Apple is now shipping new iMacs, but savvy buyers should hold off just a bit longer

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Apple quietly updated their entire iMac lineup yesterday and they are pretty much the only game in town currently shipping the new desktop computers. This spells trouble for savvy buyers looking for a deal. It will take a week or so for authorized resellers (Best Buy, Newegg, B&H, etc) to stock each iMac model and only then will we start to see any sort of appreciable discount. It should be noted that MacMall is currently showing a $5 discount across the board but they are not specifying ship times. Amazon is also offering preorders.

Authorized resellers typically offer the best deals thanks to potential tax savings (at the time of purchase) and a higher propensity to offer discounts as way to be competitive. We saw $50 discounts only a month after the new Haswell MacBook Airs were released, so it shouldn’t be too long until the new iMacs see a price drop.

If you simply hold of purchasing a new iMac it is best to go directly through Apple and use any discounts that may apply to you (education, military, corporate, etc). If you are planning to add AppleCare to your new iMac be sure to grab it from an authorized reseller as their prices typically trump Apple direct.

Apple Airport Extreme 5th Gen (Refurb): $75 shipped (Reg. $180 new)

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Update 2: The Airport Extreme is now available through Dealfisher’s Ebay store for $75 again.

Update: Dealfisher has now raised the price slightly to $80, still a solid deal.

Today only, Dealfisher is offering a 5th generation, manufacturer refurbished Apple Airport Extreme for $75 with free shipping. This is as much as $116 off the new price from trusted retailers, $105 cheaper than Amazon’s new price and the cheapest refurbished price we can find by more than $20. The AirPort Extreme, model MD031LL/A features WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n, wireless printing, and provides “data transfer speeds up to five times those of 802.11g wireless networks.” It’s compatible with Macs, PCs, as well as your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. More details below the fold. Keep in mind that for an extra $25,  Apple has similar refurbished options which come with a one-year warranty, so some might be inclined to spend the extra $25

AirPort Extreme 802.11n 5th Gen (Manufacturer Refurb.): $75 shipped

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Apple Time Capsule 2TB (newest version) 802.11ac wireless router/backup device $279 (Reg. $299)

apple-time-capsule-2tb-dealUpdate: Even better, choose J&R as the seller on Amazon and get the Time Capsule for $279 shipped.

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Amazon is offering a current generation Apple Time Capsule 2TB for $284 with free shipping. That is a savings of $15 off the retail price of $299. Today’s deal is the first real price drop (Over $5) that we have seen on the new Time Capsule since its release in June alongside the new ac-compatible MacBook Air lineup. We do not expect this special pricing to last long.

It features a completely new design, 802.11ac wireless connectivity, and 2TB of storage for a seamless backup solution for any Mac or even a PC.

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Refurb Macbook Pro’s: 13″ Intel Core 2 Duo $650, 17″ Intel Quad-Core $1499

0906mbp13_3qToday we’re seeing two Macbook Pro’s with great price reductions. The first, available at Tanga.com, is the 13.3″ (MC374LL/A) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 that is Apple Certified Refurbished for $649.99. It features an LED-backlit glass display as well as a glass trackpad that doesn’t include a button (for larger tracking area). Also it has Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, and is pre-loaded with iLife ’11, iWorks ’09, and Microsoft Office 2011. All of the units for sale have been refurbished by Apple authorized technicians.

The Next Macbook on sale is from DailySteals.com. It is a 17” Intel Quad-Core i7  for only $1499. It comes with a SuperDrive, Thunderbolt Port, 4GB RAM, 750GB HD & OS X Snow Leopard and it also comes with a 1 Year Apple Warranty. Already installed is the iLife ’09 suite that includes iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, and GarageBand.

