iPhone pricing war heats up as Walmart offers 5s for $119 and Target launches iPad trade-in promotion

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Update March, 14: Target just let us know it’s taking an additional 1o% off iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display in addition to the trade-in offer and gift cards mentioned below. The extra 10% off is available through Target’s Cartwheel app.

New Apple promotions from Walmart and Target may be enticing enough for holdouts to finally upgrade to the newest iPhone and iPad. 

Walmart is getting aggressive and beating out Best Buy’s current $50 discount on iPhone 5s by dropping the price all the way down to $119, according to CNN Money. This is one of the lowest prices we have ever seen for Apple’s flagship smartphone. Read more

Save on nearly all current iPad models and configurations ($20-$200 off)

ipad-air-deal-9to5toysFrom now until March 1st, or while supplies last, Best Buy is taking $20-$200 off iPads (Air, mini, mini w/ Retina, and more) as part of its iPad Savings Event

This rare promo includes nearly every current iPad model and configuration. Typically sales of this nature only feature one or two models and are often limited to entry-level storage capacities/connectivity options. Here’s your chance to scoop up whichever iPad you’ve had your eyes on and not have to settle for a lesser model. Most deals include free shipping, but some are in-store only.
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50% off OtterBox Armor Series cases for iPhone and more

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For a limited time, popular case maker OtterBox is offering 50% off its entire Armor Series of cases through its website. It’s also offering discounts on its Preserver Series Collection and more with 15% off orders of $100 or more.

For products other than the Armor Series, OtterBox is still offering 15% off orders of $100 or more, 10% off orders of $75+, and 5% off orders of $50+ with coupon code “AM2014“.

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Take $150 off MacBooks and iMacs at Best Buy with .edu email

best-buy-macbook-imac-college-dealFolks with a valid .edu email address can sign up to receive a special promo code that will extend a $150 discount to all MacBooks and iMac computers. Apple’s student discounts start at $50 on low-end configurations, which makes Best Buy’s promo nearly three times as valuable for some models. It includes in-stock MacBook Air, Retina, and Pro models and all standard configuration iMac desktop computers.

If you don’t have access to a .edu email address you should check out Adorama and MacMall’s President’s Day Sale for the best Mac prices from authorized dealers.

Also, Best Buy is still offering $50 off all iPad mini Retina models and $20 off the first generation iPad mini.
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Save $50 on all iPad mini w/ Retina display models, deals start at $350 shipped

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Best Buy is slicing $50 off all Apple iPad mini with Retina display models from now until February 16th.

This promo will net you a 16GB WiFi model for only $349.99 with free shipping. Discounts on the Retina mini have been few and far between since its release last Fall, and today’s deal has the distinct honor of being the best price to date. The previous reigning all-time low was $270 as part of an eBay Daily Deal. It features a beautiful 7.9″ Retina display, powerful A7 chip, and ultrafast 802.11n WiFi with MIMO technology. The first generation iPad mini is also available with $20 savings.

Use your savings to buy this highly-rated Poetic SlimLine case with sleep/wake functionality for just $12.95 and still have money left over to buy a couple $10 MFi Apple-certified Lightning cables.

Note: You must add WiFi+Cellular models to your cart and select ‘buy this device without a plan’ to see the discounted price.

Target is offering a free $50 gift card with iPad purchases and Red credit cardholders can save an additional 5%.
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Apple Tablet Roundup: $30 off all iPad mini w/ Retina display WiFi models, iPad 4th gen 128GB $520, more

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EBay Daily Deals is offering several notable Apple tablet deals, including the best price ever on a 16GB WiFi iPad mini with Retina display:

  • iPad mini w/ Retina Display 16GB WiFi $369.99 (Reg. $399)
  • iPad mini w/ Retina Display 32GB WiFi $469.99 (Reg. $499)
  • iPad mini w/ Retina Display 64GB WiFi $569.99 (Reg. $599)
  • iPad 4th gen 128GB WiFi $519.99 (Reg. $799)
  • iPad 4th gen 16GB WiFi + AT&T Cellular $439.99 (Reg. $629)

Get 50% off all Otterbox Armor Series cases & 25% off select Otterbox Defender cases

If you want to pick up one of the most popular protective cases around for iPhone, look no further than the Defender and Armor series from OtterBox. Not only can you grab 25% off a huge selection of the company’s extremely popular Defender cases, it’s also offering 50% off all Armor series cases. No word on exactly how long the limited time offers will last, so hit the links below quickly to take advantage:

