27 March 2012 – Updated MacBook Air and MacBook Pro

Available in store March 27th

The last time I was looking at the refurbished products on the Apple store site I was considering an iPad 2. It was $50 less than the new ones. I noticed that there was now an option to pickup refurbished items in the store.

Check Availability

After entering my zip code, I selected a nearby store and was provided 16 March 2012 as the availability. I clicked on another store with the same result. I thought… Hmm, odd how the stores are all getting stock of the same refurbished item on the same day.

Release Date

A few days later, the new iPad was announced and go figure, the release date….. 16 March 2012. So, when I was looking at a refurbished MacBook Pro and a MacBook Air, I again noticed a store pickup option. I did not expect the availability of both to be the same date. So this could be a coincidence, or could be the date the models get a refresh.

Going to wait

Needless to say I’m going to hold off and wait until at least March 27th to see what is “in store” for Apple 🙂

How can thieves sleep at night?

Honey…I can’t sleep

While I cannot go into much detail since there was a police investigation initiated, but how do thieves sleep?  I guess it all depends on how you are brought up, but there is no way I could steal anything and not feel so guilty about it.  I have witnessed quite a few things over the years “grow legs and walk off.”  Something as cheap as an Ethernet cable.  If it were me, each time I used it, I would feel guilty.  Is the guilty feeling really worth a $5 Ethernet cable?

Caught in the act

The local police spotted the thieves and they have been apprehended.  I am hoping that my computer is among the retrieved and still functional.  There was no forced entry..so who knows, if they were not caught in the act…how many offices would have been ransacked! Can you really be that stupid?  Besides the moral implications, the thieves pretty much have ruined their lives as they will likely be fired and not be able to get a job.


So…quite a few changes are being initiated.  Machines will be locked down to hopefully prevent theft in the future.  I also plan to secure my backup drive.  Thankfully my backup drive was left and still functions.  Being a Mac, my computer was backed up and it will be easy for me to import all of my profile settings, applications, and files if it is necessary to get a new computer.