Both the Macbook Pro’s listed here are available at these prices for today only:

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Apple iOS device sales: iPad 64GB 3G: $180, iPod touch 32GB 4th-gen: $170, 5th Gen: $259


Some solid deals from around the web on Apple’s iOS products, the lowest we’ve seen for these configs…

First up, Cowboom has a used iPad 64GB with AT&T 3G for $179.99 with free shipping. That’s by far the lowest price we’ve ever seen on a 64GB iPad with 3G. This would make a great kids’ iPAd loaded up with videos or a kiosk.

Next, OneSaleaDay Wireless has a 32GB “new open box” iPod touch 4th Generation for $169.99 shipped. This is an all time low for a 32GB 4th generation which Apple replaced with a 5th generation a few months ago.

Finally, step up to the current iPod touch with a 32GB iPod touch with the same “new, open box” offer from Ebay for $258.89

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Save $50 on any new iPad 2 (starts at $349) or Retina iPad 4th gen (starts at $449) at Walmart

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Walmart is rolling back prices on every in-stock iPad 2 and Retina 4th generation iPad while supplies last. This deal nets you a 16GB WiFi iPad 2 for just $349 (13% savings) or $449 (10% savings) for a 4th generation iPad.

We typically see a couple $50 price drops over the course of a month (typically as an eBay Daily Deal), but a sizable discount for iPad 2 is certainly much more rare. Jumping up to a 4th generation iPad will get you a beautiful Retina display, faster A6X processor, the new Lightning connector and other performance bumps. If you can get by without those upgrades the iPad 2 is still a capable tablet.

Sale prices are available for multiple storage capacities, colors, and WiFi/cellular models. Browse the entire selection here.
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$50 Apple iTunes Gift Card $40 shipped

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Staples is offering a $50 iTunes gift card for only $40 shipped. That’s currently the best price we could find for the gift card. However, we did see it for $35 a few days ago on eBay (expired).

iTunes Gift Cards are the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys one-stop entertainment. Each card features an iTunes Store code redeemable for music, movies, TV shows, audiobooks, games, and more. Recipients can sync to their iPod, iPad, or iPhone, burn music to CD, and watch or listen on their computer—Mac or PC. Read more

Google drops Nexus 4 price to just $199 for 8GB, $249 for 16GB

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Google has just announced that it is cutting the price of its Nexus 4 in Australia, Canada, Germany, Spain, Korea, the United States, and the UK. The device now runs just $199 for 8GB of storage and $249 for 16GB in the United States. Previously, it was priced at $299 for 8GB and $349 for 16GB.

Even though the Nexus 4 was released nearly a year ago, it’s still very solid smartphone, and will continue to get updates directly from Google for a long time to come. The device is powered by a 1.5GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 2GB of RAM and an 8MP camera.

Google is expected to announce a new Nexus device sometime this fall, though exact details still remain up in the air. Some rumors point to Motorola manufacturing the device, while others claim that it will be LG again.

At the same price as many phones are on-contract, the $199 off-contract Nexus 4 is a great deal. It’s available on Google Play now and will ship within 1-2 business days, though that may change depending on demand. Read more

Logitech releases a limited edition ‘Tippsy the Elephant’ UE BOOM Bluetooth speaker exclusively at the Apple Store

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Logitech has hooked up with Jason Maloney, a popular artist, to bring a fresh design to their popular Ultimate Ears BOOM Bluetooth speaker. Jason’s unique art is heavily influenced by 80′s skateboard and video graphics. The design featured on the new speaker portrays one of Jason’s most popular characters, Tippsy the elephant.

Other than the design, the limited edition UE BOOM speaker is exactly the same as the original. It features a unique 360-degree speaker design that blasts music in all directions, water and stain resistant casing, and a battery life of 15 hours. You can even wirelessly connect two UE BOOMs to produce a traditional right/left stereo sound. The limited edition UE BOOM is available starting today from UE direct and exclusively at Apple.com for $230, while the standard edition remains at its original price of $200. Full press release follows:


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Apple iPod Touch 4th Gen. 16GB (open-box) $125

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eBay via 1SaleADay has a 16GB iPod touch 4th gen for $125 shipped. This brand new iPod touch may be missing its original packaging. The next lowest price for a current generation iPod touch is $229 and Amazon charges as much as $236. Today’s deal is $4 less than our previous mention. This iPod touch is also available in both black and white. The iPod touch features a 3.5 inch multi-touch display, front/back cameras with FaceTime calling and HD video recording.

