Apple revamps iPad lineup, including price drops

Apple iPad lineup, available from Connecting Point Medford OR

Today, Apple announced changes to its popular iPad lineup.

Some older models were phased out, a new model was introduced, and in some cases prices shifted significantly downward.

Here are today’s iPad family announcements, in a nutshell:

  • The iPad Air 2 product line is gone.
  • In its place, Apple is introducing a new 9.7-inch model, called simply “iPad.” Prices now start at $429.99 for a 128GB Wi-Fi only model (down from $529.99 for the iPad Air 2 counterpart), and a 128GB Wi-Fi+Cellular version for $559.99 (down from $629.99). iPad is available in Silver, Gold, or Space Gray. We will begin accepting orders for iPad beginning this Friday (March 24th, 2017).
  • The iPad mini 2 line is also gone, and prices for the iPad mini 4 have dropped. iPad mini 4 is now available in just a 128GB configuration, with a Wi-Fi only version selling for $399.99, and the cellular version for $529.99. Color choices are Silver, Gold, and Space Gray.
  • The iPad Pro lines remain unchanged.

For complete specifications, pricing, and ordering info, visit our iPad lineup page here.

SEMINAR: Come meet macOS Sierra – and save on a new Mac

Free macOS Sierra seminar Connecting Point Medford OregonJoin us for an exclusive seminar to learn about what your Mac can do now with macOS Sierra.

We’d like to invite you to an informal look at the Mac’s current operating system, macOS Sierra. Even if you think you know your Mac® well, you may be overlooking some of the cool new things your Mac can do. REGISTER TODAY.

WHAT CAN YOUR MAC DO NOW?

  • Siri
  • Photos
  • iTunes
  • Picture in Picture
  • Tabs
  • Optimized Storage
  • Using macOS® Sierra with other Apple devices and services

WHEN AND WHERE

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017, from 5:30 to (approx.) 6 p.m. at Connecting Point‘s new home:

1251 E. McAndrews Rd., Suite 114
Medford, OR 97504

Seating is limited and by invitation only. Registration and confirmation are required to attend. There is no cost to attend this event. Once you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email with additional details. CLICK HERE or call 541-773-9861 to reserve your spot. All attendees will be issued a coupon at seminar’s end, good for discounts of up to $250 on a new Mac, as well as substantial savings on AppleCare®.


Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, and macOS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. AppleCare is a service mark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

We’re co-sponsoring Fox 26’s Big Game Party: Sunday, Feb. 5th at Frau Kemmling Schoolhaus Brewhaus

Fox 26 Big Game Party Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017Authentic German cuisine, great German and domestic beer (plus a full bar), tons of prize giveaways, and the ability to watch the biggest sporting event of the year on multiple HDTVs? Sign us up!

It’s the Fox 26 Big Game Party, happening Sunday, February 5th at Frau Kemmling Schoolhaus Brewhaus in Jacksonville. It’ll be held in the ballroom (just ask) with seven big screen TVs. All ages are welcome. Doors open at 2, with kickoff slated for 3:30.

Just check out the prizes that’ll be given away throughout the game:

  • A chance to win a new Harley Davidson Motorcycle, from D&S Harley!
  • Man Cave Starter Kit from Home of the Future, which includes a 50″ TV, a bar, and a Kegerator!
  • One of three 128GB iPad Air 2 tablets, courtesy of…well, us!

Plus there will be a Prize Wheel with additional giveaways. You’ll also have a chance to purchase tickets to this summer’s insanely popular Country Crossings Music Festival (July 27-30 at the Jackson County Expo) from festival co-sponsor Q100.3 Radio.

A buffet for $20 a person, or $8 for those under 12. A full bar will be open for your gametime refreshments. Call for Reservations 541-899-1000.


Sponsored by KMVU Fox 26, KISS FM, KOOL, KMED, Q100.3, The Valley, and Connecting Point.

 

12 DAYS OF SAVINGS – DAY 12 (Sat., Dec. 24th): 25% Off All AppleCare

25% OFF all AppleCare (Dec. 24, 2016 only)

BANNER - Connecting POINT'S 12 days of savings 201625% OFF all AppleCare (Dec. 24, 2016 only)12 DAYS OF SAVINGS | DAY 12 – Saturday, Dec. 24th:
25% Off All AppleCare

Every Mac comes with a one-year limited warranty and 90 days of telephone technical support.1 The AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac extends your coverage to three years from the original purchase date of your Mac.2 With the AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac, you get direct access to Apple’s award-winning technical support for questions about your Mac, macOS, and Apple-branded applications such as Photos, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, and more. In addition, you’ll get 24/7 priority access to Apple experts by chat or phone through getsupport.apple.com. You also get global repair coverage3—including both parts and labor—for your Mac and select Apple peripherals.


This offer will be available all day Saturday, December 24th, 2016. Sorry, no rain checks. AppleCare Protection Plan benefits are in addition to any legal rights provided by consumer protection laws in your jurisdiction. The company obligated under the AppleCare Protection Plan in the United States is AppleCare Service Company, Inc., an Arizona corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Apple Inc., doing business in Texas as Apple CSC Inc. Purchase of the plan is not required to purchase the covered equipment. For complete details, see terms at www.apple.com/legal/sales-support/applecare/appgeos.

