Apple store

July 1

Apple Canada Back to School Offer

Posted by on July 1, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Apple Canada Back to School Offer

Apple Canada has just started up their back to school offer for students and teachers. With the purchase of desktops, laptops, iPads, and iPhones you will receive up to a $110 Apple Store gift card.

The first offer is two-fold. When you buy a laptop or desktop in the Apple Store for Education, you save money off the original retail price.

Buy a Mac for university and get $110 Apple Store gift card only at the Apple Store for Education. For example, an 11″ Macbook Air will cost you $949 as a student, which is $50 off the regular price of $999. Then, you will also receive the $110 bonus Apple Store Card.

In the land of desktops, the 21.5-inch: 1.4GHz Mac is $1149 regularly, but it costs $1099 with educational pricing. You will also receive that $110 gift card with your purchase.

If you purchase an iPad for college, you will receive a $55 Apple store gift card and receive educational pricing discounts. The iPad mini starts at $319 at Apple, but with the educational discount, it will cost students and teachers just $299 and you get the bonus $55 Apple Store gift card. Likewise, the Apple Air in the educational store starts at $499 instead of the regular $519 and comes with that gift card.

If you buy an iPhone for school, you will also receive a $55 Apple Store gift card but there are no further educational discounts. It is still a good deal, if you have wanted to get your hands on an iPhone because you can use the gift card to load your phone up with all the apps you want to buy and some great music as well.

This was always my favourite time of year to buy my Apple products. I really enjoyed combining the gift and the student discount to optimize my buying power. My graduation is in November so I will no longer be a student for the first time in many years. I am now carefully considering what I should buy before my status as a student ends best to take advantage of student discounts like these. You never realize how nice this kind of discount is until you are no longer eligible!

Apple Canada offers free shipping on orders of $75 or more so any major electronics, like these, that you will be buying will ship free.

(Expiry: 9th September 2014)

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June 6

Apple Canada: Refurbished iPads & Apple TV

Posted by on June 6, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Apple Canada: Refurbished iPads & Apple TV

Apple Canada now has a bunch of Apple TVs and iPads on sale in the refurbished section. As all refurbished items come with a one-year warranty and free shipping, this is a great way to get your hands on Apple equipment at a discount.

First off I must wax poetic on the Apple TV. The regular Apple TV costs $109 and I hear it is worth every penny. Apple has recently restocked their refurbished Apple TVs that retails for just $85 with free shipping. You are saving $24 on the device that gives you access to iTunes on your HDTV and allows you to both rent and buy movies from the iTunes store. Now, if you have other devices like an iPhone or an iPad, the Apple TV also lets you wirelessly stream content from those iOS devices to your TV. Also, any movies you buy or rent on the Apple TV can be watched on any iOS device, your Mac, or your PC thanks to the iCloud.

The big debate it seems is whether Netflix or the Apple TV is better. I hear that iTunes has the better database of movies with more variety and you get new movies sooner. However, Netflix does not require you to buy a box to run and with a subscription service, you are not paying per rental. Any thoughts?

Also in the refurbished section you will find this Refurbished iPad with Retina display Wi-Fi 32GB – Black (4th generation) and the same device in white. These big boys were originally $599, but in the refurbished section they cost just $419. My 16GB iPad just does not cut it, the 32 GB model would be much nicer. In fact, my iPad is getting old now and certainly showing its age. I plan to replace it soon and will certainly be keeping an eye on the refurbished section for my next purchase as I refuse to pay full price.

All refurbished iPads come with the same one year warranty as new iPads do. They also have a new battery so you are not getting a battery that is already loosing life. The outer shell is also new so your iPad will come devoid of any scratches or cosmetic imperfections.

For these reasons, I have always loved buying refurbished. It is essentially the same as buying new; they have just had a little extra time to work out any kinks in the product.

