It’s that time: Emails are popping into your in-box with end-of-summer Labor Day sales, but we’ll bet you’re keeping an eye out for one brand in particular: Apple. Whether you’re a longtime Apple loyalist or are just now crossing over from the other side, you’ll find what you’re looking for at an unbeatable price this holiday weekend — from tiny-but-mighty AirPods to a big-screen MacBook. Plus, we've thrown in some sweet Beats by Dre deals for you too!
2021 Apple MacBook Pro (14-inch)$1,950$2,499Save $549
2021 Apple 10.2-inch iPad (64GB)$444
Apple AirPods Pro with MagSafe Charging Case$174$239Save $65
Apple Watch SE [GPS + Cellular 40mm] Smart Watch$175
MagSafe Battery Pack$94$99Save $5
Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones$131$200Save $69
If you're looking for a laptop with super-fast processing speed, large memory capabilities (1 TB) and rapid performance, feast your eyes on this MacBook Pro. It's not cheap, but this is the best price you're likely to find, and the powerful machine gives you the ability to juggle dozens of simultaneously running programs with ease.
We're not the only ones hooked. This Amazon reviewer sums it up nicely: "The first Mac I've truly loved in years! I've been a dedicated Mac user since 1994....The 2021 14" MacBook Pro changed everything. Larger, brighter screen, faster processor (especially noticeable when rendering video in Final Cut), a genuinely good keyboard, very solid build quality, great design, and unbelievably good speakers. I mean, I really can't overstate how impressed I am by their sound quality, especially the amount of bass and stereo separation."
This slim, powerful tablet offers 64GB of storage with Wi-Fi and cellular data, making it ideal for balancing several needs — from music to photo storage, gaming to streaming. Its camera has been hailed as game-changing and it's won deep admiration for its Center Stage tracking feature, which follows the subject of a video call as they move to keep them in the frame. As one enthusiastic fan wrote, “I can tell you the front-facing camera upgrade is amazing, from the 1mp to 12mp you can notice a huge difference. And how the camera tracks you or you with your partner is a great feature we love!”
This is close to the lowest price we’ve ever seen for the Pro version of Apple’s beloved AirPods, which makes this a deal well worth jumping on. There are plenty of reasons why these tiny dynamos have such a loyal following, including their extraordinary noise-cancelling abilities, transparency mode (so you don’t miss anything important), customizable and comfortable fit, and the ability to pause your music to take a call or have a chat without missing a beat.
Customers rave about the length of the battery life, the watch’s seamless integration with other Apple products, the helpfulness of the alarm settings and the fitness features. And then there's this: "I didn't realize that GPS + Cellular version makes phone calls w/out an actual iphone. Great features for kids to use and keep contact with without them having an actual phone."
While external chargers are nothing new, you may not be well versed in the joys of the Apple brand battery pack. The specially placed magnets stick the battery to the back of your phone and the lack of on-off buttons means it works as soon as it hits your device. The slim design won't add bulk to your device, plus it doesn't interfere with credit cards or key fobs. You can also track your charge level from the lock screen.
Beats by Dre
The Solo3 features the Apple W1 chip (which allows it to pair with media sources and accessories more seamlessly), as well as compatibility with iOS and Android devices. As for the battery life — three hours of play after only five minutes of charging is hard to compete with. Plus, with colors including rose gold, black and a vibrant cherry red, you’re sure to find a pair that suits your style.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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