Week’s best Apple deals: Lowest-ever prices on MacBook Pro, iPad Pro and more

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Get the lowest prices we've ever seen on current-gen Apple gear.
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We are already dreaming about the iPhone deals we’ll be able to bring you in coming weeks, after the iPhone 7 debuts on September 7 and retailers slash prices on older models.

But for now, we’ve got four Editors’ Choice deals with some of the best prices on Apple hardware we’ve ever seen.

MacBook Pro Ivy i5 dual 2.5GHz 13-inch laptop for $795

A great back-to-school laptop for a student who needs more than a MacBook Air (maybe a filmmaker or engineer), MobilePros1 via eBay offers the Apple MacBook Pro Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 2.5GHz 13.3-inch LED-backlit laptop in silver for $794.99 with free shipping.

That’s $5 under last week’s mention and the best price we’ve seen for a new unit. (It’s a current low by $104.) Features include an Intel Core i5-3210m 2.5GHz Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, 13.3-inch 1,280-by-800 LED-backlit LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, SuperDrive, AirPort Extreme (802.11n wireless), Bluetooth 4.0, SDXC card slot, FaceTime camera, Thunderbolt port and Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite).

iPad Pro 9.7-inch 32GB Wi-Fi and 4G tablet for $570

The star of the last Apple event in March, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro packs all the top-line performance of the original iPad Pro into a more mobile package. Qualitycellz via eBay currently offers the Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch 32GB Wi-Fi plus 4G LTE tablet in silver for $569.99 with free shipping. That’s $80 under our mention from last month and the lowest total price we’ve seen for this model. (It’s a current low by $80, although most merchants charge $699.)

This 1-pound tablet features a 9.7-inch 2,048-by-1,536 LED-backlit Retina display, A9X 64-bit chip, 5-megapixel front-facing and 12-megapixel rear cameras with True Tone flash, 4K video recording, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.2, Smart Connector, four speakers, 10-hour battery life and iOS 9.

iPad Air 2 16GB Wi-Fi tablet for $300

At almost half the price of the iPad Pro 9.7-inch and still technically a current-generation device, the iPad Air 2 is an amazing value. Best Buy offers the Apple iPad Air 2 16GB Wi-Fi tablet in space gray or gold for $299.99 with free shipping. That’s tied with our mention from three weeks ago as the lowest total price we’ve seen for this 16GB version. (It’s also the best deal now by $99.)

Also available is the 64GB version in space gray, gold or silver for $399.99 with free shipping. That’s also tied with our mention from three weeks ago and the best we’ve seen for a new 64GB model. (It’s a current low by $69.)

Apple 2TB Time Capsule 802.11ac wireless HDD for $199

It’s not necessarily the sexiest purchase, but storage and backup is a smart buy anytime. Staples offers the Apple 2TB Time Capsule 802.11ac wireless hard drive for $199 with free shipping. Talk about Apple deals: That’s $41 under last October’s mention, the best now by $76, and the lowest total price we’ve seen for a new unit.

It features simultaneous dual-band Wi-Fi, built-in compatibility with Time Machine, and the ability to enable wireless access to some wireless devices like printers. Deal ends September 24.