Apple for Father’s Day
Celebrate Dad 365 days of the year with the gift of Apple. With the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display, the possibilities are endless. And with iPhone 5s Dad can stay in touch and get things done anywhere anytime, from work to home and everywhere in between, capturing moments with the unparalleled iSight camera. Time for a new Mac? The all-new MacBook Air is thin, light and powerful – making it the ultimate work/travel personal computer. Is Dad a movie/gaming buff ? Apple TV remains the perfect gift.
Is Dad already equipped with an iOS device and/or Mac? Give the gift of iTunes. There are a slew of great books, movies, and music choices on iTunes and a fantastic selection of accessories on any budget that are perfect for Dad.
We’ve listed some great gift suggestions below by price range, all available at the Apple store and online at Apple.ca. Make it a day Dad will always remember with free custom engraving, a beautiful signature gift box and red ribbon through the Apple Online Store.
iPhone 5s (starting at $719 without a plan)
Give Dad the gift he deserves this Father’s Day with iPhone 5s – the most forward-thinking smartphone in the world and an indispensable life device to take him from office to home and everywhere in between. Stylish, sophisticated, and available in three classic colours (gold, silver and space grey), the iPhone 5s is not just a product of what’s technologically possible, but what’s technologically useful. Touch ID, all new A7 and M7 chips for faster performance, and a new 8MP iSight camera with burst mode and slo-mo video is sure to amaze him.
Dad will never live without his new iPad Air or iPad mini with Retina display. He’ll love it every time he uses it. With the world’s most advanced operating system offering hundreds of intelligent features and access to more than 500,000 apps designed specifically for iPad, Dad can do just about everything. And with iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers and Keynote now free with every Mac and iOS device he can do even more amazing things with his photos, movies, music, documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
MacBook Air ($999)
Treat dad to a gift that’ll give him all-day battery life and serious performance. MacBook Air comes equipped with fourth-generation Intel Core processors and graphics, fast all flash storage and powerful apps that will let him do everyday things like check check email, make FaceTime video calls and browse the web — perfect for when he’s on the go.
Gifts under $50
iGrillmini is a pocket-sized Bluetooth Smart grilling thermometer that lets you avoid the heat and monitor the temperature of your food using the app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from up to 150 feet away.
The Incase Lightning Mini Car Charger with a 2.1 Amp capacity can keep your iPhone, iPod, and iPad powered up whether you’re taking a short drive across town or a long road trip. It fits effortlessly into tight spaces and plugs into virtually any vehicle’s standard 12-volt port or cigarette lighter.
iPhone 5s Case ($45.00)
Made from premium leather, the iPhone 5s Case looks and feels luxurious. And because they’re precision crafted for iPhone 5s, your phone still feels incredibly slim even with the case on. Available in six complementary colours to choose from.
iPod shuffle 2GB ($49.00)
Available in seven gorgeous colours, iPod shuffle carries hundreds of songs on the go at the unbeatable price of just $49. With its signature wearable clip and click wheel, iPod shuffle can speak song information and sync multiple iTunes playlists, making it the perfect portable workout companion.
Sena Laterale Duo Case for iPhone 5 ($49.95)
Sena’s Laterale Duo case for iPhone 5 is perfect combination of style and protection. It offers both a holster pouch with durable belt clip and a sleek form-fitting case that safeguards your iPhone when it’s out of the pouch.
Gifts under $150
The mophie Juice Pack Helium is the first rechargeable battery case for iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. Thanks to its 1500mAh battery and ultra-thin design, the Helium can extend your iPhone battery life by 80 per cent—without the weight you’d expect from a battery.
urBeats In-ear Headphones ($99.95)
urBeats headphones deliver excellent quality and control for the music on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Its precision-machined single-billet metal housing prevents vibrations and unwelcome sound from tainting your listening experience and its built-in mic lets you talk hands-free on your Apple device.
