Amazon, Best Buy knock up to $100 off current iPads, $200-$300 off MacBook Pros, plus $199 Apple Watches back in stock

Those looking for a last-minute gift for Mom or a budget-friendly gift for a graduating student can take advantage of cash discounts on Apple’s current 9.7-inch iPad to the tune of $ 80 to $ 100 off, or up to $ 300 off current 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros. Prices start at just $ 249 […]

Amazon drops Apple’s current 15″ MacBook Pro to $1,999 ($400 off), plus $300 off 2018 13″ MacBook Pros

In what amounts to the steepest discount available on Apple’s six-core 15-inch MacBook Pro, Amazon has issued a $ 400 price drop on the standard model in Space Gray. Apple’s current quad-core 13-inch MacBook Pros are also $ 200 to $ 300 off, with prices starting at $ 1,599. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple’s current 12″ MacBook with 512GB SSD is on sale for $999 today only

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. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Lowest price ever: Apple’s current 13-inch MacBook Pro on sale for $999 today only

For 24 hours only, Woot has Apple’s standard Mid 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro with function keys on sale for $ 999.99, a discount of $ 300 off MSRP and the lowest price we’ve seen to date. Supply is limited for these cheap Macs, with previous Woot Apple deals selling out in a matter of hours. […]

Making The Grade: Making sense of Apple’s current MacBook line for education

Making The Grade is a new weekly series from Bradley Chambers covering Apple in education. Bradley has been managing Apple devices in an education environment since 2009. Through his experience deploying and managing 100s of Macs and 100s of iPads, Bradley will highlight ways in which Apple’s products work at scale, stories from the trenches […]

AirPods wireless charging case will be sold separately & work with your current AirPods

When Apple announced its new AirPower charging mat accessory alongside the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X– the first iPhones to support wireless charging– it also casually mentioned that AirPods would get a new optional wireless charging case. But otherwise details have been slim. Can you use your old AirPods with the new […]

Opinion: Why I’m resigned to my next MacBook Pro being worse than my current one

Regular readers will know that I still have a 17-inch MacBook Pro as my main computer. It’s almost five years old now, which is a relatively long time in Mac terms, and an absolute age for someone who usually does poorly when it comes to resisting shiny new tech. But when Apple stopped selling the machine, […]

Intel and Micron announce new ‘3D XPoint’ memory solution 1,000 times faster than current NAND flash storage

Intel has just announced a new breakthrough in computer storage technology developed in collaboration with Micro that is 1,000 times faster than the current-generation NAND flash chips upon which modern solid-state drives are built. The tech is called 3D XPoint (that’s “crosspoint”), and is the first new type of non-volatile memory created since 1989. Incredibly, 3D XPoint […]