Deal of the Week | Sept. 26th, 2014: Kensington PowerBolt Fast Charge iPhone Car Adapter for $9.99

Kensington PowerBolt 1.0 Fast Charge & Sync Car Adapter for $9.99No longer must you worry about your iPhone going dead in the car. Because this week’s DOTW brings a brand-name charger and Lightning cable to you for less than 10 bucks.

Kensington has been making high-quality Apple accessories for over 30 years. This is not your run-of-the-mill cheap Asian knockoff, but a quality-built, reliable product.

So forget about your iPhone’s battery charge indicator, at least while you’re driving. Because we’ve got a fast 1.0-amp charger and USB-to-Lightning for half off the normal price of $19.99. That’s right: This week only, while supplies last, we’re slashing the price to $9.99. Find out more about our latest Deal of the Week here.

SUPPORT BULLETIN: iPhone 6, 6 Plus users may lose cellular service, Touch ID after iOS 8.0.1 update

Apple iOS 8 logoA number of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users are reporting issues with their devices after updating to iOS 8.0.1. Specifically, they have been experiencing loss of cellular service and/or the ability to use Touch ID. Until Apple releases iOS 8.0.2 “in the next few days,” which fixes the issue, they have posted a workaround on the Apple support site:

“We have a workaround for you if you have an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus and you lost cellular service and Touch ID functionality today after updating to iOS 8.0.1. You can reinstall iOS 8 through iTunes by following the instructions below. We are also preparing iOS 8.0.2 with a fix for the issue, and will release it as soon as it’s ready in the next few days.

“Follow these steps to reinstall iOS 8.0.

  1. Make sure that you’re using the latest version of iTunes.
  2. Connect your iPhone to iTunes.
  3. Back up your iPhone in iTunes on your Mac or PC. iCloud backups won’t restore to earlier versions, including iOS 8.0.
  4. Download the file below that corresponds to your device:
  5. Select the file you just downloaded by doing one of these in iTunes:
    • Mac: Press the Option key and click Check for Update.
    • Windows: Press the Shift key and click Check for Update.
  6. Press Update to install iOS 8 on your iPhone.

“The Health app won’t work in iOS 8 after these steps. It will be fixed in our upcoming iOS 8.0.2 software update.”

Service Manager Jason Kellogg  talks to KTVL News 10's Molly Trotter about the iOS 8.0.1 update

Jason Kellogg, Service Manager, Medford location

Jason Kellogg, Service Manager for our Medford location, spoke with KTVL News 10’s Molly Trotter about the issue on Thursday afternoon.

UPDATE 1 – FRIDAY, SEPT. 26: Apple told CNBC that “less than 40,000 iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices were impacted by yesterday’s iOS 8.0.1 bugs.

UPDATE 2 – FRIDAY, SEPT. 26: Apple has released the promised iOS 8.0.2 update. It incorporates “improvements and bug fixes,” including:

  • Fixes an issue in iOS 8.0.1 that impacted cellular network connectivity and Touch ID on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
  • Fixes a bug so HealthKit apps can now be made available on the App Store
  • Addresses an issue where 3rd party keyboards could become deselected when a user enters their passcode
  • Fixes an issue that prevented some apps from accessing photos from the Photo Library
  • Improves the reliability of the Reachability feature on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
  • Fixes an issue that could cause unexpected cellular data usage when receiving SMS/MMS messages
  • Better support of Ask To Buy for Family Sharing for In-App Purchases
  • Fixes an issue where ringtones were sometimes not restored from iCloud backups
  • Fixes a bug that prevented uploading photos and videos from Safari

To install the update go to Settings > General > Software Update on your iPhone.

Deal of the Week | September 19th, 2014: 25% off all Bluetooth speakers in stock

25% off all Bluetooth speakers in stockEarbuds and headphones are wonderful for private listening, but sometimes you want an audio experience that’s a bit more…communal.

Maybe you want to share some music out on the deck with the family. Or listen to some tunes at the campground or your favorite fishing hole. You probably already own a darned good music source—your smartphone or tablet or iPod touch. All you need is a simple, affordable, space-saving way to unleash your playlist.

And that’s where our fine selection of Bluetooth speakers comes in.

No wires, no cords, no hassles, no sweat. Pair your device to one of these speakers in just seconds, and you’re in business. And this week, business is good: Pick your favorite Bluetooth speaker, and take 25% off its already very reasonable price.

But you’ll need to act quickly: This offer is limited to stock on hand, so the earlier you come in, the better the selection. Find out more about our latest Deal of the Week here.

