Week’s best Apple deals: Save on the new iMac Pro and refurbished iPads!

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A surprising discount on the new iMac Pro is just one of this week's great Apple deals.
A surprising discount on the new iMac Pro is just one of this week's great Apple deals.
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The new iMac Pro packs screaming-fast performance — and an eye-watering price. But if you’re in the market for Apple’s latest, great Mac, you can already snag a discount.

Also in this week’s roundup of the best Apple deals: refurbished iPads and Bose headphones.

iMac Pro packs more memory than every Apple II computer ever built

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This amazing stat comes from Apple's first ever applications software engineer.
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A midrange model of Apple’s new iMac Pro comes with a massive 11 times as many bytes of electronic memory as the Apple II, the company’s first breakthrough computer.

Doesn’t sound all that impressive? We’re not just talking about a single Apple II unit. Instead, that figure refers to the sum total of all electronic memory ever installed on all 6 million Apple II computers ever built!

Upgrades to iMac Pro? Major disassembly required

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iFixit carefully tore open an iMac Pro.
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You wouldn’t dare crack open your new iMac Pro, the one you paid $5,000 for, just for a peek under the hood.

But the teardown team at iFixit happily and fearlessly disassembles devices just to sate your curiosity and maybe entice you to fix or upgrade your own machines. The wiki-based repair resource wasted no time in the new year to tear open Apple’s long-anticipated and rather expensive next-generation iMac.

Apple in 2017: A year of epic proportions

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Did any company have a better 2017 than Apple?
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Cult of Mac's 2017 Apple year in review 2017 was a pretty damn good year for the world’s most profitable tech company.

Apple did much more than rake in more cash than any company this year. Cupertino also pushed out its most impressive product lineup ever, laid the groundwork for the future of augmented reality, moved into a new spaceship campus, battled other tech giants and got tossed into the political spotlight.

Apple dominated the tech scene in 2017 more than any other company. Here’s a recap of some of the year’s most memorable Apple moments.

Every single product Apple rolled out in 2017

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2017 was a very good year for new Apple products.
2017 was a very good year.
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Cult of Mac's 2017 Apple year in review 2017 was a killer year for new Apple products — and it’s not all because of the iPhone X.

Apple’s design team spun out updates in nearly every single category while also popping out a few all-new products. The Mac Pro and Mac mini were pretty much the only machines that got no love from Apple this year. But with all the new stuff, it’s hard for Apple fans to complain.

Here’s a recap of every new Apple product of 2017.

Jony Ive shakeup! Plus the beauty, the beast, the iMac Pro, on The CultCast

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Jony Ive just took back the reigns of the Apple design team, and no one knows why
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This week on The CultCast: Shakeup at Apple! In a surprising turn of events, Jony Ive takes back the reigns of the Apple design team. We discuss what this means for Apple. Plus: The new iMac Pro is out, and the reviews are coming in. We’ll tell you what’s new about this beastly machine with a monster price tag. And we wrap with what Apple got right 2017, and what the company needs to do better in 2018! It’s been a wild year.

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Cult of Mac Magazine: 10 things we love about iPhone X, and more!

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Cult of Mac breaks down all the things we love (and hate) about the new iPhone X.
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Cult of Mac publisher, Leander Kahney, can’t think of anything to hate about the iPhone X. On the contrary, there are lots of things to love. Kahney breaks down the 10 things he just loves about the iPhone X.

In this week’s issue, you’ll find that story and more. The first iMac Pro reviews are in — see if the new Pro is worth the $5,000 price tag. Check out our Gift Giving Guides and get your holiday shopping out of the way now! Get your free subscription to Cult of Mac Magazine from iTunes. Or read on for this week’s top stories.