RadioShack dropping subsidized price on 16GB iPhone 5s to $100

By Cody Lee on Apr 17, 2014

Folks still in the market for an iPhone 5s may be interested to know that RadioShack will soon be offering a significant discount on the handset. Starting tomorrow, the nationwide retailer will begin selling the 16GB model of the 5s for just $99.99 in-store with a qualifying 2-year contract.

That’s $100 cheaper than most carriers and third party sellers have the entry-level iPhone 5s priced at, and is among one of the best deals we’ve seen on the smartphone. Additionally, RadioShack says it’s offering a $100 credit for folks trading in an eligible iPhone 4s, making the 5s free… Read More


Square Enix slashes Deus Ex and Tomb Raider games to $0.99 until Monday

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 7, 2014

Publisher Square Enix is holding a surprise sale of some of its most popular iPhone and iPad titles in the App Store. Starting today and valid until next Monday, January 10, Deus Ex: The Fall, Tomb Raider I, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light HD are available for just 99 cents each, in celebration of World Book Day.

Deus Ex normally sells for seven bucks, Tomb Raider I is a $2.99 value and Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light versions for the iPhone and iPad are respectively $2.99 and $5.99 so you’re looking at the combined saving of sixteen bucks if you download all four titles right now.

For reference, you can’t buy a decent book these days for less than five bucks. Fret not, dear sirs, your download links follow right below… Read More


Deals: XCOM, Infinity Blade III, Limbo, Badland, Shadow Blade, The Room Two, more go half price

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 26, 2014

If you’ve been on the lookout for not-to-be-missed discounts on some of the finest iPhone, iPad and Mac games around, worry not as iDownloadBlog has you covered.

A number of awesome games have been discounted temporarily by 50 percent or more this week, representing a nice opportunity to pick up premium titles half price.

This includes 2K Games’ XCOM: Enemy Unknown for both iOS and Mac, the excellent physical puzzler The Room Two by Fireproof Games, Uppercut Games’ Epoch.2, the award-winning Limbo by Playdead Studios, Crescent Moon Games’ Shadow Blade and more. Jump past the fold for your iTunes download links… Read More


Djay 2 picks up new features, Traktor DJ and Cross DJ go half price

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 26, 2014

The App Store and Mac App Store are home to plenty of apps for novice and pro DJs alike. Algoriddim’s djay 2 (read our review) and Native Instruments’ Traktor DJ are among the finest examples of how a tablet can be used to double as a virtual turntable for mixing tracks in real-time.

I’ve seen a number of DJs hook up their iPad to pro equipment and mix tracks from their iTunes library as if it were second nature. To be perfectly clear, I suck at DJing and have no interest in it.

Those who dig DJing, however, are advised to take a look at the just-updated djay 2 for the iPhone and iPad or take advantage of a time-limited discount on Traktor DJ for the iPhone and iPad. I also mention another notable discount on a similar app, Cross DJ for Mac. Jump past the break for the full reveal… Read More


Walmart shaves $100 off iPad 2, now $299

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 6, 2014

The unreasonably priced iPad 2 with sixteen gigabytes of storage and no cellular sells for $399. You’d be hard-pressed to justify buying a 2011 tablet at that price when $399 can buy you the latest iPad mini with Retina display instead. On the other hand, some customers such as schools and businesses clearly see the value or Apple otherwise wouldn’t be keeping the device on the market at that price.

If for any reason you’re in the market for a second-generation iPad, Walmart has a sweet deal for you in the form of an electronic $100 Walmart gift card… Read More


Logitech’s PowerShell MFi controller drops to $70 until February 1

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 27, 2014

Realizing rival accessory maker Stratus has shaved $20 off its ‘Made for iPhone’ (MFi) wireless iOS 7 controller dubbed SteelSeries, Logitech has decided to play along and bring its overpriced PowerShell down to $70. The Logitech accessory now undercuts Stratus by a cool $10 as the PowerShell is now $30 cheaper versus its original price of $99.

