Buyer's Guide: Discounts on 2013/2014 Retina MacBook Pros, Apps, and Apple Accessories

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    This week's Buyer's Guide includes some deals on the brand new 2014 Retina MacBook Pros, as vendors attempt to draw in customers with lower prices. Many retailers also continue to offer discounts on the previous-generation 2013 Retina MacBook Pros to clear out stock, and we've also got some deals on the 11-inch 2014 MacBook Air, several apps, and an array of Apple accessories.

    There are no significant deals on iMacs or iPads this week, but prices tend to fluctuate on a week-to-week basis so make sure to check back next week for any new discounts.

    Retina MacBook Pro

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    Several different retailers are already offering up to $119 off the 2014 Retina MacBook Pros, which were first introduced in late July. The 2.6GHz/8GB/128GB 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro is available from Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo and MacMall for $1,234.99, a discount of $64. The 2.6GHz/8GB/256GB 13-inch model is available from Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo and MacMall for $1,424.99, while the 2.8GHz/8GB/512GB 13-inch version is available for $1,709.99 from Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo and MacMall.

    As for the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, the lower end 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB model is available for $1,899.99 from Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo and MacMall, while the 2.5GHz/16GB/512GB model is available for $2,374.99 from Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo and MacMall, a discount of $119.

    Steep discounts on the older 2013 Retina MacBook Pros are also available for users looking for a high quality machine at an even lower price. The 2013 13-inch 2.4GHz/4GB/128GB Retina MacBook Pro is available for $1,099 from Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo and MacMall. The 13-inch 2.4GHz/8GB/256GB model is available for $1,299.99 from Best Buy, B&H Photo, and MacMall. The 13-inch 2.6GHz/8GB/512GB model is available for $1,599 from Best Buy, B&H Photo, and MacMall.

    The 2013 2.0GHz/8GB/256GB 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro can be purchased for $1,599 from B&H Photo, the lowest price we've seen on that model yet. Finally, the high end 2013 15-inch 2.3Ghz/16GB/512GB Retina MacBook Pro is available for $2,249 from Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo and MacMall.

    MacBook Air
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    The only solid 2014 MacBook Air discount this week comes from Adorama and B&H Photo, with both sites offering the entry-level 2014 11-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/128GB MacBook Air for $799, a discount of $100.

    The older 2013 MacBook Airs are still available at low prices from some vendors. The higher-end 11-inch 1.3GHz/4GB/256GB MacBook Air is available for $939 from B&H Photo, while the lower-end 11-inch 1.3Ghz/4GB/128GB MacBook air is available for $779 from B&H Photo. The 1.3GHz/4GB/256GB 13-inch MacBook Air can also be purchased for $949 from B&H Photo.

    B&H and Adorama, as always, are a good choice for buyers who live outside of New York and New Jersey, as the sites only charge sales tax in those states.

    Apps

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    Apple's currently running a promotion on 20 different productivity apps in the iOS App Store, dropping the prices by as much as 50 percent on popular apps like Clear, Fantastical 2 for iPhone and iPad, Notability, Launch Center Pro, and Scanner Pro. Check out our post on the promotion for a full list of discounted apps, complete with App Store links.

    Apple Accessories

    Target is offering discounted prices on iTunes gift cards sent via email, with a $50 card available for $45 and a $100 card available for $90. Groupon is offering a sizable discount on Microsoft Office Home and Student 2011 for Mac, offering it for $99, $40 off the standard price.

    A two-pack of Scosche StrikeBASE Wall Chargers for Lightning Devices can be purchased through Woot for $19.99, and the site is also selling a two-pack of the Belkin USB Wall Charger with Rotating Prongs for $14.99.

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    The Jawbone Jambox Bluetooth speaker is available at the discounted price of $89 from Living Social, $60 off the original price. Groupon is offering the Incase Hard-Shell case for the 11 and 13-inch MacBook Air for just $12.99, a discount of $37.

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    Apple-branded Earpods are available for $15 from DailySteals, while the 5W USB Power Adapter plus Lightning cable can be purchased from DailySteals for $18.

    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, because the Retina MacBook Pro was updated in July, the Buyer's Guide indicates that now is a good time to purchase.

    MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors.

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    avoid daily steals at all costs.
    they sold me fake lightning cables even though they were labeled "genuine". I got the error message when connecting the lightning cable to my iPhone.
     
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    The Target $50 iTunes gift card is listed on their site at $45.00, as well as the $25 gift card listed at $22.50

    I don't know if they just updated the price, but that is what I am getting when I look on the site. Makes sense as $42.50 is a 15% discount while the $100 card is only 10% off

    Also, Woot.com has refurbished Jawbone Jamboxes at $57.99. Woot items are good for today only, so if you want a refurb you should act quickly.
     
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    I've updated the Target price -- I think it did shift. Good tip on the Woot Jambox too, as long as you don't mind a black one! Woot link: http://www.woot.com/offers/jawbone-jambox-bluetooth-speaker-12
     
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    Looks like it's time to pick up that Macbook I've been eyeing up for a while now!
     
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    I'd like the rMBP 4GB 2013 but BB seems to be out of stock
     
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    Every "genuine" Lightning cable except the Apple ones does that sometimes, at least every one my mom buys. It's BS that a cable has "security". Ironically, I can only trust non-genuine cables. I bought a 10 pack from a Chinese eBay seller for $8 three months ago, and so far, they work.
     
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    Gotta love me a sale! But not on the loaded Mac Book Pro!
     
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    UK Mac discounts

    Earlier this week I bought a base model eleven-inch MacBook Air from UK online store Very for £649 (about $1088) – a hundred pounds saving from UK list price. I couldn't resist. The site currently offers the Airs (eleven- and thirteen inch versions), retina MacBook Pro models, and iMacs too, with up to £150 discount on the more expensive items.

    Oh, and I just love that little MacBook Air. What a machine!
     
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    Did anyone have any luck ordering the 2.6/16/256 config of the 13" rMBP from Adorama?
     
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    Now you can get the 13" MacBook Air through Best Buy for $749 by following the steps here
     
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    Several times a year the $50 iTunes cards drops to $40... that's when I stock up (personal use, gifts, etc) :D
     
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    Think there will be a better discount during Labor Day (US) weekend?
     
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    I'm also wondering about Labor Day deals as I will be in the US that weekend. How do the Labor Day deals usually work ? All weekend ? Just one day ?
     
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    I ordered it; however, it's back ordered since day 1. The latest update from them says they expect it in stock by the 4th week of August. It's not a standard configuration so that's probably why. Still, seems like a long time.
     
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    It really is a long time. But I've heard three weeks is the usual waiting time.
    Too bad I couldn't wait for it, so I got it from MacMall as it is in stock already.
     
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    Glad you're enjoying it! Pity we can't see more of these type of posts for the UK!
     

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