We convene this session of Daily Deals on the heels of Apple announcing refreshed iMacs. To keep readers up-to-date, we have a deal on the new units, including a Core i5 Quad 2.5GHz machine with 22-inch screen for $1,199. If yesterday’s iMacs are fine, there is a deal on a Core i3 desktop running at 3.06GHz for $929. Finally, to ensure you don’t sleep through Apple’s next hardware reboot, we have an FM alarm clock radio for your iPod or iPhone.
Along the way, we also check out a battery charger for your iPhone or iPod, a case for your iPhone 4 and software for your Mac to keep the clones at bay. As always, details on these and many other items can be found at CoM’s “Daily Deals” page right after the jump.
Apple gave its iMac line a speed bump. All models now include at least an Intel Core i5 “Sandy Bridge” quad-core processor (up from Core i3 dual cores), while options are available to upgrade to an Intel Core i7 quad core processor on select models. Other new additions include a Thunderbolt port, faster AMD Radeon HD graphics options, and a FaceTime HD camera. Other specs remain mostly the same, including the prices. The new models, available now, each with free shipping:
Apple iMac Core i5 Quad 2.5GHz 21.5″ Desktop for $1,199
Apple iMac Core i5 Quad 2.7GHz 21.5″ Desktop for $1,499
Apple iMac Core i5 Quad 2.7GHz 27″ Desktop for $1,699
Apple iMac Core i5 Quad 3.1GHz 27″ Desktop for $1,999
The Apple Store offers significant price drops on select factory-refurbished Apple Aluminum iMac Desktops in its Special Deals section. With free shipping, these systems feature at least a $90 drop, putting each at the lowest total price we’ve seen. These desktops come with a 1-year Apple warranty, the same as new iMacs. Sales tax is added where applicable. Items are removed from Apple’s site when they sell out. The price drops:
Refurb Apple MC508LL/A iMac 21.5″ Intel Core i3 Dual 3.06GHz Desktop for $929 (was $1,019)
refurb Apple G0JC0LL/A iMac 21.5″ Intel Core 2 Duo 3.33GHz Desktop for $1,039 (was $1,449)
refurb Apple MC509LL/A iMac 21.5″ Intel Core i3 Dual 3.2GHz Desktop for $1,099 (was $1,269)
refurb Apple MC510LL/A iMac 27″ Intel Core i3 Dual 3.2GHz Desktop for $1,269 (was $1,439)
refurb Apple G0GF0LL/A iMac 27″ Intel Core i7 Quad 2.8GHz Desktop for $1,369 (was $1,699)
refurb Apple MC511LL/A iMac 27″ Intel Core i5 Quad 2.8GHz Desktop for $1,449 (was $1,699)
browse all refurbished Apple iMacs at the Apple Store
Today only, Yugster.com offers the factory-refurbished Philips FM Alarm Clock Radio for Apple iPod / iPhone, model no. DC320/37, for $39.97. Coupon code “YUGSAVE5/25″ cuts it to $34.97. With $5 for shipping, that’s $40 under the lowest total price we could find for a new one, although we saw this refurb for $5 less last fall. It features an FM tuner, alarm clock with dual alarms, selectable alarm audio source, dock for most iPods and iPhones, and more. Deal ends May 4 at 6 am ET. Note: A 30-day Yugster warranty applies.
SquareTrade offers its SquareTrade iPhone 2-Year Warranty for $86.62. At $37 off, that’s tied with our mention from last week and one of the best deals we’ve seen for this service. Unlike AppleCare, SquareTrade’s extended warranty also includes drop and spill protection. Have other items that need extended warranties? Today only, SquareTrade.com also takes 30% off other warranties sitewide via coupon code “MOTHER”.
TigerDirect via eBay offers the Sony S-AIR Wireless iPod Docking Station, model no. AIR-SA17Ti, for $59.95. With free shipping, that’s $5 under our January mention and the lowest total price we could find by $21. The dock recharges several models of players (not the curved screen iPod nano, 2nd generation iPod touch, or iPhone 3G/3GS) and includes an AM/FM tuner and composite video output.
Buy.com offers the Miccus ChargeBlock XL Battery Charger for Apple iPhone / iPod, model no. CBFI-15, for $17.99 with free shipping. That’s the lowest total price we could find by $15. This 1500mAh external battery powers and recharges your iPhone or iPod using the 30-pin dock connector.
Today only, MidnightBox.com offers the iKit Frame Case for iPhone 4 2-Pack, model no. IK-P4DFECERY, for $7.49. With $3.99 for shipping, that’s the lowest total price we could find by $11. It features a soft-grip border, impact resistance, and comes in red and yellow.
OneCall via Buy.com offers the Panasonic iPod Speaker Dock, model no. SC-SP100, for $59.77 with free shipping. That’s $10 under our February mention and the lowest total price we could find by $8. It features a 2.5″ woofer, 2.5″ dual passive radiators, iPod dock, 20 watts of total output, and more.
Decloner for Mac downloads for $10
Today only, MacUpdate.com offers downloads of PixelEspresso’s Decloner for Mac for $9.99. That’s $10 off and the lowest price we could find for this duplicate file elimination tool. Click here for more information.
Staples offers the Western Digital Elements 1TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive, model no. WDBAAU0010HBK-NESN, for $89.99. Proceed to final checkout to see it drop to $59.99. With free shipping, that’s $0.06/GB, $10 under our March mention, and the lowest total price we could find by $9. Sales tax is added where applicable. It ships formatted for Windows, but can easily be reformatted by your Mac.