It’s a limited time offer so hurry up because the sale ends February 1, 2014 (they should have made it permanent). So is this controller now a good value? Read on… Read More


Carnage racing game Carmageddon goes free for a day

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 23, 2014

Stainless Games unleashed Carmageddon on the App Store back in October 2012 and today it goes free as the App of the Day app. This classic carnage racing game has earned its notoriety way back in 1997, when the original PC release caused quite a commotion among the purists and censors due to its graphical violence.

The iOS version has been toned down a bit to placate Apple’s censors, though you can still run over pedestrians who stay out on the streets at their peril. And watch out for the cops in their super-tough armored patrol vehicles… Read More


Best Buy drops iPhone 5s to $124.99, offers iPhone 5c for free

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 2, 2014

The U.S. consumer electronics retailer Best Buy is offering up a new time-limited discount on Apple’s flagship iPhone 5s, the colorful iPhone 5c and on additional products from Apple and other vendors. The entry-level iPhone 5s with sixteen gigabytes of storage will set you back $124.99, a $75 saving over its normal asking price of $199.

As for the iPhone 5c, you can grab it free (as in: $0 upfront), down from its $99 price point. The 32GB iPhone 5c models are available for $79. Both discounted iPhones are available across all four major carriers and entail a new two-year contract… Read More


App Santa: deep discounts on 15 popular iOS apps

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 20, 2013

With less than 24 hours until the annual App Store holiday freeze, developers are pushing out last-minute app updates like crazy.

But more importantly, ’tis the season when not-to-be-missed promotions and discounts become available as an early Christmas present.

Cody yesterday covered a bunch of notable iOS games discounts from the likes of Disney, Warner Bros and others and today a brand new holiday deal on iPhone and iPad apps goes live to help your wallet.

App Santa, a collaborative effort by high-profile developers, is offering deep discounts on fifteen popular iPhone and iPad applications, including 1Password, Tweetbot 3, Launch Center Pro, Screens, Clear+ and more. You can grab these fine apps with as much as 60 percent discount. Your download links are right after the break… Read More


iPhone 5s price dropped to $119 at Sam’s Club through January

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 16, 2013

Sam’s Club, Walmart-owned chain of membership-only retail warehouse clubs in the United States, is offering up Apple’s entry-level iPhone 5s with sixteen gigabytes of storage for just $119 with a two-year contract, down from Apple’s normal asking price of $199 and Sam’s usual $147 price point.

The deal is good through January 2014 and requires a two-year contract with AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile or US Cellular, though you have to be a member of Sam’s Club to take advantage of the discount… Read More


Both 1Password and XCOM: Enemy Unknown are half price right now

By Cody Lee on Nov 27, 2013

In addition to the various Black Friday deals on iPhones, iPads and other products, we’re also expecting to see a number of software sales as well. In fact, a couple have already popped up, which you can see here and here.

And today we’ve learned of two more apps that have gone on sale for the holiday weekend: 1Password and XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Both have been discounted down to $9.99 from their usual $17.99 and $19.99 price tags… Read More


Boost Mobile to begin selling iPhone 5s and 5c on November 8 at $100 off retail

By Cody Lee on Nov 2, 2013

Back in October, Sprint prepaid subsidiary Boost Mobile announced that it would begin offering the iPhone 5s and 5c on November 8. And with the launch date drawing closer, the carrier has issued a press release with further details.

This will be the first time that Boost has offered the popular smartphone, and it’s celebrating the occasion by taking $100 of each of the handsets. So you can get an iPhone 5c, sans contract, for as low as $449, and a 5s as low as $549… Read More


Walmart to start selling 16GB Wi-Fi iPad Air with $20 discount on November 1

By Christian Zibreg on Oct 24, 2013

Walmart offered notable discounts on Apple gear in the past, most recently on the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, and they’re about to do it again with the forthcoming iPad Air.

It was only two days ago that Apple unveiled the device, alongside the iPad mini with Retina display and other hardware and software notables.

