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Old Jun 13, 2014, 02:39 PM   #1
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Buyer's Guide: Discounts on Retina MacBook Pro, iPad mini, Beats Headphones, and More




There are some great deals on Apple-related accessories and services this week, as well as some decent discounts on the iPad mini and the 13 and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro.

Beats Studio over-ear headphones can be purchased (in six colors) for $180 through Groupon, which is $89 off the price when purchased directly from Beats. Target is also offering 25 percent off Beats Music gift cards, dropping the $50 card to $37.50 and the $25 card to $18.75, essentially dropping the price of a yearly subscription from $99 to $75.

Speck's CandyShell Case for the iPad mini/Retina iPad mini can be purchased through Groupon for $14.99, a discount of $30. The iHealth Blood Pressure Monitor for iOS devices can also be purchased from Groupon for $30, a discount of $70.

Best Buy is offering the 16GB non-Retina iPad mini for $199, a discount of $100 from the standard $299 price. It's available in both white and space gray. Best Buy is also offering a $25 iTunes gift card with the purchase of a $99 Apple TV.

The higher-end 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro with 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM is available for $1,399 from Amazon, which is a $100 discount and one of the lowest prices we've seen on that configuration.

The lower-end 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage can be purchased for $1,849.99 from Amazon, Adorama, and B&H, a $150 discount. The higher-end Retina MacBook Pro with 512GB of storage and 16GB of RAM can be purchased for $2,449 from Amazon, Adorama, and B&H, also a discount of $150.

Customers in many states may find it preferable to order from Adorama or B&H, as these sites only charge sales tax in New York/New Jersey and New York, respectively.

Before making a purchase of a Mac or iOS device, make sure to consult our Buyer's Guide to find out if it's a good time to buy. For example, while there are some good deals to be had on the current iMac, our Buyer's Guide does not recommend a purchase at this time because an update is coming soon -- and prices will drop even lower.

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Old Jun 13, 2014, 02:45 PM   #2
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" Best Buy is also offering a $25 iTunes gift card with the purchase of a $99 Apple TV."

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Old Jun 13, 2014, 02:47 PM   #3
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They're a bit misleading with that Beats deal. They claim they were originally $299, and they're selling the discontinued model.
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Old Jun 13, 2014, 02:48 PM   #4
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The lower-end 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro with 8GB of memory and 256GB of RAM can be purchased for $1,849.99
I'll take a MacBook Pro with 256 GB of RAM please!

Edit: That was a fast edit, Arn
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Old Jun 13, 2014, 02:55 PM   #5
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Ugh why spend $180 on the outdated Beats Studio when you can get the Audio-Technica M50x for the same price. Do yourself a favor.

Not Stylish enough for you? No active noise-cancellation? You can get the Logitech UE6000 for next to nothing now that they've been sadly discontinued. They put the old Studios to shame. You're welcome.

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Old Jun 13, 2014, 03:22 PM   #6
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Ugh why spend $180 on the outdated Beats Studio when you can get the Audio-Technica M50x for the same price. Do yourself a favor.

Not Stylish enough for you? No active noise-cancellation? You can get the Logitech UE6000 for next to nothing now that they've been sadly discontinued. They put the old Studios to shame. You're welcome.
Oh for the loveÖ Donít start this again.
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Old Jun 13, 2014, 03:27 PM   #7
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Oh for the loveÖ Donít start this again.
When has it ended?
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Old Jun 13, 2014, 03:43 PM   #8
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When has it ended?
Itís been like three days since I last saw a thread arguing over that. Iíd consider that ended. And the world was better for it.
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Old Jun 13, 2014, 03:48 PM   #9
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Itís been like three days since I last saw a thread arguing over that. Iíd consider that ended. And the world was better for it.
Macrumors disagrees. It is them starting the fires.
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Old Jun 13, 2014, 03:53 PM   #10
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Why oh WHY do we need to include BEATS HEADPHONES in a MAC BUYER'S GUIDE.
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Old Jun 13, 2014, 03:56 PM   #11
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Macrumors disagrees. It is them starting the fires.
Theyíre just covering all the news. Iím not personally very interested in the reports of developer beta releases, but I donít begrudge the people that want to see that kind of news. If people want to argue about it, thatís on them, not Macrumors.
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Old Jun 13, 2014, 04:00 PM   #12
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Theyíre just covering all the news. Iím not personally very interested in the reports of developer beta releases, but I donít begrudge the people that want to see that kind of news. If people want to argue about it, thatís on them, not Macrumors.
I don't see all the stuff that has been pushed about Beats here as "just covering the news".
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Why oh WHY do we need to include BEATS HEADPHONES in a MAC BUYER'S GUIDE.
  1. You can use them with a Mac
  2. They are pretty big discounts
  3. Apple owns Beats now
  4. iPads aren't Macs either
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  1. You can use them with a Mac
  2. They are pretty big discounts
  3. Apple owns Beats now
  4. iPads aren't Macs either
  1. Headphones are not specific to Macs.
  2. Yes, but headphones are still irrelevant to MacRumors IMO
  3. Until Apple adds microprocessors or microcontrollers in them, they're still not computers. An iPod shuffle is more advanced and more relevant.
  4. iPads may not have x86 CPUs or be OS X compatible, but they still are computers.

