Redditor u/BickNlinko bought a certified refurbished MacBook Pro from Apple and it had diagnostic software called ‘PhoenixCE’ left on it.
John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont for a few PSAs, then a discussion of the current state of Apple’s computer lineup.
Early Tuesday evening, Apple’s 2019 iMacs began appearing on the company’s online Refurb Store, offering savings of approximately 15% off retail pricing. For example, an 8-core, Intel Core i9, 27″ iMac with 8GB RAM, 1TB SSD, and Radeon Pro 580X graphics card runs US$2,999 at retail. On the refurb store this same iMac sells for $2,549, comes with the same as-new warranty, and is eligible for AppleCare+ (just $169). Why only 8GB RAM? Because Amazon sells a Crucial 32GB kit for just $128. Availability on the refurb store is always in flux, so keep looking for what you want. Happy shopping!
The models are the sixth-generation 9.7-inch iPads released in March 2018.
Dr. Mac says that other than a handful of iPhones he ordered for delivery on the first day they were available (don’t judge him), he hasn’t paid retail for a Mac or iDevice in at least a decade. Wanna know his secret?
iPhone 7 models start at $449—9% off the original retail price—while iPhone 7 Plus models start at $599—10% off the original price.