As we head into the weekend, all of today’s best deals are headlined by Apple’s 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro returning to an all-time low for only the second time at $149 off. That’s alongside Anker iPhone essentials from $9 and M1 MacBook Air from $899. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.
M1 MacBook Pro deals take $149 off
Amazon currently offers Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Pro M1/8GB/256GB for $1,150. Usually selling for $1,299, today’s offer saves you $149, matches our previous mention for the all-time low, and is only the second time we’ve seen this steep of a discount.
Equipped with 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM, Apple’s latest MacBook Pro enters with an M1 chip for improved performance and up to 17-hour battery life. Everything is centered around a 13-inch Retina display that pairs with two Thunderbolt ports, Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, and Apple’s Touch Bar. See why we deemed it a “once-in-a-generation leap” in our hands-on review.
Anker’s latest sale discounts iPhone essentials from $9
Anker is closing out the week today by launching a new sale via its official Amazon storefront, discounting a selection of iPhone essentials, solar chargers, projectors, and ANC headphones in the process. Our top pick falls to the Anker 6-Foot Braided Nylon USB-C to Lightning Cable at $15. Normally selling for $22, today’s offer amounts to 32% in savings, comes within $1 of the all-time low, and is the second-best discount to date.
This 6-foot USB-C cable is an ideal way to refuel from the couch, while in bed, or anywhere that’s not right next to an outlet. Its braided nylon design stands up to wear and tear, as its USB-C plug means you’ll be able to take advantage of faster charging speeds when paired with USB-C PD or GaN wall adapters.
Save up to $111 on the latest 13-inch M1 MacBook Air
B&H is currently offering Apple’s latest 13-inch M1 MacBook Air for $899. Down from its usual $999 going rate, today’s offer is $1 under our previous mention and matching the all-time low.
Earlier this week saw the launch of the first M1-powered iMac, but those wanting to work away from the desktop will find Apple’s latest MacBook Air to fit the bill instead. Centered around a 13-inch Retina display, you’ll find improved performance, thanks to the M1 chip as well as increased battery life and a fan-less build. That’s alongside up to 16GB of RAM and 2TB of SSD storage, as well as pair of Thunderbolt ports and Wi-Fi 6 support to round out the package. Get a better idea of its performance in our hands-on review.
Apple’s latest iPad Air with cellular connectivity sees rare discount to $699
Amazon is currently offering the latest Apple 10.9-inch iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular 64GB for $699. Down from its $729 going rate, this is still one of the very first discounts on the cellular model, amounts to $30 in savings, and the second-best to date.
With a redesigned casing, Apple’s latest iPad Air packs a 10.9-inch edge-to-edge screen equipped with True Tone support. Everything is powered by a new A14 Bionic processor, with Touch ID making a return in the power button alongside USB-C charging. Plus with the cellular connectivity paired with support for the second-generation Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard make it a great on-the-go workstation. Get a closer look at all the features in our launch coverage.
Apple’s official Sport Loop band falls to $42
Amazon is offering the official Apple Watch Sport Loop 44mm band in plum for $42. Also available is the 40mm band in cream for the same price. You’ll almost always find these priced at $49, with today’s sale bringing a rare discount to match the all-time low for the cream colorway, and the best price of the year for plum.
Woven from double-layer nylon, this breathable wrist band is the perfect companion for your Apple Watch. Incredibly lightweight and soft as silk to the touch, this fully-adjustable band utilizes secure side loops to keep your Watch exactly where you need it, and looking stylish to boot. Universally compatible with all versions of the Apple Watch.
Best trade-in deals
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