Week’s best Apple deals: Apple Watch for $49, MacBook Pro for $999


Apple Watch deal
It's the best deal yet on Apple Watch (but there's a catch).
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It’s the cheapest Apple Watch we’ve ever seen by far … you just have to buy an iPhone to get the astonishing $49 price tag. That screaming deal, a great student discount on a MacBook Pro, and more are in this week’s roundup of the best Apple bargains.

Apple Watch at Best Buy from $49 with an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus

So, this deal isn’t as sweet as simply getting an Apple Watch for $49, but if you are in the market for a new iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, it’s hard to beat this value. Best Buy takes $250 off any Apple Watch when you buy (or lease and activate) an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus with a two-year contract, or lease/monthly installment plan for Verizon Wireless, AT&T or Sprint. Plus, these orders bag free shipping.

That’s by far the best deal we’ve seen for an Apple Watch. (For reference, the best price we’ve seen for any new Apple Watch alone is $200.) Just be sure to find the phone plan that’s best for you.

LMP WKP-1644 Bluetooth Keypad 2 for Mac for $35

If you need a little extra room for your numerical typing, L.A. Computer Company offers the LMP WKP-1644 Bluetooth Keypad 2 for Mac for $34.95 plus $5.54 for shipping. That’s the lowest total price we could find by $10.

The peripheral connects to any Bluetooth-enabled Mac and can function as a stand-alone keypad or be attached to the Apple Magic keyboard with the included connecting bar. Features include Bluetooth 3.0, 23 keys, an ABS plastic case with aluminum-like coating, and Li-ion rechargeable battery.

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch laptop with Retina display for $1,000 (qualifying students only)

Best Buy offers the Apple MacBook Pro Intel Core i5 13.3-inch Laptop with Retina Display in Silver for $1,099.99 with free shipping. But qualifying students can register for a $100 off coupon, dropping the price to $999.99. (A unique coupon code will be delivered via email.)

The MacBook Pro features an Intel Core i5 2.7GHz Broadwell dual-core processor, 13.3-inch 2,560-by-1,600 Retina display, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Intel Iris Graphics 6100, FaceTime HD camera, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, HDMI, Thunderbolt 2 and Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite).

TextGrabber for iPhone and iPad for free

If you want more functionality than just copy and paste for your mobile web surfing, check out TextGrabber for iPhone and iPad for free in iTunes. That’s $5 off and the first time the app has been free.

TextGrabber, from developer ABBYY, scans and saves text or QR codes from virtually any printed material. It also offers translations, though some functions require in-app purchases.


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