Week’s best Apple deals: It’s not too early to save on the new iPad Pros


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You can already save big on the new iPad Pros!
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It’s been less than 48 hours since we heard all the exciting news from Tim Cook & Co. during the big WWDC 2017 keynote, and we’re already seeing the first deals on preorders of the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro.

Not to be outdone, Apple itself is providing some impressive discounts on refurbished MacBooks and iMacs. You’ll find those surprising discounts and more in this week’s best Apple deals.

Apple iPad Pro With $25 or $50 Best Buy gift cards: Preorders start at $650

Just after the latest iteration of the iPad Pro got announced, Best Buy threw a bone (albeit a small one) toward our salivating fanboy chops. Preorder the newly announced 10.5-inch iPad Pro starting at $649.99 and get a $25 Best Buy gift card for free. Alternatively, buy a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro starting at $799.99 and get a $50 Best Buy gift card for free.

Assuming you use the gift card, these are the first discounts we’ve seen on these new models. Significant updates for this iPad Pro series include a new Retina display with 120Hz refresh rate and dynamic adjustment, as well as a new A10X Fusion chip with a six-core CPU and 12-core GPU.

Refurbished iMac i5 quad 27-inch 5K for $1,439

Sure, you can get one of the new, updated iMacs. But for $1,400, you’ll have settle for a 21.5-inch screen and a measly old 4K instead of 5K. Or, you can grab this refurbished iMac Intel Haswell Core i5 3.3GHz 27-inch Retina 5K desktop computer.

It’s an older model. But since it comes from Apple, it’s been restored to like-new condition, and is completely covered by the manufacturer warranty. This is the lowest price we could find by $260. Features include an Intel Haswell Core i5-4690 3.3GHz quad-core processor, 27-inch 5120×2880 LED-backlit IPS Retina display, 8GB RAM, 1TB 7200 rpm drive, AMD Radeon R9 M290 2GB graphics card, gigabit Ethernet, wireless keyboard and mouse, and OS X 10.10 (Yosemite).

Refurbished MacBook Pro i5 13-inch Laptop with Retina display for $929

Apple continues with the killer refurb deals this week with this refurbished MacBook Pro i5 13-inch Laptop with Retina display. It won’t come with a Kaby Lake processor like the updated MacBooks and MacBook Pros, but it will be way cheaper. It’s the best deal now by $171, although most retailers charge around $1,200 or more.

The laptop features an Intel Core i5-5257U 2.7GHz Broadwell dual-core processor, 13.3-inch 2560×1600 IPS LED-backlit Retina display, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD and Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite). Again, it is restored to like-new condition, and is fully covered by an Apple warranty.

Apple Watch Sport with $60 Kohl’s gift card for $300

But this Apple Watch Series 1 42mm aluminum sports watch in black for $299, then add anything else to your order to get it up to $300, and you’ll score $60 in Kohl’s Cash. And since Kohl’s sells everything from shorts to blenders, you’re sure to find a use for the store credit. (It can be spent in-store or online from June 19 to June 25.)

With free shipping, assuming you’ll use the credit, that’s the lowest price we could find for any color Apple Watch Sport by $42. The Apple Watch features an aluminum case, Ion-X glass display, heart rate sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, microphone, speaker, 802.11n wireless and Bluetooth 4.0. Deal ends June 18.


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