AppleCare Stories December 18, 2015

expiredApple 12-inch MacBook 1.1GHz/8GB/256GB in all colors: $1000 or $950 w/ .edu (Reg. $1,300)

Best Buy has Apple’s all-new 12-inch Retina MacBook 1.1GHz/8GB/256GB in Silver, Gold, and Space Gray for $999.99 with free 2-day shipping. Anyone with access to a .edu email address can get a unique coupon code to save an additional $50, which drops the final price down to $949.99. Either way you’re getting one of Apple’s sexiest products at a huge discount.

MacBook features a 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor with Turbo Boost up to 2.4GHz, 8GB of memory and a 256GB PCIe-based flash drive. Apple has introduced a number of new innovations with its latest MacBook release including USB-C connectivity, Force Touch Trackpad and a refreshed keyboard.

Protect your new MacBook with AppleCare for just $190.93 shipped (Reg. $249) via Amazon.

Best Buy has been absolutely crushing Apple deals this holiday season. The big box retailer currently has discounts of $125 on iPad Air 2, $100 on iPad mini 4, and $100 on Apple Watch. You’ll also find iPhone 6s for as low as $1 when purchased on-contract.

AppleCare Stories November 4, 2015

expiredApple 13-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (newest version): $800 shipped (Reg. $999)

ElectronicsValley (Top Rated Plus seller w/ 99.3% positive feedback) via eBay Daily Deals offers Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (model MJVE2LL/A) for $799.99 with free shipping. That’s $199.01 below list and the best current deal we can find.

This ultra-thin Apple laptop includes a 13.3-inch 1440 by 900 display and features two USB 3.0 ports, a Thunderbolt 2 port, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology, and more.

Use your savings to protect your new MacBook with AppleCare: $179.99 (Reg. $249) for Adorama VIP members (free registration)

AppleCare Stories October 28, 2015

The launch of the new fourth-generation Apple TV has been interesting to say the least. Pre-orders started on Monday, but you’d hardly know it was available based on Apple’s site. As the first batch of orders are beginning to ship, other retailers are beginning to offer pre-orders as well.

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AppleCare Stories October 22, 2015

expiredApple 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (newest model) 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB: $1,080 shipped (Reg. $1,299)

ElectronicsValley (Top Rated Plus seller w/ 99.3% positive feedback rating) via eBay Daily Deals offers the Apple 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB (model MF839LL/A) for $1,079.99 with free shipping. That’s $219.01 below list and a match of the best price we’ve ever seen.

Apple’s latest Retina MacBook Pro features 2.7GHz dual-core Intel i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz), 8GB of RAM, 128GB PCIe-based Flash Storage, a 3840×2160 display and the new Force Touch trackpad.

Use your savings to add AppleCare to your new MacBook: $199 (Reg. $249) via Amazon.

AppleCare Stories October 9, 2015

expiredApple 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro (newest) 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB: $1,550 shipped (Reg. $1,999)

BuyDig’s official eBay store offers the latest 15.4-inch Retina MacBook Pro 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB (model MJLQ2LL/A) for $1,549.99 with free shipping. That’s a savings of $449.01 compared to its regular price of $1,999. There was only one other time we’ve seen this MacBook drop this and that deal only lasted a few hours. Features and tech specs include:

  • 2.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz
  • 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
  • 256GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
  • Intel Iris Pro Graphics
  • Force Touch trackpad

Use your savings to protect your new MacBook with AppleCare: $299 shipped (Reg. $349) via Amazon.

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AppleCare Stories September 25, 2015

expiredApple’s latest 13.3-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB: $800 or $750 w/ .EDU (Reg. $999), more

Best Buy is offering Apple’s latest generation 13.3-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (MJVE2LL/A) for $799.99 shipped. That’s about $200 under the going rate and the best new price we can find. However, those with access to a .EDU email address can drop the total down to $749.99 shipped, which is $50 under the lowest price we have posted on the latest entry-level 13-inch Air.

Best Buy also has an open-box option on this model listed at $727.99, but again, a .EDU email address will knock an extra $50 off for a total of $677.99 shipped. Note: hit the “Open-Box from” link directly to the left of the Add to Cart button on the listing page.

