Apple Store Stories July 31, 2018

Download Obscura 2 for FREE and take better photos with iPhone (Reg. $5)

Obscura 2 is an interesting little camera app that looks to help you create better photos with your iPhone. Almost never on sale, you can now download Obscura 2 for free from within the Apple Store app (not to be confused with the App Store itself). You can find out all about Obscura 2 in our full coverage over on 9to5Mac. Head below for full instructions on how to redeem the free app (don’t just go to the App Store to download it):

Apple Store Stories April 6, 2018

expiredStarman Tale of Light for iOS available FREE for first time ever in Apple Store app

The Apple Store app (not to be confused with the App Store) is now offering free downloads of Starman: Tale of Light for iOS. The regular $4 puzzler is a highly-stylized black and white experience that has never gone free directly on the App Store and carries 4+ star ratings from hundreds. Note: you will not find this deal on the App Store, follow the instructions below to get the game for free:

Apple Store Stories December 1, 2015

Even with its increased size, the new 4th generation Apple TV isn’t really an eyesore on any TV stand. Its all black coloring and same small footprint make it easy to tuck out of sight. Problems arise with wall-mounted and ultra-ultra-minamilist TV setups where exposed cables can completely ruin the aesthetic.

One of the best ways keep a clean entertainment center is to mount Apple TV on the back of your HDTV. These multi-use mounts have been around for some time, but a couple have been updated to accommodate Apple’s new thicker streamer. expand full story

Apple Store Stories July 23, 2015

expiredApp Store Free App of the Week: SpongeBob Moves In ($4 value)

This week’s new App Store freebie thanks to Apple is SpongeBob Moves In. Regularly going for $4, this is the first time this app has gone free since its release. Now is the time to download Nickelodeon’s hit to all of your iOS devices for free until this time next week.

More details below:

Apple Store Stories May 22, 2015

expiredSky Guide: View Stars Night or Day is now available for free inside the Apple Store iPhone app (Reg. $2)

You can get Sky Guide: View Stars Night or Day on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch for free inside the Apple Store app for iPhone (US only). Regularly going for $1.99, the interactive star and constellation guide app has never been offered for free on the App Store. Along with support for Apple Watch, it sits with a 5 star rating from well over 11,000 reviewers. It will be available for free from now until June 30th.

Just so we are clear here, this is not available in the App Store itself, but rather inside of the free Apple Store app for iPhone. You’ll find a complete set of instructions below:

Apple Store Stories February 2, 2015

Designed to help mobile photographers take higher quality long-exposure and moving object shots, Slow Shutter! for iOS is now available for free inside the Apple Store app for iPhone (US only). While we have have seen the app listed as free a few times in the past, it typically goes for $1.99.

Do not navigate to the Slow Shutter! listing on the App Store, head below for instructions on how to redeem your freebie: expand full story

Apple Store Stories January 2, 2015

Update (1/2 3:20pm): We have updated the post with some additional info and a screenshot to hopefully help anyone who is still confused on how to redeem the freebie. You’ll find step-by-step instructions below.

Waterlogue was recently highlighted in Apple’s new “Start Something New.” page, which celebrates fantastic works of art done with iOS and Mac. Today, you can pickup the unique, auto water color paint app at its lowest price ever.

Regularly listed at $2.99 (sometimes as high as $3.99), you can download Waterlogue for free inside the Apple Store app right now. Download and install the free Apple Store app, scroll down to the featured “Stores” tab once inside, and you’ll see the free download available. As per usual, this freebie is only available to those in the US and via the free Apple Store iPhone app. Some users outside the US have reported that by disabling location data, the freebie comes available.

Your portable watercolor camera. With a variety of presets and a few key settings, you have the power to quickly and easily capture the spirit of your subject.

Head below for more details and to see what Waterlogue can do:

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Apple Store Stories November 21, 2014

Update (11/22 10:40am): There appears to be some confusion surrounding this deal: You must download the Apple Store app for iPhone only to redeem the freebie. Head down to the comments section below for more clarification

The free Apple Store iOS app is now offering The Whole Pantry for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch as a free download. Regularly listed at $2.99, this marks only the second time we have seen the app go free since release. Note: once the free Apple Store app is installed on your device, simply go to the Store tab at the bottom, and scroll down to the free offer.

Previous Apple Store freebies were limited to those in the US, but user reports suggested that by disabling location services the download became available.

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Apple Store Stories October 24, 2014

expiredCamera+ for iOS now available for free inside the Apple Store app ($2.99 value)

Update (10/24 6:50pm): It appears this deal is limited to those in the US, but several of our readers are reporting that by disabling location services the free download will appear.

Popular iOS photo app Camera+ is available as a free download today inside of the free Apple Store App. Note: Once you have installed the Apple Store app on your device, simply choose the Store tab along the bottom, and scroll down to the freebie offer.