COMING SOON: Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus; pre-order yours Friday, Sept. 12th

Pre-order your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus from Connecting Point 09.12.14

 

Get the latest Apple® iPhone® from the people who know Apple best: Connecting Point, your local Apple Specialist. Beginning from the moment we open on Friday, September 12th, we’ll accept pre-orders for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Both products will begin shipping the following week, on September 19th.

We’ll be offering special 20-month, interest free financing through the Verizon Edge program.* And if you have an iPhone you’d like to trade in, we can help with that, too.

Want more information? We’ve got a handy form for that.

Apple, the Apple logo, and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

*Conditions apply. See store for details.

LIVE EVENT [VIDEO]: Apple to stream this morning’s “Wish we could say more” event live

Apple invitation to special live event September 9, 2014

Invitation Apple sent to the press announcing today’s event.

Apple live event to be held September 9, 2014 at Flint Center, Cupertino

Overhead shot of mysterious “white box” Apple built at the Flint Center, Cupertino. (Photo credit Fortune.com)

In a departure from recent events, Apple will be streaming this morning’s big news live from the Flint Center in Cupertino, beginning at 10am PT / 1pm ET. (NOTE: Livestream requires Apple’s Safari browser. Also available on the Apple Events channel on Apple TV.) Apple is rumored to be introducing a new iPhone (or two?), and possibly a companion wearable device many sites are referring to as the iWatch. But truth be told, outside of Apple’s inner circle, no one knows fro sure what will happen. Even though Connecting Point is an Apple Specialist, and has a relationship with Apple stretching back over three decades, we’re as in the dark as everyone else about the true nature of this event.

A number of leading tech and news sites will be live blogging this event:

At the conclusion of the event, and after the smoke clears, we’ll be passing along all the details as soon as we have them.

VIDEO: Back-to-school shopping goes high tech [KDRV Newswatch 12 report]

With Labor Day weekend wrapping up, people are hitting the mall and other retail shops for some last minute back-to-school shopping. Randa Gore, reporter for Medford’s KDRV Newswatch 12, is at Connecting Point with the story.

Take it easy, take it slow…and be careful: Enjoy this Labor Day.

“Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.” — From the U.S. Department of Labor website.

We hope you all have a fun and relaxing Labor Day. And if you have a few moments, duck inside out of the heat and sun to say hello: Connecting Point will be open its regular hours today.

Connecting Point’s ‘Head Back with a Mac Sale’ | Free Canon All-in-One; no-interest 18mo. financing

Connecting Point's 'Head Back with a Mac Sale' - FREE Canon PIXMA All-in-One, plus special financingSummer’s almost gone. Time to head back to school. Head back to work. Time to Get. Stuff. Done.

And the best way to get stuff done? A new Mac from Connecting Point.

And getting one is now both easy and affordable: For a limited time, Connecting Point’s offering special financing and terrific incentives.

Canon PIXMA MX472 All-in-One Printer/Scanner/Copier/Fax

Canon PIXMA MX472 All-in-One Wireless inkjet office solution features an Automatic Document Feeder for unattended multi-page scanning and copying, 50-page fax memory, AirPrint support, and up to 4800 x 1200 dpi optimized color printing. Retail price $99.99

Whether you’re upgrading, or switching from Windows, now’s the best time to buy, during Connecting Point’s ‘Head Back with a Mac Sale,’ running from Wednesday, August 27th through Saturday, August 30.

During this sale, buy any Mac and get a FREE Canon Pixma MX472 All-in-One printer / scanner / copier / fax (which normally retails for $99.99).*

Plus get six, 12, or even as much as 18 months interest-free financing, with your good credit.**

But don’t delay: This sale lasts just four days. When we close for the night on Saturday, our ‘Head Back with a Mac Sale’ closes, too!

*Limited to stock on hand.  **NO INTEREST, IF PAID IN FULL WITHIN 6, 12, OR 18 MONTHS on qualifying purchases made with your GE Capital Retail Bank Home Design credit card between May 23rd, 2014 and January 16th, 2015. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 6, 12, or 18 months. Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases. No interest will be charged on the promo purchase if you pay the promo purchase amount in full within 6, 12, or 18 months. If you do not, interest will be charged on the promo purchase from the purchase date. Depending on purchase amount, promotion length, and payment allocation, the required minimum monthly payments may or may not pay off purchase by end of promotional period. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and, after promotion ends, to promotional balance. For new accounts: Purchase APR is 29.99%; Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing GE Capital cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval.