$15 iTunes gift card for $10: save 33% on future apps, music, movies, more

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Groupon is offering $15 iTunes gift cards for $10 right now. This deal brings a possible 33% in savings and is one of the highest discount percentages we’ve seen. After completing the purchase, you will receive a confirmation email and your GC will be available within approximately 4 hours. Note: those who purchased the previous Groupon iTunes GC deal may not be eligible for today’s deal.

These cards can be redeemed at any of Apple’s digital distribution stores on music, movies, apps, books and more.

With these cards you can get even better deals on already discounted games and apps in our daily game roundups.

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New iOS 8 app bundles offer popular apps/games at discounted prices

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Apple unleashed iOS 8 yesterday, which it calls “the biggest iOS release ever.” Perhaps lost in the craziness of its release was the fact that App Store developers can now offer app bundles. You’ll find a new “Bundles” section on the App Store with a number of discounted bundles from popular developers.

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The bundles are separated into three sections: App Bundles, Game Bundles and Kids Bundles. With anywhere from 2 to 9 apps per bundle, users have the option to only pay for the apps in a given bundle they don’t already own by paying the difference.

There are some discounts to be had here from a number of highly rated developers, here are a few of our top picks:  Read more

Apple isn’t making an iPhone 6/6 Plus dock, here are your best options

gravitas-henge-dock-iphone-6-plusIf you were one of over 4 million people who preordered an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus this weekend, then you may have noticed that one of Apple’s most popular accessories for previous gen iPhones is curiously absent from its online store. As of right now, Apple seems to be sitting on the sideline and will not be releasing a dock designed for its newest smartphones.

Docks position your iPhone in a way that makes it easier to keep tabs on incoming notifications, all while helping create a clean workspace by wrangling messy cables.

There are already several iPhone 6 and 6 Plus dock solutions. Here are our favorite docks, stands, mounts, and more:

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Apple iPad mini w/ Retina display 16GB $75 off or $125 off w/ .edu email, deals as low as $275 shipped

apple-ipad-mini-retinaBest Buy is slashing $75 off 16GB iPad mini with Retina display models. That drops the 16GB WiFi configuration down to $324.99 shipped, which is nearly 19% below retail and a terrific price. This discount is applicable to all 16GB WiFi and WiFi + LTE models. Even better, you can knock the price down to just $274.99 shippedRead more

Should you protect your new iPhone 6/6 Plus with AppleCare+ or SquareTrade?

Preorders for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus kicked off late last night and if early sales are any indication, these new models are going to be the best selling iPhones in Apple’s history. This year’s iPhone lineup is also the most expensive ever, with the iPhone 6 Plus topping out at $949 without carrier subsidies.

At minimum you should keep your iPhone in a durable case to protect it from everyday bumps and drops, but you should also consider a protection plan for more catastrophic accidents.

Keep reading to get all the facts you’ll need to choose between the two most popular iPhone protection plans…

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Walmart to offer $20 or greater discount on 16GB iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus + $15 gift card on launch day

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Walmart, the giant US retailer, often negotiates exclusive price cuts on products that smaller retailers can’t match. Just like last year, it has set its sights on the all new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

According to a report published tonight by CNET, Walmart is set to trim $20 off both of Apple’s new super sized iPhones. That drops the iPhone 6 down to $179 and the iPhone 6 Plus down to $279. Both prices require a two-year commitment with AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint. Also, beginning on Friday, September 12th, Walmart will begin accepting preorders for the iPhone 6. Anyone who preorders through Walmart will also get a free $15 e-gift card. Sam’s Club members will be able to save an additional $2 on both models, which brings their total discount down to $22.

Based on all the information we’ve seen thus far, these price drops only apply to the 16GB iPhone 6 models and only the 4.7-inch variant will be available for preorder. As of right now, the only other noteworthy iPhone 6 deal that we’ve seen is from Radio Shack who is offering a free $50 iTunes gift card with purchases through September 27th.

 

Radio Shack looks to attract iPhone 6 buyers with free $50 iTunes gift cards

radio-shack-iphone-6-free-itunes-gift-cardApple itself and authorized resellers are competiting for your iPhone 6 purchase next week. This battle has spurred some retailers to sweeten the pot with trade-in offers. We’ve already seen Verizon Wireless up the ante with its offer that allows iPhone 4 owners to trade up to an iPhone 6 for free.

