Week’s best Apple deals: Hot buys on new iPad Pros, old iPhones and more

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10.5-inch iPad Pro
You can save $100 on the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro.
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This week, protect your new iPhone 8 Plus with some inexpensive cases. Or consider a crazy-low deal on an older iPhone, a hot buy on the latest iPad Pro or other bargains in our roundup of the week’s best Apple deals.

Refurbished unlocked iPhone 5 32GB for $97

Don’t want to shell out the big bucks for an iPhone 8 or iPhone X? Bidallies via eBay is offering the refurbished unlocked iPhone 5 32GB smartphone for GSM carriers in black for $97.95 with free shipping. That is the best price we’ve seen for this phone in any condition. Outside of other eBay sellers, it’s the best deal for a refurb now by $31.

iPhone 8 Plus/7 Plus case three-pack for $6

If you are investing in the new iPhone 8 or 8 Plus, make sure you protect your purchase. iSpecle via Amazon is offering its iSpecle iPhone 8 Plus/7 Plus Case 3-Pack in black, gray and white for $10.99. Use coupon code “PNDGECEV” to cut the price to $5.99. With free shipping for Amazon Prime members, that’s $54 off list and the lowest price we could find. The deal ends October 4.

iPad Pro 10.5-inch 64GB Wi-Fi for $550

Best Buy offers the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro 64GB Wi-Fi tablet in several colors for $549.99 with free shipping. That’s tied with our August mention as the lowest price we’ve seen. It’s the best deal today by $50.

This recently released, screaming-fast iPad Pro features a new Retina display with 120Hz refresh rate and dynamic adjustment, as well as a new A10X Fusion chip with a 6-core CPU and 12-core GPU. It comes with a six-month Trend Micro Internet Security subscription for three users.

Smart Home Automation for iPhone/iPad for just $10

iTunes offers the Smart Home Automation app for iPhone and iPad for $9.99. That’s $5 off and the lowest price we could find. Home is the only full-featured HomeKit app on the App Store which supports all HomeKit features — including the new automation features in iOS 11. You can control all your HomeKit accessories from different manufacturers in one app.

Portable 10-watt solar USB charger for $8

If you’re purchasing a new or refurbished phone, you’ll want to keep it charged. TomTop offers this Portable 10-watt Monocrystalline Silicon Solar Panel USB Charger for $11.29. Use coupon code “SOLA33CX” to drop the price to $7.99. With free shipping, that’s the lowest price we could find by $5. It measures 10.2 inches by 5.5 inches by 0.08 inches, and features a USB charging port, carry handle and four suction cup mounts.