You can expect the fifth-generation 1.6GHz Intel Core processor, Intel HD Graphics 6000, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of Flash storage, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, a 720p FaceTime HD camera, and up to 12 hours of battery life.

If the MacBook Air just doesn’t have enough power for you, Best Buy also has a notable price on the current gen 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB (MF839LL/A) for $1,099 shipped. At around $200 under the regular price, that’s matching our previous low on this model. If you add the $50 discount for .EDU email holders, it drops down to just $1,049 shipped. It has the new Force Touch trackpad, along with a 2.7GHz Dual-core, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of Flash storage.

You can use the savings here to protect your new MacBook with AppleCare for $299 (Reg. $349) over at Amazon.

AppleCare Stories September 9, 2015

expiredApple 15-inch MacBook Pro w/ Retina display (newest version) 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB: $1,700 (Reg. $1,999)

Gravity Buys (97.6% feedback rating from 1,619 buyers) via eBay Daily Deals offers Apple’s latest 15.4-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB (model MJLQ2LL/A) for $1,699.99 with free shipping. That’s $299.01 below its regular price and by far the lowest we’ve ever seen. Most MacBook Pro discounts that come around are for the 13-inch model, so if you’ve been waiting to save some cash on Apple’s biggest laptop then you should pounce on this deal.

This MacBook Pro includes the new Force Touch trackpad and features a 2.2GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and 256GB of PCIe-based Flash Storage.

Use your savings to protect your new Mac with AppleCare for $299 (Reg. $349) at Amazon.

More MacBook discounts via our Daily Deals post:

AppleCare Stories August 31, 2015

ElectronicsValley (Top Rated Plus seller w/ 99.1% feedback rating from 20,724 buyers) via eBay Daily Deals offers Apple’s 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB (model MF840LL/A) for $1,279.99 shipped. That’s $219.01 below its regular price and a match for the best deal we’ve seen.

If you’re thinking about going with a 128GB MacBook Pro or even Air, I’d recommend stepping up to at least 256GB (like this model) so you don’t feel cramped for space. And with a beautiful Retina display (2560 x 1600) plus a slew of extra connectivity options (including HDMI!), this Mac is the best pick for most people.

  • 2.7GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz
  • 8GB 1866MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
  • 256GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
  • Intel Iris Graphics 6100
  • Force Touch trackpad

Use your savings to add three years of protection to your new Mac with AppleCare: $189 shipped (Reg. $249) via Amazon. expand full story

AppleCare Stories August 24, 2015

expiredApple 13-inch MacBook Pro w/ Retina Display (newest) 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB: $1,100 shipped (Reg. $1,299), more

Update (8/26 8:10am): ElectronicsValley (Top Rated Plus seller) via eBay Daily Deals Deals has the current generation 13.3-inch MacBook Air 1.6Ghz/4GB/128GB (model MJVE2LL/A) for $799.99 shipped (Reg. $999).

Blutek (Top Rated Plus seller w/ 98.6% feedback rating from 117,874 buyers) via eBay Daily Deals offers Apple’s latest 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB (model MF839LL/A) for $1,099.99 with free shipping. That’s $199 below its regular price and a match for the lowest we’ve seen.

This model features a 2.7GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz processor, 8GB of RAM, 128GB Flash storage, and Apple’s new Force Touch trackpad.

Use your savings to add AppleCare protection to your new Mac: $189 shipped (Reg. $249) via Amazon.

AppleCare Stories August 4, 2015

expiredApple 11-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (newest version): $750 shipped (Reg. $899)

Blutek (Top Rated seller w/ 98.7% rating from 117,206 buyers) via eBay Daily Deals offers Apple’s latest 11-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (model MJVM2LL/A) for $749.99 with free shipping. That’s $149 below its regular price, the best current deal by $50, and a match for the lowest we’ve seen. Tech specs include:

  • 1.6GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz
  • Intel HD Graphics 6000
  • 4GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
  • 128GB PCIe-based Flash Storage

Protect your new Mac with AppleCare for just $189 shipped (Reg. $249) from Amazon.

