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

BANNER - Connecting POINT'S 12 days of savings 2016All iPhone accessories in stock 25% off (Dec. 17, 2016 only)12 DAYS OF SAVINGS | DAY 5 – Saturday, Dec. 17th:
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

Information about Apple’s iPhone 6s Program for Unexpected Shutdown Issues

Apple iPhone 6s Program for Unexpected Shutdown IssuesApple has determined that a very small number of iPhone 6s devices may unexpectedly shut down. This is not a safety issue and only affects devices within a limited serial number range that were manufactured between September and October 2015.

If you have experienced this issue,Apple has provided this link where you can enter your iPhone 6s serial number to see if it is eligible for a battery replacement, free of charge. If you do qualify, please contact Connecting Point SERVICE. We are fully authorized to take care of this battery replacement issue for you.

Additional Information

Apple may restrict or limit repair to the original country of purchase.

If you believe your iPhone 6s was affected by this issue, and you paid to replace your battery, you can contact Apple about a refund.

This worldwide Apple program doesn’t extend the standard warranty coverage of the iPhone 6s.

The program covers affected iPhone 6s batteries for three years after the first retail sale of the unit.

Deal of the Week | 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.

Deal of the Week | May 20, 2016: PowerBank external USB battery backup for $9.99 (reg. $39.99)

BANNER-DOTW_yellow_reflect_640x160Rosewill CHiC PowerBank 6400 mHa battery backup for $9.99 (reg. $39.99)THIS WEEK [HELD OVER]: Rosewill CHiC PowerBank 6400 mAh External Battery for $9.99 (reg. $39.99)

This thin and lightweight external battery – just under 0.6-inch thickness and 5.1 ounces – takes mobility to the next level. It offers the utility and convenience of reserve power for Android and iOS devices, but in a handy, compact, stylish package that’s easy to tote around. And it comes with dual outlets, both a standard USB jack and a microUSB jack, both of which may be used at the same time. A four-light LED indicator lets you see at a glance just how much charging power remains. And its rapid recharge feature means you can “fill it up” again in just four to five hours.

DETAILS:

  • Two output ports to charge up to two devices simultaneously
  • Quick recharge more than 1.5 times faster than traditional batteries
  • LED indicators display battery level
  • Anti-Self Discharge Design
  • Recharge battery with your USB Charger, or with any PC/Laptop USB port (standard USB charging cable included)
  • NOTE: Unit does NOT include an AC adapter. To charge an Apple iPod or iPhone, you’ll need the cable it came with.

The CHiC PowerBank normally retails for $39.99. But while supplies last, we’re offering them for a low, low $9.99!


This offer runs from Friday, May 20th through Thursday, May 26th June 2nd, 2016, or while supplies last. Sorry, no rain checks.

Deal of the Week | May 6, 2016: Assorted docking speaker systems for $30 ea.

BANNER-DOTW_yellow_reflect_640x160Assorted docking speaker systems on sale for $30 eachTHIS WEEK: Assorted Docking Speakers for $29.99 (values up to $299.99)

Easily one of the best Deals we’ve offered. These are new, in-box docking speaker systems, from leading brand names like Logitech, Altec Lansing, Boston Acoustics, and Griffin. So why so cheap? They all use the older, 30-pin type Apple docking connector. That doesn’t mean they’re unusable. Far from it: You can use a standard audio cable to plug the headphone output of your device into the AUX jack on these speakers. Or you can pick up Apple’s 30-pin to Lightning Adapter for about 30 bucks. Enjoy rich, luxurious, room-filling sound from top-name systems listing at up to $300, each one just $29.99!

That’s just cray.

But don’t delay: What you see in the photo is exactly what we have in stock. First customers get first choice.


This offer runs from Friday, May 6th through Thursday, May 12th, 2016, or while supplies last. Sorry, no rain checks.

Deal of the Week | Apr. 29, 2016: Video/Camera/Phone Care Kit $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 | March 25, 2016: Applesauce Polish Scratch Removal Kit for $3.99 (reg. $29.99)

AppleSauce Polish Scratch Removal Kit for $3.99 (reg. $29.99)Has your smartphone or tablet lost its luster? We offer a solution that will remove scratches and blemishes and restore the shine to your device. Applesauce Polish Scratch Removal Kit uses a special two-part system. It can safely and easily restore your device’s original finish in just minutes.

