Help, Guides, and News on making the Switch To Apple Macintosh Computers
The Mac mini has been MIA from the Refurbished Mac section of the Online Apple Store the past few weeks. As I've been looking to get one for development work, I noticed today that Apple has a 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server available for $849. A 3-5 business day shipping time frame is listed.
Amazon is currently offering the Mac OS X Snow Leopard Family Pack Upgrade (5-Users) for just $36.49, a price that qualifies for free shipping and checks in at a 25 percent reduction below the $49 list price.
Here's a nice deal from Amazon, get a $25 Amazon.com gift card when you purchase any second generation iPod touch. The deal ends tomorrow June 20, 2009 so you'll have to act fast.
Following today's announcements WWDC announcements that included the re-branding of the 13-inch MacBook as a MacBook Pro, the release of new 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models and a MacBook Air update, it's expected that the 2009 Back To School promotion will be subjected to increased interest from education buyers due to lower prices across the Mac portable lineup. Education buyers can get a free iPod touch when purchased along side a new qualifying Mac.
If you're a student or faculty member in need of Abode software, there's no need to purchase off the shelf versions from retailers because Adobe provides significant discounts at the Adobe Education Store. The New Adobe Student Editions provide students and faculty up to 80% savings on popular Adobe titles including Creative Suite 4 (CS4), Acrobat 9 Pro, Photoshop CS4, other CS4 titles, and Lightroom 2.
Apple has announced the 2009 Back-To-School promotion. Qualified students, faculty, and staff can get a free iPod when they purchase a new MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, or Mac Pro. A total savings of $719 can be achieved by combining a qualifying Mac, iPod, printer, and software.
As I was shopping at Costco yesterday, I walked by the iPod display and noticed that they had an 'Instant Rebate' on three iPod models, the 32GB iPod touch, the 16GB touch, and iPod Classic. Buyers can save up to $15 off the already discounted Costco price thereby providing total savings up to $25 below Apple's suggested retail prices.
With the availability of iLife '09 commencing today from Apple and several Apple authorized resellers, Apple has updated the status of the Mac Box Set from 'Ships: January' to 'Ships: Within 24hrs'. With the Mac Box Set, buyers can get iLife '09, iWork '09, and Mac OS X Leopard, in a single box.
Apple just dropped the prices on Apple-Certified Refurbished MacBook Air. The 1.6/2GB/80GB was $1,149, now available for only $999. The 1.8/2GB/64GB/SSD was $1,699, now available for only $1,299. The 1.8/2GB/80GB is now $1,399.
Apple is conducting their annual Black Friday shopping event today. The discounts listed below are only valid today and are available at the online Apple Store or at Apple Retail locations. New to the Apple Store this year is the iPhone 3G Gift Card, a perfect way for shoppers to gift an iPhone or help contribute to the purchase of one.
The Friday following the Thanksgiving holiday in the Unites States is referred to as 'Black Friday'. It is one of the busiest shopping days of the year as retailers kick off the holiday buying season. In keeping with tradition, Apple will participate in Black Friday by holding a 1 DAY ONLY sale on Friday November 27th. New to the Apple Store this year is the iPhone 3G Gift Card.
As expected, Apple today updated the Terms and Conditions of the 2008 Back-To-School promotion following the release of new iPods. The maximum rebate amount declines by $90 to $209.
Time is running out folks, Apple's Back to School offer will end on September 15th! So here's the deal. You're a college student, teacher, or staff member so Apple wants to offer you an amazing deal on a new Mac and iPod.
Parallels has just launched their Back to School Offer and new Refer-a-Friend program. If you're new to Parallels Desktop, you can purchase it for only $49.99 ($30 off the regular price). You can then get a $10 iTunes Gift Card for each referral who buys Parallels Desktop 3.0.
If you're a student thinking about buying a Mac and want a free iPod (nano or touch) via Apple's 2008 Back To School Promotion you may want to make your purchase by September 15. If you've been paying attention to recent buzz you may have heard about potential iPod updates in the near future, perhaps as early as September 9, 2008. According to the 2008 promotion Terms and Conditions, only existing iPod nano and iPod touch models are eligible for the rebate, any new iPod models released prior to September 15 won't be eligible.
Microsoft is currently offering (via select authorized resellers including Amazon) students up to 30 percent off Office 2008 productivity suites when purchased alongside any new Mac. The offer is valid from July 15, 2008 to September 8, 2008.
Best Buy is getting in on the Apple Back-to-School action by offering a sweet deal when you purchase a Mac. A posting at SlickDeals highlights that Best Buy will be offering an instant $180 savings to college students and educators when they purchase a Mac, Mobile Me, and iWork. The offer essentially equates to a free bundling of MobileMe (U.S. retail $99) and iWork (U.S. retail $79).
In the United States, the day following Thanksgiving is referred to as "Black Friday" and is one of the busiest shopping days of the year as it officially kicks of the holiday shopping season.