Shopping the Apple Online Store lets you take advantage of exclusive features such as iPod engraving, Mac customisation, and Certified Refurbished Products.
Engrave Your iPod or iPad
Want to make your new iPod or iPad your own? You can engrave any model of new iPad, iPod shuffle, iPod nano, and iPod touch. Personalized laser engraving is only available on the Apple Online Store. Engraving is not offered on refurbished products.
After you select your iPod or iPad from the Apple Online Store, you will be offered the option to enter up to one line of text for iPod shuffle, and up to two lines of text for iPod nano, iPod touch, and iPad. As you type, you’ll see an image on the left side of the page that represents what your text will look like. The text will be engraved near the top, on the back of the product, just like it appears in the image.
Please make sure that everything is spelled correctly. You may wish to review our . You may be able to make changes to the engraved text or cancel your item if online Order Status indicates that your iPod has "Not yet shipped." See the Viewing & Changing Orders section of online Help for details or go directly to online Order Status.
Customize Your Mac
Because everyone’s needs are different, the Apple Online Store makes it easy to build the Mac that’s right for you.
Models that can be customized
- MacBook Air
- MacBook Pro
- Mac mini (hardware only)
- Mac Pro
Please note, we are unable to customize refurbished Macs.
You have several options to build the system that is right for you. After you choose a model with the processor speed and optical drive you want, you can configure, for example:
- Graphics card
- Hard drive
- Keyboard and Mouse sets
Why stop there? You can easily add any of these:
- Apple Display
- AppleCare Protection Plan
- MagSafe Airline Adapter (for portable computers only)
When you receive your Mac, you can find your pre-installed software on the second page of your Launchpad, and in your Applications folder.
Please note, a CD or DVD for your pre-installed software is not included. For support with your pre-installed Apple apps, visit apple.com/support/mac/app-store(Opens in a new window).
How to Customize
- Choose whether you’d like a portable or desktop computer.
- Select the model you want.
- On the "Configure your Mac" page, select the radio button next to the configuration option(s) you’d like.
- When you are finished building your Mac, click the "Add to Bag" button.
The dollar amount that will be added (or subtracted) from your Subtotal is clearly listed next to each option. The Subtotal, ‘Ships’ timeframe, and Specifications summary at the top right of the screen will update as you choose options.
You can also call our specialists at 1-800-MY-APPLE and we’ll be glad to help you build the Mac that’s right for you.
Buy a Certified Refurbished Product
The Apple Online Store is the exclusive provider of Apple Certified Refurbished products and Clearance Items.
Apple Certified Refurbished Products are pre-owned Apple products that undergo a rigorous refurbishment process prior to being offered for sale. We back these products with our standard one-year limited (Opens in a new window) warranty. For extended coverage, you have the option of purchasing the AppleCare Protection Plan (Opens in a new window) with any Apple Certified Refurbished Mac or iPod.
Each Apple Certified Refurbished Product:
- is fully tested (including full burn-in testing)
- is refurbished with replacement parts for any defective modules identified in testing
- is thoroughly cleaned and inspected
- is repackaged (including appropriate manuals, cables, new boxes, etc.)
- includes the operating software originally shipped with the unit and the custom software offered with that system
- is given a new refurbished part number and serial number
- is placed into a final QA inspection prior to being added to sellable refurbished stock
Refurbishment procedures follow the same basic technical guidelines as Apple's Finished Goods testing procedures.
Clearance Items are new, unopened products from Apple and other manufacturers offered with special pricing.
Policies for Refurbished and Clearance Items:
Sales To End-Users OnlyThe Apple Online Store sells and ships refurbished products to end-user customers only.
Order AssistanceFor products and pricing, Apple Store specialists are available 7 days a week at 1 800 MY-APPLE from 4:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Pacific time. For order status or assistance with an order you have placed, contact Apple Store Customer Service at 1-800-676-2775, Monday - Friday from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., or Saturday - Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific time. French assistance is available Monday - Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific time.
Corporate Gifting and RewardsFor orders that exceed nine units, please contact our Corporate Gifting and Rewards Team at 1-877-275-IPOD.
Return & Refunds PolicyApple’s standard applies to all refurbished and clearance items. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please call Apple Store Customer Service at 1-800-676-2775 to request a return within 14 calendar days of your receipt of the item.
Defective ItemsIf you discover what you believe is a product defect for an Apple-branded product, please contact an Apple advisor at 1-800-263-3394. If you discover what you believe is a product defect for any third-party product, please contact the manufacturer directly for information regarding the manufacturer's warranty.
No Engraving or Gift WrappingThe Apple Online Store does not currently offer engraving or gift wrapping on refurbished products.