October 2017

Welcome to an October news update from M•Suite.

We have been a bit quiet recently on our blog posts however, we have some great news to update you on!

In Apple’s latest keynote they announced the release of the iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus. All of these phones feature wireless charging & are the first iPhones to have the ability to charge without the need for a cable to be physically connected, making charging much easier. They also feature a highly upgraded A11 processor, this has a 25% performance increase from the previous A10 processor found in the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. It also features an upgraded graphics chip that is 30% faster than the previous model that also uses half of the power so we can expect the 8, 8 Plus and X to have a much-improved battery life. Shown below is the latest press release photos of the devices showing the iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8.

Coming alongside the announcement of the new phone lineups Apple has released a major software update bringing macOS High Sierra, iOS 11, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 to their devices. iOS 11 brings huge changes to the interface, updates to Siri, new gestures and a redesigned control centre which allows for customisation – a much-requested feature. macOS adds a new and updated file system with the Photos app, FaceTime, Notes, Mail, and iCloud getting speed and reliability improvements. The tvOS features the addition of Amazon Prime Video to the device and runs on all versions of the Apple TV.  watchOS has minor tweaks that will be released alongside Watch Series 3 adding new clock faces and an updated heart rate monitor.

M•Suite has added an iPhone & iPad artwork to the sales room which shows off the various designs and internal components.

We have just stocked up on a wide range of Refurbished Apple iPads. All in Grade A condition with an In-House 6-month warranty, and a brand new Belkin 2.1A (12W) USB wall plug and MFI (Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod) Certified 1M Lightning Cable. For more information about Genuine Apple Accessories please click here.

Our current stock includes:

Apple iPad Mini 3 – 7.9-inch – WiFi + Cellular (4G) – 16GB – Gold – Clearance – £229
Apple iPad Mini 3 – 7.9-inch – WiFi – 16GB – Space Grey – £239
Apple iPad Mini 3 – 7.9-inch – WiFi – 16GB – Silver – £239
Apple iPad Mini 3 – 7.9-inch – WiFi – 16GB – Gold – £239
Apple iPad Mini 3 – 7.9-inch – WiFi – 16GB – Space Grey – £239
Apple iPad Mini 3 – 7.9-inch – WiFi + Cellular (4G) – 16GB – Gold – £259
Apple iPad Mini 3 – 7.9-inch – WiFi + Cellular (4G) – 64GB – Space Grey – £299

Apple iPad Air 9.7-inch – WiFi – 32GB – Space Grey – £249
Apple iPad Air 9.7-inch – WiFi – 64GB – Silver– £269
Apple iPad Air 9.7-inch – WiFi – 128GB – Space Grey – £289

Apple iPad Air 2 9.7-inch – WiFi – 16GB – Space Grey – Clearance – £249
Apple iPad Air 2 9.7-inch – WiFi – 16GB – Silver – £289
Apple iPad Air 2 9.7-inch – WiFi – 64GB – Silver – £329
Apple iPad Air 2 9.7-inch – WiFi – 64GB – Space Grey – £329
Apple iPad Air 2 9.7-inch – WiFi + Cellular (4G) – 64GB – Space Grey – £349
Apple iPad Air 2 9.7-inch – WiFi – 128GB – Space Grey – £389
Apple iPad Air 2 9.7-inch – WiFi – 128GB – Silver – £389

Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch – WiFi + Cellular (4G) – 128GB – Gold – £619

Can’t see anything suitable, why not try our Request A Mac feature or Book an Appointment, allowing you to detail your requirements to see if we can source you something suitable.

 

 

Increasing difficulty of sourcing genuine Apple accessories

How do I know if the wall adapter or lightning cable I’ve purchased is a genuine Apple product?

This is a question we’re asked on a near daily basis and with counterfeits from China becoming ever more accurate in their design and style it’s becoming increasingly difficult to tell.

Having been in the industry for many years now, to me the biggest give away is the weight of the product itself – but what happens if you don’t handle or buy Apple products on a daily basis, how can you tell?

