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Week’s best Apple deals: The ‘no new iPad Pro’ edition


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No new iPad Pro? No problem.
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Bummed that you can’t shop for an updated iPad Pro? We’re surprised we haven’t seen immediate deep discounts on iPad Air 2 models, considering they are now discontinued and undercut by the faster new iPad.

Instead, we’ll console ourselves with amazing deals on MacBooks and iPhones, including the best price we’ve ever seen on the high-end MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.

Refurb MacBook Skylake m3 12-inch Retina laptop for $1,000

Balancing power, portability and price, this refurbished MacBook Intel Skylake Core m3 1.1GHz 12-inch Retina laptop will save you a bundle compared to a new model. It will also be easier to carry around than a 15-inch MacBook Pro. (It’s 0.2 lbs heavier than a MacBook Air, but has a slightly smaller screen size.)

This is the best price we’ve seen, and $49 less than buying it new now. This early 2016 model features an Intel Core m3 1.1GHz Skylake dual-core processor, 12-inch 2,304×1,440 IPS Retina LCD screen, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0 Type-C, FaceTime camera and macOS Sierra. Note: No warranty information is provided.

Refurb unlocked iPhone 5s 16GB GSM smartphone for $120

Say goodbye to 16GB iPhones with a great deal on one of the last ones. Yapper Wireless via eBay offers the refurbished, unlocked Apple iPhone 5s 16GB GSM smartphone in space gray, gold or silver for $5 less than we saw just two weeks ago, and the lowest total price we’ve seen for an unlocked iPhone 5s 16GB. Note: The item may have minor scrapes or scratches. No warranty information is provided, although the seller does have a 30-day return policy.

MacBook Pro i7 15-inch Retina laptop with Touch Bar for $2,070

We’ve been excited to watch the price of the MacBook Pro Intel Core i7 2.6GHz 15.4-inch Retina laptop steadily (albeit slowly) drop since its release last November. Still retailing for $2,399, this high-end laptop is now discounted by more than $300. That’s a current low by $174 and the best price we’ve ever seen.

It 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 2,880×1,800 IPS LED-backlit Retina display, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Radeon Pro 455 2GB graphics, 802.11ac wireless, four Thunderbolt 3 ports and macOS Sierra.

$100 iTunes Gift Card for $85

This is the kind of deal that never goes out of style. PayPal Digital Gifts via eBay offers a $100 iTunes Gift Card for $85. (It will be delivered via email.) That’s the lowest price we could find by $15. Remember, never pay full price for an iTunes gift card.


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