50% off all OtterBox Armor series cases

25% off select OtterBox Defender cases

If the OtterBox case you’re after isn’t included in the sales above, OtterBox is also still offering 15% off orders of $100 or more, 10% off orders of $75+, and 5% off orders of $50+ with coupon code “AM2014″. Read more

Tablet Roundup: iPad Air 16GB $460, iPad mini 32GB $340, Kindle Fire HDX $199, more

ipad-air-deal-9to5toysIt’s a good time to be in the market for a new tablet. We have several deals on various iPad models/configurations and even a discounted Kindle Fire HDX:

  • Apple iPad Air 16GB WiFi $459.99 (Reg. $499) from eBay Daily Deals via Altatac
  • Apple iPad mini 32GB (1st gen) WiFi $339.99 (Reg. $400) from eBay Daily Deals via BuyDig
  • Apple iPad 4th gen 128GB WiFi $519.99 (Reg. $769.99) from eBay Daily Deals via BestStopDeals
  • Apple iPad 4th gen 16GB  WiFi + Sprint $399 (Reg. $629) via MacMall
  • Apple iPad 4th gen 32GB WiFi $439 (Reg. $599) via Macmall
  • Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 16GB $199 (Reg. $229) via Amazon with coupon code GameOn30 at checkout

Apple TV 1080p HD Media Streamer $84 shipped (Reg. $99)

apple-tvUpdate: Back in stock at Staples and now available from Amazon at the same rate of $84 w/ free shipping.

Staples has the Apple TV for only $84 today with free shipping. That’s $15 off the list price and the lowest we’ve seen for it this holiday season.

The Apple TV with 1080p HD gives you all the best entertainment right on your widescreen TV. Choose from thousands of current and classic movies and TV shows on iTunes-many in amazing 1080p HD. Watch live sports in HD. Access content from Netflix, YouTube, Vimeo, and more.* And with AirPlay, you can play video, show off photos, and enjoy music from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch on your TV. Read more

Take $75 off any iPhone 5s when you sign a new 2-year agreement (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint)

iphone-5s-deal-best-buyBest Buy is knocking $75 off any iPhone 5s when you agree to sign a new 2 yr contract. Just to clarify, this includes all carriers, colors, and capacities. This is one of the only deals we have seen on the 32GB/64GB models since they were introduced this fall. Act iphone-5s-deal-best-buy-9to5toysquick, Some popular models (16GB, gold, etc) are already selling out online but are available for in-store pickup. As a pricing comparison, AT&T ran a promo in November offering the 16GB model for $100, but did not discount any other capacities or carriers (obviously!). The iPhone 5c is also available for $50.

The iPhone 5s features Touch ID security, an A7 chip with 64-bit architecture, and an improved iSight camera with slow-mo/burst mode capabilities.

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Apple TV 3rd generation 1080p $84 shipped (Reg. $99), Roku 3 $88, (Reg.$100)

Apple-TV-3rd- generation-1080UPDATE: The price for the Apple TV has gone back up to $90

Amazon has the 3rd generation 1080p Apple TV today for only $84 shipped. That’s $15 off and the lowest price we’ve seen (It was $89 on Black Friday). The Apple TV features 1080p HD programming, including iTunes movies and TV shows, Netflix, Vimeo, photos and more in HD. It also lets you access your purchased movies, TV shows, and music with iTunes Match right from iCloud. You can also stream video, games, and more from iOS devices using AirPlay; music, videos, and photos can also be streamed from PCs and Macs.

If you aren’t in the Apple ecosystem, you might want to check out the new Roku 3 for $85.86, a price reduction of almost $14. Update: now $88

  • Faster and more powerful. With up to 1080p HD video* and extended-range, dual-band wireless performance for increased speed
  • Amazing remote with headphone jack. Use the included in-ear headphones to crank up that late-night flick while the kids (or parents) sleep
  • One-stop search. Find your favorite movies and TV shows all from one place from top TV and Movie services like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video or Hulu Plus
  • 1000+ channels and growing. The best selection of streaming out there. Everything from Netflix to Hulu Plus to HBO GO to Major League Baseball
  • Free iOS and Android device app. Use it like a remote. Browse and add new channels. Even stream your music and photos from your phone or tablet to your HDTV

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Virgin iPhone 5 16GB with Free Activation and No Contract: $360 shipped

iphone5-white-black-frontVirgin Mobile is offering the prepaid 16 GB iPhone 5 for only $359.99 with free shipping. That’s the best price we’ve seen and the lowest price from this carrier by as much as $110. The discounted prices will appear once the item is added to your cart. For this offer, you must be transferring from another carrier. Virgin also offers unlimited Data plans starting at $30/month on Sprint’s 3G and LTE network. Read more