Apple provide their own information page (see HERE) but with some of the counterfeits becoming so good, often they are able to beat these halmarks that Apple put in place.

In 2016 Apple purchased well over 100 “genuine” cables and chargers from Amazon, of which after testing Apple found a staggering 90% to be fake! More recently in 2017 an operation in West Sussex uncovered over £1.3 million pounds worth of fake Apple products (see HERE) which were seized by trading standards.

Counterfeit chargers come with serious safety risks, often lacking the necessary protection circuits to prevent overheating and power cut off – leading to a considerably higher risk of fire.

We have always been highly cautious with the accessories we include with our refurbished Apple iPads, so much so if we cannot source genuine used 12w wall chargers, we have been purchasing them brand new from one of the UK leading distributors, Tech Data. This however comes at a high cost with a genuine 12W USB Wall Charger costing £13.85 ex VAT and genuine 1M Lightning Cables costing £13.87 ex VAT. This is a cost we have been taking on ourselves without raising the cost to our customers.

However, our competitors are not as safety conscious and in a marketplace where cost is key, many include non genuine wall chargers & lightning cables.

At M•Suite we have decided rather then raising our prices to accommodate the additional cost of brand new & genuine chargers, or keeping our price the same but including inferior accessories that can put our customers at risk, we’re going to include brand new Made For iPod/iPhone/iPad (MFI) accessories.

MFI accessories are produced by 3rd Party Manufactures, in accordance with Apple requirements. They’re then tested by Apple and approved for sale. They’re safe for use with all Apple iOS devices and have been thoroughly tested.

This way, we at M•Suite believe our customers will be getting high quality, brand new & genuine accessories for their Apple products, removing any risks or quality issues with our products and overall creating a better experience. All accessories will come in their boxes, which are suitably marked & approved.

If you have a requirement for the original Apple 12W USB Wall Charger & Lightning cable, we can still supply these with your order – please make a note during checkout and we will include these. However we believe that the 3rd Party MFI alternatives in many cases are far better quality and more resilient to breaks and splits compare to Apples original.

Please note that we will still continue to include genuine MagSafe chargers with all our Macs, as these can be tested in more depth to confirm originality.

If you have any questions about our new policy, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

 

August 2017 – New Stock

We’ll be adding a huge range of new stock to the website this week, with plenty for every budget!

Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch 2.5Ghz Core i7 – Mid 2015
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch 2.2Ghz Core i7 – Mid 2015
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch 2.2Ghz Core i7 – Mid 2014


Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch 3.1Ghz Core i7 – Early 2015
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch 2.9Ghz Core i5 – Early 2015
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch 2.8Ghz Core i5 – Mid 2014
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch 2.6Ghz Core i5 – Mid 2014
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch 2.8Ghz Core i7 – Late 2013


Apple MacBook 12-inch Retina 1.1Ghz Core M – Early 2015
Apple MacBook 12-inch Retina 1.2Ghz Core M – Early 2015


Apple iMac 27-inch 3.2Ghz Core i5 – Late 2013 – Slimline
Apple iMac 21-inch 2.9Ghz Core i5 – Late 2013 – Slimline
Apple iMac 21-inch 2.7Ghz Core i5 – Late 2013 – Slimline
Apple iMac 21-inch 2.9Ghz Core i5 – Late 2012 – Slimline

With over 35 refurbished Apple Macs due to land this week, we’ll have something for every budget & requirement – All fully tested, stripped internally & cleaned we’re confident you’ll be happy with your Grade A purchase.

Can’t see anything suitable, why not try our Request A Mac feature, allowing you to detail your requirements to see if we can source you something suitable.

July 2017 – iPads!

We’ve just stocked up on a huge range of Refurbished Apple iPads – All in immaculate Grade A condition, complete with Genuine Apple wall plug & Lightning cable.

All our Apple iPads come with our own In-House 6 Month Warranty – Meaning total piece of mind when you purchase from us. If ordered before 15:00 we will dispatch for next day tracked delivery with UPS.

