MacMall’s 2015 Cyber Monday Sale Now Live With Good Deals on Macs

MacMall’s annual Cyber Monday sale offering discounts on Macs and several other Apple products starts today, November 28, at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time and lasts through 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, November 30.

Following its 60-hour Black Friday sale, MacMall continues to offer significant discounts on a huge selection of Apple Macs and iPads. The Retina MacBook Pro is available at up to $259 off, while the MacBook Air is available for up to $100 off. The 27-inch iMac is available at up to $200 off, and the Mac mini is available at up to $70 off.


MacMall sells a range of stock Apple Macs and custom build-to-order models. We’ve listed a selection of the more popular discounted models below, but the full range of discounts are available on the MacMall website.

2015 Retina MacBook

– 1.1GHz/8GB/256GB Gold, Silver, Space Gray – $1,199, $100 off

– 1.2GHz/8GB/512GB Gold, Silver, Space Gray – $1,499, $100 off

– 1.3GHz/8GB/256GB Gold, Silver, Space Gray – $1,489, $60 off

– 1.3GHz/8GB/512GB Gold, Silver, Space Gray – $1,689, $60 off

2015 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro

2.7GHz/8GB/128GB – $1,229, $70 off

2.7GHz/8GB/256GB – $1,399, $100 off

2.9GHz/8GB/512GB – $1,699, $100 off

2.7GHz/16GB/256GB – $1,599, $100 off

2.9GHz/16GB/256GB – $1,699, $100 off

2.9GHz/16GB/512GB – $1,929, $70 off

3.1GHz/16GB/256GB – $1,899, $100 off

3.1GHz/16GB/512GB – $2,099, $100 off

3.1GHz/16GB/1TB – $2,597, $102 off

2015 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro

15-inch 2015 Retina MacBook Pro models are available for up to $259 off. Models marked Iris AMD include a separate AMD graphics card while models marked Iris Pro do not.

2.2GHz/16GB/256GB/Iris Pro – $1,839.99, $159.01 off

2.5GHz/16GB/256GB/Iris Pro – $1,839.99, $259.01 off

2.5GHz/16GB/512GB/Iris Pro – $2,239, $160 off

2.5GHz/16GB/512GB/Iris AMD – $2,299, $200 off

2.5GHz/16GB/1TB/Iris AMD – $2,829, $170 off

2.8GHz/16GB/256GB/Iris Pro – $2,139, $160 off

2.8GHz/16GB/512GB/Iris Pro – $2,449, $150 off

2.8GHz/16GB/512GB/Iris AMD – $2,539, $160 off

2.8GHz/16GB/1TB/Iris AMD – $2,974, $225 off

2015 MacBook Air

MacMall’s selection of MacBook Air models are available at a $50 to $100 discount.

