Buyer's Guide: Deals on iPad Air 2, MacBook Air, iMac, Apple Accessories, and More

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The Christmas holiday is less than a week away, and while deals have tapered off a bit this week, there are still a few discounts to be had on the iMac, MacBook Air,
Mac Pro, Retina MacBook Pro, and older iPads. There's also one last deal on the iPad Air 2 that drops the price quite a bit.

We've also got discounts on some great potential gifts, including personalized iPhone cases from Casetify, wireless headphones from Jaybird, the popular Pencil stylus from FiftyThree, and more in this week's Buyer's Guide deals post.

iPad Air 2

If you're in need of an iPad Air 2 and didn't take advantage of the deals offered around Black Friday, there's one last discount available this week. Target is offering 15 percent off the iPad Air 2 in all colors and capacities through its Cartwheel app.

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That drops the price of the entry-level Wi-Fi only model to $424, down from $499. The discount will only be available on Friday and Saturday, and only in Target stores.

iPhone

Walmart is continuing its $50 off deal on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, dropping the price of the 16GB iPhone 6 to $129, down from the previous $179 price tag, and it's also offering the 16GB iPhone 6 Plus for $229, down from $279. The iPhone 5s is on sale at Walmart as well, now available for $49 instead of $79.

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A two-year contract is required to get the discounted price, and Walmart also offers a trade-in program to drop the pricing even lower. Deals are available in-store only and will last through February.

Retina MacBook Pro

MacMall is selling the 2013 2.6GHz/16GB/1TB Retina MacBook Pro priced at $2,599.99, down from the regular price of $3,199, a $600 discount. Several 2014 Retina MacBook Pro models are also discounted at various retailers, as seen below:

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- 13-inch 2.6GHz/8GB/256GB (B&H Photo) - $1,349, $100 off
- 13-inch 2.8GHz/8GB/512GB (Best Buy) (B&H Photo) - $1,599, $200 off
- 15-inch 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB (B&H Photo) - $1,699, $200 off
- 15-inch 2.5GHz/16GB/512GB (B&H Photo) - $2,199, $300 off

Mac Pro

- 4-core 3.7GHz/12GB/256GB (B&H Photo) - $2,599, $400 off
- 6-core 3.5GHz/16GB/256GB (B&H Photo) (Adorama) - $3,499, $500 off

iMac

- 21.5-inch 2.9GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $1349, $150 off
- 27-inch 3.2GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $1,629.99, $170 off
- 27-inch 2.4GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) (B&H) - $1,799.99, $200 off
- 27-inch Retina 3.5GHz/8GB/1TB (B&H Photo) - $2,299, $200 off

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MacBook Air

- 11.6-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/128GB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $799, $100 off
- 11.6-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/256GB (Best Buy) - $899, $200 off
- 13.3-inch 1.4Ghz/4GB/128GB (B&H Photo) - $899, $100 off

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Original iPad Air

Best Buy is offering discounts of $50 (Wi-Fi) to $100 (Cellular) off all of its original iPad Air stock, dropping the price of the 16GB entry-level Wi-Fi only model to $349.99 and the 16GB entry-level Cellular model to $379.99.

iPad mini 2

Best Buy is also offering discounts of $50 off all Wi-Fi iPad mini 2 models and $100 off all Cellular models. The iPad mini 2 can be a particularly good deal compared to the iPad mini 3, as the only difference is Touch ID.

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With the discount, the entry-level 16GB Wi-Fi only iPad mini 2 is available for $249.99 and the entry-level 16GB Cellular model is available for $279.99.

Apple Accessories

Casetify is offering a 20 percent discount on all of its products, plus free shipping with the code CHEERS20. The site specializes in custom cases for the iPhone, which make great gifts, and it also sells a range of iPhone gadgets. The deal will last through 12/25.

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For those of you with an older iPhone, Groupon is selling Star Wars cases for the iPhone 4/4s/5/5s for $7.99, down from $19.99. A refurbished Jawbone Mini Jambox speaker can be purchased from Groupon for $59.99, a savings of $59, and the site is also offering the Jawbone UP for $59.99, a $70 savings.

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A refurbished 4,000mAh Mophie portable battery charger is available from Groupon for $29.99, down from $79.95. Beats by Dre Pro Over-Ear headphones are available for $299 from Groupon, down from $399. StackSocial is selling the Rocketcases Afterburner iPhone 6/6 Plus battery case (non-MFi Certified) for $40/$46, a savings of 33 percent.

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The now-discontinued Beats Beatbox Portable Speaker can be purchased for $249.99 from Best Buy, a savings of $150. Garmin's Heads-Up Plus Display Navigation System can be purchased for $74.99 from Groupon, a savings of $86.

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Amazon is selling the Jawbone UP24 for $70, $20 off the standard price. The site is also offering the Pencil by FiftyThree Digital Stylus for $10 off, dropping the price to $39.95 for the graphite model and $49.95 for the walnut version.

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Jaybird is offering 25 percent off its entire stock of wireless headphones with the code JBHOLIDAYS, and throwing in complimentary 2 day shipping that guarantees delivery in time for Christmas. This deal is good today only.

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73 months ago
Scam Alert...

BUYER BEWARE

The Groupon SmartphoneMall deal is a scam. At first glance, The Smartphone Mall seems like an amazing deal. $150 for $25. But all the "name brand" accessories are "backordered" and you can't buy them.

Beats by Dre - "backordered"
Morphie iPhone Charger - "backordered"

Anything with a name brand is backorderd, besides lame bundles where they add on $100 of their off brand accessories.

Everything else in the store are no-brand products, which means the $30 iPhone charger cable is a cheapo $1 cable not made by Apple. Their cases look like Otterboxes but aren't.


Groupon is offering $150 worth of accessories from The Smartphone Mall for $25, which includes items like Beats By Dre headphones, iPhone cases, Lightning cables, and more.


P.S. I made my account just to post this.
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73 months ago

BUYER BEWARE

The Groupon SmartphoneMall deal is a scam. At first glance, The Smartphone Mall seems like an amazing deal. $150 for $25. But all the "name brand" accessories are "backordered" and you can't buy them.

Beats by Dre - "backordered"
Morphie iPhone Charger - "backordered"

Anything with a name brand is backorderd, besides lame bundles where they add on $100 of their off brand accessories.

Everything else in the store are no-brand products, which means the $30 iPhone charger cable is a cheapo $1 cable not made by Apple. Their cases look like Otterboxes but aren't.


Groupon is offering $150 worth of accessories from The Smartphone Mall for $25, which includes items like Beats By Dre headphones, iPhone cases, Lightning cables, and more.


P.S. I made my account just to post this.


Thank you for pointing this out. I'm going to remove this deal.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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