Apple Store offers free shipping sitewide with no minimum purchase required. (A minimum purchase of $50 usually applies.) That's the first no-minimum, sitewide free shipping offer we've seen from Apple Store this year. (Their Black Friday sale offered free shipping on most items, but not sitewide.) Deal ends December 22.
The Apple Store offers discounts on its selection of factory-refurbished MacBook Pro laptops, with models starting at $1,059, as listed below. With free shipping on each, they're at the lowest total price we could find for the systems below with a 1-year Apple warranty (the same as new units). Notables:
The Apple Store continues to take up to $260 off a selection of factory-refurbished Apple Mac mini desktops and servers, with prices starting at $469. With free shipping, that ties our mention from two weeks ago and puts each model at the same price or up to $10 less than the best price we've seen for these models with a 1-year Apple warranty. (Each model listed below is at least $79 under the lowest total price we could find for a new unit elsewhere.) A 1-year warranty applies to each, the same as new systems. Some best bets:
Apple offers its newly-released, 2nd-generation iPad mini with Retina Display from $399, as listed below. Plus, each model qualifies for free shipping. That's tied with our mention from a week ago and puts each at the lowest total price we could find by at least $11. It's 7.5mm thick, weighs 0.73 lbs., and features an Apple A7 64-bit processor, 7.9" 2048x1536 LED-backlit IPS display, FaceTime HD front-side camera, 5-megapixel iSight camera, 802.11n wireless with MIMO, Lightning connector, and 10-hour battery life. Models with 4G LTE connectivity are also available for AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, or T-Mobile. The iPad mini models:
The Apple Store offers a selection of factory-refurbished, iPad with Retina Display models, with deals starting at $379 with free shipping. They're tied with our mention from a month ago and many are at the lowest total price we've seen for models with an Apple warranty. (Each carries a 1-year Apple warranty, the same as new units.) The deals:
Apple Store offers its factory-refurbished 5.6-lb. Apple MacBook Pro Sandy Bridge Core i7 2.5GHz 15" Laptop, model no. G0NM5LL/A, for $1,599 with free shipping. That's $100 under our July mention and the lowest total price we've seen. It features an Intel Core i7-2860QM 2.5GHz Sandy Bridge quad-core processor, 15.4" 1680x1050 LED-backlit display, 4GB RAM, 750GB hard drive, AMD Radeon HD 6770M 1GB graphics and Intel HD Graphics 3000, 802.11n wireless, Thunderbolt, Bluetooth 2.1, USB 2.0, FaceTime 720p webcam, and Mac OS X. A 1-year Apple warranty applies.