Apple TV ($109.00)
With the best HD content and AirPlay, Apple TV offers something for every kind of dad. The perfect entertainment powerhouse that will give him access to the hottest movies and TV shows from iTunes, Netflix, YouTube, Vimeo, Live sports and more. Not to mention his own photos, videos and music from his Mac or iOS device.
iPod nano 16GB ($149.00)
Train with the world’s thinnest iPod ever. Its convenient navigation buttons allows you to easily control volume and quickly play, pause or change songs as your workout to your favourite tunes. Its built-in pedometer and support for Nike+ will track your steps, distance, pace, time and calories burned. Built-in Bluetooth technology lets you wirelessly connect to heart-rate monitors and headphones, making it easier to exercise. Now available in seven new colours with fun colour-match wallpapers.
Zepp Golf Sensor ($149.95)
The Zepp Golf training system consists of a motion sensor, glove mount, and mobile app for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that helps you analyze and improve your swing.
Zepp Baseball Swing Analyzer ($149.95)
Zepp Baseball is a revolutionary training system (motion sensor + bat mount + mobile app) that helps you analyze and improve your swing. Just attach the sensor to the handle of any baseball or softball bat and swing away to get instant feedback and see your swing in 3D from any angle on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Nike+ FuelBand SE – Medium/Large ($149.95)
The new Nike+ FuelBand SE and the free FuelBand app on your iPhone or iPod touch help you increase your activity in a way that’s smart, simple, and fun.
Treat him to something extra special
Infomotion 94Fifty Smart Sensor Basketball iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch ($249.95)
The Infomotion 94Fifty Smart Sensor Basketball measures muscle activity, so dad can understand his playing strengths and weaknesses. It adapts as he improves, while providing basic, intermediate and advanced level training to help him build better shooting and ball handling skills, giving him visual and audio voice feedback within milliseconds on every shot and dribble.
GAME GOLF Digital Tracking System ($259.95)
GAME GOLF is a comprehensive system that uses a wearable tracking device, tracker tags on your golf clubs, and an app on your iPhone or other iOS device to capture and display your golf game in a dynamic interface with stats, trends, and information you can actually use.
Completely redesigned, the new Beats Studio over-ear headphones are even lighter, stronger, and more comfortable, and more precise than the original world-famous design.
Marshall Stanmore Bluetooth Speaker ($499.95)
Compact yet packing plenty of audio punch, the Marshall Stanmore speaker wirelessly powers the music on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Marshall’s heritage of big stage performance. Stanmore’s classic design is a throwback to the golden days of rock and roll, featuring analog interaction knobs that give you custom control of your music.
Will Leather Goods Jacques Portfolio ($699.95)
The WILL Leather Goods Jacques Portfolio lets you carry your MacBook and iPad mini in style. Constructed of hand-burnished leathers with boot stitching and riveted stress points, this bag offers beautiful protection that will last a lifetime.
Give the Gift of iTunes
Not sure what dad wants this year? Give him the gift of choice with iTunes Gift Cards and iTunes Gifts. He can choose whatever he wants on the iTunes Store, App Store, iBook Store and Mac App Store. Available in a variety of dollar amounts, iTunes Gift Cards are easy to give and even easier to receive. Got something specific in mind, gift dad’s favourite music, apps and more from your computer or iOS device with a few simple clicks. With iTunes Gifting, Dad will receive a notification via email and can download your gift to enjoy immediately.
To send a gift on your Mac or PC:
1. Open iTunes, click iTunes Store
2. Select a paid app, song, album, movie, television show
3. Click on the downward arrow next to the price
4. Select ‘Gift This App/Song/Album//Movie/TV Show’
5. Simply fill in your recipients email address, add a message and choose the date you wish the sender to receive your gift
6. And you’re done!
To send a gift on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch:
1. Open the App Store or iTunes Store
2. Select “Send Gift”
3. Choose the desired amount and complete the required recipient’s information, message and choose the date you wish the recipient to receive your gift.
4. And you’re done!
2. Select a paid app, song, album, movie, television show
3. Click the sharrow button
4. Select ‘Gift’
5. Simply fill in your recipients email address, add a message and choose the date you wish the recipient to receive your gift
6. And you’re done!