11-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB – $829, $70 off

11-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB – $1,029, $70 off

11-inch 1.6GHz/8GB/256GB – $1,148, $51 off

11-inch 2.2GHz/8GB/256GB – $1,289, $60 off

11-inch 2.2GHz/8GB/512GB – $1,579, $70 off

13-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB – $899, $100 off

13-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB – $1,129, $70 off

13-inch 1.6GHz/8GB/256GB – $1,239, $60 off

13-inch 1.6GHz/8GB/512GB – $1,529, $70 off

13-inch 2.2GHz/8GB/256GB – $1,379, $70 off

13-inch 2.2GHz/8GB/512GB – $1,679, $70 off

2015 21.5-inch iMac

1.4GHz/8GB/1TB – $1,019, $80 off

2.8GHz/8GB/1TB – $1,199, $100 off

2.8GHz/8GB/1TB Fusion – $1,349, $50 off

2.8GHz/16GB/1TB Fusion – $1,549, $50 off

4K 3.1GHz/8GB/1TB – $1,399, $100 off

4K 3.1GHz/16GB/1TB – $1,629, $70 off

4K 3.3GHz/8GB/1TB Fusion – $1,729, $70 off

2015 27-inch iMac

5K 3.2GHz/8GB/1TB/M380 – $1,699, $100 off

5K 3.2GHz/8GB/1TB Fusion/M390 – $1,829, $170 off

5K 3.2GHz/8GB/2TB Fusion/M380 – $2,029, $70 off

5K 3.2GHz/16GB/1TB Fusion/M390 – $2,129, $70 off

5K 3.3GHz/8GB/2TB Fusion/M395 – $2,179, $120 off

5K 3.3GHz/16GB/2TB Fusion/M395 – $2,429, $70 off

5K 4.0GHz/8GB/2TB Fusion/M395 – $2,479, $70 off

5K 4.0GHz/16GB/2TB Fusion/M395 – $2,669, $80 off

5K 4.0GHz/16GB/3TB Fusion/M395 – $2,769, $80 off

5K 4.0/32GB/2TB Fusion/M395X – $3,279, $120 off

5K 4.0/32GB/3TB Fusion/M395X – $3,379, $120 off

5K 4.0/32GB/1TB Flash/M395X – $3,899, $200 off

2013 Mac Pro

4-Core 3.7GHz/12GB/256GB – $2,749, $250 off

6-Core 3.5GHz/16GB/256GB – $3,699, $300 off

8-Core 3.0GHz/12GB/1TB – $6,349, $450 off

12-Core 2.7GHz/64GB/1TB – $8,799, $800 off

2014 Mac mini

1.4GHz/4GB/500GB – $464.99, $34.01 off

2.6GHz/8GB/1TB Sata – $659, $40 off

2.8GHz/8GB/1TB Fusion – $938, $61 off

MacMall is offering iPad Air 2 models at $21 to $40 off 16, 64, and 128GB Wi-Fi only models and up to $40 off the more expensive high-capacity cellular models. The original iPad Air is available for up to $35 off, and the iPad mini 4 is available for up to $20 off. The 32GB Wi-Fi only iPad Pro in Silver, Space Gray and Gold is $25 off, while other Wi-Fi only and cellular models are $12 off.

MacMall is also offering the Apple Thunderbolt Display for $949, which is $50 off, and between $10 and $25 off select iPod touch models. 16GB iPod nano models are $10 off. AirPort Extreme (2013) and Airport Time Capsule (2TB) are each discounted by around $20, and select Apple accessories are on sale.

As one of the only sites that sells Apple’s build-to-order Mac models at a discount, MacMall is a popular choice for customers looking for a non-standard Mac at a lower price. Because MacMall operates in a limited number of states, most orders will not require sale tax to be paid.

Make sure to check out our Cyber Monday Deals roundup for more online deals. There are some excellent discounts this year on a range of products, including iPhones, iPads and Macs, in addition to dozens of Apple-related accessories.

MacRumors is an affiliate partner with MacMall. Juli Clover contributed to this roundup.

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The Best Black Friday Deals on Macs, iPads, iPhones, Apple Watch, and More

With the Thanksgiving holiday well underway in the United States, Black Friday deals at both online and brick and mortar stores are starting to go live. Many major retail stores like Target, Best Buy, and Walmart will be opening up in the early evening, and most online-only deals are already live.

We’ve rounded up a few of the absolute best deals that can be had on products like the iPad, iPhone, MacBook, iMac, and Apple Watch below, and even more deals can be found in our full Black Friday roundup, which has a long list of retailers that are offering discounts.

Apple Watch

Both Target and Best Buy are offering Apple Watch deals. At Best Buy, the Apple Watch is up to $100 off, with a $50 discount for Apple Watch Sport models and a $100 discount for stainless steel Apple Watch models.


Target is offering a $100 Target gift card with the full price purchase of any Apple Watch or Apple Watch Sport.


With the purchase of an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus on a device installment payment plan from Verizon, Sprint, or AT&T, Target is offering customers a $250 Target gift card.


With the purchase of an iPhone 5s, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, or 6s Plus using AT&T Next or a Verizon device payment plan, Walmart is offering $200 off in the form of a $100 bill credit and a $100 Walmart gift card.

iPad Air 2

There are a lot of deals available on the iPad Air 2, with discounts as high as $150 off.

Sam’s Club is discounting its entire stock of iPad Air 2 models by $150, dropping the price of the entry-level Wi-Fi only iPad Air 2 to $349.


Staples is selling the 64GB Wi-Fi only iPad Air 2 at a $150 discount, dropping the price to $449. The 16GB Wi-Fi only model is available at a $125 discount, dropping the price to $374.

Best Buy is selling the 16 and 64GB Wi-Fi only iPad Air 2 at a $100 discount, dropping the price to $399 and $499, respectively. The 128GB Wi-Fi only model is available at a $125 discount, dropping the price to $574.

