August 14, 2012
Mac Rumor Roundup: Summer Sales and a Fresh New iPad TV Ad!
August, Apple is trying to spread the love for some of its newest iOS
devices. With Apple refurbishing programs and price-matching promotions,
the opportunity to finally get the New iPad or an iPhone 4/4s has
presented itself. Apple also premiered the following television
commercial for the New iPad on August 7th, as reported by MacRumors:
The ad states:
“Read it. Tweet it.
Be surprised. Be productive.
Make a sale. Make some lunch.
Make it movie night.
Play a game. Or an old favorite.
Do it all more beautifully, with the Retina display, on iPad.”
It’s true that so much can be done on the New iPad, and the Retina display adds smoothness, seamlessness, and eye-catching sharpness to so many of our daily routines. For those without the new iPad, Apple has just begun selling a variety of refurbished New iPads on their online store. According to TUAW (The Unofficial Apple Weblog), quantities of Apple refurbs are typically limited. Each refurb comes with a complete warranty, new outer shell, and new battery.
Apple has also begun to price match certain retailers discounts on the iPhone. Historically, the Apple store sticks to its own price scale; however, MacRumors and TUAW reported that they will accept price matching for the iPhone 4 and 4s for Best Buy, Carriers, Radio Shack, Target, and Sprint. Allegedly, customers must cite the source of the price to receive price matching and can only use price matching in Apple stores, not through the online store.
There you have it! It’s truly Apple August, and some of us on team Grove are especially excited to take part! Beating the heat with some indoor tech-time sounds good right about now...
by Mary Yajko. She is a Grove customer support rep and crazed blogger
originally from upstate New York. She enjoys opened minds,
uncontrollable fits of laughter, and large amounts of french fries with