(Expiry: unknown)

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June 5

Word Lens Translator App Now Free On iTunes & Google Play Store (Was $5)

Posted by on June 5, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Word Lens Translator App Now Free On iTunes & Google Play Store (Was $5)

The internet is currently abuzz with the Word Lens Translator app because it’s now free on both iTunes and the Google Play Store. It was originally priced at $4.99 and since there is no word on when this awesome app will go back to its full price, I suggest you quickly download it as soon as possible.

The World Lens Translator is extremely handy because it uses your device’s camera to instantly translate any printed words. Say you’re travelling abroad and you don’t know what the writing on a certain sign outside means. Simply launch the app, point the camera at the sign and prepare to be amazed because it will translate the writing for you. Plus, the app can also translate words that have been reversed (spelled backwards) or can erase words from the sign.

Upon first downloading the app, you are only able to reverse or erase. However, be sure to download all of the language packs by tapping on the world map icon on the bottom left of the screen as these are all free right now. You can get the following languages: Russian, Portuguese, German, Italian, French and Spanish, although keep in mind that the app is only able to translate to and from English. Here’s to hoping that the developers of the app are working on more languages packs and the ability to cross-translate between all the languages as well!

I tried this app on my iPhone on a granola bar I had lying around and I’m happy to report that it worked really well. The text was instantly translated, though the only tip I have is that you need to make sure to keep your hand steady over the text you are trying to translate.

It’s definitely one of those must-have apps even if you don’t see yourself using it right now because you never known when you might need it. So just download it now for free and tuck it into a folder on your device for future use. Word Lens Translator App Now Free On iTunes & Google Play Store (Was $5)

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 2

Apple Canada: Refurbished 4th Gen 16GB iPad With Retina Display Only $339 (Save $60)

Posted by on April 2, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Apple Canada: Refurbished 4th Gen 16GB iPad With Retina Display Only $339 (Save $60)

While supplies last, you can be one of the lucky ones to secure a 4th generation 16GB iPad with Retina display in either white or black for just $339 at the Apple Store!

Available at the same price in either white or black, the fourth generation iPad features a 9.7″ Retina display screen, a 5MP iSight camera, 1080p HD video recording and up to 10 hours of battery life — basically, more than enough awesomeness to satisfy all of your techy needs!

Surprisingly, Future Shop actually has a non-refurbished version of this iPad for as high as $529.99, while Best Buy currently has it on sale for $399.99.

No matter which way you look at it, a good deal is a good deal even if the electronic in question is refurbished. As we have all mentioned on our blog before, refurbished electronics are nothing run away from, especially in the event of a good price and the great part about them is that if you’re planning to give the iPad as a gift, then the other person will have no way of knowing that it was ever refurbished! It can be your secret, although do make sure to let us in on it in the comments section if you get one and in which colour! Apple Canada: Refurbished 4th Gen 16GB iPad With Retina Display Only $339 (Save $60)

Since the Apple Store automatically applies free shipping on orders over $75, you also won’t need to pay any additional delivery charges! If you are having trouble finding the iPads since we can’t link you right to them, refer to Avi’s post for the directions.

(Expiry: While Supplies Last)

(Image Credit: Mike Lau)

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April 1

Apple Canada: Refurbished iPod Nanos Only $99 (Save $50)

Posted by on April 1, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Apple Canada: Refurbished iPod Nanos Only $99 (Save $50)

Apple Canada recently restocked their refurbished iPod section which was pretty much sold out. Right now they have a nice selection of refurbished 7th generation 16GB iPod nanos for sale for only $99 which is $50 off the regular retail price of an iPod nano.

Scroll all the way to the bottom of the screen and under “More Stores” select “Refurbished & Clearance” and then the iPod selection. Apple has this wee issue with deep linking.

There are five colours currently in stock in the refurbished section: blue, green, silver, yellow, or pink.

This is the cheapest you are going to find an iPod nano. Don’t be afraid to buy refurbished either: I have done so many times and never had a problem. As I have mentioned before, refurbished products come with the full one year warranty as well as a new battery and outer shell. This means your refurbished product is cosmetically perfect, has full battery life, and is covered for an entire year against any problems.

