Biggest savings on Macs. Best deals on accessories. But beware the malware.
The savings on Apple-branded products range from a high of 15.94% on $69 accessories like the Magic Trackpad to 7.02% -- less than the sales tax in 25 states -- on the $299 Time Capsule 2TB.
A guide to the best deals:
WARNING: Online shoppers looking for Black Friday bargains are a popular target for the purveyors of malware and spam, and one of this year's big cons, according to the German blog Eleven Security (English translation), is an e-mail purportedly from Apple with the subject line "iTunes Gift Certificate" that offers $50 but delivers instead a Microsoft (MSFT) Windows executable file. It's believed to contain a trojan or worm. Don't click on the .zip.
iFixit has done a teardown and found a couple moving parts but no magic unicorns
It took a heat gun, a hairdryer, guitar picks, a soldering iron, a spunger and tweezers, but the folks at iFixit managed to pry apart Apple's (AAPL) new $69 wireless trackpad.
"This not for the faint of heart," they write. "Thin and pretty = not user servicable"
But having reduced the thing to nine difficult-to-assemble parts, from MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 29, 2010 9:02 AM ET
You won't take mice away from some users until you pry them from their cold dead hands
I'm old enough to remember the anger and derision with which keyboarders greeted the new-fangled pointing devices Apple (AAPL) introduced to the mass market with the Lisa and the Mac. "There is no evidence," John Dvorak famously wrote in his 1984 review of the Macintosh, "that people want to use these things."
More than 25 MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 28, 2010 8:37 AM ET
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