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 $329.99 for a 32GB Wi-Fi only model (down from $399.99 for the iPad Air 2 counterpart it replaces). Other configurations include a 32GB Wi-Fi+Cellular model for $459.99, a 128GB Wi-Fi version for $429.99, and a 128GB Wi-Fi+Cellular model for $559.99. This new 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.

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.

It’s Connecting Point’s UN-BLACK FRIDAY SALE, all weekend long! (Nov. 25-27, 2016)

Connecting Point's UN-Black Friday Sale 2016

Connecting Point's UN-Black Friday Sale 2016This season is supposed to be about more than scoring the best deal. Peace on Earth, goodwill toward all, anyone? So we’re not playing that game. First, we’re not going to be open on Thanksgiving Day. That’s so unfair to our employees and their families. Second, we’ll be opening at our regular time, 9am, on Friday morning. And third, we aren’t going to make you surrender your dignity by waiting in long lines for a limited supply of…something or other. Sure, we’ll have some great stuff on sale, but we’ll be offering them all weekend long (11/25 – 11/27/16). And if we run out, we’ll offer you a raincheck. So hit those other places first, then stop by Connecting Point to decompress. The music will be soft, the cookies sweet, the beverages refreshing.

We invite you to come on in! We’ve got some pretty great offers and gift ideas waiting. Click here to discover more…

Deal of the Week | Belkin MIXIT Lightning ChargeSync Dock $9.99 (reg. $39.99)

Belkin MIXIT Lightning ChargeSync Dock $9.99 (reg. $39.99)

BANNER-DOTW_yellow_reflect_640x160Belkin MIXIT Lightning ChargeSync Dock $9.99 (reg. $39.99)THIS WEEK: Belkin MIXIT Lightning ChargeSync Dock $9.99 (reg. $39.99)

Charge and sync your Lightning connector iPhone, iPod, or iPad with this compact and stylish dock, from respected industry leader Belkin. To use it, simply plug the integrated 4-foot hardwire USB cable into your laptop or desktop and dock your device. To charge from the wall, just plug it into your existing AC charger, then plug into any wall outlet (charger not included).

The dock has a built-in Lightning connector, so you can dock your Lightning-compatible devices to charge and sync, hands-free.

If your speakers, Lightning connector and headphone port are fully exposed when your case is on your device, you should be able to easily dock your iPhone without removing the case. (For best possible results, remove your case before you dock.)

  • Painted aluminum finish
  • Uses your existing AC charger
  • Integrated 4-foot hardwire USB cable
  • Works any Lightning-compatible iOS device
  • Available colors (as shown in photo): Pink, blue, purple, and green

The Belkin MIXIT Lightning ChargeSync Dock normally sells for $39.99. But while supplies last, you can get yours for just $9.99! That’s cheaper than a Lightning cable alone!


This offer runs from Friday, June 24th through Thursday, June 30th, 2016, or while supplies last. Sorry, no rain checks.

EVENT: “Not Your Father’s Father’s Day and Graduation Foofaraw,” now thru June 19th

Dads and Grads Sale at Connecting Point

Dads and Grads Sale at Connecting PointGraduation. Father’s Day. Time for tradition, pomp, circumstance, ceremony… and savings.

Let’s have some fun, get free stuff, and save some cash during Connecting Point’s “Not Your Father’s Father’s Day and Graduation Foofaraw,” going on right now. During it, we’re offering these amazing deals:

  • For Dads or Grads: Buy any new model iPad Air 2 with AppleCare+, get a $100 Connecting Point gift card*!
  • For Dad: Buy any new Mac or PC, get an Epson Expression XP-420 All-in-One printer/scanner/copier for FREE** – a $100 value!
  • For Grads: Buy any new Mac or PC, get Microsoft Office 365 University Edition for FREE*** – an $80 value!

It’s the “Not Your Father’s Father’s Day and Graduation Foofaraw,” happening now through Sunday, June 19th, only at Connecting Point.


This offer runs through Sunday, June 19th, 2016. *One per customer. Limited to stock on hand. Gift card may not be applied to initial purchase. **While supplies last. ***Must have valid .edu email account.

