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Walmart, Target and Best Buy Really, Really Want You to Buy a New iPhone or iPad

The Apple price wars are really starting to heat up between Walmart, Target and Best Buy. Walmart has topped Best Buy's current iPhone sale by dropping the price of the iPhone 5s from $145 to $119, and by reducing the iPhone 5c to only $29. You can even save more money by trading in your used electronics through Walmart's Gadgets to Gift Cards program.

iPad Deals

Beginning March 9, Target is offering a minimum of $150 for used iPad 2 models, according to Techno Buffalo. Target's iPad 2 trade-in deal begins one-day after Best Buy's $200 iPad trade-in deal expires, and it includes a bonus $30 Target gift card for anyone who participates. Target is also accepting used iPhone trade-ins until March 22.

Save up to $200 on Select iPad Models [Deals]

Best Buy keeps rolling out the deals on Apple products and the prices just keep getting better and better. This time the electronics retailer is offering up $200 off on select iPad models. You can save up to $100 on Wi-Fi only iPad Air models via Bestbuy.com, or up to $200 on cellular models at participating Best Buy locations.

iPad Air Deal

The cellular model offer is in-store only and requires a 2-year agreement with AT&T, Sprint or Verizon Wireless. You can read the rest of the fine print by hitting the Bestbuy.com link above.

Don't forget, you should always call ahead to make sure your local Best Buy is participating location before you make any ill-advised trips. This sale ends on March 8, 2014.

Target Offering $50 Gift Card with Purchase of iPad Air or Any iPad mini

Target is running a special limited time deal on all new iOS devices including the iPad Air and iPad mini. The sale begins on Sunday, February 9 and ends on Saturday, February 15. The retailer is offering a $50 gift card with the purchase of a 16GB iPad Air, any model iPad mini, or a 16GB iPhone 5s. Customers can also receive a $30 gift card with the purchase of an iPhone 5c.

Target iPad Sale

Target is also giving away gift cards for used iOS devices in good working condition. The Target Electronics Trade-In Program is powered by NextWorth, which we demonstrated pays more money for older devices than Walmart's trade-in program. NextWorth also pays via PayPal instead of store credit if you don't mind shipping your device directly to them.

Customize Your Hand-Made iPad Case at Pad & Quill

Pad & Quill, a St. Paul, Minnesota based maker of top shelf iPad and iPhone cases, has just released their new "Author Series" of cases specifically for the iPad Air. If you're looking for something other than the typical flimsy, solid color case, one that you can customize to look and feel like quality craftsmanship, you should check these out.

Pad & Quill iPad Air case

The Author Series iPad Air cases, as the title suggests, resemble hardcover books. The case is made from hand finished wood that is covered with satin cloth. You can choose from nine solid colors and five patterns for the outer fabric. A patterned cover adds ten dollars to the $79.99 base price. You also choose

Apple Pushing iPad Air and iPad mini for Valentine's Day

The Apple Store app is officially ready for Valentine's Day. It now includes a "Love is in the Air" banner featuring the iPad Air and iPad mini, and a Top Valentine's Gift section.

iPad Air Deals

The Top Gift page offers a variety of iPad, iPhone and iPod accessories chosen by Apple. Some of Apple's suggestions include handbags from Michael Kors, Beats headphones and the 94Fifty Sensor Basketball. Prices range from $30 to $400.

Best Buy Holding Two Day iPad Air and iPad mini Sale

Best Buy is holding a two-day sale for all iPad Air models and first-generation iPad mini models. The sale begins on Friday and ends this Saturday (01/25/14). You can save $50 on any iPad Air, and $30 on the original iPad mini. In addition, Best Buy is offering between $10 to $75 in credit for almost any electronic device you trade in. This includes laptops, digital cameras an so on... Certain tablets, gaming systems and mobile phones will nab you the highest amount.

iPad Air Deals

The electronics retailer also has a variety of mobile phone deals running through February. You can get a Samsung Galaxy S 4 for free from Verizon on Friday and Saturday, and free through AT&T until Saturday, February 2. The 16GB iPhone 5s and 5c are $50 off and the 32GB models are $100 cheaper through February.

Griffin Launches New Survivor Play iPad Air Case for Gamers

If you haven't embraced third-party iOS controllers, or they're just too expensive for you to make the plunge, Griffin Technology has released an affordable iPad Air case geared towards gamers. The Survivor Play was designed to protect from accidental drops and gamer rage using guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Defense (in MIL-STD-810G) for impact and vibration control.

Survivor Play for iPad Air

The Survivor Play features thick sides for "play-all-day" grip and extra silicone padded corners to defend against accidental bumps. The case also includes a stiff ABS plastic skeleton which Griffin describes as a "bulletproof vest for your iPad". Other features include an adjustable shoulder strap and the standard raised button covers and cutouts for access to all the important ports.

How to Jailbreak the iPad Air and Other iOS 7 Devices

An untethered iOS 7 jailbreak is officially here, but its release is surrounded by a bit of mystery and controversy. It was previously reported that evasi0n 7 was released in haste in response to a report that someone close to the evad3rs had stolen the jailbreak and sold it to a private buyer. Soon after its release, Cydia app store creator Jay Freeman (@saurik) tweeted that he didn't have a chance to test Cydia on evasi0n 7, and he warned users to use it at their own risk.

iOS 7 Jailbreak

A few hours after its release, complaints started popping up on Reddit that evasi0n 7 included the Chinese App Store Taig and a unofficial version of Cydia. This did not sit well with the jailbreaking community, which prompted the evad3rs to issue a written response to clear up the rumors. You can read the evad3rs full explanation of the events here.

UPDATE: Here's the latest tweet from @pod2g regarding the default TaiG installation in China.

"We have decided to remotely disable the default installation of TaiG in China for further investigations on the piracy issue."

Target Black Friday Sale Includes $479 iPad Air with Free $100 Gift Card

Target has released an early preview of its Black Friday circular and it includes a few Apple products. The most notable deal is probably the 16GB iPad Air Wifi-only model for $479. That's $20 less than the normal SRP, but Target is also throwing in a free $100 gift card, essentially making the iPad Air only $379. So far this is the best deal we have seen for Apple's new tablet.

iPad Air Black Friday

Other deals include free gift cards with the purchase of an and iPad mini, iPod touch and iPhone 5s. You can preview the entire Target Black Friday ad here. The sale begins on November 28 and ends on November 30.

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