With prices ranging from £229.00 for an Apple iPad Air 9.7-inch with WiFi and 16GB storage to the latest Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch with WiFi & Cellular (4G) and 128GB storage at £649.00

All Cellular (4G) iPads are network unlocked, meaning you’re free to use them on any network to make sure you get the best deal!

Current stock includes:

Apple iPad Air

Apple iPad Air 9.7-inch – WiFi – 16GB – Silver – £229
Apple iPad Air 9.7-inch – WiFi – 32GB – Space Grey – £249
Apple iPad Air 9.7-inch – WiFi – 32GB – Silver – £249
Apple iPad Air 9.7-inch – WiFi – 64GB – Space Grey – £279
Apple iPad Air 9.7-inch – WiFi + Cellular (4G) – 64GB – Silver – £289
Apple iPad Air 9.7-inch – WiFi – 128GB – Space Grey – £299
Apple iPad Air 9.7-inch – WiFi + Cellular (4G) – 128GB – Silver – £319

Apple iPad Air 2

Apple iPad Air 2 – 9.7-inch – WiFi + Cellular (4G) – 16GB – Space Grey – £299
Apple iPad Air 2 – 9.7-inch – WiFi – 64GB – Space Grey – £339

Apple iPad Mini 3

Apple iPad Mini 3 – 7.9-inch – WiFi + Cellular (4G) – 16GB – Space Grey – £259

Apple iPad Pro 9.7

Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch – WiFi + Cellular (4G) – 32GB – Space Grey – £429
Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch – WiFi + Cellular (4G) – 32GB – Rose Gold – £429

Apple iPad Pro 12.9

Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch – WiFi + Cellular (4G) – 128GB – Gold – £649
Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch – WiFi + Cellular (4G) – 128GB – Silver – £649

July 2017 – Holiday Closures

Throughout July we will be working a slightly adjusted schedule due to staff holidays.

As a reminder, our normal working hours are as follows:

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday – 0830 – 1800
Saturday – 0900 – 1700
Monday, Friday & Sunday – Closed

For July, we will be closed from Saturday 8th until Monday 17th July inclusive. Will will re-open on Tuesday 18th July at 08:30.

Any emails received on these days will be responded to within 24 hours, we will also have a voicemail available should you wish to leave a telephone message.
Any refurbished Apple Mac orders placed on these days will be dealt with on the next working day (18th July) & shipped via a tracked & insured UPS for next day delivery.

sales@m-suite.co.uk
01825 764 777

June 2017

Welcome to a June news update from M•Suite.

In a recent update, Apple has made their iWork & iLife software bundles free to download on Mac and iOS. This includes ‘Pages’, ‘Keynote’, ‘Numbers’, ‘iMovie’ and ‘GarageBand’ which are the productivity and creative tools. Grab these from the AppStore on MacOS!

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This month Apple hosted their World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC), this is where new products, software updates and more are officially released to the public.

Apple will be releasing a new 10.5″ iPad Pro which is going to be an entry level device to the ‘Pro’ lineup. It will make great use of the new features that iOS 11 will implement and be perfect for the on-the-go worker.

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In continued their focus on the ‘Pro’ lineup, Apple is planning to release an iMac Pro. Featuring up to 18-core Xeon processor and a Radeon Pro Vega graphics card. This will be the top model and is designed to meet the needs of the pro users, it will be available to purchase in December.

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M•Suite now has a variety of iMacs in stock, many of them still have the benefits of new except are half the price, which is a great reason to buy refurbished. We have several iMacs and you can use code “100offimac to get £100 off the Late 2012’s. You can view a selection of our refurbished iMacs below:

Apple iMac 21-inch 2.7Ghz Core i5 Late 2012 – Get £100 discount using code “100offimac”

Apple iMac 21-inch 2.9Ghz Core i5 – Late 2013 – 6 Month Warranty

Apple iMac 27-inch 3.2Ghz Core i5 Late 2013 – 6 Month Warranty

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If you don’t see something that suits your needs, look at our Full Product Range or you can Book an Appointment with the team to get some advice on which Mac is for you.