edit: unless Arn wants to see flame wars every day, I suggest a site-wide poll with registered users, always at the top to be sure everyone sees it.

Keep the question really simple: "Do you want to see Beats-related news and rumors?"

Keep the choices clear: "Yes" and "No"
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  1. Headphones are not specific to Macs.
  2. Yes, but headphones are still irrelevant to MacRumors IMO
  3. Until Apple adds microprocessors or microcontrollers in them, they're still not computers. An iPod shuffle is more advanced and more relevant.
  4. iPads may not have x86 CPUs or be OS X compatible, but they still are computers.

edit: unless Arn wants to see flame wars every day, I suggest a site-wide poll with registered users, always at the top to be sure everyone sees it.

Keep the question really simple: "Do you want to see Beats-related news and rumors?"

Keep the choices clear: "Yes" and "No"
Let's throw in [random niche app of the week] and [X lawsuit Y] while we're at it.
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  1. You can use them with a Mac
  2. They are pretty big discounts
  3. Apple owns Beats now
  4. iPads aren't Macs either
1. There are are in infinite amount of accessories you can use with a mac
2. Oh look, there's an external drive almost 50% off MSRP on amazon!
http://www.amazon.com/Passport-Ultra...nal+hard+drive
3. Doesn't matter, they're still a distinct company and their products aren't designed or made my apple.
4. Yeah, but at least they're an Apple product. Beats is a distinct company owned by Apple. Beats headphones are still Beats headphones, not Apple headphones.
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Old Jun 13, 2014, 08:47 PM   #17
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1. There are are in infinite amount of accessories you can use with a mac
2. Oh look, there's an external drive almost 50% off MSRP on amazon!
http://www.amazon.com/Passport-Ultra...nal+hard+drive
3. Doesn't matter, they're still a distinct company and their products aren't designed or made my apple.
4. Yeah, but at least they're an Apple product. Beats is a distinct company owned by Apple. Beats headphones are still Beats headphones, not Apple headphones.
Then I'm going to have to fall back on...

5. Us raging gets MacRumors page views.
6. Arn actually sports a set of Beats.
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Oh for the loveÖ Donít start this again.
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Then I'm going to have to fall back on...

5. Us raging gets MacRumors page views.
6. Arn actually sports a set of Beats.
Spotlighting deals so people can save some money + additional revenue for the site you're using for free = everyone wins. The fact that people are arguing isn't making Arn money so it is irrelevant. I'm pretty sure that he's an audiophile anyway.
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Old Jun 13, 2014, 11:12 PM   #20
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Another thing: Apple sells Beats headphones in their stores. They did far before this Beats deal. They seem to be marketed as accessories to iPhones in the stores. I guess they're popular. I often see people walking out of the stores with Beats headphones, unfortunately.

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3. Doesn't matter, they're still a distinct company and their products aren't designed or made my apple.
This is not true. Beats is now a subset of Apple.
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So? People are allowed to say when MR is advertising overpriced garbage.
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Macs have SDXC card readers, so I thought I should tell you guys about this awesome rebate I saw on NewEgg.ca, 68% off!
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Can anyone help me with obtaining student promo coupon to bestbuy for macbook pro? .edu domain address is enough to have te code
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Ugh why spend $180 on the outdated Beats Studio when you can get the Audio-Technica M50x for the same price. Do yourself a favor.
Or you can get the ATH-M50s for USD$120

You can buy a lot of porn for that extra $60
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