The only thing left to do is decide which colour you want and buy it before they sell out. Usually the refurbished items sell out pretty fast because the price cuts are so fantastic.

You get free shipping on these because they cost over $75.

(Expiry: unknown)

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January 15

Apple Canada: Refurb. iPod Touch 32GB – $219 (Save $80)

Posted by on January 15, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Apple Canada: Refurb. iPod Touch 32GB   $219 (Save $80)

Right now Apple Canada is offering Refurbished iPod touch 32GB – Black & Slate (5th generation) for $80 off the original price. Pay only $219 for a 32 GB iPod Touch.

If you are looking for something bigger than 16 GB to handle your ever expanding music collection you might have recently realized your selection is limited. Apple does not make a 32GB Nano so you are pretty much left with the iPod Classic or the iPod touch which are both substantially more expensive (you are looking at $300 regular price my friend).

I am seriously considering buying this device. I have had lots of success with refurbished electronics from Apple as they come with full warranty, new battery, and new outer shell. Overall, they are a fantastic investment. Recently my music collection has expanded to where the entire thing will not fit on a 16 GB iPod. I like the Apple operating system and want to stick to it.

This device will ship for free because it costs over $75. Stock is limited on all refurbished items so if you want it I say order it asap.

(Expiry: unknown)

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October 10

Apple Canada: Apple TV – $85 + Free Shipping ($24 Off)

Posted by on October 10, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Apple Canada: Apple TV   $85 + Free Shipping ($24 Off)

Last time I posted about this deal (end of July if you are curious) it sold out like hot cakes… not that hotcakes sell but they get eaten pretty darn quick if you stick chocolate chips in them. Back to Apple TVs. Right now you can get a refurbished Apple TV for only $85 at Apple Canada with free shipping! They sell for $109 at regular price.

I LOVE buying refurbished. It comes with a full warranty and a smaller price tag. You are saving $24 on this unit and since Apple recently changed their free shipping policy from $99 down to $85 you also save on shipping fees. On Apple products, refurbished is doubly important because they do not go on sale very often.

As I have mentioned before: A friend of mine swears by his Apple TV after having tried both Netflix and Apple TV. This is due to the selection and availability of what he wants to watch. I am holding out on getting one until after I finish my bachelor degree so that I actually finish my degree and get good grades with the least amount of distractions. I think it is the best alternative to having no cable. Any of our Moosers own one? What do you think?

Quantities are limited.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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August 16

Apple Canada USB Power Adapter Takeback Program

Posted by on August 16, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Apple Canada USB Power Adapter Takeback Program

Today, Apple started a program called the “USB Power Adapter Takeback Program.” Simply, this program is designed to get counterfeit and third party adapters that have been found to present safety problems to your device off the street. As of today, you can drop your questionable-for-Apple-products USB power adapter off at an Apple Store or at an Authorized Service Provider, and they will dispose of it properly.

As a special thanks, you can purchase one Apple USB power adapter at a special price — $11 CAD per device. I’m not exactly sure which adapter you would get – probably depends on your device, but these adapters usually cost around $19 to $21. You need to bring your iPhone, iPad, and/or iPod into the location for serial number validation. The special pricing is limited to one adapter for each iPhone, iPad, and iPod you own.

To read more about this program, click here.

Some people might say this is not really a deal, but I think it is. First off, when you bring in that counterfeit or third party adapter, you are getting a good discount on a legitimate Apple USB adapter. Depending on which one it is, you are saving $8 – $10, which is a good percentage of its price. Secondly, if the non-Apple power adapters are damaging your device, it is important to fix that as soon as possible, as not doing so could cost you a lot of money in the future!

