If you have been holding off on purchasing an Apple Watch due to its high price, Best Buy is offering up to $200 off on select Apple Watch models. Best Buy is marketing the Apple Watch as a "product Dad will love" for Father's Day. The 38mm Stainless Steel Watch with black Sports Band is available for only $349.00, for a savings of $200, and other models are available at a $100 discount. Best Buy has also discounted the Watch Sport by $50.
Apple is set to roll out a new discount program for Apple Music. Students enrolled in eligible colleges or universities can now get half off the monthly subscription price. With the discount, membership for students in the US comes to $4.99 per month instead of the usual $9.99. Apple Music offers streaming of "just about every song ever recorded" along with expert recommendations and unlimited radio play.
Whether you plan to buy an Apple gift for yourself or someone else, Best Buy is running some serious holiday deals on new hardware. Anyone shopping for an Apple Watch, iPhone or iPad can enjoy free two-day shipping online. In-store pickup is also available for many items and locations. Here are some of the savings offered as part of the promotion:
Holiday shoppers can take advantage of an Apple promotion running until December 28. The company is delivering a $60 iTunes / Apple Music gift card to anyone purchasing Beats headphones or speakers. Several products are included in the promotion, and buyers of qualifying Beats hardware will receive their $60 gift card at checkout. The limited-time offer is available at the Apple store online and Apple retail locations.
This week Verizon launched new data plans along with reduced pricing on select plans for a limited time. There are now 12 shared data amounts to choose from, starting at 500 MB and going up to 20 GB. According to Re/code, the move was associated with a graphic depicting the move as a price cut.
Company representatives have downplayed calling the revised plans a discount, instead framing the plans as delivering additional data for the same cost. In any case, the battle for mobile subscribers has escalated with T-Mobile and Sprint challenging the largest carriers in the market to lower data plan pricing and add features. AT&T recently launched Rollover Data, responding to T-Mobile's Data Stash.