If you're planning on buying some last-minute Christmas gift for your loved ones in the form of iPads, iPods, iPhones, or Macs, Apple has your back because they're now offering free next-day shipping on everything that they sell in their online store. This includes the company's own products, as well as accessories from other companies.
As long as you live in the United States, Apple will ship you your item for free, and it will show up on your doorstep the very next day. Previously, the company only offered free next-day shipping on products featured in their 2012 Holiday Gift Guide, but now, every single product in their store is eligible for the promo.
Apple didn't specify how long they will be shipping orders overnight free of charge, but it’s likely that it will last up until Christmas, and we're seeing that items that are not currently in stock, or those facing a shipping delay (like the new iMac, for example), are not eligible for free next-day shipping.
Apple's refurbished store isn't offering free next-day shipping (only free 1-3 business day shipping), but they are offering "special limited time prices" on select refurbished products, like a 4th-generation 32GB iPod Touch for $179, and a 2011 MacBook Air 1.6GHz for $719 -- not bad prices at all, and even though refurbished products don't get the free overnight shipping, the limited time deals are good enough.