(Image credit: skattertech)

(Expiry: 18th October 2013)

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August 15

Apple Store Canada: 33% Off Refurbished 7th Gen iPod Nanos – Now $99

Posted by on August 15, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Apple Store Canada: 33% Off Refurbished 7th Gen iPod Nanos   Now $99

I seriously need a new iPod. I do not know what generation my iPod Touch is, but I am estimating a 2nd or 3rd generation. However, paying full price? Not my thing. So, it is fabulous that Apple Canada has a bunch of refurbished iPod Nanos on sale for 33% off their original price! Originally $149, the 16GB iPod Nano is on sale for $99!

The only question left is: which colour to choose? EEK! I totally love the array of colours they have, but I am especially fond of the green.

The only thing I don’t like is that it now has the Lightning connector for power. I have a sweet iHome stereo system that has the old connector, and it would be a pain to get a converter, and it would look weird, too. However, I must catch up with the times eventually. Anyone know of some simple converters?

What I do love about refurbished Apple products is that they are all covered by Apple’s one-year limited warranty, and you can still buy protection plans for them.

These ship for free from Apple Canada.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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July 30

Apple Canada: Refurbished Apple TV – $85 (Save $24)

Posted by on July 30, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Apple Canada: Refurbished Apple TV   $85 (Save $24)

I have been trying to chase down an affordable Apple TV for a while. Whenever they go on sale at Staples or wherever, they always sell out so quickly that even if I do place an order, it gets cancelled (boo). Right now you can get a refurbished Apple TV for only $85 at Apple Canada! (Thanks for the price correction!)

I LOVE buying refurbished. It comes with a full warranty and a smaller price tag. You are saving $24 on this unit. On Apple products, that is pretty good since they don’t often go on sale.

A friend of mine recently got an Apple TV and swears buy it. He has tried both Netflix and Apple TV, and just finds the selection and availability of what he wants is far better on the Apple TV, like night and day. I have been dreaming of getting one so that I can stream what is on my iPad directly to my TV screen, as that just doesn’t work without one.

Includes free shipping.

Quantities are limited.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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July 16

Apple Canada: Refurbished 11.6″ Macbook Airs Under $800

Posted by on July 16, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Apple Canada: Refurbished 11.6 Macbook Airs Under $800

Apple Canada has a couple of refurbished 11.6″ Macbooks on sale for 25 – 27% off! You get a refurbished Mac laptop for under $800 with full warranty – what a score! There are two options to choose from.

This computer was originally $999 and is now on sale for $749! Features:

  • 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
  • 4GB memory
  • 64GB flash storage
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000

Now, you could pick up that beauty for $749 or you could spend an extra $50 and double your flash memory. I vote you go with this second option!

Originally $1099, you are saving $300 when you spend just $799 on this computer. Plus, with double the flash storage you are positively golden! It has the same features as the one above, just with double the flash storage. As these are both refurbished computers (which come with full warranty) supplies are limited!

I am a huge Apple fan, even though I am typing this post on an Alienware PC computer with Windows 7 right now. I own a PC because Apple makes sucky computers for gaming. I own an Alienware because it can handle the graphics and speed demands of PC games. However, every day I curse my PC as Outlook freezes, stops responding, and sometimes crashes. I curse it every time I try and look at my pictures and the picture viewer stops responding (every second picture). I curse it for not having an application like iPhoto which makes photo organization and viewing so much simpler.

Sigh.

Enjoy free shipping on orders of $99 or more at Apple Canada.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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July 10

Apple App Store Canadian Freebie: Free Games & Apps

Posted by on July 10, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Apple App Store Canadian Freebie: Free Games & Apps

Apple is celebrating its fifth anniversary of the app store. In celebration, it is giving away five games and five groundbreaking apps for free that usually cost money!

These are the five games you will get for free:

  • Badland
  • Infinity Blade II
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
  • Tiny Wings
  • Where’s My Water?

I’m surprised Angry Birds isn’t in there, but they probably just assumed everyone owns it already.

