Want a new MacBook Pro? Sell your old model for fast upgrade cash

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It's easier than you think.
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It’s a great time to pick up a 2019 MacBook Pro, with B&H Photo offering up to $500 off 13-inch models. And Cult of Mac can help make yours even more affordable.

We pay great prices for used Apple computers (and other Apple devices) — and we make the whole process quick and simple. We also cough up real cash that you can spend anywhere you like.

Save a ton on iPad and Mac in B&H Photo’s huge Back to School sale

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Back to School sale on iPad, Mac
Enjoy the discounts before they disappear.
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B&H Photo this week kicked off its Back to School sale on Apple products, offering customers big discounts on iPad, Mac, and more.

You can save up to $500 on last year’s 13-inch MacBook Pro, up to $300 on a 16-inch MacBook Pro, and up to $535 on a 2018 iPad Pro. There are also some sweet discounts on Apple Watch and AirPods.

Gorgeous Mujjo Sleeve keeps your MacBook covered and comfortable on the move [Review]

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Mujjo Sleeve for MacBook
Made from high-quality felt and leather.
Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

The delightful Mujjo Sleeve for MacBook is a great way to protect your precious notebook when you’re on the move. It’s beautifully made from quality materials, and it won’t weigh you down like a bulky bag.

The Sleeve ensures your notebook remains free from marks and scratches, no matter how much you carry it around. It also offers space for some accessories, important documents and more.

I’ve been using one to protect my 13-inch MacBook Pro for several months now. Here’s what I think of it.

Apple Silicon MacBook Pro and MacBook Air will ship by end of 2020

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Are you excited about the first Apple Silicon MacBooks?
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Apple will release its first MacBook Pro and MacBook Air powered by Apple Silicon by the end of 2020, a report published Thursday claims.

According to Digitimes, Apple manufacturers will start shipping components such as backlit units (BLUs) for the next-gen MacBooks in the third quarter of 2020. That could be any time between now and September.

Keep your MacBook looking like new with this ultra-slim hard case

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Elago Ultra Slim Hard Case for MacBook
Prices start at just $24.99.
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Apple computers hold their value remarkably well — especially when they’re well looked after. Keep your MacBook looking brand-new with an ultra-slim, ultra-affordable hard case from Elago.

These snap-on protectors prevent your machine from picking up scuffs and scratches while it’s on the move. They’re not too thick or too heavy, and they don’t hide your MacBook’s gorgeous design.

Get yours today from the Cult of Mac Store for as little as $24.99.

Apple Silicon could be powering MacBook Air by the end of 2020

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Your old MacBook Air might be worth a pretty penny.
Coming soon to a MacBook Air near you.
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Apple will ship its first Apple Silicon-based MacBook Air late 2020 or early 2021, reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed in a note published Friday.

Kuo has previously said a 13.3-inch Apple Silicon MacBook Pro will ship before the end of the year. However, this is the first time he has talked about the future of the MacBook Air line.

The (potentially) best news of all? Kuo thinks the switch from Intel CPUs could make the MacBook Air even cheaper than current models.

Wood, leather and metal are the core elements of this setup [Setups]

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This setup screams high quality.
Photo: @vigokrumins

Vigo Krumins is a German-based web designer and when it comes to accessories he does not mess around. He collaborates with different high-quality accessory companies to build his dream setup. He says “companies reach out to me and if I like their stuff, we agree that they send me their products and I feature them in my posts giving my honest opinion about them.”

His monitor is a blast from the past. He has an Apple Cinema Display. Even though Apple discontinued them in 2011, the screen quality is still great. The exterior even resembles the Pro XDR display, albeit bulkier. He has the late 2008 version and has no plans to replace it with a newer monitor, unless of course, “Apple will release a cheaper version of the Apple Pro Display XDR.” Keep dreaming Vigo!

Get ready for Big Sur with $300 off MacBook Pro, $100 off MacBook Air

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Big discounts on almost all models.
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If your Mac is getting a little long in the tooth and even basic tasks result in long load times, you might want to think about upgrading before the huge macOS Big Sur update rolls out this fall. And it’s a great time to do it!

Amazon is currently offering up to $300 off the newest MacBook Pro models, as well as $100 off the latest MacBook Air. These are limited-time discounts, so enjoy them while you can.