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iPhone App Freebies and Discounts

We wrap up the week with an all-iPhone app deal spotlight. First up is a new crop of iPhone App Store freebies, including the aerial battle game “DOGFIGHT!” Next is another new batch of freebies, including “Urban Ninja.” Finally, we take a look at some discounted iPhone apps, including the physics-based game “Burn the Rope.”
Along the way, we check out some hardware deals, such as a 3.06GHx Core i3 22-inch iMac for $1,019. Also on the the list is a blast from the past: a 1.33GHz iBook G4 with 12-inch screen and software bundle for just $240. We close out the peek at Apple hardware with a number of deals on the iPod touch, including a 32GB unit for just $199.
As always, details on these and many other items can be found at CoM’s “Daily Deals” page right after the jump.

iPhone App Freebies: DOGFIGHT!, BattleZone 3D, Groove Pillars, more
The iTunes App Store offers downloads of several applications for Apple iPhone and iPod touch for free, as listed below. With a savings of up to $10, each is at the lowest price we’ve seen. Note that these apps are compatible with the iPad but will run at a significantly lower resolution. (Check the individual apps for further information.) The deals:
DOGFIGHT!: Aerial battle game
BattleZone 3D King of the Hill: Tank battle game
FunTones: Ringtone collection
Rat On The Run: Platforming game
Streetball: Basketball simulator
Groove Pillars: Puzzle game
HiThink: Stock-tracking utility
The iTunes App Store offers downloads of several applications for Apple iPhone and iPod touch for free, as listed below. With a savings of up to $2, each is at the lowest price we’ve seen. Note that these apps are compatible with the iPad but will run at a significantly lower resolution. (Check the individual apps for further information.) The deals:
Urban Ninja for free ($1 off): Platforming game
Cows In Space for free ($1 off): Puzzle game
Thief Lupin! for free ($2 off): 1-button game
Below are downloads of several applications which have dropped in price and are available for a limited time from Apple’s App Store. These apps are created for the iPhone and iPod touch; they’re also compatible with the iPad but will run at a significantly lower resolution. (Check the individual apps for further information.) Each is the best deal we’ve seen on that title. The deals:
iLoader for Facebook for 99 cents ($1 off): Facebook batch uploader
Burn the Rope for 99 cents ($1 off): Physics-based game
iReactive for 99 cents ($2 off): Enhanced functions for iPhone
Lock Screen for 99 cents ($1 off): Data-file lock screen
Across Age for 99 cents ($2 off): Role-playing game
The Pantheon Cycle: Shrouded Aspect for $1.99 ($3 off): Turn-based strategy game
Neuroshima Hex for $2.99 ($2 off): Tactical board game
The Apple Store has stock of seven factory-refurbished previous- and current-generation Apple Aluminum iMac Desktops in its Special Deals section. With free shipping, they’re up to $400 off and each is at the lowest total price we’ve seen. These come with a 1-year Apple warranty, the same as new iMacs. Sales tax is added where applicable. Items are removed from Apple’s site when they sell out. Notables:
Refurb Apple MC508LL/A iMac 21.5″ Intel Core i3 Dual 3.06GHz Desktop for $1,019
refurb Apple MC413LL/A iMac 21.5″ Intel Core 2 Duo 3.06GHz Desktop for $1,099
refurb Apple MB509LL/A iMac 21.5″ Intel Core i3 Dual 3.2GHz Desktop for $1,269
refurb Apple MC510LL/A iMac 27″ Intel Core i3 Dual 3.2GHz Desktop for $1,439
browse all refurbished Apple iMacs at the Apple Store
MegaMacs.com offers the used 4.9-lb. Apple iBook G4 1.33GHz 12.1″ Notebook, model no. M9846LL/A, for $239.99. Add it to your cart, then add the Creative & Entertainment Software Suite for Mac for 1 cent. With around $18 for shipping, that’s $10 under our mention from last month and the lowest total price we could find for the pair. Features include a PowerPC 7447a G4 1.33GHz processor, 12.1″ 1024×768 LCD, 768MB RAM, 60GB 4200 rpm hard drive, DVD-ROM/CD burner combo drive, ATI Mobility Radeon 32MB video card, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, Airport Extreme (802.11a/g wireless), Mac OS X 10.4.2 (with Classic mode), and more. Note: A 30-day MegaMacs warranty applies.


The Apple Store dropped prices on a selection of factory-refurbished 3rd-generation Apple iPod touch MP3 Players. (The current generation is 4th, which adds FaceTime and a Retina display.) Each qualifies for free shipping. Sales tax is added where applicable. Unlike cheaper refurbs we’ve seen, each includes a full 1-year Apple warranty. The iPods:
Apple iPod touch 64GB for $279 (was $299)
Apple iPod touch 32GB for $199 (was $229)
Apple iPod touch 8GB for $149 (unchanged)
MegaMacs.com offers the Sony Speaker Dock and Clock Radio for iPod / iPhone, model no. ICFCS10IPBLK, for $64.99 plus around $11 for shipping. That’s the lowest total price we could find by $4, although we saw it for $3 less in December (since expired). It features two 3.5-watt speakers, an AM/FM tuner, remote control, digital clock, sleep timer, alarm with three wake-up modes, and more.
Electronics Expo via Buy.com offers the Altec Lansing inMotion FM Portable Speaker System for iPod, model no. iM600USB, for $75 with free shipping. That’s a $15 drop since our mention from a year ago and the lowest total price we could find now by $25. Features include compatibility with most older iPods, speakers with 2″ drivers, FM radio tuner, rechargable battery, several iPod dock adapters, and more.
CellularFactory.com offers this Silicone Skin Case for Apple iPad 2 in Black for $2.99. With free shipping via coupon code “ZO8LDA”, it’s $1 under the lowest total price we could find elsewhere for a comparable case. Coupon expires March 9.
Meritline.com offers the Icon Style IPAD Grip Case in Smoke Grey, model no. ASD309, for $9.95. Coupon code “MLC218395030440NL1″ cuts it to $5.95. With free shipping, that’s the lowest total price we could find for this particular case by $16. It includes a screen protector. Coupon ends March 5.