Buyer's Guide: Deals on Older iPads, Retina iMac, Mac Pro, Apple Accessories, and Apps

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As we mentioned in last week's Buyer's Guide post, the deals in the month of January aren't great, but there are still a few discounts to be had on various products like the previous-generation iPads, the Retina iMac, the MacBook Air, and a few Retina MacBook Pro models.

We've also got a handful of accessory deals for you this week, on iPhone cases, iPad keyboard cases, Thunderbolt docks, and the Jawbone Big Jambox, plus some deals on Mac and iOS apps.

iMac

As of yesterday, Apple is selling the new 27-inch Retina iMac in its online refurbished store, offering discounts of 15 percent off, which beats any Retina iMac price that can be found in store this week.

Selection varies, but there are quite a few configurations available for purchase at a discount, which gives consumers looking for a Retina iMac deal a lot to choose from beyond the standard configuration.

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For example, the 4.0GHz Retina iMac with 8GB RAM and 1TB Fusion drive can be purchased for $2,339, a discount of $410 compared to the price when purchased new, and the stock 3.5GHz/8GB/1TB Retina iMac is available refurbished for $2,119, a discount of $380.

All of Apple's refurbished machines come with a 1 year warranty, but stock fluctuates often, so potential buyers may need to wait for a desired machine to show up in the store.

iPads

We don't recommend buying an iPad Air 2 or Retina iPad mini 3 this week if you can help it because there are no sales going on, but Best Buy is still offering now-discontinued higher-capacity Cellular versions of the iPad Air and the iPad mini 2 at discounted prices up to $130 off the standard price.

- iPad Air Cellular Silver 64GB (AT&T) - $499.99
- iPad Air Cellular Space Gray 64GB (AT&T) - $499.99
- iPad Air Cellular Silver 128GB (AT&T) - $599.99
- iPad Air Cellular Space Gray 128GB (AT&T) - $599.99

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- iPad mini 2 Cellular AT&T Silver 64GB - $399.99
- iPad mini 2 Cellular AT&T Space Gray 64GB - $399.99
- iPad mini 2 Cellular AT&T Space Gray 128GB - $499.99
- iPad mini 2 Cellular AT&T Silver 128GB - $499.99

Retina MacBook Pro

- 13-inch 2.6GHz/8GB/128GB (Adorama) - $1,149, $150 off
- 13-inch 2.6GHz/8GB/256GB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $1,399, $100 off

MacBook Air

- 11-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/128GB (Best Buy) (B&H Photo) - $829.99, $70 off
- 11-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/256GB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $999, $100 off
- 13-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/128GB (Best Buy) - $849, $150 off
- 13-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/256GB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $1,099, $100 off

Mac Pro

MacMall is offering $50 off its stock of Mac Pros through 1/31, and the discount can be applied by using the coupon code MWBCJMACRUMORS. MacMall has several different configurations, but the base stock 4-core model is priced at $2,839.99 before the $50 discount, and the stock 6-core model is priced at $3,739.99. With the discounts, MacRumors readers can get a total of $201 and $301 off, respectively. MacMall also has many other quad-core to 12-core configurations available for purchase.

Apps

Apple's free app of the week is Marvell Pinball, a game that's normally priced at $0.99. It'll be available for free for the next seven days.

Goat Simulator is 60 percent off for a limited time, dropping the price to $2.99. Space Age: A Cosmic Adventure is also on sale for a limited time for $1.99, down from $3.99. For more app deals, make sure to check out our sister site AppShopper, which has a section dedicated to price drops.

StackSocial is offering 10 Mac apps for $10, a bundle that includes Disk Map, MenuTab Pro for Facebook, NotesTab Pro, CopyClip 2, Privacy Protector, Share Bucket, StatsBar, StockTab, Alerts for Gmail, and InstaReel for Instagram.

MacHeist also has a bundle of Mac Apps for $14.99, which includes Default Folder X, VirusBarrier, uBar, Speedy, TotalFinder, Parallels Access, CodeKit, and Cocktail. Little Snitch and Postbox will be included if enough bundles are sold.

Apple Accessories

Groupon is offering a refurbished Jawbone UP24 for $69.99, down from the original price of $99. The Speck CandyShell Case for the iPad mini is also available from Groupon for $11.99, down from its regular price of $44.95.

The Nintendo Clip Case for the iPhone 5/5s is available for $7.99 from Groupon, down from $29.99, and the site is also selling custom iPhone cases for the iPhone 5/5s/6/6 Plus from PrinterPix for $7.99 to $14.99. Cases are normally priced at $39.99.

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MacMall has a couple Thunderbolt docks on sell this week. The Elgato Thunderbolt 2 dock is available for $199.99, down from $229.95, and the StarTech Thunderbolt 2 Docking Station is available for $269.99, down from $329.99.

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Logitech's Ultrathin Bluetooth keyboard for the iPad mini can be purchased for $37.99 from Groupon, down from $79.99, and Daily Steals has Apple Earpod earphones for $9 instead of $29.

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Daily Steals is also selling the Belkin USB 2.1 Swivel Charger for $8, down from $29.99, and the Jawbone Big Jambox can be purchased from Best Buy for $199, a $100 discount.

MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors.

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