For those who would prefer a gift card to a straight cash deal, Target is offering a $150 Target gift card with the purchase of any iPad Air 2 model.

iPad mini 4

Best Buy is selling the 64 and 128GB Wi-Fi only iPad mini 4 at a discount of $100, dropping the price to $399 and $499, respectively.

Staples is selling the 16GB Wi-Fi only iPad mini 4 for $299, a $100 discount off the regular price of $399.


For those who would prefer a gift card to a straight cash deal, Target is offering a $100 Target gift card with the purchase of any iPad mini 4 model.

12-inch MacBook

While Adorama and MacMall are offering $100 discounts on the 12-inch Retina MacBook, Best Buy and B&H Photos deals are the best, dropping prices by as much as $200.


1.1GHz/8GB/256GB Gold – $1,179, $120 off

1.1GHz/8GB/256GB Silver – $1,149, $150 off

1.1GHz/8GB/256GB Space Gray – $1,179, $120 off

1.2GHz/8GB/512GB Gold – $1,429, $170 off

1.2GHz/8GB/512GB Silver – $1,429, $170 off

1.2GHz/8GB/512GB Space Gray – $1,399, $200 off

MacBook Air

Best Buy and B&H Photo have the best prices on stock MacBook Air models. For non-stock models, MacMall is offering $81 off to $100 off.


11-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB – $774, $125 off

11-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB – $979, $120 off

13-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB – $879, $120 off

13-inch 1.6GHz/4GB256GB – $1,079, $120 off

MacBook Pro

B&H Photo, MacMall, and Best Buy all have deals on Macs, with the lowest prices on stock configurations listed below. MacMall has discounts on a wide range of non-stock models, with $150 to $250 off.


13-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB – $1,179, $150 off

– 13-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB (Best Buy) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) – $1,349.99, $150 off

13-inch 2.9GHz/8GB/512GB – $1,599, $200 off

15-inch 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB – $1,699, $300 off

15-inch 2.5GHz/16GB/512GB – $2,149, $350 off


On stock iMac models, Best Buy, B&H Photo, and MacMall have some of the best deals available. For non-stock configurations, MacMall is offering discounts between $101 and $201.


21.5-inch 1.6GHz/8GB/1TB – $899, $200 off

– 21.5-inch 2.8GHz/8GB/1TB (B&H Photo) (MacMall) – $1,179, $120 off

21.5-inch 4K 3.1GHz/8GB/1TB – $1,299, $200 off

27-inch 5K 3.2GHz/8GB/1TB – $1,599, $200 off

– 27-inch 5K 3.2GHz/8GB/1TB Fusion (B&H Photo) (MacMall) – $1,799, $200 off

27-inch 5K/3.3GHz/2TB Fusion – $2,029, $250 off

Apple TV

As a doorbuster deal, Target is offering 25 percent off all Apple TVs. Supplies for this deal are likely to be limited.



iPods – $50 off

Beats by Dre Powerbeats – $99.99, $100 off

Pebble Time – $129.99, $70 off

Fitbit Charge HR – $119 $30 off

Beats Solo 2 headphones – $97, $103 off


Fantastical for iPhone – $2.99, 40 percent off

Fantastical for iPad – $4.99, 50 percent off

VMware Fusion Pro – $119 to purchase/$71.99 to upgrade, 40 percent off

VMware Fusion 8 – $55.99 to buy/$34.99 to upgrade, 30 percent off

VMware upgrades from Parallels – 55 percent off

VMware Fusion Pro and Workstation Pro bundle – $224.98, 50 percent off

Adobe Premiere Elements 14 – $59.99, 39 percent off

Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 – $59.99, 39 percent off

Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac – $99, $34 off

Pixelmator for Mac – $14.99, 50 percent off

Pixelmator for iPhone – $1.99, 50 percent off

Parallels – $79. Comes with 7 free apps, including 1Password and Evernote Premium

Make sure to check out the Black Friday roundup for specific times on when retail stores will open and more information on each of the deals listed above.

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Black Friday Deals: Apple Accessories, Cases, Docks, Home Automation and More

In addition to Black Friday deals from Best Buy, MacMall and other major retailers, many smaller companies are offering discounts on Apple products, accessories and apps for U.S. Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

A number of those deals are highlighted below, with most beginning to go live, and more can be found in our Black Friday roundup. Please note that product availability may be limited, and prices are subject to change.