Regularly listed at $2.99, this marks the very first time we have seen Camera+ available as a free download. The popular photo taking and manipulation app sits with 4 stars from 30123 Ratings.

Head below for more details:

Apple Store Stories September 20, 2014

Update (9/27): Thanks for all of the entries into our Small States giveaway, @broni, @phillsea and @EGHSPrincipalRI are our winners and they have been contacted.

Small States features small companies that design and manufacture within the United States. 


Founder Dan Sullivan started the journey that would eventually lead to the development and release of his music products in the Apple Store as a synth circuit designer. Being a banjo and guitar player himself, he was always interested in bringing the two worlds together to create unique musical performance technology that would accommodate string players. Born out of that motivation, Minneapolis, Minnesota based Zivix is comprised of a small core group of passionate individuals set to create and release innovative new music products that meet the demands of modern day musicians.

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Apple Store Stories September 2, 2014

Update: Staples is offering the below starter kit for $160 (or less) using code 76791

Amazon is offering the Philips Hue Personal Wireless Lighting BR30 Starter Pack (432682) for $175.49 shipped. That’s nearly $25 off the regular price and the lowest we’ve seen this kit go for. It regularly goes for $200 at all other major retailers including the Apple Store, Staples, and others.

It includes three BR30 Hue light bulbs and a bridge which can control up to 50 bulbs throughout an entire home (A19 or BR30). At $60 each, purchasing three BR30 Hue light bulbs individually would run you $180 without the bridge on Amazon.

The Phillips Hue smart system offers full control over the lighting throughout an entire space using a iOS or Android smartphone/tablet. Not only do these bulbs use LED technology which offers up to 80% energy savings and a much longer life, but they can also be switched between 16 million different colors and feature hassle-free dimming.

The Philips Hue system comes with a 2 year warranty and has received a 4.1/5 star rating from over 500 Amazon customers. Be sure to check out Elgato’s new Eve home automation system as well, it features Apple HomeKit integration, Avea smart LED lights and Smart Power batteries.

Woot offers the Mr. Beams ReadyBright Wireless Power Outage LED Whole House Lighting System for $49.99 + $5 flat rate shipped.

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Apple Store Stories June 4, 2014

expiredHeadphones: Beats Executive over-ears (refurb) $150 (Reg. $300 new), in-ears from $10 shipped, more

Daily Steals is offering the refurbished Beats Executive Over-Ear Headphones in Silver for $149 shipped. That’s $150 off the regular $300 price tag, $123 under Amazon’s current new price, $60 under the manufacturer refurbished price on the official Beats By Dre eBay Store, and the lowest refurb price we can find. Most retailers including B&H, Staples and the Apple Store are still charging $300 new. They feature an aluminum body design, Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), and come with a 3.5-mm audio cable, in-line control and mic cable, a hard shell carrying case and a 90 day warranty.

Here are a few other notable headphone deals:

Apple Store Stories August 28, 2013

Amazon is offering the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard for iPad Mini at just $60 with free shipping today. Today’s price drop is $20 off the regular listing, $19 off the Apple Store and matches or beats the next best prices. The screen cover doubles as a viewing stand, the built-in bluetooth keyboard features a familiar layout and even includes some iPad specific quick keys.

In our review, we highly recommend Logitech’s Ultrathin Keyboard Mini, noting that it “is an excellent, well-designed and built Bluetooth keyboard accessory. It is thin, light, and easy-to-setup…The design, because it is Smart Cover-like in nature, will also resonate with many users.” Amazon’s reviewers give this keyboard case 4.1 stars out of 5.

If you don’t mind refurbished you can pickup the white Logitech Ultrathin from Daily Steals for $48 with free shipping as part of their Logitech Grab Bag sale. This model is for the full-sized iPad 2/3/4. Includes a 90 day warranty.

Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Mini for iPad Mini: $60 (Reg. $80)

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Apple Store Stories August 27, 2013

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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 for $230, while the standard edition remains at its original price of $200. Full press release follows:

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Apple Store Stories May 14, 2012

Two popular iPad games, Tetris and Fruit Ninja HD are both on sale.  These are temporary price drops so act fast!

  Fruit Ninja HD for iPad, 99 cents, regular $2.99



  Tetris for iPad, $2.99, regular $6.99 

Apple Store Stories December 14, 2011

1SaleADay is offering the original iPad 64GB for $349.99 in a one day sale taking place today. This is a great deal for the holiday season, seeing as the original iPad doesn’t have that many seeming differences from the iPad. You’ll be losing a camera, smart cover, and fast processor, but you’re still getting a killer deal. 1SaleADay’s taking $350 off the original price. Check out the deal on 1SaleADay’s Wireless section before it runs out.

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