AppleCare Stories July 20, 2015

expiredApple 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro w/ Force Touch (newest) 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB $1,280 shipped (Reg. $1,499)

ElectronicsValley (Top Rated Plus seller w/ 98.9% rating from 20,078 buyers) via eBay Daily Deals offers Apple’s latest 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro with 256GB flash storage (model MF840LL/A) for $1,279.99 shipped. That’s $219.01 below its regular price and the best deal we’ve seen by $20.01.

There’s no doubt the 128GB model of this Mac gets discounted more frequently, so I would jump on this deal if you need more storage. Tech specs include:

  • 2.7GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz
  • 8GB 1866MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
  • 256GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
  • Intel Iris Graphics 6100
  • Force Touch trackpad

Use your savings to protect your new Mac with AppleCare for $189 (Reg. $249).

You can still save $180 on a 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro.

AppleCare Stories May 22, 2015

expiredApple’s high-end 5K iMac w/ 1TB Fusion Drive drops to $2,100 or $2,050 for anyone w/ .edu email (Reg. $2,299)

Earlier this week Apple released a new entry-level 5K iMac and dropped the price of the high-end model from $2,499 to $2,299. That’s a sizable cut in its own right, but now Best Buy is one-upping the Cupertino tech giant:

As part of its 4-day Memorial Day Sale, Best Buy offers the top-of-the-line standard configuration (MF886LL/A) 5K iMac for just $2,099.99.

Additionally, anyone with access to a .edu email address get a coupon to save another $50, dropping the final price down to $2,049.99. That’s only a $50-$100 up charge over the basic model.

  • 3.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
  • 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM – 2x4GB
  • 1TB Fusion Drive
  • AMD Radeon R9 M290X 2GB GDDR5
  • Apple Magic Mouse
  • Apple Wireless Keyboard (English) & User’s Guide
  • Accessory Kit

Best Buy has also discounted a few other iMac models, as well as the new 13-inch MacBook Air.

Protect your new Mac with some discounted AppleCare.

AppleCare Stories April 24, 2015

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

AppleCare Stories April 21, 2015

Best Buy offers the Apple iPad Air 128GB Wi-Fi + AT&T Cellular in Silver for $499.99 with free shipping. This particular model originally sold for $929 when it was introduced in the fall of 2013. Today’s deal is the best price we’ve ever seen on this fully-loaded iPad. As a price comparison, Apple charges $629 for it in refurbished condition and the next lowest price we ever featured was $530.

It features a 9.7-inch Retina display, 10-hour battery life, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 64-bit A7 chip.

Slim down and gain Touch ID with the new iPad Air 2 128GB Wi-Fi in Space Gray for $599.99 with free shipping (Reg. $699). (update 4/22 11:50am: now $599.99)

What to do with your savings? Protect your new iPad with AppleCare and a Smart Cover. expand full story

AppleCare Stories April 14, 2015

Yesterday we ran a deal for the biggest discount we had seen to date on any 2015 MacBook Air (it’s still alive, BTW). At that time we mentioned how most discounts on these models have been modest (about 5%). While that’s still true today, we have discovered that Adorama is sweetening these prices by throwing in some freebies and offering a mail-in rebate on AppleCare bundles.

Below you’ll find Adorama’s VIP Exclusive pricing. To be eligible for these discounts you’ll need to sign-up as an Adorama VIP. Registration is free right now and honestly has been since as far back as I can recall, but apparently it usually sells for $149. After registering you’ll be eligible for these 2015 MacBook Air prices:

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The above listings are all standard configurations. Adorama also has a slew of custom configured MacBook Airs at a discount as well.

All of these deals include a free LG Electronics GP50NB40 Super-Multi External DVD Burner, which is an additional savings of $26.99.

Purchase AppleCare at the discounted rate of $174 (Reg. $249) at the same time as one of the aforementioned laptops and you’ll be able to save an additional $50 with this mail-in rebate.

If you’re looking for a deal on the Retina MacBook Pro, Retina iMac or any other Mac, I’d suggest starting at Apple’s Refurbished Online Store. expand full story

AppleCare Stories March 26, 2015

Apple frequently updates its Refurbished Online Store as new models become available and others sell out. Right now there are an abundance of iMac with Retina 5K display models available at deep discounts (up to $660 off). Since its release last fall we’ve seen a couple deals for retail models, but most of those were for the entry level machine.