Applesauce Polish Scratch Removal Kit includes:

  • Microfinishing Polish For plastic front or back, display, and chrome. Used for removing light to medium scratches and blemishes.
  • Microfinishing Glaze For plastic front, back and display. Used for removing very fine to fine scratches.
  • Three 6″ x 8″ Microfiber Polishing Cloths

This safe, effective scratch removal and polishing system normally sells for $29.99, but as this week’s DOTW, we’re selling it for just $3.99.


This offer runs from Friday, March 25th through Thursday, March 31st, 2016, or while supplies last. Sorry, no rain checks.BANNER-DOTW_yellow_reflect_640x160

Apple introduces 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPhone SE, and four OS updates

iPad Pro 9.7-inch, available in four colorsAt a special event in Cupertino this week, Apple unveiled the 9.7-inch iPad Pro and the 4-inch iPhone SE, while also rolling out free updates to all four of its operating systems. The new iPad and iPhone offer most of the functionality of the current iPad and iPhone models without being so large. On the software side, the updates to iOS 9.3 and tvOS 9.2 add significant features, whereas OS X 10.11.4 and watchOS 2.2 mostly fix bugs.

Apple iPad Pro familyMany people have found last year’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro with its optional Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard useful as a productivity machine, but for others, it’s too ungainly to hold or too expensive. That was the impetus behind the just-announced 9.7-inch iPad Pro, which meets or exceeds many of the larger model’s specs.

For instance, the smaller model’s screen can display more colors and adjusts its white balance to match the ambient light in the room. Its cameras are notably better — the rear camera is 12 megapixels instead of 8 and has a True Tone flash, while the front camera is 5 megapixels instead of 1.2 and can use the screen as a flash. Plus, the new iPad Pro can record 4K video instead of just 1080p.

On the downside, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro’s A9X chip is somewhat slower, it has half the RAM, and its Lightning port transfers data at only USB 2 speeds. But if the size is right for you, prices start at $599 for 32 GB of storage and go up to $899 for 256 GB. It will be available in April in four colors: silver, gold, space gray, and rose gold. Cases and accessories designed to fit the iPad Air should work with the 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

Apple Smart Keyboard for iPad ProSpeaking of accessories, Apple has a new Smart Keyboard sized for the new iPad Pro, and the Apple Pencil works perfectly with it. There’s also a new Lightning to USB Camera Adapter that’s useful not just for syncing cameras but also for using USB peripherals like Ethernet adapters, audio interfaces, card readers, and microphones.

With the iPhone SE, Apple is trying to meet the needs of customers for whom the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are too large. The iPhone SE returns to the iPhone 5 form factor, with a 4-inch screen and aluminum case. Otherwise, its specs are nearly identical to those of the iPhone 6s, with comparable performance. It fails to match up to the current iPhone lineup only in the lack of the 3D Touch technology, the Taptic Engine that provides feedback you can feel, and slower wireless networking. It’s either $399 or $499, with 16 GB or 64 GB of storage, and comes in the usual four colors. Cases and stands for the iPhone 5 should work with the iPhone SE.

Apple took the opportunity to release free updates to all its software platforms too. iOS 9.3 was the most significant, providing Wi-Fi calling for Verizon Wireless customers, improving sharing of Live Photos, adding two-factor authentication for all iCloud accounts, and more. The marquee addition is Night Shift, which adjusts the color temperature of your screen at night, reducing the amount of blue light emitted to make it easier to fall asleep.

iOS apps that received welcome updates include Notes, which can now password-protect notes and import from Evernote, and iBooks, which can now sync PDFs to other devices via iCloud. The Podcasts app can show full-screen video again, Wallet works better with reward cards, Maps has enhanced public transit info, and News boasts a better For You section along with a Top Stories category.

Apple TV 4th GenFor those with a fourth-generation Apple TV, tvOS 9.2 is a big deal, with better scrubbing through video with the Siri Remote, new Home screen folders, a redesigned app switcher to match iOS, Bluetooth keyboard support, text input via dictation, and initial support for both iCloud Photo Library and Live Photos.

OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan and watchOS 2.2 offer mostly bug and security fixes, although OS X’s Notes and iBooks apps received the same improvements as the iOS versions, and sharing of Live Photos works better as well.

All these operating system updates are free, but it’s worth waiting a few days to make sure early adopters don’t suffer any ill effects. As always, if you’re concerned about updating your hardware, come in and talk to us!


AVAILABILITY: iPad Pro 9.7-inch is available to ORDER NOW. (Shipments will begin next month.)