Week’s best Apple deals: First discounts on MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and more


It's never too early to grab a deal on the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.
It's never too early to grab a deal on the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.
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We’ve got the very first discounts on the new MacBook Pro, plus deals on older iPhones and Apple Watches (in case you don’t feel like dropping $2,000 today).

You’ll find these bargains and more in this week’s best Apple deals.

Clearance cellphones at Walmart: Up to 67 percent off

Walmart takes up to 67 percent off a selection of clearance cellphones. Choose in-store pickup to dodge the $5.97 shipping fee, or bag free shipping on orders of $50 or more.

Included in these offers is this iPhone 5s 16GB prepaid phone for Total Wireless for $149 ($301 off). That’s a great price if you want the convenience and features of an iPhone, but don’t want to pay hundreds for a more recent model.

MacBook Pro i7 2.6GHz 15-inch laptop with Touch Bar for $2,305

The same day Apple announced the update, ExperCom began offering the newly released 4-pound MacBook Pro Intel Core i7 2.6GHz quad 15-inch laptop with Touch Bar in space gray or silver for $2,305.17, plus $13.50 shipping.

That’s the lowest total price we could find by $80. If you want the latest MacBook Pro asap, this is as good as you’ll get — these brand-new high-end rigs probably won’t see significant discounts soon, even over Black Friday.

This MacBook Pro features the new Touch Bar — a touchscreen OLED strip running above the keyboard that supports Touch ID and allows for customized buttons. Other specs include an Intel Core i7 2.6GHz quad-core processor, 15.4-inch 2,880-by-1,800 IPS LED-backlit LCD, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Radeon Pro 450 2GB graphics, 802.11ac wireless, four Thunderbolt 3 ports and macOS Sierra. Note that this item may take four to six weeks to arrive.

Want a more budget-friendly option, plus AppleCare? Expercom also offers preorders of the new Apple MacBook Pro Intel Core i5 2.9GHz 13.3-inch Retina laptop with Touch Bar in space gray or silver bundled with an AppleCare three-year extended protection plan for a breezy $1,950.37, plus $13.50 for shipping. That’s $64 under the lowest total price we could find for these items elsewhere.

Apple Watch Sport 42mm smartwatch for $200

B&H Photo Video offers the first-generation Apple Watch Sport 42mm smartwatch in apricot, for $199.99 with free shipping. That’s $5 under our mention of another color from two weeks ago, a low by $19, and the best price we’ve seen for a new 42mm unit. It features an aluminum case, Ion-X glass display, heart rate sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, microphone, speaker, 802.11n wireless and Bluetooth 4.0.

We’ve noted before that there are currently three different Apple Watch generations available, so shoppers should be certain of what they’re buying. This deal is a good example: It’s a fine price for a first-gen Apple Watch, but just be aware you’re not getting a Series 1.

Sonic CD for iPhone and iPad for free

Relive the childhood joy of hours spent on your SEGA, and all without paying a cent! iTunes offers downloads of Sonic CD for iPhone and iPad for free. That’s a savings of $3 and the first time this classic SEGA console game has been free for iOS.