If you’re looking for a faster processor, more RAM, or bigger hard drive, these current refurbished deals are going to be the ones you want to get in on: expand full story

AppleCare Stories February 11, 2015

expiredBest Buy takes up to $250 off Apple MacBook Pro w/ Retina display, starting at $1,200

Best Buy is taking up to $250 off select Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display laptop computers. Those with access to a .edu email address can save an additional $50 off the final price. Free shipping is included on all models.

This is a nice combination of MacBook Pros with both 13- and 15-inch entry level models on sale, as well as other upgraded models:

Protect your new device with AppleCare (13-inch or 15-inch), which extends the warranty and provides additional customer support.

AppleCare Stories September 25, 2014

Apple Store offers 11.6″ MacBook Air (2012 model refurb) w/ 1-year warranty: $599

Update: No longer available for shipping but available at many stores via Site-to-store.

Apple online offers the June 2012 11.6-inch MacBook Air for $599 with free shipping. It includes a 1-year warranty with the option to add AppleCare for even more protection.

Originally released in June 2012, this model features a 1.7GHz dual-core Intel processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB SSD, and a 1366×768 resolution.

This deal nets you a 64GB MacBook for the same prices as a 32GB iPad Air. We’ve seen this deal pop up a couple times over the past few months and it always sells out quickly.

AppleCare Stories September 12, 2014

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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AppleCare Stories August 23, 2014

expired13.3″ MacBook Air 4GB/128GB hits $850 shipped at Amazon ($150 off), still $750 shipped for EDU at Best Buy

Amazon has matched Best Buy’s price on the MacBook Air 13.3″, Apple’s most popular Mac at $849.99 shipped. Because Amazon doesn’t require tax at time of purchase, many readers can a save a significant amount buying through Amazon in this case.  However, if you have an .EDU email address, you can get a discount code for Best Buy that will cut the price to $750 shipped.

Best Buy’s $100 off discount code works on all MacBook Airs and Pros as well as iMacs which are also all on sale, great for back to school shopping.

This MacBook Air model MD7600LL/B has a 1.4GHz Intel Core i5 (w/Turbo up to 2.7GHz) w/ 3MB shared L3 cache, 4GB of 1600 MHz LPDDR RAM, 128 GB of fast PCIe-based storage, 13.3 inch LED backlit display with Intel HD Graphics 5000 and is upgradable to Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite and gets an incredible 12 hours of battery life. Reviews are, as always for MacBooks very high for this model.

Note, those interested in AppleCare can get 30-50% off here

AppleCare Stories July 18, 2014

Even the biggest critics of warrantees generally agree that AppleCare for Macs is a worthwhile investment if you have the room in your budget. In fact, it consistently pummels competition in Consumer Reports’ yearly tech support survey.

applecare-mac AppleCare for Macs extends the original 1-year hardware and 90-day phone support to 3-years. This is extremely valuable for Mac owners since these beautiful laptops are nearly impossible to repair for the average consumer and out-of-pocket repairs are extremely costly from Apple. Unfortunately, it does not cover accidental damage to your Mac, but one repair instance is likely to pay for the upfront cost of the plan.

Unlike iPhone and iPad AppleCare Protection Plans, it can be added to any Mac within 1-year of purchase. Each standalone AppleCare box will include a code that you can register online to your Mac’s serial number.

Here’s where to save 30% on AppleCare for 13 and 15-inch MacBooks, which is less than Apple’s .edu pricing: expand full story

AppleCare Stories September 25, 2013

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.

AppleCare Stories November 30, 2012

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For those unable to let go of the beautiful 1920×1200 form factor 17-inch 2.8GHz MacBook Pro that Apple cancelled earlier this year, Woot has a pretty good offer on the table. The machine is Apple refurbed meaning it will look and act like new and come with a 1-year Apple Care warranty.

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AppleCare Stories November 12, 2012

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For those unable to let go of the beautiful 1920×1200 form factor 17-inch 2.8GHz MacBook Pro that Apple cancelled earlier this year, Woot has a pretty good offer on the table. The machine is Apple refurbed meaning it will look and act like new and come with a 1-year Apple Care warranty.

Specs below: expand full story

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