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Old Aug 29, 2014, 03:14 PM   #1
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Buyer's Guide: Labor Day Deals on the iPad Air, Retina iPad mini, Apps, and More




There are quite a few deals on Apple products, apps, and accessories this week due to the upcoming Labor Day holiday in the United States. Retailers have discounted the iPad Air, Retina iPad mini, and more, and several app developers are cutting app prices.

While there are few deals on Apple's lineup of Mac products, Apple's own back to school program is still ongoing until September 9, offering EDU customers a gift card with the purchase of a Mac, iPad, or iPhone. Best Buy is also continuing to offer EDU customers $100 off all MacBooks and the iMac.

iPad Air

Staples is offering $30 off all models of the iPad Air for Labor Day weekend, dropping the price of the entry-level 16GB Wi-Fi only model to $469, for example. The company is also offering $100 off select computers that are regularly priced at $499 or more with the coupon code 11605, which applies to all iPads priced over $499, for a total discount of up to $130 on some iPad Air models.

Retina iPad mini

Best Buy is offering $50 off most models of the Retina iPad mini, dropping the price on the Space Gray entry-level 16GB Wi-Fi only version to $349. The discount applies to both Wi-Fi and Cellular models across the board, with almost all versions getting the price cut. Entry-level Cellular models, such as the 16GB Silver version from AT&T, are priced at $480 with the discount.

In addition to iPad Air discounts, Staples is offering $30 off all models of the Retina iPad mini for Labor Day weekend, dropping the price of the entry-level 16GB Wi-Fi only model to $399, for example. The company is also offering $100 off select computers that are regularly priced at $499 or more with the coupon code 11605, which applies to all iPads priced over $499, for a total discount of up to $130 on some Retina iPad mini models.

Apps

The Labor Day holiday is often a popular time for app discounts, and this year is no exception. Many app developers are already offering their apps at reduced prices, and additional discounts are expected before Monday. Our sister site TouchArcade has made a list of games already discounted, which includes Another World, Impossible Road, Pathogen, LEGO The Lord of the Rings, Strata Super Lemonade Factory, VVVVVV and more. Other apps on sale include Instacast 4 GoodReader 4, and Clone Magic.

Apple Accessories

Best Buy is offering a $100 iTunes gift card for $85, a discount of $15. Groupon is also offering a $15 iTunes card for $10, a discount of $5.

Woot is selling Sennheiser's MM---50-IP In-Ear Headphones with Apple Control for $24.99, a $25 discount. Woot is also offering a refurbished Jawbone Big Jambox Bluetooth speaker for $159, down from $299 new.

Groupon has the Logitech Folio case for the iPad Air for $19.99, a discount of $30. Groupon is also offering the Beats By Dre Tour In-Ear Headphones for $109.00, a discount of $40 off the regular price.

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Old Aug 29, 2014, 03:16 PM   #2
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For $30-$50 savings, you might as well just wait and get a new one a couple of weeks later!
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 03:34 PM   #3
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$130 off a new Retina iPad mini is tempting...
Makes it about $400 for a 32GB, or $500 for a 64GB. Less than the current price of refurbs from Apple.

Now to decide if I'm going to wait a bit longer and get a new 32GB "Retina iPad mini 2" in a few day/weeks (maybe?)....... hmmmm

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Decided it was too good to pass up, LOL. 32GB Retina iPad mini + Smart Cover for roughly the same price as just a 16GB Retina iPad mini. Not bad.
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 03:41 PM   #4
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Eh not that special
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 03:59 PM   #5
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No macbook retina deals? I've been holding out!
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 04:20 PM   #6
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Eh not that special
$85.00 for a $100.00 iTunes card is pretty good.
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 05:05 PM   #7
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For $30-$50 savings, you might as well just wait and get a new one a couple of weeks later!
If you keep reading, there's a $100 off code, which brings the discount up to $130
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 06:34 PM   #8
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No macbook retina deals? I've been holding out!
Which model? This deal from last week is actually still valid: http://www.macrumors.com/2014/08/22/...nts-august-22/

And the 15-inch/16GB/256GB Retina MAcBook Pro is $1,899 at Best Buy/Adorama/B&H. Not the best we've seen, but okay.
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 06:41 PM   #9
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I usually snap up a discounted iTunes card when these deals come along. This way I buy most of my iTunes content at a discount.
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Old Aug 30, 2014, 11:31 AM   #10
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The Groupon deal is nice, 33% off... especially if you have a bunch of Groupon accounts.
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Old Aug 31, 2014, 05:13 AM   #11
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Really...? How often do you see $130 off a brand new iPad? That's an awesome price.
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Old Aug 31, 2014, 08:56 PM   #12
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Don't see no $30 discount on top
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Old Sep 2, 2014, 12:27 AM   #13
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Staples $30 didn't last long

Seems like Staples $30 off wasn't intended to stick around once they announced the $100 off coupon.
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