Intrepid Bag Co.

The Intrepid Bag Co., a site that makes high-quality leather bags, has an exclusive discount code for MacRumors readers. Between now and December 2nd, use the code WeLoveMacRumors10 to get a discount on any of the site’s products.



Casetify, a site that specializes in customizable iPhone cases and Apple Watch bands, is offering 20% off site wide. MacRumors readers can get an extra 10% discount for a total of 30% off all products with the promo code MACRUMORS30. The deal will last from Friday, November 27 to Tuesday, December 1.


Sewell Direct

Sewell Direct is discounting several of its most popular products for Black Friday.

MOS Magnetic Cord Organizer – $6.95, 65% off

Monk Wallet cases for iPhone 4s/5s – $4.95 to $9.95, 50% off

MOS Spring 6-ft Lightning Cable – $25.85, 30% off

MOS Spring 1-ft Lightning Cable – $13.95, 30% off

MOS Kick iPhone stand – $14.95, 40% off

MOS Reach extension cord – $11.95, 40% off


The SensoGlove Digital Golf Glove is available for 20% off from Thursday, November 26 to Friday, December 4 with the coupon code BlackFriday2015.


OWC has a large selection of used Macs on sale for customers who are looking to get a deal on an older machine. OWC is also offering discounts on a range of Apple-related products from Wednesday November 25 to Friday, December 4.

Apple Lightning Cables – $7, 63% off

Apple Earpods – $8.75, down from $29

SSDs – Several SSDs discounted, including 100GB for $29 and 240GB for $109.80

MagSafe Cables – New from $57.50, used from $35

Mac Memory Kits with 8GB RAM – Starting at $58

Mac DIY Drive Upgrade Kits – From $47

Griffin Loop Tablet Stand – $2.90, down from $29.99

Ten One Design Mountie Clip – $15, down from $24.95

Edimax AC 450 Wi-Fi Wireless Adapter – $15, down from $39

Edimax SP-2101W Smart Plug Switch – $25, down from $49

Situ Scale


Situ Scale, which we reviewed in July, is an iPad-connected scale that aims to offer a more precise picture of the calorie and nutrient content in food. The scale has gotten a lot of recent updates and is available at a 25% discount for Black Friday using the code BLACKFRIDAY when checking out. With the discount, the scale is available for $89.99 instead of $119.99. The deal is available from now until November 28.


iPhone and iPad cases from Nodus are available at a 25% discount from Friday, November 27 to Monday, November 30.


On Black Friday through Cyber Monday, Speck will be offering 25% off all products site wide, with the exception of sale items. On MacBook items, Speck will be offering 40% off.


On Black Friday, Zagg will offer a buy one get one free deal on its lineup of InvisibleShield screen protectors for the iPhone, iPad, and other electronic devices.

Brydge Keyboards


Brydge is offering discounts on a selection of its iPad keyboards. The BrydgeMini for iPad mini is available for $30 off, dropping the price to $99.99, while the BrydgeAir is available for $20 off, dropping the price to $129.99. The Brydge+ for older iPads is also $20 off, dropping the price to $79.99.

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Confirmed: Apple Acquired Real-Time Motion Capture Firm Faceshift

Earlier this year, MacRumors uncovered some evidence suggesting Zurich-based real-time motion capture firm Faceshift was acquired by Apple, and as of today, that acquisition has been confirmed by Apple in a statement given to TechCrunch.

“Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.”


Prior to being acquired by Apple, Faceshift worked with game and animation studios on technology designed to quickly and accurately capture facial expressions using 3D sensors, including Faceshift Studio software with plugins for Maya and Unity. The company was also working toward consumer-facing software like a Skype plugin that would support real-time avatars for video chat.

Based on Swiss company registry filings discovered by MacRumors, Faceshift was acquired by Apple in mid-August. Several Faceshift employees have now joined Apple and are working out of the company’s European offices. Apple is also hiring additional employees to work on related technology in Switzerland, including a senior software engineer that would focus on “cutting-edge imaging algorithms for both mobile and desktop photographic applications.”

Faceshift launched in 2011 out of the Computer Graphics and Geometry Laboratory at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, and in mid-2013, the company expanded and brought on industry veteran Doug Griffin, formerly of Industrial Light & Magic and Electronic Arts, to head up a San Francisco office. Faceshift has demonstrated its motion capture technology multiple times in the past few years, most recently demoing it at GDC 2015.

