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Week’s best Apple deals: Lowest-ever prices on refurb MacBook Pros and other Apple gear

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With a MacBook Pro refresh coming soon, older refurb models are going for a song.
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Grab a refurb MacBook Pro at the best price we’ve ever seen, or an iPad Smart Cover also at an all-time low. These offers and more are in this week’s best Apple bargains.

iPhone 5c and other clearance cellphones up to 67 percent off

Walmart takes up to 67 percent off a selection of clearance cellphones, including many iPhones. Choose in-store pickup to dodge the $5.97 shipping fee, or bag free shipping on orders of $50 or more. One standout deal is this refurb iPhone 5c 8GB for Straight Talk from $149.99, which is $49 off.

Refurb MacBook Pro Ivy i5 dual-core 13-inch for $575

Altatac via Walmart offers the refurbished MacBook Pro Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 2.5GHz 13.3″ LED-Backlit Laptop in silver, for $574.99 with free shipping. That’s tied with our mention of a refurb from a week ago as the lowest total price we’ve seen for this laptop in any condition. (It’s also $304 under the best price we could find for a new unit.)

Features include an Intel Core i5-3210m 2.5GHz Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, 13.3-inch 1,280-by-800 LED-backlit LCD screen, 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.

Note: A 90-day warranty applies but it’s not clear who backs it. Also, the laptop may show cosmetic signs of wear.

Haier 5.1 160-watt sound bar with iPhone dock for $40

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If you’re still rocking an older iPhone and want to get the most out of it, check out this Haier 5.1-Channel 160-watt sound bar for $39.99 at Walmart.

Choose in-store pickup to avoid the $5.97 shipping charge. That’s tied with our mention from a week ago as the lowest price we’ve seen. (It’s the best deal we could find now by $24.)

This 40-inch sound bar features an iPhone/iPad dock (for older models with the 30-pin connector), 160 watts total system power, and an integrated subwoofer.

iPad Pro 13-inch Smart Cover for $18

Best Buy offers the Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch Smart Cover in white for $17.99. Opt for in-store pickup to avoid the $5.48 shipping charge. That’s $6 under our mention from three weeks ago and the best price we’ve seen. (It’s a current low by $6.)

The Smart Cover folds into various positions and features an automatic wake/sleep function.