Since Apple doesn't seem likely to launch a new product for the TV market, we know lots of people are going to be thinking about getting an Apple TV. Fortunately, Apple has some refurbished units for US$85, a 14 percent discount over a new one. This is the current generation device that was released in March of 2012, and it ships for free.
We almost hate to make things hard for folks trying to decide which iPad is right for them, but Apple is offering a 3rd generation 16GB iPad for $379 (this is the model formerly known as the "new iPad"). It compares to $499 for the current generation iPad with Retina Display and $329 for iPad mini. It ships for free and comes with a one-year limited warranty.
Apple is offering a deal on a refurbished 11.6-inch MacBook Air 2.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 for $1,049. This is a current generation device originally released in June of 2012. Note that the processor was upgraded to a 2.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i7, which makes the price of a new model $1,249. The refurb price is 16 percent less.
Apple started pre-order sales for the iPad mini on Friday. Which model did you order? Take today's forum poll and let us know.
iPad mini goes on pre-order on Friday, but remember that there's the iPad 2, too. Apple is currently offering a refurbished 64GB iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G for $579 (for Verizon). There's a white one (same specs, also for Verizon) available, too. That compares to the smaller iPad mini with the same capacity and resolution at $659 and $829 for the higher resolution iPad with Retina Display.
The reviews for Surface tablet are out and Microsoft is hoping it can take on the iPad with its new device. Head on over to the TMO forums and let us know if you think Microsoft has what it takes to compete with Apple's iPad in our poll.
Apple is currently offering the refurbished 13" MacBook Pro 2.5GHz Dual-core Intel i5 for $1,189. This is the entry level MacBook Pro that was introduced in June of 2012, but with a 128GB SSD upgrade. On a new unit, that configuration would cost $1,399, making this a 15 percent discount.
Apple introduced the 7.9-inch iPad mini on Tuesday during a special media event in San Jose. Are you planning on buying one? Take today's TMO forum poll and let us know.
Linking together your computers, mobile devices, shared storage and entertainment system on a single network isn't nearly as difficult as it used to be, but it still takes some planning to make everything come together just the way you want. Today a TMO reader is asking for tips on building just that. Head on over to the forums and share your tips.
Apple has a media event scheduled for Tuesday, October 23, where the company is expected to introduce a 7.85-inch iPad. That's not all the company is expected to introduce. Head on over to the TMO forums and let us know what you think Apple will show off tomorrow.
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