This week’s hottest deals on iPhone SE, iPad Pro, Apple TV and more


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We’ve recently seen the first deals on both unlocked and subsidized iPhone SEs, plus the lowest price we’ve ever seen for the iPad Pro 13-inch 128GB Wi-Fi. These deals and more are in this roundup of the best Apple deals you’ll find online this week.

Unlocked iPhone SE 64GB model for $489.99

With discounts now hitting just days after the release of new iPhones, this isn’t the first deal we’ve seen on the iPhone SE. But it is the first discount we’ve seen for an unlocked model.

AllDayZip via eBay offers the Unlocked Apple iPhone SE 64GB LTE Smartphone in Gold or Rose Gold for $489.99 with free shipping. That’s the lowest total price we could find by $9. Deal ends April 13.

Read our review of the iPhone SE.

New Apple TV 32GB for $109

Staples offers the current-generation Apple TV 32GB Media Receiver for $134. Pay with Visa Checkout to drop the price to $109. With free shipping, that’s $16 under our mention from three weeks ago and the best deal we’ve seen. (It’s also a current low by $30.)

The Apple TV features a 64-bit A8 chip, 802.11ac wireless, 1080p streaming, AirPlay and iCloud integration, Bluetooth 4.0, Ethernet and HDMI. Running on the all-new, feature-packed tvOS, it also has a touchpad remote with Siri integration; games and other apps; universal search across video services; live sports scores, and weather on demand. Deal ends April 9.

Also available is the newest Apple TV 64GB Media Receiver for $179. Pay through Visa Checkout and the price drops to $154. With free shipping, that’s $21 under our mention from three weeks ago and the best price we’ve seen. (It’s a low now by $25.) It features the same specs as above, with twice the storage space.

Read our review of the Apple TV.

MacBook 12-inch laptop with 256GB SSD for $990

With Apple rumored to be phasing out the 11-inch MacBook Air, the 12-inch Retina MacBook could become the new go-to option for ultraportable computing. And if it’s no longer competing with the 11-inch Air for attention, the 12-inch MacBook might not see significant discounts from Apple for a while.

Fortunately, Yapper Wireless via eBay currently offers the 2-pound Apple MacBook Intel Core M 1.1GHz 12-inch Laptop in Gold or Space Gray for $989.99 with free shipping. That’s the best price we’ve ever seen, beating a price low set back in February. (It’s a current low by $10, but most stores charge $1,209 or more.)

Released last year, the crazy-slim Retina MacBook still has us smitten. It features an Intel Core M-5Y31 1.1GHz Broadwell dual-core processor, 12-inch 2,304-by-1,440 Retina display, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 802.11ac wireless, USB-C port and Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

Read our review of the 12-inch Retina MacBook.

iPad Pro 13-inch 128GB Wi-Fi tablet for $760

Want Apple’s plus-size iPad Pro? With the best price we’ve seen for the 128GB Wi-Fi model, MobilePros1 via eBay offers the iPad Pro 12.9-inch 128GB Wi-Fi tablet in Silver, Space Gray or Gold for $759.99 with free shipping. That’s $40 under our mention from last month. (It’s also the best deal now by $89.)

Apple’s powerhouse iPad features a 12.9-inch 2,732-by-2,048 LCD multi-touch display, A9X 64-bit chip, 128GB internal storage, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.2, 8-megapixel rear camera, 1,920-by-1,080 (1080p) video recording, 10-hour battery life, Smart Connector, Touch ID, Apple Pay, four speakers and iOS 9.

Read our hands-on first impressions of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.


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