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Apple Watch Series 2 Shipping Estimates Slip to 2-3 Weeks, Best Buy Still Promises Launch Day Delivery

Friday September 9, 2016 8:12 am PDT by
Just hours after Apple Watch Series 2 pre-orders became available, shipping estimates for most 38mm and 42mm models have slipped to 2-3 weeks in the U.S. for new orders placed through Apple's online store. Apple Watch Nike+ models are expected to ship in late October, while the new 42mm ceramic Apple Watch Edition ships in 5-7 weeks. Apple Watch Series 1 models remain available for September...

Best Buy Pulls 12-Inch MacBook, Fueling Hopes for April Refresh

Monday April 18, 2016 9:32 am PDT by
Electronics retailer Best Buy has quietly removed all 12-inch MacBook models from its U.S. online store this week, fueling anticipation that Apple will refresh the ultra-thin notebook lineup in the near future. The authorized reseller now lists all 12-inch MacBook models as "no longer available" on its website, whereas some remained available for purchase or in-store pickup as recently as...

Best Buy Sales Event Includes $300 Off Retina MacBook, $125 Off iPad Air 2, and More

Friday December 18, 2015 8:54 am PST by
Best Buy today introduced a new deal into its Apple-centric "Holiday Event," giving customers the chance to get $300 off of the entry-level Retina Macbook, along with free two-day shipping for last minute holiday shoppers. Originally priced at $1,299, the deal reduces the new Gold, Silver, and Space Gray MacBook to $999, rivaling that of the entry model 13-inch MacBook Air. College students ...

Best Buy Offering $100 Discount on Apple Watch Starting Wednesday

Tuesday December 8, 2015 3:17 pm PST by
During the Black Friday holiday shopping event in the United States, Best Buy offered one of the best deals on the Apple Watch, discounting the stainless steel version by $100 and the Sport version by $50. According to Re/code, Best Buy plans to top that with an even better deal starting this Wednesday, which will drop the price on both the stainless steel Apple Watch and the Apple Watch Sport ...

Best Buy Offering Up to $100 Off Apple Watch Today Only in Pre-Black Friday Sale

Tuesday November 24, 2015 8:38 am PST by
Best Buy is hosting an early access online-only sale today that includes significant discounts on the Apple Watch and the iPad Air 2 ahead of the traditional Black Friday shopping holiday. Customers can get $50 off the Apple Watch Sport and $100 off the stainless steel Apple Watch, dropping entry-level prices to $299 and $449, respectively. The discount applies to all Apple Watch models that ...

Best Buy Now Offering Apple Pencil, Orders Arrive as Early as Next Week

Friday November 20, 2015 9:13 am PST by
Best Buy has the in-demand Apple Pencil in stock and is accepting orders for the device as of today. Supplies may go quickly, but for the time being, Best Buy's site says orders will arrive as early as Tuesday, November 24 with express shipping, or Thursday, December 3 with standard shipping. Best Buy's stock may already be low as the site sometimes lists the Apple Pencil as unavailable before...

Best Buy Offering Black Friday Deals on iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple Watch and More

Tuesday November 10, 2015 5:57 am PST by
Best Buy has shared its Black Friday ad for 2015, revealing several deals on Apple products and accessories. The discounts and promotions include up to $125 off select iPad Air 2 models, up to $200 off select Macs, up to $100 off select Apple Watch models, up to $50 off all iPods and more. Best Buy stores in the U.S. will open at 5:00 PM on Thursday, November 26, close at 1:00 AM on Friday, ...

Apple Stores and Best Buy Begin In-Store Sales of New Apple TV

Thursday October 29, 2015 7:30 pm PDT by
Apple Store and Best Buy locations have begun selling the new fourth-generation Apple TV in the U.S. and first wave launch countries. Apple is also offering Personal Pickup in the U.S., while Best Buy is allowing customers who pre-ordered for in-store pickup to pick up their set-top boxes starting this morning as the stores open up for the day. While Best Buy began accepting pre-orders for the ...

Best Buy Accepting Apple TV 4 Orders for Store Pickup on November 4

Wednesday October 28, 2015 5:10 am PDT by
Best Buy is now accepting Apple TV 4 pre-orders on its U.S. website for in-store pickup or delivery beginning Wednesday, November 4. The electronics retailer is carrying the new Apple TV in 32GB and 64GB models for $149.99 and $199.99 respectively alongside an optional two-year AppleCare Protection Plan for $29. Apple has not confirmed when the new Apple TV will be available at Apple Stores...

iPad Tops Holiday Technology Wish List, Apple Watch Ranks 12th

Thursday October 22, 2015 8:22 am PDT by
In a new nationwide study conducted by retailer Best Buy, the top gadgets and products planned to be gifted and asked for this holiday season were detailed in a "Top 15 Tech Gifts for 2015" list. Apple's iPad (with no specific preference given to the Air or Mini line) came out on top, with the Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Headphones, MacBook, and smart HD TVs rounding out the top five...

