BREAKING NEWS: Apple announces 128GB versions of iPad with Retina display (4th generation)

Apple iPad with Retina display, in white and blackThere’s no such thing as too much storage, especially when it comes to mobile devices.

Yesterday, Apple announced a 128GB version of the fourth generation iPad with Retina display. The 128GB iPad with Wi-Fi ($799.99) and iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular ($929.99) models provide twice the storage capacity of the 64GB models. That means more room – a lot more room – for your photos, documents, projects, presentations, books, movies, TV shows, music and apps.

Connecting Point is your local iPad expert. We’ve carried the Apple iPad line since its first day of introduction (that was April 3rd, 2010, you may recall), we stock all kinds of accessories and enhancements for them, and – as with any purchase from Connecting Point – the tech support is free… and for life.

To find out more about these, or any other iPad models (including availability), we invite you to use our handy online information request form.

New 27-inch iMacs in stock at Medford store

Apple iMac 27-inch slim side viewAt last, the drought is over – at least temporarily.

Our Medford store just received a pallet of 27-inch iMacs. Yes, these are the ever-elusive new slimline models. They are not quite “stock” iMacs, the main difference being they come with a full-sized, wired Apple extended keyboard (with full-sized function keys and a numeric keypad) in place of the usual Apple Wireless Keyboard.


  • 3.2GHz Intel Core i5 quad core processor
  • 27-inch widescreen IPS display (2560 x 1440 pixels native resolution)
  • One terabyte SATA hard drive (7200 RPM)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX graphics with 1GB dedicated GDDR5 video memory
  • Apple Magic Mouse (wireless)
  • Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (wired)

We’ve filled our customer backorders – many of them dating back to October – and still have over a dozen of these iMacs in stock. We expect they won’t be around long, so if you have been looking for one, please let us know.

CORRECTION: When this description was originally posted, it incorrectly identified the processor as an Intel Core i7, instead of a Core i5. We apologize for the error.

Deal of the Week | Jan. 25th, 2013: 7-Port Powered USB 2.0 Hub for $11.99

Deal of the Week USB 7-port hub

There’s an ancient maxim that says you can never be too rich, too thin, or have too many USB ports.

Fumbling behind your computer, bumping your head on the underside of your desk, swapping cables and devices – all of this goes away with the addition of this week’s DOTW: a sleek, futuristic-looking seven-port USB hub. Such a simple, elegant solution, at a such a trifling price: a mere $11.99. (it normally sells for $29.99.)

Read all about it here.

UPDATE [01.31.13]: This item has sold out in our Medford location.

FOR SALE: Trade-in iPad w/Retina Display (3rd gen) 64GB Wi-Fi + 4G AT&T $550

iPad_Retina_3rdgen_whiteOur Medford store just took in a very nice iPad with Retina Display in trade. It’s a white, third-generation Retina display model, with 64GB memory, Wi-Fi + 4G LTE, front and back cameras, and is configured for AT&T cellular service.

Like all of our trade-ins, this iPad has been thoroughly checked out, certified, and restored to factory defaults by Connecting Point SERVICE. It comes with its original AC adapter and cable, as well as the original box. Best of all, it is covered under its original AppleCare warranty through April 12, 2013. Last year, this model sold new for $829; we’re offering it now for a very tempting $550. Sorry, one only at this price.

UPDATE 01.28.13: This item has been sold.

Deal of the Week | Jan. 18th, 2013: 7-Piece Precision Screwdriver Set for $9.99

7-Piece Precision Screwdriver SetThere’s nothing more frustrating than trying to use the wrong tool for a job.

Intended not only for computers and other electronics, this set of seven precision screwdrivers is also perfect for eyeglasses, cell phones, toys, and pretty much anything that has a battery compartment. Its regular price is $39.99, but as this week’s DOTW, we’re selling it for a low $9.99.

Read more about it here.

Deal of the Week | Jan. 11th, 2013: Mobile Device Charging Station for $12.99

DOTW Deal of the Week 01-11-13 Mobile Device Charging Station $12.99If you’re like most people – including us – you have a plethora of electronic gadgets and chargers strewn across your home, your office, your dorm.

Cell phones, iPods (and other MP3 players), digital cameras, game controllers, and so on, each with their own AC adapter or USB cable. Our latest DOTW is aimed at consolidating that rat’s nest of cables and adapters into a single location, easily maintained and wonderfully convenient. And for 13 bucks, it’s easy on the checking account, too.

Find out more about this week’s DOTW, a Mobile Device Charging Station on sale for $12.99, by clicking here.

FOR SALE: Trade-in Apple MacBook Pro 13″ $899.99 (Medford store)

Used Apple MacBook Pro 13" model #MC700LL/A $899.99

We just took a very nice 2011-vintage Apple MacBook Pro 13″ in trade at our Medford location. It comes with a 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 320GB HD, 4GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.6 and iLife, and includes the AC adapter. It does not have its box or install discs.

It has been fully checked out, cleaned up, restored, and certified by our Service Dept. Best of all, it is fully covered under AppleCare worldwide warranty through October 24, 2014! It sold new for $1199.99, but we’re letting it go for a tasty $899.99. (Apple SKU #MC700LL/A)

UPDATE [01.10.13]: This item has been sold.