These are the five groundbreaking apps you will get for free:

  • Barefoot World Atlas
  • Day One (Journal/Diary)
  • How to Cook Everything
  • Over
  • Traktor DJ for iPhone

Personally, I am downloading almost all of them! I love trying out new apps when they are free and seeing which ones will stay on my system long term. I am really looking forward to some of the games I haven’t played before, too. While I already have Tiny Wings, I can’t wait to try the others.

(Expiry: UNKNOWN)

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July 7

Apple Canada: Refurbished 3rd Gen iPad 16GB Wifi – $379

Posted by on July 7, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Apple Canada: Refurbished 3rd Gen iPad 16GB Wifi   $379

Apple Canada has a great deal on a refurbished iPad with Wi-Fi 16GB – Black (3rd generation). The new models cost $499, but you can get this refurbished model with full warranty for $379!

All refurbished models include:

  • same one year warranty as new models
  • brand new battery and outer shell
  • all manuals and accessories

I would love to upgrade to the iPad 3 from my iPad 2 and at this price I can actually consider it. I love the new Airplay feature which allows you to stream content directly to speakers or your HDTV from your iPad. That just takes mobile electronics to a whole other level! I love my iPad and find it invaluable for university. I take notes on it and use it to organize my assignment and keep track of emails, appointments, group meetings, and class times. I like the ability to record lectures and it has a built in keyboard that I can actually type fast enough on for decent notes. It is light enough that it doesn’t kill my shoulders and add weight on top of my textbooks. I think the iPad is fantastic.

The refurbished iPad costs over $99 so you will get it shipped to you for free.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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July 3

Apple Canada: Buy Mac, iPad Or iPhone & Get Up To $100 Gift Card

Posted by on July 3, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Apple Canada: Buy Mac, iPad Or iPhone & Get Up To $100 Gift Card

Get ready for university with a new Mac, iPad or iPhone and you’ll get a gift card worth $100 (for the Mac) or $50 (for the iPhone or iPad). You’ll also get education pricing and save.

Summer really just officially started, but it is so short that you probably have to start getting ready for September shortly, especially if you are going away to school. When I went to university, pens and notebooks were the most I needed, but nowadays everything is digital and kids have laptops and other devices to keep them at the top of their class. I am a big fan of Apple and have a Mac myself, and my husband has an iPhone. All we need is the iPad.

To qualify for this deal you need to be a post-secondary student, a student accepted to post-secondary school, a parent of a student, a faculty member or a staff member of any grade level. You can use your gift card for anything in the App Store, Mac App Store, iTunes Store, and iBookstore, like apps, music, books and much more. You’ll be set with a machine and the ability to load it with useful things.

You’ll have to shop at either the Apple Online Store for Education, the Apple Retail Store or an authorized campus store, and you’ll need your school information to get the special pricing and gift cards.

Shipping is free on purchases over $75, which this one more than likely will be.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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June 14

Apple Canada: 25% Off Refurbished Mac Computers

Posted by on June 14, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Apple Canada: 25% Off Refurbished Mac Computers

If you want a Mac and have been waiting for a sale, now is the time to get one straight from Apple, with 25% off refurbished notebooks and desktop computers.

I have a Mac and absolutely 100% love it. I am a writer, a wanna-be photographer and just generally a creative person, and this is the perfect machine for that. It takes some getting used to at first, but once you do, there is no going back to any other machine. I’ve had this machine for many years too and it has almost always worked flawlessly. I could not live without it. If anything ever happened to it, I would not be opposed to getting a refurbished machine, which are all tested and certified by Apple and come with a one-year warranty.

Take a look at this MacBook Pro 13.3 inch with 2.5 GHZ dual-core Intel i5. I have no idea what any of this means, because I am so technologically impaired, but read more about it on Mac’s page to see if it is the machine you’d need. Now $1,019.

You’ll save $250 off this 11.6″ MacBook Air 1.7GHz dual core Intel Core i5, now $749.

Guess what else? Shipping is free! Well, it is free when you spend over $75, but you will if you buy a new machine.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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