Best Buy Rolling Out In-Store Apple Pay Support in U.S.

Thursday September 17, 2015 7:16 am PDT by
Best Buy has accepted Apple Pay for in-app payments since April, and now the U.S. electronics retailer has begun rolling out the iPhone-based mobile payments service in stores. A new YouTube video and Reddit thread confirm customers making successful debit and credit card purchases using both Apple Pay and Android Pay at separate Best Buy stores in California. Best Buy is now permitted to...

How to Get the Best Resale Price for Your iPhone 6, 6 Plus or 5s

Wednesday September 2, 2015 12:19 pm PDT by
With the "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus" expected to be announced at Apple's September 9th media event, and released a few weeks later, now is the time for prospective upgraders to begin exploring trade-in and resale options for their current iPhone or Android-based smartphone. Getting the best value for your iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s or other current smartphone can help offset a...

Best Buy Accelerating Apple Watch Rollout to All 1,050 Stores Amid Strong Demand

Tuesday August 25, 2015 8:18 am PDT by
Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly today announced that the company plans to accelerate support for the Apple Watch by having the wearable device be sold in every one of its 1,050 retail locations across the United States "by the end of September" (via Fortune). The move follows Best Buy's initial plan to deploy retail support for the Apple Watch in just 300 of its stores by the holiday season, but...

Best Buy to Offer AppleCare and AppleCare+ Starting September 13

Monday August 17, 2015 5:48 am PDT by
Best Buy will begin offering AppleCare and AppleCare+ extended warranty plans for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and other eligible Apple products across its U.S. stores starting September 13, according to an internal training video obtained by MacRumors. The news was first reported by 9to5Mac. AppleCare+ purchased through Best Buy will include accidental damage coverage for the same...

Apple Watch Now Available at Best Buy in Canada and Harvey Norman in Australia

Friday August 14, 2015 4:35 am PDT by
Apple Watch is now available at select Best Buy stores in Canada and through the electronics retailer's online store in the country, less than two weeks after Best Buy began selling the Apple Watch in the United States. Best Buy Canada offers 16 Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch models alongside select Apple Watch accessories in stores and online. Apple Watch is now available at select Best ...

Best Buy Begins Selling Apple Watch

Thursday August 6, 2015 11:36 pm PDT by
In late July, Best Buy announced plans to begin Apple Watch sales online and in its retail stores beginning on August 7, and as promised, Apple Watch sales have now kicked off, with the device available for purchase on Best Buy's website. Best Buy plans to offer 16 models from the aluminum Apple Watch Sport and stainless Steel Apple Watch collections. Models available online include all 38 and ...

Best Buy to Begin Selling Apple Watch on August 7

Sunday July 26, 2015 8:04 pm PDT by
Best Buy today announced it will begin selling the Apple Watch in some its U.S. retail stores and online on August 7, marking a substantial expansion of retail availability for the device. Starting with 100 stores and expanding to 300 over the next few months, he company will offer 16 models from the aluminum Apple Watch Sport and stainless steel Apple Watch collections, as well as nearly 50...

Best Buy Launches Black Friday in July Sale, Discounts iPad Air 2 by $125

Thursday July 23, 2015 10:11 am PDT by
Best Buy is offering a "Black Friday in July" promotion this weekend, which will see the company offering significant discounts on many products. One of the major deals included in the promo is a price cut on iPads, dropping the price on the iPad Air 2 to the lowest we've seen since the tablet launched last October. Best Buy is discounting its lineup of Wi-Fi only iPad Air 2 models, dropping...

MCX Member Best Buy Begins Accepting Apple Pay in App, In-Store Support Coming

Monday April 27, 2015 2:35 pm PDT by
On an Apple Pay update shared during today's second quarter earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that Best Buy will begin accepting Apple Pay in its iOS app today, with full Apple Pay support coming to Best Buy stores later in 2015. Best Buy's move to adopt Apple Pay is notable because Best Buy was previously a member of MCX, the Apple Pay competitor that's pushing the CurrentC payments ...

Best Buy Unlikely to Carry Apple Watch at Launch

Monday March 9, 2015 6:36 am PDT by
Best Buy may not carry the Apple Watch when the wrist-worn device launches in April, according to Reuters. The report, citing sources with direct knowledge of the matter, corroborates speculation that Apple might control the Apple Watch sales experience, at least initially, by limiting the product to Apple Stores. Apple has been training its retail employees to deliver a more personalized...