1Local telephone fees may apply. Telephone numbers and hours of operation may vary and are subject to change.
2Service Service coverage is available only for the Mac and its original included accessories for protection against (i) defects in materials or workmanship and (ii) batteries that retain less than 80 percent of their original capacity.
3Global repair coverage may be subject to certain restrictions. See terms above for full details. TM and © 2016 Apple Inc. All rights reserved.

12 DAYS OF SAVINGS – DAY 11 (Fri., Dec. 23rd): $100 Off 13-Inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display

BANNER - Connecting POINT'S 12 days of savings 2016$100 off 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display (Dec. 23, 2016 only)12 DAYS OF SAVINGS | DAY 11 – Friday, Dec. 23rd:
$100 Off 13-Inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display

(Reg. $1799.99, sale $1699.99)

A groundbreaking Retina display. Powerful dual-core Intel processor. Ultrafast flash storage. High-performance graphics. Great built-in apps. And the revolutionary Force Touch trackpad and even longer battery life.1 Whatever you can imagine, MacBook Pro with Retina Display gives you the power to create.

  • Intel Core i5 processor
  • Intel Iris Graphics 6100
  • Ultrafast flash storage
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life2
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Force Touch trackpad

This offer will be available all day Friday, December 23rd, 2016. Limited to stock on hand. Sorry, no rain checks. 1 Compared with the previous generation. 2 Battery life varies by use and configuration. See http://www.apple.com/batteries for more information. TM and © 2016 Apple Inc. All rights reserved.

12 DAYS OF SAVINGS – DAY 9 (Wednesday, Dec. 21st): $50 Off All MacBook Models

$50 off all MacBook models in stock (Dec. 21, 2016 only)

BANNER - Connecting POINT'S 12 days of savings 2016$50 off all MacBook models in stock (Dec. 21, 2016 only)12 DAYS OF SAVINGS | DAY 9 – Wednesday, Dec. 21st:
$50 Off All Apple MacBook Models In Stock

MacBook delivers a full-size experience in the lightest and most compact Mac notebook ever. With a full-size keyboard, force-sensing trackpad, 12-inch Retina display,1 sixth-generation Intel Core M processor, multifunctional USB-C port, and up to 10 hours of battery life,2 MacBook features big thinking in an impossibly compact form.

  • Dual-core Intel Core m3 or m5 processor
  • Intel HD Graphics 515
  • SSD (Solid State Drive)
  • USB-C port
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life2
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Force Touch trackpad
  • Available in rose gold, gold, space gray, and silver
  • From $1299.99

(For complete information on MacBook, click here.)


This offer will be available all day Wednesday, December 21st, 2016. In the event we run out, you may get a raincheck.1 Display size is measured diagonally. 2 Battery life varies by use and configuration. See www.apple.com/batteries for more information. TM and © 2016 Apple Inc. All rights reserved.

12 DAYS OF SAVINGS – DAY 8 (Tuesday, Dec. 20th): $25 Off All Mac mini Models

$25 off all Mac mini models in stock (Dec. 20, 2016 only)

BANNER - Connecting POINT'S 12 days of savings 2016$25 off all Mac mini models in stock (Dec. 20, 2016 only)12 DAYS OF SAVINGS | DAY 7 – Tuesday, Dec. 20th:
$25 Off All Apple Mac mini Models In Stock

Mac mini now has fourth-generation Intel Core processors, increased graphics performance, and ultrafast 802.11ac wireless networking. It also features two Thunderbolt 2 ports, great built-in apps, and macOS Sierra. And it’s still the world’s most power-efficient desktop.

  • Intel Core i5 processor
  • Intel integrated graphics
  • Hard drive or Fusion Drive
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Four USB 3 ports
  • Two Thunderbolt 2 ports
  • Starting at $499.99
  • Click here for more info on Mac mini

This offer will be available all day Tuesday, December 20th, 2016. In the event we run out, you may get a raincheck. TM and © 2016 Apple Inc. All rights reserved.

12 DAYS OF SAVINGS – DAY 7 (Monday, Dec. 19th): $20 Off All Apple TV Models

$20 off all Apple TV models in stock (12/19/16 only)

BANNER - Connecting POINT'S 12 days of savings 2016$20 off all Apple TV models in stock (12/19/16 only)12 DAYS OF SAVINGS | DAY 7 – Monday, Dec. 19th:
$20 Off All Apple TV Models In Stock

Watching movies, TV shows, and live sports through apps is where television is headed. And the new Apple TV® is built around that vision.1

Apple TV would make an excellent gift for the entire family. Find out more about Apple TV here.


This offer will be available all day Monday, December 19th, 2016, or while supplies last. Limit one per customer. Sorry, no rain checks. 1 Subscription may be required to access some content. Live sports subject to blackouts. TM and © 2016 Apple Inc. All rights reserved.