Enjoy half off the Apple Smart Keyboard for iPad [Deals & Steals]

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The new 2019 iPad Air, with its 10.5-inch screen, works with Apple's existing Smart Keyboard.
It's just $79.50 today!
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It’s rare that we see discounts on Apple’s official Smart Keyboard — but Amazon is offering a big one on the iPad Air 3 model right now. You can get yours for just $79.50. That’s half off the usual price!

That’s just one of the awesome offers in today’s Deals & Steals roundup.

You will also find $200 off a number of 2018 MacBook Pro models, big reductions on must-have Mac and PC accessories, and a two-pack of tempered glass screen protectors for iPhone 8 for under $6.

As if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a rare discount on the excellent Logitech Crayon — the only third-party stylus you should consider for iPad. Get yours today for just $49.99.

Get awesome deals on iPads, from entry-level to pro [Deals & Steals]

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The 11-inch iPad Pro is a total screamer.
Even if you don't need all the power of this iPad Pro, you can still save loads of cash.
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Amazon is serving up sweet deals on iPads right now. You can grab the latest entry-level model for just $249. Or, if you can’t put that sweet 11-inch iPad Pro out of your mind, you can make the purchase price a lot less painful with today’s $300 discounts.

Also in today’s Deals & Steals roundup: Inexpensive HomeKit-compatible light bulbs and amazing deals on wireless chargers and USB-C cables!

Bag a free Apple TV 4K when you subscribe to DirecTV Now

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Apple TV Siri Remote
Sound sync woes will be a thing of the past.
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Sign up for DirecTV Now and you’ll receive a brand new Apple TV 4K to enjoy it on.

Those who prepay for four months of service will receive Apple’s latest set-top box absolutely free. The offer is only available to new subscribers who join before April 30, 2019.

The new iPad Air is Pro enough for most people [Opinion]

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In some ways, the iPad Air is better than the Pro.
In some ways, the iPad Air is better than the Pro.
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The new iPad Air is a monster. It’s practically as powerful as the top-of-the-range iPad Pro, but costs around $300 less. You lose a few features — the magnetic Apple Pencil 2, ProMotion, etc. — but for most people that probably doesn’t matter.

In fact, the new iPad Air is so good that it’s probably good enough for most people. And for some folks — professional musicians, for example, or people who hate headphone dongles — it’s even better.

iPad Air vs. Pro vs. mini: Which one’s right for you?

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The complete iPad lineup now includes Apple Pencil support, best-in-class performance, advanced displays and all-day battery life, Apple says.
There's an iPad for everyone.
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Apple today added two new iPads to its lineup while dropping the 10.5-inch iPad Pro released in 2017. It now offers five different tablets, each of which has its own advantages. So how do you choose the right one?

Which iPad is best for unparalleled performance? Which one offers more bang for your buck? Which is starting to look a little long in the tooth?

Our in-depth comparison shows you exactly how all five of Apple’s current iPads stack up — and helps you decide which one is worth your hard-earned cash.

Latest Apple Pay promo gets you 20% off at Fanatics

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Apple Pay Fanatics
Don’t forget to use the promo code.
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This week’s Apple Pay promotion will save you 20 percent on sports goods at Fanatics.

You’ll need to spend $25 or more and will obviously need to use Apple Pay to qualify for the discount. You will also need to remember to enter a promotional code at checkout.

Apple extends ‘limited time’ iPhone XR and XS trade-in offer in Japan

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iPhone sales
Apple's still trying to sell cheaper iPhones to customers.
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Apple’s trade-in offer for the iPhone XS and XR in Japan shows no sign of being quite as “time limited” as Apple suggests.

Having previously been advertised in the country as ending January 31, Apple has now modified the end date to February 28. That gives fans in the country an extra month to take advantage of the deal. It also suggests that Apple still isn’t selling quite as many of its new handsets as it would like.

iTunes celebrates the new year with $5 movie deals

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Catch up on the movies you've missed.
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Apple is kicking off 2019 with a massive movie sale on iTunes.

A long list of titles, including Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill, and The Goonies, have been reduced to just $4.99 for a limited time. Other titles, including Deadpool, Suicide Squad, and The Equalizer, are now available for $7.99.