Apple ▪ May 14
Apple ▪ May 13
Full-price iPhones are expensive. It’ll cost you upwards of $949 to get Apple’s latest smartphone without a two year contract (or some scammy financing program) from one of the major carriers.
Walmart is discounting iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus refurbished, no contract units. To clarify, these do not come with a contract and do not extend your current contract, but do come locked to their respective carriers. There isn’t much information regarding any warranty, but a quick look through reviews shows that you can expect these iPhones to come in good condition.
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Apple ▪ May 12
Apple ▪ May 11
Blutek (Top Rated Plus seller w/ 99.8% feedback rating) via eBay Daily Deals offers an Apple iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi 128GB in Gold or Space Gray for $589.99 with free shipping, which is a savings of $109.01 off retail.
iPad Air 2 has a 9.7-inch Retina display with a 2048 by 1536 resolution, an 8MP iSight camera, 1080p HD video recording (30 fps), up to 10 hours of battery life and Touch ID. expand full story
Apple ▪ May 7
Apple’s latest smartphone has been out since last fall, but it hasn’t received too many discounts. There have been a couple deals if you wanted to sign a new 2 year contract or jump into a carrier financing program, while unlocked deals have been even more scarce.
But Roberts Digital via eBay Daily Deals is offering a 64GB factory unlocked iPhone 6 in Gold, Silver, or Space Gray for $709.99 shipped, which is $39.01 less than Apple charges. Beyond the discounted price, this deal is even more attractive since it’s for the 64GB model (16GB is too small nowadays) and includes every color (even gold!). Roberts Digital is a Top-Rated Plus eBay store with a feedback rating of 99% from 567 buyers.
Make sure you protect your new iPhone. Spigen cases are 60% off right now with deals from $5 Prime shipped. Also, buy an MFi Battery Case for as low as $30 Prime shipped.
Apple ▪ May 6
Just in time for Mother’s Day, T-Mobile is discounting its Apple iPad offerings by $100 when you elect to finance through its Equipment Installment Plan (EIP) program. The big news here is that every iPad model w/ LTE service that T-Mobile offers is eligible, including iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 and iPad mini with Retina display. While we frequently see iPad deals of varying degrees, the wide range of discounts on all capacities makes this deal particularly notable. T-Mobile is even throwing in free overnight shipping today.
Here’s how it works: purchase any iPad with LTE at T-Mobile and use the EIP, T-Mobile will then apply a $5.50 credit to your monthly bill for two years (that’s more than $100, but we’ll take it!) as long as you maintain a 1GB or higher Simple Choice Mobile internet or Match Your Data plan. This works out to an effective discount of $132. If you cancel your plan at any time, the remaining balance on the product is due, other fees may apply (full terms and conditions below).
Here are the models that T-Mobile currently offers. Note: you must select color and capacity on the product page.
- iPad Air 2 (LTE): $20.74/mo after bill credit
- 16GB: $0 down
- 64GB: $99.99 down
- 128GB: $199.99 down
- iPad mini 3 (LTE): $16.58/mo after bill credit
- 16GB: $0 down
- 64GB: $99.99 down
- 128GB: $199.99 down
- iPad mini w/ Retina Display (LTE)
Apple ▪ May 4
Apple ▪ May 2
Back in January, I found myself becoming increasingly enamored with the idea of making bicycling a serious a hobby. A month later I was the proud owner of a Trek CrossRip hybrid bike, great for riding around town but also for longer trips through the country. As someone that enjoys technology, I quickly looked for ways to make my new hobby a connected experience.
There are a plethora of good apps for iOS that track and record your excursions. I found this to be particularly handy in keeping tabs on my progress as a rider. However, finding a safe, visible spot for my iPhone 6 during the ride proved to be more challenging. The beauty of having all of this data is somewhat lost when your phone is stored away during your ride.
Over the last month, I’ve had the opportunity to spend some time with iOttie’s new Active Edge Bike & Bar Mount, which places an iPhone or Android directly on your handlebars. Head below for my thoughts as well as an exclusive 30% coupon code. expand full story
Apple ▪ May 1
Earlier last month HBO NOW streaming service arrived on Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad. During the initial launch period Apple users could sign up for a free one month trial. Well, that boat has officially sailed. You can’t get a free month anymore, but HBO has begun a new offer of one week free trials.
Just sign-up for HBO Now using Apple TV, iPhone, or iPad and you’ll lock-in the offer. Once the free trial expires you’ll be charged the standard $14.99 per month rate. This standalone service is perfect for cord cutters since it doesn’t require cable service or a contract. HBO NOW allows you to watch HBO’s extensive library of original TV shows including Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley and VEEP, as well as comedy specials and full-length movies.
Need an Apple TV to watch these shows on your big screen? Grab an Apple refurbished unit with a one year warranty for $59 or in new condition for $67.87 from Amazon (slightly less at Groupon if you want to go that route). expand full story
Newegg is offering the UNU DX Protective iPhone 6 Charging Case (seen above on the left) for $69.99, but using code EMCASAK53 in the cart will drop your total down to $49.99 shipped. That’s $20 under the original $70 price tag/Amazon, $10 under the average selling price and the best price we have seen including shipping. We have seen it go for a few dollars less, but only with in-store pickup at Staples.
This MFi case packs a 3000mAh battery that gives you 125%+ more battery life (“equivalent to an added 18+ hours talk time or 14+ hours web browsing time”). It has a raised lip, an included screen protector, as well as full access to all of iPhone’s functionality. It comes with a one year warranty and has a 4.6/5 star rating from nearly 500 Amazon customers.
Next up, AnkerDirect via Amazon has the Anker Premium iPhone 6 Extended Battery Case for $59.99, but entering code USV24R5N during checkout drops your total down to $29.99 with free shipping for Prime members or on orders of $35 or more. That’s $40 under the original listing and the best price we can find. While certainly not as trusted of a brand name, this case packs an extra 1000mAh for $20 less.
According to Anker this cases adds “an extra 65 hours audio, 18 hours 3G talktime, 14 hours video, 13 hours web browsing or 3½ hours 3D gaming to your iPhone 6.” Along MFi certification, all ports are accessible with the case on and it ships with an 18 month warranty from Anker. This model has a 4.6/5 star rating from over 60 Amazon customers.
If you’re looking for something less expensive, without the extra battery pack, we have a number of highly rated cases from Poweradd and Spigen for as low as $2 Prime shipped right now. expand full story
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Apple ▪ April 24
Apple Watch release is finally here. During the order process Apple makes it easy to just add AppleCare+ to your Watch purchase. If you couldn’t stomach increasing the cost of your order or were simply waiting to see how torture tests played out, you now have another option for protecting your new gadget: expand full story
Apple ▪ April 23
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