We’ve got some unconditionally great gifts for Mom

Mother's day 2016 - gifts she'll love, unconditionally

Mother's day 2016 - gifts she'll love, unconditionallySelecting that perfect gift for Mother’s Day can be… challenging. You’ve done the whole “flowers and a balloon” thing. Candy seems kind of… well, unimaginative. But what if you could give her something she’d truly treasure, something she could use and enjoy every day, all year ‘round? Something (besides you) she’ll love unconditionally?

Connecting Point has the solution. As an Apple Premier Partner, we sell, service, and support the iPod touch, the entire iPad family (including the amazing new iPad Pro models), and the revolutionary Apple Watch. Our experts can help you pick out the right model and color for her – and we’ll throw in a $50 gift card, so Mom can come in and pick out the perfect accessory for her new treasure.

She’ll have plenty of choices: We stock cases, sleeves, screen protectors, Smart Keyboards and Smart Covers, watch bands, and much, much more.

We’re also offering the pink iPod shuffle for just $35* – that’s $15 off our regular price.

So give a gift Mom will love unconditionally, the way moms do: iPod touch, iPad, Apple Watch, iPod shuffle, all on sale now through Sunday, May 8th only at Connecting Point.


*While supplies last, limit one per customer.

Deal of the Week | Apr. 29, 2016: Video/Camera/Phone Care Kit $1.99 (reg. $19.99)

Fellowes Digital Video/Camera/Smartphone Care Kit #97767 $1.99 (reg. $19.99)

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Fellowes Digital Video/Camera/Smartphone Care Kit #97767 $1.99 (reg. $19.99)THIS WEEK: Fellowes Digital Video/Camera/Smartphone Care Kit $1.99 (reg. $19.99)

Protect your device from harmful dust particles: The Fellowes Digital Video/Camera/Smartphone Care Kit has the components you need for cleaning your laptop screen, smartphone, monitor, TV, digital camera, tablet, video camera and more.

It comes with pre-moistened wipes that safely clean device components. Use the Optical Grade Perfect Clean Cleaning Cloth to gently clean delicate surfaces. The included blower brush safely removes dust particles from a camera lens, and the included Screen Protectors shield LCD screens from scratches and also help to reduce glare.

Kit includes:

  • Four (4) pre-moistened cleaning wipes
  • One (1) optical grade Perfect Clean Cleaning Cloth
  • One (1) Blower Brush
  • Six (6) digital camera screen protectors

This kit normally retails for $19.99, but this week only (while supplies last), we’re selling them for a crazy-low $1.99.


This offer runs from Friday, April 29th to Thursday, May 5th, 2016, or while supplies last. Sorry, no rain checks.

Deal of the Week | Apr. 22, 2016: Apple iPad mini 2 16GB Wi-Fi + Verizon $199.99 (reg. $400)

Apple iPad mini 2 16GB Wi-Fi + Verizon $199.99 (reg. $399.99)

BANNER-DOTW_yellow_reflect_640x160Apple iPad mini 2 16GB Wi-Fi + Verizon $199.99 (reg. $399.99) A new iPad has never been so affordable. iPad® mini 2 has a beautiful 7.9-inch Retina display, is only 7.5mm thin, and weighs just 0.73 pounds. It features the powerful A7 chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture, advanced iSight and FaceTime HD cameras, Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity,1 iCloud, and up to 10 hours of battery life.2 It also includes great apps for productivity and creativity, and powerful new features in iOS 9 like multitasking. And there are even more incredible apps available in the App Store.

  • 7.9-inch Retina display (diagonal)
  • A7 chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture
  • 5MP iSight camera with 1080p video
  • FaceTime HD camera
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi with MIMO LTE1
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life2
  • Two speaker audio

This particular iPad model retails for $399.99, but we’re selling them for just $199.99.


This offer runs from Friday, April 22nd to Thursday, April 28th, 2016, or while supplies last. Limit one per customer. Sorry, no rain checks. Apple SKU #MF075LL/A.


1 LTE connectivity is available only on Wi-Fi + Cellular models. Data plan required. LTE is available in select markets and through select carriers. Speeds are based on theoretical throughput and vary based on site conditions. For details on LTE support, contact your carrier and seewww.apple.com/ipad/LTE. 2 Battery life varies by use and configuration. Seewww.apple.com/batteries for more information.