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.

Microsoft takes aim at iPad with new Surface Pro

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The Surface Pro looks slick.
The Surface Pro looks slick.
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The iPad Pro is getting some fresh competition from Microsoft after the company just took the wraps off its newest tablet, the Surface Pro.

It’s been over 16 months since Microsoft’s would-be iPad-killer was last updated. Although its the 5th version of Microsoft’s tablet, this go around the company decided to ditch the number suffixes and pack the Surface Pro with more features than ever before.

Beautiful iOS 11 concept shows big changes iPad needs

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They call it
They call it "The Shelf".
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Apple hasn’t exactly given the iPad first priority when it comes to iOS updates, but that could change next month at WWDC where the company is expected to unveil iOS 11.

Most of the iOS 11 concepts we’ve seen have been all about the iPhone, but iPad power-user Federico Viticci and Sam Beckett created a beautiful concept that shows some big and simple changes that would transform the iPad from a fun tablet into a pro machine. Features like Finder, Drag and Drop between apps, multi-channel audio and more are on display in the fantastic mockup.

Apple, if you’re reading this, please steal these features:

Apple to ramp up production of 10.5-inch iPad Pro

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Apple could ship 6 million units in 2017.
Apple could ship 6 million units in 2017.
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Apple is reportedly planning to increase production of the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro ahead of its official debut.

The device is said to have entered mass production back in March or April, with monthly shipments currently at around 500,000 units. However, in July, that figure will rise to 600,000.

Apple launches new ‘Today at Apple’ website for stores worldwide

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Apple's new website keeps you in the loop on classes in your area.
Apple's new website keeps you in the loop on classes in your area.
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Apple is revamping its efforts to keep customers educated on all of its platforms today with the launch of a new website called ‘Today at Apple.’

The new sub site provides Apple fans with portal that shows all of the events, classes and other happenings at local Apple stores, giving users an easy way to sign up for the 4,000 sessions held across the globe each day.

Apple could soon eliminate the iPad mini

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Is it time to say goodbye to Apple's most portable tablet?
Is it time to say goodbye to Apple's most portable tablet?
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Still a fan of the iPad mini? Get one while you can, because a new rumor claims Apple is planning to eliminate the device from its iPad lineup in the near future.

The device was only refreshed (albeit halfheartedly) two months ago, but growing demand for Apple’s larger tablets and disappointing sales mean it won’t be around for long.

Apple delivers iOS 10.3.2 to public with new bug fixes

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Go grab them now!
Go grab them now!
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The final version of iOS 10.3.2 is now officially available to the public starting today after Apple tested five beta builds of the update with developers the past few weeks.

Apple released iOS 10.3.2 today along with new update for Apple TV, Apple Watch and macOS. All four new software updates are available for free and bring a host of bug fixes and security to each of Apple’s platforms.