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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 releasedMan of Steel movie tie-in… Read More
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
Infinity Blade, an elegiac masterpiece, is still one of the best-looking iPhone and iPad games. So-called system seller, everyone should have this iOS exclusive on their Home screen. If you were mesmerized by how gorgeously smooth Infinity Blade looks (and still shines to this date, courtesy of Unreal engine) but didn’t take the plunge due to its high price, don’t miss out on this rare discount and pick up Infinity Blade II for just 99 cents, way down from its normal asking price of seven bucks… Read More
If you’re anything like me, you’re a heavy gamer who plays tons of games on your iDevice – and on a pretty much regular basis, too (or at least when the time schedule permits).
That’s why I’ll only make a passing mention of productivity deals like Readdle’s premium Calendars+ going free for a limited time.
If that fell on deaf ears with you, don’t despair – iDB has you covered as games maker Sega has slashed all its Sonic games on the App Store to just 99 cents.
The promotion includes the original Sonic The Hedgehog along with the second and fourth installment, as well as Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing and Sonic CD. Jump past the fold for quick details… Read More
Every year, ZAGG has a huge memorial day sale. This year’s sale goes all day today and tomorrow and everything in the store is discounted. All keyboards are marked down by 20 percent. While everything else will be on sale for 50 percent off.
That includes all invisibleSHIELD screen protectors for the iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch, and iPhone. As well as protectors for a huge selection of Android and Windows 8 phones. Read More
Following Fall introduction, Apple’s iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad lineup hit the refurbished store in mid-March 2013, knocking $50 off of some models. In a sign that the company could be clearing stock of refurbished iPads in anticipation of next-generation models, Apple today has again slashed prices of its iPad 4 and iPad mini refurbished devices by as much as fifteen percent, enough to net you a cool $40 saving on top-of-the-line models with 64 gigabytes of storage… Read More
Apple started offering refurbished iPad 4 and iPad mini back in March, bringing the used 16GB iPad mini down to $299, representing a modest $30 saving. Refurbished products are always good buys as these little-used devices are good as new: Apple tests them for defects, throws in a brand new battery and outer shell and backs them with its standard one-year AppleCare warranty.
After realizing some people were kinda hoping for deeper discounts, Apple just instituted an additional $50 price cut on the second and third-generation cellular iPad refurbs. For example, the entry-level cellular iPad 2 with sixteen gigabytes of storage originally cost $399 refurbished, but customers can now pick it up for $349 for an additional $50 discount, or a nice $180 saving over its usual $529 asking price… Read More
Apple regularly puts up slightly used products on sale after it refurbishes them. For example, last month saw the older iPod touches and certain iPad mini refurbs arrive.
Today, the latest iPod touches popped up on the refurbished section of Apple’s online store. Discounts start at $30 for the entry-level 4th gen refurbs, going all the way up to $50 for 5th gen variants.
These products are good as new, have only been used lightly, include a brand new battery and come with standard one-year AppleCare warranty. Interestingly enough, these refurbs have landed on the online Apple Store after Apple appears to have shut down its refurbished outlet on eBay… Read More
More positive feedback on Apple’s efforts to reshape practices in the face of emerging markets. Sales of the iPhone 4 in India tripled in only five days, following a trade-in program. The program is viewed by some as a “disguised discount” but the results are obvious for Apple and its plans to compete in a nation where smartphone sales are just taking off.
Although India does not have a subsidy program to soften the blow of a full-priced iPhone, Apple has found a way to reduce the sticker shock by sharing the handset’s cost with a growing network of India’s retailers… Read More
Late last year we covered an interesting little iPhone accessory called the ChargeCard. It was just a Kickstarter project at the time, but we were really intrigued by the credit card-sized USB cable that’s capable of feeding power to your iPhone.
Apparently others were too, because it blew past its funding goal to become a real product. And now that it’s shipping, the ChargeCard team was nice enough to send me one to check out. Oh, and they sent me something for iDB readers too… Read More
If you didn’t download Plants vs. Zombies because it costs money, now there is no reason you shouldn’t pick it up because developer PopCap has for the first time slashed the popular casual strategy game to $0 on the App Store. From the people who also brought you Bejeweled, Peggle, Zuma and Bookworm, Plants vs. Zombies since its June 2010 iPhone debut has won more than 30 Game of the Year awards.
The game challenges you to soil your plants while battling zombies who are about to invade your home. Retina devices and iPhone 5 are supported and both iPad and iPhone builds are free now. A few screenies and additional description right after the break… Read More
In another sign of Apple’s inventory levels perhaps finally catching up to demand, it has been discovered that the company has relaxed its annual 3-device limit on products bought by employees, their friends, family members and other participating entities. Previously, Apple employees were allowed to purchase up to three devices each year.
Rather than set a new specific number limit, Apple says it’s now “a judgment call”. And as part of the Employee Purchase Program (EPP), a 15 percent discount applies to select products. True to its form, Apple half-jokingly advises employees against “advertising a 15 percent discount on Apple products for all of your Facebook friends”… Read More