Save $159 on Apple Watch 4, $399 on MacBook Pro [Deals & Steals]

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Apple Watch Series 4 prices having been falling fast in recent weeks. Amazon is offering the latest big discount, with a whopping $159.03 off a 44mm model with cellular connectivity for a limited time.

And that’s just one of the awesome offers in today’s Deals & Steals roundup. You will also find $50 off Apple’s new Powerbeats Pro headphones, $40 off the gorgeous PowerPic wireless charging stand for iPhone, and $25 off the Amazon Echo Show 5.

Plus, you can now save $399 — the biggest discount yet — on the latest 15-inch MacBook Pro.

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.

The iPad Pro is the best and worst iPad I’ve ever owned [Opinion]

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My iPad Pro has been nothing but trouble.
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The 2018 iPad Pro is an incredible machine. It’s powerful. It has a screen so good that it’s hard to look at anything else after seeing it. Face ID was made for the iPad, and is way more suited to a tablet than a phone. And the physical design is beautiful. It’s thin, the bezels are small enough not to notice, and the iPad Pro’s USB-C port is far more useful than I imagined.

And yet this is the worst iPad I have ever used. It has been buggy. It can’t do basic tasks with any consistency. Audio drops out. And until I updated to iOS 13, the screen would freeze a few times a day.

Oh, and once I bent it without even realizing.

2020 iPad Pro could pack brand-new display technology

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Mini-LED screens could make iPad Pro even greater.
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You might want to think twice about upgrading your iPad Pro this year. A new report claims Apple could deliver a more significant refresh with brand-new display technology as early as 2020.

The same technology, which is expected to use approximately 10,000 tiny LEDs, could also appear in a new MacBook around the same time, according to one reliable analyst.

Got a new iPad? Now get the best price for your old one

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The brand-new 10.2-inch iPad is now available from the Apple Store. If you already have yours, it’s time to make some of your money back by getting rid of your old model.

Cult of Mac offers real cash for any unwanted Apple devices, and we typically pay more than anyone else. What’s more, we make the whole process quick and simple!

The wild tech buried in iPhone 11 Pro, and why an October Apple hardware is likely, on The CultCast

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Another Apple hardware event may be heading our way...

This week on The CultCast: Everything you need to know about iPhone 11 and 11 Pro! We dive deep into the coolest features buried in Apple’s newest iPhones. Plus: Our reactions to everything announced at the iPhone 11 event.

And it’s all but confirmed: We’ll tell you why there’s almost definitely an October hardware event coming our way, and what gadgets Apple will likely unveil during its next big keynote.

Our thanks to Linked In for supporting this episode. A business is only as strong as its people, and every hire matters … head to LinkedIn.com/cultcast and get a $50 credit toward your first job post.

What to expect from Apple’s innovation-focused iPhone event

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Apple is promising tons of innovation.
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A whole lot of innovation is in the offing for Apple’s biggest hardware event of the year. CEO Tim Cook recently promised that Apple will unleash its strongest product lineup ever, and next week’s “By Innovation Only” event could be just the tip of the iceberg.

Thanks to a glut of leaked info, we have a pretty solid idea about what new hardware to expect during the event. iPhones obviously will steal the spotlight, but Apple might unleash a few surprises as well.

This is what we think we’ll see during the 2019 iPhone keynote, which starts at 10 a.m. Pacific on September 10. Apple will live-stream it from the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park in Cupertino, California.