16GB iPod touch 4th gen (black or white) : $125

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$60 iTunes gift card for $48 (or $50 card for $40): Save 20% on future app, music, movie purchases

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Update: iTunes is SOLD OUT, but OfficeMax has a $50 gift card for $40 shipped, also 20% off.

Today only, ebay via GiftCardmall is offering a $60 iTunes gift card for just $48 with free shipping. This deal extends a 20% discount to future app, music, movie, book purchases from Apple. Each card can be redeemed for music, movies, apps, books and more from the iTunes Store, App Store, iBook Store and all other Apple digital distribution stores. Discounted iTunes cards are a great way to save on expensive apps like Logic Pro X. You may purchase up to three cards per eBay account.

Buy with confidence, GiftCardMall has a long history of gift card sales on eBay and boasts a 99.6% feedback rating from 40,612 respondents.
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2 x $25 iTunes Gift Cards for $40: Save 20% on future purchases of Apps, Music, Movies, more

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OfficeMax is offering two $25 iTunes gift cards for $40 with free shipping. Simply add two $25 iTunes cards to your shopping cart and the discount will automatically be reflected at checkout. This deal extends a 20% discount to future app, music, movie, book purchases from Apple. Each card can be redeemed for music, movies, apps, books and more from the iTunes Store, App Store, iBook Store and all other Apple digital distribution stores. Discounted iTunes cards are a great way to save on expensive apps like Logic Pro X. Deal ends 8/3.
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Apple 13.3″ MacBook Air 1.8GHz Intel Core i5 Dual-Core, 256GB, 4GB RAM $1149 (Reg. $1299)

871873B&H is offering the 13.3″ MacBook Air 1.8GHz Intel Core i5 Dual-Core, 256GB, 4GB RAM model # MD232LL/A for only $1149 (Reg. $1299). That’s $150 savings and the lowest total cost we could find for this MacBook Air.

The 13″ Macbook Air is defined by its unibody aluminum enclosure. At its thickest point the computer is only 0.68″ — it tapers down to 0.11″ at its thinnest. At 13.3″ in size, the 16:10 display features a native resolution of 1440 x 900. It features a glossy finish and LED backlight technology for enhanced image quality and energy efficiency.

B&H will carry this sale until the end of this month, but they warn that at this price they have a limited supply to offer.

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Apple 13″ MacBook Air 1.3 GHz i5 Haswell, 128GB SSD, AC WiFi $1,045 (Reg. $1,099) or 256GB $1,235 (Reg. $1,300)

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Amazon is offering the June 2013 Apple 13″ MacBook Air 1.3 GHz i5 Haswell, 128GB SSD, AC WiFi, 12 hours battery for just $1,045 with free shipping. That is a total savings of $54 off the retail price of $1,099 and the first significant discount we’ve seen on the 13″ model. This MacBook Air features the brand new Intel i5 Haswell processor which enables it to achieve up to 12 hours of battery life, 802.11ac wireless connectivity, and dual audio microphones for improved audio clarity.

The upgraded model of the new Air is also on sale, grab the 13″ MacBook Air (MD761LL/A) with a 256GB SSD for $1,235, regular $1,300.

Reviewers across the internet are singing praises of the new MacBook Air.  Our own 9to5Mac reviewed it and declared:

Apple has a truly wonderful computer in the 2013 Macbook Air.

Pickup an ever so slightly discounted new Apple Time Capsule or Airport Extreme to get the most out of your new Mac’s 802.11ac WiFi.  Even if you don’t normally buy AppleCare on your Macs, it may make sense for the new Air since its ‘repairability‘ score isn’t too promising for at-home servicing.

Amazon is discounting other Apple laptops, head below to check them all out.
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