Even though Apple completely ignored tvOS during its WWDC announcements last week, there’s a very good reason why you should consider getting an Apple TV 4K today. Apple TV 4K 32GB and 64GB configurations are down to $129.99 and $149.99 respectively – their best price ever Amazon and best buy.
Besides providing access to Apple services like Apple Arcade and Apple Music on your TV, this compact streaming box also lets you enjoy other streaming services, like Apple TV Plus, Disney Plus, HBO Max, and more. . The 4K model of Apple TV also comes with an HDMI 2.1 port, along with features like HDR, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos for an enhanced audio/visual experience. The included Siri Remote offers voice assistant for quickly finding what you want to watch, as well as an iPod-like wheel for navigating the operating system.
The Apple TV 4K is an especially great buy for those who use HomeKit-enabled cameras or other smart home accessories, as you can use it to watch through cameras or control your gadgets. The Apple TV even has the ability to stream audio to up to two other Bluetooth headphones for private listening, which is a handy feature. Read our review.
You can also find discounts on Apple’s previous (but still very good) generation of MacBook Pros with M1-series processors. The 512GB configuration of the 2021 14-inch MacBook Pro M1 Pro is currently discounted to $1,799.99 at Amazon and best buyjust $50 less than the best price we’ve seen for this laptop at $1,999.99.
In addition to the powerful 10-core M1 Pro processor with a 14-core GPU, this laptop is also equipped with 16GB of RAM and a brilliant 14.2-inch 3024 x 1964 display. For connectivity, this MacBook has a trio of Thunderbolt 4 compatible USB-C ports, an SDXC card slot, an HDMI port and a 3.5mm audio jack.
If you need something with a little more screen real estate and power, you can also find the discounted 16-inch MacBook Pro for $2,299 at best buy and Amazon instead of its usual price of $2,499. Just like the smaller version, it’s only $50 less than its all-time best price. This 16-inch model shares many of the specs found in the 14-inch model, including the same 10-core processor, storage space, and port options. However, it has better battery life, 16 cores in the graphics department instead of 14, and a higher 3456 x 2234 resolution display. Read our 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro reviews.
The Apple AirPods Max are currently reduced to $429 in their pink and black colorways at Amazon, corresponding to the best price ever for these headphones. Initially available for a whopping $549, this discount mitigates the high price – one of the biggest problems The edge Chris Welch had with the AirPods Max in his review. While the excellent sound quality and noise cancellation features make it some of the best around, there are still caveats. In addition to being heavier than competing over-ear headphones, the AirPods Max lack a wired listening option and instead require you to buy a separate $35 cable from Apple. Despite these drawbacks, we still consider Apple’s greatest and only pair of over-ear headphones to be one of the best noise canceling headphones you can currently buy.
Our latest Apple-centric discount for today is for the second-generation Apple Pencil which is currently reduced to $99 at Amazon starting at its usual price of $129.99. This matches the lowest price we’ve seen on this useful Apple device that charges when magnetically attached to the side of the latest model iPad Pro (2018 and up), Air (2020 and up) or Mini ( 2021 model only). This not only eliminates the need for a Lightning cable to charge the device, but also provides a convenient way to store it when not in use. Touch controls on the flat edge of Apple Pencil also let you quickly switch writing tools without having to disrupt your creative flow.
A few more…
- best buy and Amazon are currently discounted Death Loop on PC and PlayStation 5 for $19.99. This immersive, time-traveling simulation comes from the same studio that developed Dishonored and drips with a style and rhythm that sounds like pulp Fiction meets groundhog day.
- The Spigen ArcHybrid Mag is a magnetic battery for the latest iPhones that normally costs $54, but you can currently get one on Amazon for $24 when you apply coupon before payment. This 5,000 mAh battery provides just enough power to charge an empty iPhone 13 and uses the USB-C charging standard.