Still, already Walmart is first to advertise that it will start selling the entry-level $499 iPad Air with a $20 discount beginning November 1… Read More


Some Apple Stores discount iPhone 5 stock

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 11, 2013

Yesterday’s iPhone 5s/5c announcement has brought a few changes to the iPhone lineup. The 16/32/64GB iPhone 5s is now Apple’s new top-of-the-line offering, respectively priced at $199/$299/$399 with a two-year contract. Apple has also discounted the iPhone 5 and reshuffled the iPhone 4s offering by introducing the 8GB iPhone 4s as the bargain option costing zero bucks after a two-year contract.

According to a new report, some of the California firm’s retail stores in Canada have discounted existing stock of the unlocked iPhone 5 models with sixteen and thirty-two gigabytes by $100. The off-contract 16GB iPhone 5 has also been slashed by $100 to $599, down from $699 previously… Read More


Plex iOS app is just $1.99, for a limited time only

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 26, 2013

My home theater setup depends on the Plex Mac/iOS apps for hassle-free access to both local media stored on my Mac and networked drives and to a variety of online media sources.

While the Mac client is provided free of charge, the universal iPhone and iPad app costs five bucks a pop so many users instead opt for some of the plentiful free alternative solutions offered on the App Store.

That’s too bad because Plex comes with a bunch of premium features and is capable of rendering literally any obscure media file type I throw at it. If you’ve been sitting on the fence, Plex has just sweetened the deal by dropping the iOS app to $1.99… Read More


T-Mobile ending ‘no money down’ promotion for iPhone 4S,5

By Cody Lee on Aug 9, 2013

If you were planning to pickup an iPhone 4S or 5 on T-Mobile anytime soon, you better act fast. According to a new report, the carrier is ending its popular ‘$0 down’ promotion on the two handsets that it just started in late July.

The deal, which is said to be ending tomorrow for the aforementioned models, allowed new T-Mobile subscribers to purchase an iPhone with no downpayment, and monthly payments of around $25 until the phone was paid for… Read More


Apple Stores offering discounts on select accessories this month

By Cody Lee on Aug 7, 2013

Apple Retail Stores are offering discounts on select in-store third-party accessories this month, according to a new report. The promotion began August 1st and runs through August 31, and it includes a handful of high-end audio products.

Among the discounted accessories are select Beats by Dre headphones and speakers, which are 10% off, and Jawbone’s Big JAMBOX Bluetooth speaker, which is $50 off. And a new deal on Bose QuietComfort headphones starts next week… Read More


Despite anti-iPad campaign, Microsoft forced to lower Surface price

By Cody Lee on Jul 12, 2013

In an effort to spur struggling slate sales, Microsoft launched a TV ad campaign aimed squarely at the iPad. The strategy, which has spawned four commercials since May, focuses on highlighting the flaws in Apple’s popular tablet in comparison with the Surface.

But despite the agressive campaign, Microsoft still seems to be having trouble selling tablets. According to a new report, the Redmond company is planning to drop the price of all Surface RT models by $150 later this month—a move in response to lackluster sales… Read More


All premium Warner Bros games are 99 cents for a limited time

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 2, 2013

With the summer season officially here, game makers are increasingly turning to attractive discounts as a last-ditched effort to boost sales before games hit the beaches.

First was Sega, which slashed a bunch of iOS games to just 99 cents, followed by Epic Games’ not-to-be-missed award-winning Infinity Blade II 99-cent sale. Those deals have expired now, but don’t despair – Warner Bros. has you covered.

In a summer blowout sale promotion, the publisher has discounted its many triple-As to just 99-cents. We’re talking big name releases here, such as Batman Arkham City Lockdown, LEGO games and the recently released Man of Steel movie tie-in… Read More


Here’s how to get 30% off JailbreakCon tickets

By Cody Lee on Jun 28, 2013

We’re now just a little less than 2 months away from this year’s JailbreakCon—an annual convention for hackers, developers, designers and jailbreakers. The event will be held at the Raddison Hotel in New Rochelle, New York on August 23 and 24.

Folks who are hoping to attend WWJC, but haven’t gotten their tickets yet, will be happy to hear that iDB has been given a special deal to pass on to our readers. For a limited time, folks using our coupon code can get a 30% discount off admission… Read More

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