As April winds down, deals on Apple Macs and iPads are still going strong. Save $80 on 9.7-inch iPads at Amazon while supplies last. Or opt for a high-end 12-inch MacBook with 512GB SSD while it's $600 off, the lowest price ever. MacBook Pros are also $300 off for a limited time, with prices starting at just $999.99.
This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor talk about rumors of mouse and trackpad support on iPads, Apple's speeding up keyboard repairs, and Victor goes to Moogfest where he learns about Focal headphones and Sensel Morph, a multi-touch input device.
Intel has refreshed its H-series processor line that was used in the 2018 MacBook Pro with a collection that boasts one eight-core processor capable of a 5GHz clock speed, but one that is also continuing to use the aging 14-nanometer production process.
Owners of the MacBook and MacBook Pro may find their keyboard repairs are quicker to complete than usual, with Apple Stores instructed to perform the repair at the in-store Genius Bar, rather than dispatching the notebooks out to an off-site repair shop.
Just in, another $50 price drop, matching the lowest prices ever. Apple authorized reseller B&H Photo has just issued steep discounts on 12-inch MacBooks with savings of up to $600 off and free expedited shipping, plus 0% financing incentives.
Issues with Apple's butterfly keyboard mechanism are again popping to the forefront, after a high-profile account in the Wall Street Journal about a failure in a 2018 model, and it is past time that Apple be more forceful about the issue.
Future MacBook models could offer some of the same health and fitness tracking functions as provided by the Apple Watch, with the inclusion of a small bio-sensor in the casing near the trackpad that the user could access while typing on the keyboard.
The lowest price on Apple's upgraded Mid 2017 12-inch MacBook is available now at AppleInsider, with the high-end model on sale for just $999. Featuring bumped up specs, including a 1.3GHz Core i5 processor and 512GB SSD, these systems are $600 off instantly with free expedited shipping for a limited time only.
Friday deals are in effect now with some of the lowest prices seen to date on popular hardware. From 2018 256GB 11-inch iPad Pros for $799 ($150 off), to current 12-inch MacBooks for $799, and Apple's 32GB iPhone SE with 60 days of service for $101.99 with coupon, these deals are valid for a limited time only while supplies last.
While supplies last, Amazon-owned Woot has Mid 2017 12-inch MacBooks marked down to $999.99, a discount of $600 off retail. These systems feature an upgraded 1.3GHz processor and 512GB of storage for enhanced performance. They're also refurbished by Apple, but come with a 90-day Woot warranty.
Future Apple keyboards in MacBooks may not be affected by dust or other foreign elements that could affect its switch mechanism, with the possibility of being replaced by a glass panel with raised "key" sections that acts as a rigid keyboard.
Exclusively for AI readers, B&H Photo is knocking $900 off Apple's high-end Mid 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Packed with upgrades, including a 3.5GHz processor, 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage, this model is top of the line. Apple's 2017 12.9-inch iPad Pro is also hundreds of dollars off, with the 512GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model now $849 ($430 off).
While supplies last, Woot has Apple's 2017 12-inch MacBook with a 512GB SSD on sale for $999.99 ($600 off) in your choice of color. These units are refurbished by Apple, but come with a 90 day Woot warranty, allowing for the record breaking discount. Meanwhile, AirPods are back in stock at B&H, and Adorama is knocking $225 off popular 15-inch MacBook Pros with Vega graphics.
Woot with Amazon is delivering the lowest prices ever on Mid 2017 12-inch MacBooks and 15-inch MacBook Pros with discounts of up to $1,050 off. These refurbished models are part of Amazon's Renewed program and are backed by a 90-day to 1-year Woot warranty.
Continuing our ongoing MacBook comparison series, we pit the 2017 12-inch MacBook against the 2018 13-inch MacBook Air, the latter of which was recently revamped with a refreshed design, Retina display, Touch ID and more.