Let's face it: Apple is undeniably the most popular tech brand on the planet. Unfortunately, though, all too often its price points make it hard to justify a purchase. Well, lucky for you, Amazon and Walmart have some incredible deals on all of your favorite Apple products this Black Friday.
We've found some serious savings (like, all-time low pricing) on things like AirPods, AirTags, iPads and even a gift card with purchase. As with all sales this time of year, prices often change without warning, and supplies are limited. So if you see something you like, it's a good idea to grab it now.
Want to keep tabs on your purse, backpack, suitcase, wallet and other items? Just toss in an AirTag. These little locators rely on a global network of iPhones to help you pinpoint your stuff just about anywhere. These sell individually for $29, so a 4-pack for $87 is a decidedly solid deal.
Last year's Apple Watch is this year's Apple Watch bargain; the Series 8 packs plenty of power (including loads of health and safety features) but can be yours for a hefty $100 off the regular price. Note that this is the 41mm size in aluminum; other colors may be priced differently.
Not much has changed between the Apple Watch Series 8 and this year's Series 9, but with this sale they're only $50 apart — so maybe it's worth the extra splurge to get the latest and greatest? I'm an unabashed Apple Watch fan; to me it's the only logical smartwatch choice for iPhone owners. Note that this is the aluminum model with a 41mm screen; the larger one is priced higher, and other colors might be as well.
Don't want to settle for an older iPad? The current-generation model packs in a slightly larger screen, faster processor, improved cameras and a USB-C charging port (buh-bye, Lightning!). It's also more aesthetically pleasing, having banished the Home button in favor of an edge-to-edge screen. The $399 sale price ties the lowest on record for this bestselling model.
Last year's iPad is this year's iPad bargain. Yes, it still has a rather chunky bezel and an old-school Home button, but under the hood it's all good: powerful processor, decent cameras, impressive battery life. It may be a long while (or never) before the current-gen iPad drops this low, so if you want a reasonable affordable Apple tablet, don't sleep on this deal.
If your old MacBook is on its last legs, this is a good time to upgrade: Amazon's Black Friday deal knocks a hefty $200 off the price of a well-appointed MacBook Air — and it's a 2023 model to boot. Check out the ratings on this thing: 4.8 stars from nearly 900 buyers. It's no stretch to say you're likely to love this laptop.
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An adorable 2-year-old girl in Gresham, Oregon, stepped out of her comfort zone by attempting to befriend her neighbors’ cat.Video recorded by Kristin Zimmerman shows her daughter, Dawsy, build up the courage to approach the cat and say hi.Getting no response, Dawsy then tries out a more relatable “meow”, which prompts the cat to turn towards her. Caught off gaurd by the attenton, Dawsy then decides she’s actually more of a dog person and runs away.This amused Zimmerman, who shared the video to Instagram with the caption: “When deep down you’re more of a dog person but mama taught you to be nice to your neighbors.” Credit: Kristin Zimmerman via Storyful
Ronen Zvulun/ReutersA 17-year-old Israeli hostage released on Nov. 28 by Hamas during the temporary ceasefire said on Tuesday that her Shih Tzu helped her get through captivity, according to Reuters. “Luckily for me, Bella is unlike all the other small dogs that I personally know; she is rather quiet, unless when she’s playing or mad, and so they didn’t notice her,” Mia Leimberg told the news agency. Leimberg’s dad said that Hamas militants didn’t realize his daughter was carrying Bella until sh
STORY: There’s a mystery illness popping up across the United States – in dogs. Symptoms include coughing, which can last four to six weeks. “Cough, lethargy. Sometimes they'll like hack up a little bit of foam, exercise intolerance, sometimes decreased appetite.” And it can be fatal – though vets like Matthew Goss say there’s no need to worry too much. “No real need to panic. It's not something that's going to take a dog's life like that. It's going to be something that if you're going to notice, they're getting worse, you should at least have time to get checked out, get medications on board.” It’s been found in at least 14 states already, with Oregon reporting some 200 cases. And the American Veterinary Medical Association is now asking vets to report cases while laboratories race to isolate the pathogen. “It appears to be potentially an atypical course of a respiratory disease in dogs. And that's what has us most alarmed is - the typical course, we're used to that - but these cases tend to be testing negative to our normal agents that cause the disease and have a really prolonged course of the disease up to 4 to 6 weeks.” That’s Rena Carlson, the association’s president, who says researchers are still trying to figure out if the disease is viral or bacterial. One possibility: it could be a variant of a well-understood canine disease dog owners may know as “kennel cough”. Some acute cases have quickly become pneumonia within 24 to 36 hours, according to the association. The disease has already been reported for months.So far, there are no signs it's jumping to humans. Still, Carlson is urging caution. “Make sure you've got 'em vaccinated for our known diseases. The better they can fight off our typical diseases, the better they'll be able to fight off anything new.” Ahead of the holiday season, vets are also warning dog owners to take extra care to prevent any spreading - at a time when people often take pets traveling or place them in kennels when they go away.