While Apple completely overlooked tvOS during last week’s WWDC announcements, there’s good reason why you should consider getting an Apple TV 4K today. The Apple TV 4K’s 32 and 64 GB configurations are discounted to $129.99 and $149.99 respectively — their best ever price Amazon and Best Buy†
In addition to accessing Apple services such as Apple Arcade and Apple Music on your TV, this compact streaming box also gives you a way to enjoy other streaming services, such as Apple TV Plus, Disney Plus, HBO Max, and more. The 4K model of the 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 provides the voice assistant to quickly find what you want to watch, along with an iPod-like wheel to navigate the operating system.
The Apple TV 4K is especially an excellent purchase for those using HomeKit-enabled cameras or other smart home accessories, as you can use it to look 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 the previous (but still very good) generation of Apple’s MacBook Pro with M1 series processors. The 512GB configuration of the 2021 14-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro is currently discounted to $1,799.99 at Amazon and Best Buyjust $50 shy of the best price we’ve seen for this $1,999.99 laptop.
In addition to the powerful 10-core M1 Pro processor with 14-core GPU, this laptop is also equipped with 16GB RAM and a beautiful 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 small more screen space and power, you can also find the 16-inch MacBook Pro with a discount of $2,299 at Best Buy and Amazon instead of the usual $2,499 price. Like the smaller version, this is just $50 shy of its best ever price. This 16-inch model shares many of the specifications of 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-resolution 3456 x 2234 display. Read our reviews of the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro†
The Apple AirPods Max are: currently discounted to $429 in their pink and black colorways at Amazon, matching the best price ever for these headphones. Initially available for a whopping $549, this discount softens the high price – one of the biggest problems The Verges Chris Welch talked about the AirPods Max in his review. While the excellent sound quality and noise canceling features make this one of the best out there, there are still caveats. Not only are the AirPods Max heavier than competing over-ear headphones, they don’t come with a wired listening option and instead require you to buy a separate $35 cable from Apple† Despite these drawbacks, we still consider Apple’s largest and only on-ear headphones to be among the best noise-cancelling headphones money can buy today.
Our last Apple-focused discount for today is on the second-generation Apple Pencil that’s currently out discounted to $99 at Amazon from the usual price of $129.99. This equates to the lowest price we’ve seen for this handy Apple peripheral that charges when magnetically attached to the side of the latest model iPad Pro (2018 and up), Air (2020 and up), or Mini (only the 2021 model). 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. The touch-sensitive controls on the Apple Pencil’s flat edge also give you a way to quickly switch writing tools without interfering with your creative flow.
Just a few more…
- Best Buy and Amazon are currently discounting death loop on PC and PlayStation 5 up to $19.99. This time-consuming immersive sim comes from the same studio that developed dishonored and drips with style and tempo that feels like Pulp Fiction meets Groundhog Day†
- The Spigen ArcHybrid Mag is a magnetic battery pack for the latest iPhones that normally costs $54, but you can currently get one from Amazon for $24 when you apply a coupon before checkout. This 5,000mAh battery pack provides just enough power to top up an empty iPhone 13 and uses the USB-C charging standard.