Buyer's Guide: Deals on Civilization V for Mac, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Cases, and More


We've partnered with GameAgent this week to offer MacRumors readers a great deal on one of the best Mac games around -- Civilization V. From now until Sunday, readers can get Sid Meier's Civilization V: The Complete Edition for just $12.50, which is 75% off the standard price of $49.99.

The Civilization V Complete Edition includes the original game plus two expansion packs: Gods & Kings and Brave New World, along with the released add-on content.

As for Macs, there are a few limited deals this week, including a low price on the newest low-cost 21.5-inch iMac and some ongoing deals for the 2013 Retina MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. There are also some discounts on select models of the iPad Air and the Retina iPad mini from Best Buy, and finally, we have an array of iPhone 6 cases that can be purchased at low prices, along with a few other iPhone accessories.


The 1.4GHz/8GB/500GB iMac, which is Apple's newest iMac, is available from Best Buy for $979.99, down from the original price of $1,099. Best Buy has some modest discounts on other iMacs, including the 21.5-inch 2.7Ghz/8GB/1TB model, which is priced at $1,179.99, and the 21.5-inch 2.9Ghz/8GB/1TB model, priced at $1,379.99.

The 27-inch 3.2Ghz/8GB/1TB iMac is available from Best Buy for $1,679.99 and the higher-end 27-inch 3.4Ghz/8GB/1TB iMac is available from Best Buy and Amazon for $1,879.99.

iPad Air and Retina iPad mini

Best Buy is currently offering $100 off all of its Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad Air models (with a new two-year contract), and $50 off all of some of its higher-capacity Wi-Fi only iPad Air models. the 32GB Wi-Fi only iPad Air is available for $549.99, while the 64GB Wi-Fi only model is available for $649.99.

With a $100 discount, the entry-level 16GB Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad Air is available for $529.99, with higher capacity versions available for $629.99, $729.99, and $829.99.

Similar to the iPad Air, Best Buy is also offering $50 off of its higher capacity Wi-Fi only Retina iPad mini models, and $100 off all cellular models with a two-year contract. The 32GB Wi-Fi only Retina iPad mini can be purchased for $449.99, and the 64GB version is available for $549.99.

The entry-level 16GB Wi-Fi + Cellular Retina iPad mini is available for $429.99 with Best Buy's $100 discount, and higher capacity versions are priced at $529.99, $629.99, and $729.99 with the discount.

Best Buy is also currently running a promotion that lets customers trade in older iPads (except for the first-generation model) for a $150 gift card.

Mac Mall has a small selection of Retina iPad minis on sale, offering the 32GB Wi-Fi only model in silver for $399.99, and the 64GB Wi-Fi only model in space gray for $499.99.

MacBook Air

B&H Photo is continuing to offer rock bottom prices on remaining inventory of the 2013 MacBook Air. The 1.3Ghz/4GB/128GB 11-inch MacBook Air is available for $819, while the 1.3Ghz/4GB/256GB 11-inch MacBook Air is available for $889 and the 1.3Ghz/4GB/256GB 13-inch MacBook Air is available for $999.

Retina MacBook Pro

There are some deals on remaining 2013 Retina MacBook Pros. The 2.4Ghz/4GB/128GB 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro is available for $1,099 from Adorama and B&H Photo. The 2.6Ghz/8GB/512GB 13-inch model is available for $1,549 from Adorama and B&H Photo. The 2.0Ghz/8GB/256GB 15-inch model is available for $1,599 Amazon, Adorama, and B&H Photo. The 2.0Ghz/16GB/512GB 15-inch model is available for $2,199 from Amazon, Adorama, and B&H Photo.

The non-Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro is also on sale for $999 from Best Buy, Adorama, and B&H Photo.

Mac Pro

Stock configurations of Apple's Mac Pro desktop computer are available at slightly discounted prices from several retailers this week. The 6-core 3.5Ghz/16GB/256GB machine can be purchased for $3,739.99 from Best Buy, Adorama, and B&H Photo, while the 4-core 3.7Ghz/12GB/256GB machine for $2,839.99 from Best Buy, Adorama, and B&H Photo.

B&H and Adorama, as always, are a good choice for buyers who live outside of New York and New Jersey, as the sites only charge sales tax in those states.

Apple Accessories

Best Buy is selling leather cases for the new iPhone 6 for $39.99, which is $5 less than the cost directly from Apple. The Urban Armor Gear 5" Case for iPhone 6 is available for $20 from DealMac.

Groupon has pre-orders available for a range of different iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cases at very low prices. The MogoLife Protective case for iPhone 6 or 6 Plus can be purchased for $9.99 or $11.99, down from $29.95. The Abyss Tough Armor Rugged Case for the iPhone 6 can be purchased for $11.99, down from $29.99. The Prolix Slim Armor Protective Case for the iPhone 6 is also available for $11.99, down from its normal price of $29.99.

The Urge Basics Dual-Layer Protection Cobra Case for iPhone 6 is available for $9.99, regularly $29.99. The iHome Reflex Case for iPhone 6 is available for $12.99, a discount of $7, and the Xentris Soft-Shell Case for iPhone 6 is available for $9.99, a discount of $10.

The Incase Hammered Hardshell Case for the 11-inch MacBook Air is available for $12.99 from Groupon, down from $59.95. Groupon is also offering the Jawbone Jambox Wireless Bluetooth Speaker for $89.99, down from $150. The LifeProof frē Case for the iPad mini is available for $32.99, down from $99.

Kensington Personalized iPad Air and iPad mini Cases are available for $14.99 from Groupon, and the Lifeproof Nuud case for the iPhone 5/5s can be purchased for $49 from DailySteals.

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Top Rated Comments

Aspyr-Blair Avatar
83 months ago

The Steam sales always seems to sell Civ 5 at 75% off (i.e. I think most people who would be interested in it, have it).

Actually, we never put "Complete" on sale for 75% off. This is a special deal for MacRumors readers whom we've really enjoyed engaging over the past couple of years. I honestly think you guys have made us a better company. :apple:
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
scotttnz Avatar
83 months ago
I've been intending to get Civ 5, and for $12.50 for the complete version how can I say no? :)
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hkenneth Avatar
83 months ago

Actually, we never put "Complete" on sale for 75% off. This is a special deal for MacRumors readers whom we've really enjoyed engaging over the past couple of years. I honestly think you guys have made us a better company. :apple:

Just forwarded this to my cousin. I have already purchased the Linux version. :cool:
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nermal Avatar
83 months ago

I'm currently living outside the US and I definitely want to purchase this... will it work outside the US?

I just bought it from NZ and it worked. It's a better deal than the Steam sales mentioned above as you get the cheaper US price without Steam's "foreign tax".
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Speedman100 Avatar
83 months ago

one question, Is this Civilization V only works on Mac? or both PC and Mac?
cause I guess there's no option for buy only Mac version in Steam.

I bought it and it works on Mac, PC, and Linux.


Just to confirm, this is a Steam code which is SteamPlay compatible so also includes the PC and Linux versions?

You are correct. It works on Mac, PC, and Linux. I just bought this last night.
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