 

June 2017 – Holiday Closures

Throughout June we will be working a slightly adjusted schedule due to staff holidays.

As a reminder, our normal working hours are as follows:

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday – 0830 – 1800
Saturday – 0900 – 1700
Monday, Friday & Sunday – Closed

For June only, we will be closed on the following days (in addition to our normal closure days):

Saturday 3rd June
Saturday 10th June
Wednesday 14th June
Thursday 15th June
Saturday 17th June

Any emails received on these days will be responded to within 24 hours, we will also have a voicemail available should you wish to leave a telephone message.
Any refurbished Apple Mac orders placed on these days will be dealt with on the next working day, shipped via a tracked & insured UPS for next day delivery.

sales@m-suite.co.uk
01825 764 777

May 2017

Welcome to the May news update from M•Suite. It has been a very busy two months and we have added lots of new stock to our website.

In a meeting with tech journalists, Apple has said they will be continuing to support the pro line-up, to meet the demand of the high-end users. In a rare instance, Apple has apologised for the limited upgradability and lack of updates to the Late 2013 Mac Pro. The new Mac Pro that will be released in 2018 will have a more modular design, featuring high-end processors & powerful graphics cards.

Apple has unveiled they will be releasing iOS 11 next month. It will include a new ‘desktop’ feature, split view app and a new layout.

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Apple announced that, in April, they would be starting educational classes teaching on the topics of coding, art, music, design and photography. They will be aimed to suit the beginners and more experienced users. The classes have recently started and you can book a program at your local Apple store.

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M•Suite is adding a variety of new stock to the website with many new Macs featuring our Extended Warranties or AppleCare. Many of our Macs still have the longer battery life and a wider array of ports compared to the latest USB-C model, which is a great reason to buy refurbished. You can view a small selection of our refurbished Macs below:

Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch 2.6Ghz Core i5 Mid 2014 – Save £50
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch 2.7Ghz Core i5 Early 2015 – Extended 12 Month Warranty

Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch 2.2Ghz Core i7 Mid 2015 – Extended 12 Month Warranty
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch 2.5Ghz Core i7 Mid 2015 – AppleCare until 2018

Apple Mac Mini 1.4Ghz Core i5 Late 2014 – Applecare until 2018

Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K 3.5Ghz Core i5 Late 2014 – Extended 12 Month Warranty

If you don’t see something that suits your needs look at our Full Product Range or use our Request a Mac Feature.

We have recently added various accessories to our website which allow you to purchase additional software and cables. You can now purchase licences for Microsoft Office and additional MagSafe Power Leads. We will soon be adding additional products such as Mice and Keyboards and various networking devices such as an AirPort.

If you are interested in purchasing a unit or want some advice on which Mac is for you, you can Book an Appointment with the team.

New stock due in this week – May 2017

Good news! New stock is landing this week!

Because we’re selective on which refurbished Apple Macs we sell, we work on quality and not quantity which is why you’ll find low stock levels but high quality product.

Due in this week, which will be pushed live to our website after refurbishment are the following Macs:

Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch 2.7Ghz Core i5 – Early 2015

Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch 2.7Ghz Core i7 – Early 2013
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch 2.0Ghz Core i7 – Late 2013
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch 2.6Ghz Core i7 – Late 2013
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch 2.2Ghz Core i7 – Mid 2015
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch 2.5Ghz Core i7 – Mid 2015

Apple MacBook Air 11-inch 2.0Ghz Core i7 – Mid 2012
Apple MacBook Air 11-inch 1.6Ghz Core i5 – Early 2015

Apple iMac 21-inch 2.7Ghz Core i5 – Late 2012
Apple iMac 21-inch 2.7Ghz Core i5 – Late 2013

Apple Mac Mini 2.3Ghz Core i7 – Late 2012
Apple Mac Mini 1.4Ghz Core i5 – Late 2014

Can’t see anything suitable, why not try our Request A Mac feature, allowing you to detail your requirements to see if we can source you something suitable.

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