Week’s best Apple deals: Designer Cases From $3, Refurb Apple Watch 38mm, and more

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Debuting barely two months ago, the new iPad is already seeing noteworthy discounts, which is extremely rare for a new Apple device.
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We’ve got everything from accessories to hardware – read on to see the cheapest refurbished Apple Watch we’ve ever seen, high-end leather iPhone cases for just $3, and more, all in this week’s best Apple deals.

Kodak’s first camera-smartphone finally lands in the U.S.

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Kodak Ektra smartphone
The Kodak Ektra is a camera with a smartphone built in.
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The Ektra, Kodak’s camera-forward smartphone that launched in Europe around the time Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus debuted, is now available in the U.S.

The iconic but fading photo company partnered with Bullitt Group to develop a device that is, first and foremost, a camera, but also a smartphone to help reverse its fortunes by getting competitive in the mobile photography industry.

Macphun to offer software for Windows-based photogs

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Macphun brings its imaging software to Windows.
Macphun brings its imaging software to Windows.
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The imaging software company Macphun is about to make its products fun for photographers who use Windows.

The award-winning and, until now, Mac-centric company announced today it will launch a public beta version of its all-in-one photo editing software Luminar for Windows this July.

Apple is already testing micro LED displays for the future

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Apple's busy investigating future display technologies.
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2017’s iPhone 8 will be the first iPhone to boast an OLED display, but Apple’s not stopping it research into future display technologies.

According to a new report, Apple will be producing a small number of trial micro LED screens in the second half of 2017 at a factory in Taoyuan, Taiwan. While this isn’t the kind of production volume necessary for a product, it will give Apple the ability to evaluate whether or not these would be a good fit for future devices.

32GB iPhone 6 is now on sale in the U.K.

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Cheaper than iPhone 7, bigger than iPhone SE.
Cheaper than iPhone 7, bigger than iPhone SE.
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If you want an affordable iPhone, but you don’t want to settle for a 4-inch iPhone SE, you might want to check out Apple’s relaunched 32GB iPhone 6.

It originally made its debut in emerging markets back in March, then in the U.S. — and now you can buy it in the United Kingdom.

Six community colleges in the U.S. will be teaching Swift this fall

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Time for your Swift class!
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Want to learn Swift in school? Apple wants you too as well, which is why its just launched a new app development curriculum for its mobile programming language aimed at high school and community college students.

The curriculum, which is available as a free download today from the iBooks Store, will be adopted by six community college systems serving nearly 500,000 students this fall. No doubt more will follow in the near future.

China is losing interest in the iPhone

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Tim Cook meets with Apple Store employees in China.
Tim Cook meets with Apple store employees in China.
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Tim Cook hasn’t been shy about proclaiming China Apple’s future biggest market, but right now it’s causing the most problems.

According to analysts at Oppenheimer, Apple’s “Reality Distortion Field” is fading in China, as iPhone sales drop 20 percent. That’s at least twice as bad as any other market.

1Password can now lock down your data when you travel

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Don't give up your data while you travel.
Don't give up your data while you travel.
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