Save $199 on MacBook Air, $270 on iPhone X [Deals & Steals]

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And enjoy sweet discounts on Apple Watch Series 5.
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The weekend is right around the corner, and it’s one of only three to go before the holidays. If you haven’t already started shopping, your time is running out. But Cult of Mac can help.

We’ve rounded up the best discounts on offer so you don’t have to go hunting yourself. Today’s highlights include:

Find all these and more in our roundup below.

Brilliant gifts for any iPad fan [Gift Guide 2019]

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Shopping for an iPad fan? Start here!
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Black Friday is upon us, which means it’s a great time to start your holiday shopping. Don’t worry if you don’t know what to buy — Cult of Mac is here to help you choose the best gifts for the iPad lover in your life.

Gift-Guide-2019-bugYou’ll find the best headphones, speakers, game controllers, and keyboards in our iPad gift guide for 2019. And there’s something to suit every budget.

So, when you’ve finished scoffing down that turkey, check out the roundup below.

Apple Watch Series 3 hits a new low at $170! [Deals & Steals]

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And find up to $80 off Apple Watch Series 5!
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Retailers just can’t stop slashing prices on Apple Watch Series 3. Amazon is now offering brand-new units from just $169.99 — the lowest price to date! Go grab yours now before they all sell out.

And if you’re after the new Apple Watch Series 5, you will also find up to $80 off that in today’s Deals & Steals roundup. Plus, there’s up to 47% off Anker’s brilliant charging accessories, 50% off the Fire TV Stick 4K, and up to 30% off at Casetify.

Finally, look out for the biggest discounts yet on second-generation AirPods, with prices starting at just $134.

iPad Pro with 3D scanner likely to launch in first half of 2020

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This is actually the iPad Pro, but by looking at this you already know what the Huawei MatePad Pro looks like.
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iPad Pro fans hoping for new models before the end of 2019 are likely out of luck.

Today’s launch of the new 16-inch MacBook Pro (and slight delay of the Mac Pro launch) are likely to be the last major Apple hardware announcements this year, according to TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The often-reliable Apple analyst told investors today that new iPad Pros won’t come out until the first half of 2020 — but new features might make the wait worth it.

Today in Apple history: iPad Pro makes its big debut

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The iPad Pro was a big step forward for the iPad.
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November 11: Today in Apple history: iPad Pro debutsNovember 11, 2015: Apple’s first iPad Pro goes on sale after months of speculation about the giant-size tablet. With its much larger screen, professional-oriented targeting and dreaded (optional) stylus, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro represents Apple CEO Tim Cook’s cleanest break yet from Steve Jobs’ vision for iOS devices.

And it turned out all the better for it!

What a shocker: Huawei tablet looks just like iPad Pro

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This is actually the iPad Pro, but by looking at this you already know what the Huawei MatePad Pro looks like.
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Huawei has often been guilty of introducing products “inspired” by Apple designers, and it’s apparently doing so again with an upcoming tablet. Leaked images of the Huawei MatePad Pro show it looks almost exactly like an iPad Pro. Even the name is copied.

Save $700+ on 5K iMac and MacBook Pro [Deals & Steals]

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Some of these are Lightning Deals, so you'll need to act fast!
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Amazon is blowing out refurbished 15-inch MacBook Pro units today only. You can save up to $709 on mid-2018 models with beefy specifications. And there’s a whopping $700 off a 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display.

There’s even more to enjoy in today’s Deals & Steals roundup. You can bag a stellar USB-C hub for iPad Pro at 41% off its usual price if you act fast, and pick up a two-pack of anti-spy screen protectors for iPhone 11 Pro for under $8.

Plus, there are sweet savings to be had on Case-Mate accessories for iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods.

Brilliant BentoStack organizer now packs a USB-C hub, wireless charging

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Brilliant BentoStack organizer now packs a USB-C hub, wireless charging
It's the solution you've been waiting on.
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In the market for a Type-C Hub, accessory organizer, power bank and wireless charger for your MacBook Pro and iPad Pro? Of course you are!

The BentoStack PowerHub promises to eliminate desktop clutter with a stackable solution to give you everything you need to use your devices on the go. And it’s all packed into a design inspired by (what else?) a compact Japanese lunch box. Check it out.

We may be waiting until 2020 for new iPad Pro, 16-inch MacBook

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Cross a new iPad Pro off your Christmas list.
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You could be waiting longer than anticipated to get your hands on Apple’s next-generation iPad Pro. One trusted analyst says the refresh will arrive in early 2020 with the iPhone SE 2, while the 16-inch MacBook Pro will come even later.

This could mean that October Apple event we’ve all been waiting for won’t happen after all.