It is not clear what Apple will use Faceshift’s Technology for, but there are a wide range of possible use cases. Faceshift’s real-time motion capture work in the gaming and chat arena could be used for things like real-time avatars for FaceTime video chats, but there are also more serious applications such as biometrics for unlocking devices or authorizing payments through facial recognition techniques.

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New ‘Sidefari’ App Allows iPad Users to View Side-by-Side Safari Windows

While Apple introduced a Split View mode in iOS 9 for iPad users to be able to use two apps side-by-side, it did not allow users to open two Safari windows side-by-side. A new app called Sidefari from developer Francisco Cantu (via MacStories) allows users to have two webpages open side-by-side to meet various browsing needs.

sidefariThe app works by using Safari View Controller to open a second webpage via Split View. To activate Sidefari, all a user has to do is open the Slide Over app picker and choose Sidefari. The app also works in multiple sizes, allowing users to use Sidefari to take up either half the screen or smaller. Sidefari is only available for the iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4 and iPad Pro as they are the only devices that support multitasking.

Sidefari for iPad is available in the App Store for $0.99. [Direct Link]
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Apple Shares New Apple Pay for iPhone Guided Tour

Following the launch of Apple Pay in Australia and Canada earlier this week, Apple has shared a new Apple Pay Guided Tour video that walks users through how to use Apple Pay on their iPhones.

The video goes through the steps of making a payment at an NFC terminal with a finger on the Touch ID home button of an iPhone and it covers the security behind Apple Pay. Apple Pay shares no credit card numbers or personal information with cashiers during the checkout process.

There’s also a walkthrough on how to set up Apple Pay through the Wallet app and details on using the payments service within an app.

Apple Pay is now available in the United States, the UK, Canada, and Australia, with the latter two countries receiving the service through a partnership with American Express. In 2016, Apple Pay will expand to Spain, Singapore, and Hong Kong through the same AMEX partnership.

Apple has previously published a number of Guided Tour videos, most recently sharing a video series that walks users through how to use the various features of Apple Music. In the past, Apple has also done quite a few Apple Watch Guided Tour videos to teach users how to unlock the full capabilities of the wrist-worn device.

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Apple Watch Space Black Link Bracelet Kit Now Available for $49

Apple Watch Link Bracelet Kit Space BlackApple today released a Space Black color Link Bracelet Kit, which contains six additional stainless steel links for wrists that exceed 205mm. The six links extend the 42mm Apple Watch band by up to 40mm, for a maximum size of 245mm.

The new Space Black kit is available on the Apple Online Store for $49, the same price as the Silver Link Bracelet Kit released in August, despite the full Space Black Link Bracelet carrying a $100 premium over the Silver Link Bracelet.

The kit is estimated for delivery as early as Tuesday, November 24 with expedited shipping, or Friday, November 27 with standard shipping, in the United States. The kit is also available in Canada for $69 and the United Kingdom for £39.

Apple also released an official Apple Watch magnetic charging dock for $79 today.

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Apple Working on Mobile Person-to-Person Payment Service

Apple is in talks with U.S. banks over a potential person-to-person mobile payments service, reports The Wall Street Journal. Such a service would perhaps be positioned as an expansion to Apple Pay, and it would allow people to send each other payments, much like PayPal’s Venmo or Square’s Square Cash service.

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Little is known about the talks at this early date, but The Wall Street Journal says communication between Apple and the banks is ongoing and it’s not known if Apple has inked any concrete deals. Apple is said to be speaking to Chase, Capital One, Wells Fargo, and U.S. Bank, but key details “remain in flux” and the technical details still need to be worked out.

It isn’t clear how Apple intends to make money from the service. Indeed, the company may view a person-to-person offering mostly as a way to get more consumers to convert to its phones.

Under the current discussions, Apple wouldn’t charge the banks for participating in its person-to-person payment service, said the person familiar with the talks. That is different from Apple Pay in which the banks pay Apple for each transaction

Person-to-person services like Venmo and Square Cash are used for personal payments and are useful for things like paying back a friend who bought dinner or splitting a rent payment. With Apple’s system, iPhone and iPad owners could perhaps use Apple Pay to send secure payments to one another from a checking account.

A launch date for the service is unclear as of yet, but Apple may be targeting a 2016 debut.

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