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.

Deal of the Week | PopSockets Expanding Grip/Stand for Smartphones/Tablets $10.99 (reg. $19.99)

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DOTW PopSockets expanding grip/stand for smartphones/tablet $10.99 (reg. $19.99) Connecting Point Medford ORTHIS WEEK’S DOTW: PopSockets Expanding Grip/Stand for Smartphones and Tablets for $10.99 (reg. $19.99)

Get a grip, man (and a stand)! Easily attaches to most phones, tablets, and cases. Add a single PopSocket, or a pair to the back of almost any mobile device to transform its capabilities. PopSockets “pop” accordion-style whenever you need a grip, a stand, an earbud-management system, or just something to play with. Remove your PopSocket by pulling slowly on the base; you can reposition and reattach time and time again. You’ll always have the exact grip or stand you need – and at a seriously discounted price (while supplies last).

  • Pop, tilt, wrap, prop, collapse, grip, repeat – PopSockets are great for enhancing the grip and capabilities of your phone
  • Secure grips for texting, calling, photos, and selfies – compatible with all smartphones and tablets
  • Works in landscape and portrait modes for watching videos, web surfing, texting, gaming, group photos, FaceTime, and Skype
  • Allows your hand to relax while securely holding your phone – never drop your phone again from lost grip
  • Advanced reusable adhesive – repositionable, washable adhesive sticks to most devices and cases (will not stick to some waterproof cases or silicone)
  • Choose from purple, black, blue, or red PopSockets

This offer runs from Friday, March 17th through Thursday, March 23rd, 2017, or while supplies last. Sorry, no rain checks.

Deal of the Week | 3-Foot USB to Lightning Cable $4.99 (reg. $14.99)

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DOTW, Deal of the Week, Lightning cable, Connecting PointTHIS WEEK’S DOTW: 3-Foot USB to Lightning Cable $4.99 (reg. $14.99)

High-quality Lightning cable for Apple devices, at a fraction of brand-name price. Constructed from neither plastics nor polycarbonate sheathing, but instead uses an especially high-tensile nylon shell. The cable is circled by the nylon fiber cloth, which brings both superior durability and increased flexibility. And we guarantee its compatibility (see list below).

Now you can afford to keep spare cables wherever you may need them: in your purse, your backpack, your briefcase, your car, your yacht, your Gulfstream jet… well, you get the idea. Time to stock up!

COMPATIBILITY:

  • iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s plus /6s/ 6 plus /6
  • iPhone 5s / 5c / 5 / SE
  • iPad Air / Air 2
  • iPad Pro/iPad mini / mini 2 / mini 3 / mini 4
  • iPod nano (7th generation)/iPod touch (5th generation)

UPDATE 03.14.17: Sorry, but this item has sold out.


This offer runs from Friday, March 10th through Thursday, March 16th, 2017, or while supplies last. Sorry, no rain checks.

Deal of the Week | iHip Power Bank USB Charger $9.99 (reg. $29.99)

Connecting Point's Deal of the Week 09.23.16: iHip Power Bank 2400 mAh USB Charger for $9.99 (reg. $29.99)

Connecting Point's Deal of the Week 09.23.16: iHip Power Bank 2400 mAh USB Charger for $9.99 (reg. $29.99)THIS WEEK: iHip Power Bank 2400 mAh USB Charger $9.99 (reg. $29.99)

Seems like just when you need it the most, your device runs out of juice. The iHip Power Bank makes that kind of nightmare scenario a thing of the past. Ruggedly rubberized and built to go wherever you roll, the sleek iHip Power Bank is ready to revive and resuscitate practically any kind of USB gadget.

  • 2400mAh Portable Backup Battery
  • One USB charging port
  • Charges most portable electronic devices
  • Compact, fashionable, portable design
  • Rubberized, durable black finish
  • Super fast recharge
  • Includes Micro USB cable for charging (you’ll need to provide your own cable for Apple and other devices)
  • Up to eight hours of talk/text time
  • Perfect charger for tablets, smartphones, and MP3 Players
  • Fits in your pocket

This offer runs from Friday, January 13th through Thursday, January 19th, 2017, or while supplies last. Sorry, no rain checks.

Deal of the Week | SunPak Bluetooth SelfieStick $9.99 (reg. $24.99)

SunPak Bluetooth SelfieStick for $9.99 (reg. $24.99)

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Sure, everyone laughs at selfie sticks. But sometimes, they’re essential to capture that special moment. And this one looks great, works using wireless Bluetooth with most any smartphone or phablet, and collapses down to an easily-transportable size in a second. And really, this has got to be one of the all-time great stocking stuffers, especially when we’ve slashed the price by 15 bucks!


This offer runs from Friday, December 23rd through Thursday, December 29th, 2016, or while supplies last. Sorry, no rain checks.

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)

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$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.

12 DAYS OF SAVINGS – DAY 5 (Saturday, Dec. 17th): 25% All iPhone Accessories In Stock

All iPhone accessories in stock 25% off (Dec. 17, 2016 only)

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25% Off All iPhone Accessories In Stock

Cases, screen protectors, styli, earbuds, Bluetooth add-ons and more – all on sale!


This offer will be available all day Saturday, December 17th, 2016, or while supplies last. Sorry, no rain checks

12 DAYS OF SAVINGS – DAY 3: 25% Off All iPad Accessories In Stock

Connecting Point's 12 DAYS OF SAVINGS DAY 3 - 25% Off All iPad Accessories In Stock

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Connecting Point's 12 DAYS OF SAVINGS DAY 2 - 25% Off All iPad Accessories In Stock12 DAYS OF SAVINGS
| DAY 3 – Thursday, Dec. 15th:
25% Off All iPad Accessories In Stock


This offer will be available all day Thursday, December 15th, 2016, or while supplies last. Limit one of any individual item per customer (but feel free to purchase as many different items as you like). Sorry, no rain checks.