Now, Radio Shack is the first retailer to offer a non-trade special on Apple’s all-new line of flagship smartphones… Read more

Upgrade your iPhone 4 (or newer) to a Verizon iPhone 6 for free w/ 2-yr contract (updated)

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Update (9/12 2:45pm): The trade-in promo is outlined in this press release by Verizon.

Update (9/11 11:15am): The promo is still not back up on Verizon’s site, but the details can be found in this post made by a Verizon Wireless Customer Support rep.

Update (9/10 5:45pm): Looks like the promo has been removed Verizon’s website. We’re reaching out to Verizon to find out what is going on.

In light of Apple’s iPhone 6 announcements, we’re expecting a flurry of trade-in promos from carriers and trade-in services. We’ve already covered your best iPhone 6 trade-in options, but this Verizon promo stood out to us.

Verizon is promising a $200 gift card for any working iPhone 4/4s/5/5c/5s. Now, you can probably get a higher rate for all of the iPhone 5 models, but $200 for a 5-year old iPhone 4 is way above market value.

For example, Gazelle is currently offering $15 for a working Verizon 8GB iPhone 4 and $50 for a working AT&T 8GB iPhone 4. Amazon prices are better at ~$57 for similar configurations, but that’s still not close to the $200 Verizon is offering as part of this promo.

It’s not clear if it works on preorders or not, and other details remain scarce, so check back for the latest updates.

Get an iPad mini for $200 shipped at Best Buy (33% savings)

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Not to be outdone by Target’s massive iPad sale two weeks ago, Best Buy is also dropping $100 off the first generation iPad mini. Technically, Target’s sale was $0.99 less, but that’s because for some odd reason the national retailer adds $0.99 to the MSRP of many products.

Available in silver and space gray, the iPad mini will only set you back $199.99 this week at Best Buy. That’s a savings of more than 33% and a match for the best price we’ve ever seen. Of course, it isn’t Apple’s latest tablet and there are likely to be updated models around the corner, but for less than $200 it’s perfect for casual users. The first generation iPad mini will be supported by iOS 8 and features a 7.9-inch LED-backlit display, 10-hour battery life, and dual-core A5 chip.

Protect your new iPad with this heavily discounted waterproof LifeProof case. Also, the iPad mini with Retina display remains on sale for $350 or $300 with an .edu email address.
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Apple iPad mini w/ Retina, up to $100 off w/ .EDU, starting at $299

ipad-mini-retina-displayBest Buy is knocking $50 off iPad mini with Retina display WiFi models today with an extra $50 off for those with access to a .edu email address. Keep in mind we currently have the 16GB WiFi model in space gray or silver for $320 (or $80 off), which is a better deal for those without a .edu address. While that deal is available via eBay where many buyers will see tax benefits, with a .edu address this model can be had for $300 at Best Buy today.

If you do have a .edu or are looking for a model with more storage, Best Buy has the 32GB and 64GB iPad mini with Retina Display models available starting at $449.99 shipped ($400 w/ .edu). Note: Tax varies depending on the state.

Apple’s pint size tablet features a 7.9″ 2048×1536 resolution display, A7 chip with M7 motion coprocessor, and 802.11n WiFi with MIMO technology. We also have some great prices on highly rated iPad mini cases from LifeProof today starting at $25 (up to $35 off).

If it is the iPad Air that has caught your attention, Staples is offering up to $130 off various models right now.

Refurbished 2014 MacBook Air models now available in Apple Online Store

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Apple has recently added the 2014 MacBook Air to the refurbished section of the Apple Online Store. Currently, the 1.4 GHz Intel Core i5 11-inch MacBook Air is available in two configurations priced at $769 and $929, with 128 GB and 256 GB SSD’s respectively. 13-inch Air’s have also been in the store at various times in the last couple of days, so should return once Apple replenishes their refurbished inventory. These reduced prices are equivalent to around 15% savings in comparison new models from Apple’s site. The products were added two days ago, and have been lapsing in and out of stock constantly, so — like much of Apple’s refurbished offerings — quantities are obviously limited.

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Many iDevices on sale at Staples: iPad mini 32GB $289, iPod shuffle $39, iPod touch 64GB $299, more

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For the next six days, or until supplies are exhausted, Staples is discounting a variety of current generation Apple iPods and a first generation iPad mini. The break down is as follows:

We saw slightly lower prices on many of these items from Staples two weeks ago. But these are the best prices you’ll find if you need an iPod right now.

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