Best Buy's 'Black Friday in July' Sale Includes Deals on iPad Pro, MacBook Air, and BeatsX

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Best Buy today opened up its Black Friday in July sale for My Best Buy members only, with early access ending tonight at 11:59 p.m. CT. As usual, the sale includes a handful of Apple and Apple-related products with notable markdowns, like the 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, iPad mini 4, MacBook Air, BeatsX, and more.

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There are nearly two dozen 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models discounted by up to $200 in Best Buy's new sale, including 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB models in all colorways. The iPad mini 4 has only three models on sale, all covering the 128GB tier with savings of $125 on the small-screened iPad. Each iPad offer comes with a free six-month subscription to Kaspersky Internet Security for three devices.

Those looking for a 13-inch MacBook Air can choose from two models on sale, including the 128GB and 256GB flash storage tiers with savings of $300 and $350, respectively. Both MacBook Air models include a fifth-generation Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of memory, as well as a free six-month subscription to Trend Micro Internet Security for three devices.

Best Buy is also running a separate Apple Sale Event that includes offers like up to $200 off an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus with the purchase and activation of a monthly installment plan, $70 off the Apple Watch Series 2, and up to $400 off various iMac models. There's also a markdown on the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, with savings of up to $350 depending on the specs and each user's qualifications for a student discount.

For Beats products, shoppers can get the Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones for $134.99 ($65 savings), Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones for $219.99 ($80 savings), and BeatsX Earphones for $99.99 ($50 savings). iTunes gift cards have been marked down as well, including 10 percent off $100, $50, $30, and $25 cards.

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43 months ago

The iPad Pro models are previous gen - A9X - even the 12.9" models. Not a deal.

how is that not a deal? $399 for ipad pro 9.7 is a great deal compared to 2017 regular iPad which is $329

70 dollars more for a laminated screen, pencil support, faster processor , more speakers, etc....
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43 months ago

Don't think that is current version either. On BestBuy site it tells you if current models and it doesn't for those Not saying don't buy but be aware

But it's probably the 2015, which is identical except that the air got a .2 ghz processor bump in 2017
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43 months ago
The iPad Pro models are previous gen - A9X - even the 12.9" models. Not a deal.
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43 months ago
None of the sale items are current gen. Best Buy puts (Latest Model) on the current gen products.
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43 months ago
Really tempted by the 9.7" Pro. But can't find a good reason since I have an Air II. Sigh. Guess I will save my money..
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43 months ago

I think most of the general populace neither cares about nor needs the latest gen products. For general computing, last year's models at a significant discount represents a pretty darn good value. Heck I have a 2011 MBA that still operates great for standard computer activities. To be honest, it could still suffice for 75-80% of my work activities. We like the latest and greatest. It's my opinion that very few need the latest and greatest.

To go even further, I think any of the 2013 Macs (iMac, Air and Pro) are completely passable as primary computers. They all have USB 3.0, Haswell (for great battery life), Iris Pro or Intel 5000 graphics, and support all the latest features given by Bluetooth LE.

In fact, I have an 11" MacBook Air, 15" rMBP, and a 21.5" iMac, all with SSDs, all from 2013. And they are so good and fit my needs so well I don't know if I'll ever need another Mac. With the exception of being able to charge from a USB battery pack, I don't see any benefit to getting a new MacBook or MacBook Pro. And I don't need a retina screen on my iMac, since it functions more like a server for Plex.

Should I mention I got the iMac and MacBook Air used for half of their original price? I've saved so much money that I really don't mind paying full price for an iPhone 8 in September!
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