Fi Space Gray 128GB – $549
– iPad Air Cellular Space Gray 128GB (AT&T) – $549
– iPad Air Cellular Silver 64GB (AT&T) – $499
– iPad Air Cellular Space Gray 64GB (AT&T) – $500
– iPad Air Cellular Silver 64GB (Verizon) – $566.99
– iPad Air Cellular Silver 128GB (Verizon) – $549
– iPad Air Cellular Space Gray 128GB (Verizon) – $679
iPad mini 3
Best Buy is discounting several of its Wi-Fi only iPad mini 3 models by $100. The 16GB iPad mini 3 in Silver is available for $299, as is the 16GB iPad mini 3 in Space Gray. The 128GB Wi-Fi only iPad mini 3 in Silver is available for $499, and the Space Gray 128GB model is also priced at $499.
B&H Photo is offering some modest discounts on various iPad mini 3 models, dropping the price by up to $100. The 16GB WiFi + Cellular iPad mini 3 in gold is available for $469 and the 128GB version is available for $649. the 16GB Wi-Fi only version in Silver is available for $349 and the 64GB Wi-Fi model in Silver is available for $449.
Discounts for each model and and color vary, but most models are being offered at a lower price than you’ll find at the Apple Store, and buying from B&H, you won’t have to pay sales tax unless you’re in New York.
iPad mini 2
Best Buy, B&H Photo, and Amazon have remaining stock of now-discontinued higher-capacity iPad mini 2 models, which are a good deal if you’re looking for an iPad mini. Compared to the iPad mini 3, the iPad mini 2 only lacks Touch ID.
– iPad mini Cellular Silver 128GB (AT&T) – $440
– iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 128GB (AT&T) – $449.99
– iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 64GB (AT&T) – $379.99
– iPad mini Cellular Silver 128GB (Verizon) – $489.99
– iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 128GB (Verizon) – $534.99
– iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 64GB (Verizon) – $439.99
– 2013 21.5-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/1TB (Best Buy) (Adorama) (B&H Photo) (MacMall – $1,199, $100 off
– 2013 21.5-inch 2.9GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) – $1,399, $120 off
– 2013 27-inch 3.2GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) (Amazon) (B&H Photo) – $1,689, $110 off
– 2013 27-inch 3.4GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) – $1,794.99, $204 off
– 2014 27-inch 3.5Ghz/8GB/1TB Retina iMac (Best Buy) – $2,149, $150 off
– 2015 3.3GHz/8GB/1TB (Best Buy) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) – $1,899.99, $100 off
– 2015 11-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) – $824.99, $75 off
– 2015 11-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB (Best Buy) (Amazon) (B&H Photo) (Adorama) – $1044.99, $50 off
– 2015 13-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (Amazon) (B&H Photo) – $949, $150 off
– 2015 13-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB (Best Buy) (Amazon) (B&H Photo) – $1,139.99, $60 off
– 2014 11-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/256GB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) – $899, $200 off
– 2014 13-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/128GB (B&H Photo) (Adorama) – $819, $180 off
– 2014 13-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/256GB (B&H Photo) – $979, $220 off
Retina MacBook Pro
– 2015 13-inch 2.7Ghz/8GB/128GB (Amazon) (Adorama) (B&H Photo) – $1,234.99, $64 off
– 2015 13-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB (Best Buy) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) – $1,424.99, $74 off
– 2015 13-inch 2.9GHz/8GB/512GB (Best Buy) – $1,699.99 $100 off
– 2014 13-inch 2.6GHz/8GB/128GB (B&H Photo) – $1,099, $200 off
– 2014 13-inch 2.6GHz/8GB/256GB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) – $1,229, $259 off
– 2014 13-inch 2.8GHz/8GB/512GB (B&H Photo) – $1,499 $300 off
– 2014 15-inch 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB (Adorama) – $1,899, $100 off
– 2014 15-inch 2.5GHz/16GB/512GB (B&H Photo) – $2,299, $200 off
There are quite a few apps that are on sale at discounted prices or available for free for a limited time. We’ll highlight a few here, but make sure to check out our sister site AppShopper for a complete list.
Platformer Traps n’ Gemstones is available for $0.99, down from $4.99. Shoot ‘em up game Star Drift is available for $0.99, down from $2.99. World building game Eden is available for free, down from $0.99. Blek is available for $0.99, down from $2.99.
Arcade game Hyper Square was named Apple’s App of the Week, so it will be free to download until next Thursday when a new app is picked.
Groupon has a tempered glass screen protector for the Apple Watch from Mogolife for $6.99, down from its regular price of $29.95. The Case Logic Micro USB cable with Lightning connector is available from Groupon for $14.99, down from $39.99. DailySteals is selling the Apple iPad mini Smart Cover for $10, down from $39.
Groupon has the OtterBox Defender Case and Holster for the iPhone 6 available for $29.99, down from $59.95. The Otterbox Defender Case for the iPhone 6 Plus is available for $34.99, down from $70. The Beats by Dre Pill 2.0 Bluetooth speaker is available for $159.99 from Groupon, down from $199, and the Beats Pill XL is $30 off at Best Buy.
Amazon is selling the Western Digital My Passport 1TB hard drive for $64.99, down from $129.99. Groupon’s selling an Apple Watch charging stand for $12.99, down from $29.99. The Incase Hard-Shell Case for MacBook Air is available for $11.99 from Groupon, down from $49.95.
Ztylus, who we’ve partnered with for a giveaway this week, is offering a coupon code (RUMORS25) to MacRumors readers that will take 25% off all purchases from the company’s online store. Ztylus sells iPhone camera cases.
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