As the weekend approaches, all of today’s best deals are now up for grabs ahead of Black Friday and headlined by a $499 Record price drop on Apple’s latest 16-inch MacBook Pro M1 Pro. On the other side of the line, the already affordable 10.2-inch iPad is selling for even less at $270 and rounds out Friday’s best price cuts alongside ecobee’s latest HomeKit smart thermostats on sale from $159. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch break.
Save $499 on Apple’s latest 16-inch MacBook Pro M1 Pro
Amazon is now offering Apple’s latest 16-inch M1 Pro 512GB MacBook Pro for $2,000 in two styles. Down from the $2,499 price you’d pay more regularly, today’s offer equates to $499 in savings to offer a new all-time low. In what will likely be the best price of the Black Friday shopping season, it’s $99 less than the previous best price and the only time we’ve seen it drop below $2,099.
Apple’s latest flagship MacBook Pro refreshes the popular 16-inch form factor with a redesign inside and out. The new M1 Pro chip powers the experience and pairs with a ProMotion-backed 16-inch Liquid Retina XDR display, 120Hz refresh rates, and 1600 nits of peak brightness. Inside this new chassis, there’s up to 21 hours of battery life, along with a new array of I/O like MagSafe charging return, HDMI, three Thunderbolt ports, and more. We also don’t expect to see any new M2 models dropping until March next year. Find out why it was our Apple Product of the Year.
Apple’s latest 10.2-inch iPad lands at expected Black Friday price
After detailing what we can expect from the Black Friday shopping season on the Apple front, we now see one of the expected discounts going live a little early before Thanksgiving week with Amazon marking the latest 10.2 inch iPad at one of the best prices yet. From $270 in two colors for the 64GB Wi-Fi model, today’s deal is down $329 in both cases and marks the second-best discount yet. This sits just $1 off the all-time low and is a rare chance to save. Also at Best Buy for the same price.
While it’s not the latest model to feature in the iPadOS lineup, the 10.2-inch model on sale today is still the most affordable option on shelves right now and is powered by the chip A13 Bionic which would be 20% faster than its predecessor. As for how Apple applies all that extra horsepower, you’ll enjoy additional features like True Tone support for the 10.2-inch display alongside Center Stage in the new 12MP ultrawide camera that Automatically adjusts your selfie camera’s crop and zoom based on who and where they are in the shot. Take a closer look in our launch coverage for why this is one of the best Apple Black Friday deals live right now.
Ecobee’s latest smart thermostats on sale starting at $159
Amazon now offers the latest flagship ecobee smart thermostat for $219. Normally picking up $250, you’re looking at not only a rare chance to save first, but also a $31 discount and arrival at the expected Black Friday 2022 price. This is one of the best discounts yet and is within $5 of the all-time low. All wrapped up in a refreshed design that’s centered around a 4-inch screen with a zinc construction that rises above the plastic casings used in the past. Features also see some improvements with much of the same Siri and Alexa integration as before. Although the biggest tweak is that there’s now a built-in air quality monitor that pairs with the external temperature sensor to help provide local readings of temperature, humidity, and even stats like as VOC and carbon dioxide levels. Dive into our handy launch coverage for a better idea of what to expect.
Along with the flagship smart climate controller, Amazon also offers another of the new ecobee smart thermostat models. This version with built-in Alexa now sits at $159 via Amazon from its usual price of $190 to match the all-time low set more than a month ago. This model features much of the same redesigned casing as the main deal, just with a toned down feature set. It still has Alexa on board, but from there it ditches built-in Siri access as well as the temperature sensor found above. There’s still HomeKit support, plus all the other automation tech to make sure you stay comfortable this fall and winter.
Apple Watch SE 2 offers an even more affordable fitness companion
If the all-time lows of the Apple Watch Series 8 that just went live still aren’t affordable enough, Amazon is making Apple’s more budget-focused wearable an even better value. Now drop the new Apple Watch SE 2 GPS 45mm up to $240, today’s deal is just the third chance to save since it launched in September. That’s down from the usual price of $279 and also matches the all-time low at $39 off. Also on sale now, the 40mm GPS style sits on $229 and a new historic low.
Apple Watch SE 2 arrives as a more affordable version of the company’s flagship wearables with much of the same design. Running watchOS 9, you envision the ability to track everything from runs to heart rate and sleep, with a new built-in compass completing the fitness journey as well. There’s also collision detection and more in the build backed by the Retina display with added water resistance to handle daily wear and tear in the shower or tracking swims.
Anker’s Apex 12-in-1 Thunderbolt 4 Dock drops to $297
Anker’s official Amazon storefront now offers its Apex 12-in-1 Thunderbolt 4 docking station for $297. Marking one of the first discounts to date, today’s $52 discount from the usual price of $350 hits an all time high as the only sale of the year. The price since launch has increased from the original MSRP of $300 that changed earlier this year, with today’s discount still beating what can be considered a special launch price.
Sporting a 12-in-1 design, the new Anker Apex hub arrives centered around Thunderbolt 4 technology that makes it a standout companion to MacBook M2s and more. It packs a 90W power supply to charge a connected device, and from there it produces 12 different ports ranging from two HDMI outputs and a full Thunderbolt 4 port capable of driving 8K displays to USB-A slots, Gigabit Ethernet and everything you can read about in our launch coverage.
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