Buyer’s Guide: Discounts on iMac, iPad Air 2, Apple Accessories, BioShock Infinite Bundle and More
It’s the middle of summer and we’re in between holidays, so deals this week are not super impressive, unless you’re looking for an older MacBook Air or Retina MacBook Pro. There are some acceptable discounts on the iPad Air 2, but not as good as we’ve seen in the past, and there are also a few models of the iMac available at reasonable prices.
This week, we’ve teamed up with GameAgent to offer MacRumors readers a complete BioShock Infinite bundle at a 75 percent discount, dropping the price to $10. We’ve also rounded up deals on quite a few Apple accessories, including iTunes gift cards and a discount on AppleCare with an iPad purchased from MacMall. As always, we’ve also rounded up a lengthy list of apps and games that are on sale.
iPad Air 2
B&H Photo is offering a small discount on most of its iPad Air 2 models, dropping prices by $30 to $50. With the discount, 64GB model Wi-Fi only model in Space Gray is priced at $564 and the 128GB model in Gold is priced at $659. Prices vary somewhat by model, but there are slight discounts to be had on quite a few of the site’s iPads.
MacMall also has some slight discounts on various iPad Air 2 models, discounting them by up to $40. The 64GB Wi-Fi only iPad Air 2 in Silver is available for $568, while the 64GB Gold version is available for $559 and the Space Gray 64GB model is $564.
Both Best Buy and B&H Photo have deep discounts on some remaining stock of now-discontinued higher-capacity iPad Air models, as listed below.
iPad mini 3
B&H Photo is offering some modest discounts on various iPad mini 3 models, dropping the price by up to $50. The 16GB WiFi + Cellular iPad mini 3 in silver is available for $479 and the 128GB version is available for $669.
Discounts for each model and color vary, but most models are being offered at a lower price than you’ll find at the Apple Store, and buying from B&H, you won’t have to pay sales tax unless you’re in New York.
iPad mini 2
Amazon has some discounts on current iPad mini 2 models, offering The 16GB Space Gray Verizon iPad mini 2 for $335. Amazon also has the 32GB Verizon iPad mini 2 in Space Gray for $375, the lowest price we’ve seen.
Best Buy, B&H Photo, and Amazon have remaining stock of now-discontinued higher-capacity iPad mini 2 models, which are a good deal if you’re looking for an iPad mini. Compared to the iPad mini 3, the iPad mini 2 only lacks Touch ID.
– iPad mini Cellular Silver 128GB (AT&T) – $549.99
– iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 128GB (AT&T) – $499.99
– iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 64GB (AT&T) – $485.99
– iPad mini Cellular Silver 128GB (Verizon) – $528.98
– iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 128GB (Verizon) – $534.99 (Lowest Price Ever)
– iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 64GB (Verizon) – $439.99
– 2013 21.5-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) – $1,199.99, $100 off
– 2013 21.5-inch 2.9GHz/8GB/1TB (B&H Photo) – $1,349, $250 off
– 2013 27-inch 3.2GHz/8GB/1TB (B&H Photo) – $1,679.99, $120 off
– 2013 27-inch 3.4GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) – $1,794.99, $204 off
– 2014 27-inch 3.5GHz/8GB/1TB Retina iMac (Best Buy) (B&H Photo) – $2,099.99, $200 off
– 2015 3.3GHz/8GB/1TB Retina iMac (Best Buy) (Adorama) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) – $1,899.99, $150 off
– 2015 11-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) – $824.99, $75 off
– 2015 11-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB (Best Buy) (Amazon) (Adorama) – $1044.99, $50 off
– 2015 13-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (Best Buy) (Adorama) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) – $949, $50 off
– 2015 13-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB (Best Buy) (Adorama) (B&H PHoto) (MacMall) – $1,139, $60 off
– 2014 11-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/256GB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) – $799, $200 off (Lowest Price Ever)
– 2014 13-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/128GB (Adorama) – $819, $180 off
– 2014 13-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/256GB (B&H Photo) – $899, $300 off (Lowest Price Ever)
Retina MacBook Pro
– 2015 13-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) – $1,229.99, $70 off
– 2015 13-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB (Adorama) (MacMall) – $1,424.99, $74 off
– 2015 13-inch 2.9GHz/8GB/512GB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) – $1,699.99 $100 off
– 2015 15-inch 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB (B&H Photo) (Adorama) – $1,819, $180 off (Lowest Price Ever)
– 2015 15-inch 2.5GHz/16GB/512GB (Adorama) – $2,349, $150 off
– 2014 13-inch 2.6GHz/8GB/128GB (B&H Photo) – $1,149, $150 off
– 2014 13-inch 2.6GHz/8GB/256GB (Adorama) – $1,229, $259 off
– 2014 13-inch 2.8GHz/8GB/512GB (B&H Photo) – $1,449 $350 off
– 2014 15-inch 2.5GHz/16GB/512GB (B&H Photo) (Amazon) – $1,999 $500 off
We’ve teamed up with GameAgent to offer MacRumors readers an awesome deal on a complete BioShock Infinite set for Mac that includes all the BioShock Infinite content in one bundle. From today until Sunday, the bundle is available at 75 percent off, dropping the price from $39.99 to $9.99.
There are also quite a few iOS apps that are on sale at discounted prices or available for free for a limited time. We’ll highlight a few here, but make sure to check out our sister site AppShopper for a complete list.
In celebration of its latest update, text editor Coda for iOS is available for $9.99, down from $19.99. Finance app Stacks 2 is available for $0.99, down from $2.99. Photo editing app Pixelmator is on sale for $0.99, down from $4.99.
Puzzle game The Room Two is available for $0.99, down from $2.99. Flight combat game Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders is available for $0.99, down from $4.99. Sky Gamblers: Cold War is also on sale for $0.99. WWII tank game Battle Supremacy is available for $0.99, down from $4.99.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is availabe for $0.99, down from $6.99. Puzzle game BADLAND is available for $0.99, down from $3.99. Survival horror game Lost Within is on sale for $3.99, down from $6.99. Survival adventure game Radiation Island is on sale for $0.99, down from $2.99. Simulation game Goat Simulator is available for $0.99, down from $4.99.
Bird-tossing game Angry Birds Space was named Apple’s App of the Week, so it will be free to download until next Thursday when a new app is picked. Several other Angry Birds games are also on sale for $0.99, including Angry Birds HD and Angry Birds Star Wars HD.
MacMall is still offering MacRumors readers 20 percent off AppleCare for iPad with the purchase of any iPad or iPad Air 2, using the coupon code MWBCJMACRUMORS.
The Beats by Dre RemoteTalk Cable is available from Groupon for $14.99, down from $29.95. LivingSocial has an Apple Watch protection bundle with charging stand, case, and screen protector for $13.99, down from $40.
Apple Watch iPM replacement bands are available for $24.99 from Woot, down from the regular price of $99. Belkin iPhone cases and other accessories are up to 83 percent off at Woot. StackSocial has the ChargeIt USB Wall Charger for $27.95, down from $50.
eBay has a $75 iTunes gift card for $65 with free shipping. The Griffin SportCuff case for the new iPod nano is available for $7.99 from Groupon, down from $19.99. The Speck SeeThru and SmartShell cases for MacBook Pro or MacBook Air are available from Groupon for $19.99, down from $49.95.
Groupon’s also hosting an Apple Event, discounting a huge range of additional Apple accessories ranging from the Apple TV, iPads, and iPhones to cases and keyboards.
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