Week’s best Apple deals: Save on new and refurbished MacBooks

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This week you can find big discounts on the MackBook Pro and a refurbished MacBook Air. Plus, you can save big on refurbished iPhones, discounted iTunes gift cards, and combo charging stands for your Apple gear.

MacBook Pro i7 15-inch Retina laptop with 2TB SSD for $2,956

There are many reasons to update your laptop, but for Apple fans it’s not always the most affordable option. So it pays to take advantage of sales. Expercom offers the MacBook Pro with Intel Core i7 2.9GHz 15.4-inch Retina laptop with Touch Bar in space gray for $2,956 plus $13.50 for shipping. That’s $1,043 off and the lowest price we could find. Notable features include an Intel Core i7 2.9GHz quad-core processor, 15.4-inch 2880×1800 IPS LED-backlit Retina display, 16GB RAM, 2TB SSD, Radeon Pro 455 2GB graphics and macOS Sierra. This deal ends April 23.

Refurb MacBook Air Core i5 Dual 11.6-inch laptop for $300

If you can’t afford to splurge on a newer, larger laptop, refurbs are the way to go. Tekdeals via eBay discounts the refurbished MacBook Air Intel Core i5 1.6GHz 11.6-inch laptop for $300 with free shipping. That’s tied with the lowest price we’ve seen, and $9 under the best price we could find for a refurb today (although most merchants charge at least $349). It includes an Intel Core i5-2467M 1.6GHz Sandy Bridge dual-core processor, 11.6-inch 1366×768 LED-backlit LCD, 2GB RAM, 64GB SSD, AirPort Extreme (802.11n wireless), Bluetooth 4.0, FaceTime camera and Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

Refurb unlocked iPhone 6s 128GB for $230

If you’re not interested in upgrading to the iPhone 8 or X just yet, you can certainly save some money on older refurbs. Buy Spry via eBay offers the refurbished unlocked iPhone 6s 128GB 4G LTE GSM smartphone for just $230 with free shipping. That’s a current low for a refurb of this model by $25. The phone is available in space gray, silver, rose gold and gold. Note: A 60-day Buy Spry warranty applies.

$100 App Store & iTunes Gift Card for $85

The smartest way to save at the App store is to purchase discounted gift cards. PayPal Digital Gifts via eBay has a $100 App Store & iTunes Gift Card for $85. (It will be delivered via email.) That’s tied with last month’s mention and the lowest price we could find by $15.

Apple Watch/iPhone charging stand for $15

It’s not always easy to find sturdy stands on discount. Here, Olebr Direct via Amazon offers its Olebr Apple Watch/iPhone charging stand for $19. Use coupon code “25XQW32S” to cut the price to $15 with free shipping. That’s $5 off and the lowest price we could find. The stand, which comes in black or space gray, is compatible with all Apple Watch models, select Nike+ models, and iPhone models from iPhone 5 up to iPhone X. This deal ends April 15.