Mitchel Broussard

Mitchel is a Contributing Editor at MacRumors. Southern Louisiana-born, he lives off of bad TV, good books, and great video games. Despite a few close calls, he has yet to forget the face of his father.

Mitchel Broussard's Articles

Expercom Provides First Discounts for New MacBook Air and iPad Pro

Wednesday March 18, 2020 11:43 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Apple reseller Expercom has launched pre-orders for the just-announced MacBook Air and iPad Pro updates, offering up to $104 off these devices, and an average of around $50 off in most cases. Because these models launched this morning, Expercom's prices are the first deals we've seen on the 2020 ‌MacBook Air‌ and ‌iPad Pro‌. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Expercom. When you click a...

Apple Updates Certified Refurbished Storefront With Price Drops on 2018 MacBook Air and iPad Pro

Wednesday March 18, 2020 8:56 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Following the launch of brand new models of the MacBook Air and iPad Pro, Apple today refreshed its certified refurbished storefront with new markdowns on previous generation devices. To start, you can get a 2018 refurbished 13-inch ‌MacBook Air‌ (1.6GHz, 256GB) for $719.00, down from an original price of $1,199.00. Apple's 2020 ‌MacBook Air‌ has a new scissor switch keyboard and enhanced...

Deals: Woot Discounts Refurbished iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 Models Starting at $120

Wednesday March 18, 2020 7:33 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Woot's latest flash sale offers older iPhone models in refurbished condition, starting at just $119.99. These Woot sales will last today only, or until the retailer is sold out of stock. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Woot. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Sales start with the 32GB iPhone 7 for $119...

Apple Refreshes iPhone Silicone Cases, Apple Watch Bands, and iPad Cases With New Spring Color Options

Wednesday March 18, 2020 6:52 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Alongside big new product releases, Apple today refreshed its online storefront with a wide variety of fresh accessories for the spring. This includes new colors for iPhone cases and Apple Watch bands, and updated versions of Apple's Smart Keyboard Folio for iPad. Starting with iPhone, the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max Silicone Cases now have new colors. This includes Cactus, ...

iPadOS 13.4 Coming March 24 With Trackpad Support Ahead of $299 Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro Launching in May

Wednesday March 18, 2020 6:00 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Apple today announced that iPadOS 13.4 will launch next Tuesday, March 24 as a free software update for all iPad Pro models, the iPad Air 2 and later, fifth-generation ‌iPad‌ and later, and ‌iPad‌ mini 4 and later. ‌iPadOS‌ 13.4 will introduce trackpad support for iPads. While this is mainly aimed at the upcoming Magic Keyboard accessory for ‌iPad Pro‌, Apple confirmed that any ‌iPad‌ running ‌iPadOS‌...

New iPad Pro Announced With A12Z Bionic Chip, Magic Keyboard With Trackpad, LiDAR Scanner, Ultra Wide Camera

Wednesday March 18, 2020 5:16 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Apple today introduced a new iPad Pro with a faster A12Z Bionic chip, a new Magic Keyboard accessory with a built-in trackpad, an Ultra Wide camera, a LiDAR Scanner, and more. In Apple's description of the new tablet, it calls it "faster and more powerful than most Windows PC laptops." The updated iPad Pro has a new camera system that features a 12MP Wide camera and a 10MP Ultra Wide camera, ...

Best HomePod Deals for March 2020

Tuesday March 17, 2020 10:45 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Apple launched the HomePod in February 2018 with a premium $349.00 price tag that matched the company's marketing angle, which presented the smart speaker as a music-first device with excellent sound quality. In 2020, the ‌HomePod‌ now costs $299.00 from Apple, and various discounts have seen the speaker priced as low as $199. With ‌HomePod‌, Apple Music subscribers can easily stream their...

New 'Screen Pass' Feature in Movies Anywhere Will Let You Lend Digital Movies to Your Friends

Tuesday March 17, 2020 7:40 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Popular digital film collection platform Movies Anywhere today announced that it will begin letting users lend their digital movies to friends, with a new feature called "Screen Pass" (via The Verge). Screen Pass will let you share up to three films each month, and your friend will have seven days to accept the offer, after which they will gain access to the film for 14 days. Once started,...

Deals: Anker's New Sale Has $8 Wireless Chargers, $23 Portable Batteries, and $28 Bluetooth Speakers

Tuesday March 17, 2020 7:14 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Anker's newest round of discounts have hit Amazon this week, offering shoppers a chance to save on Bluetooth speakers, wall chargers, wireless chargers, portable batteries, and Lightning cables. As usual, Anker's discounts will only last for a few days, so be sure to visit Amazon to make your purchase soon if you're interested. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you...

Deals: Best Buy Takes $99 Off Every 2019 iPad Air, Starting at $400 for 64GB Wi-Fi (Lowest Price)

Tuesday March 17, 2020 5:54 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Amazon and Best Buy today have introduced new sales on the 2019 iPad and iPad Air, including a few lowest-ever prices on the latter tablet. For the iPad, you'll see up to $50 off Wi-Fi models, including both 32GB and 128GB, priced at $279.00 and $395.00 respectively. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small...

Deals: 16-Inch MacBook Pro Returns to Lowest Prices Ever, Starting at $2,099.99 for 512GB

Friday March 13, 2020 5:33 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Best Buy and Amazon today have new discounts on the 16-inch MacBook Pro, returning the 512GB model down to its lowest price of $2,099.99 ($300 off). We've seen this discount a few times over the past few months, but it hasn't been as consistent as sales on the 1TB model. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a...

Deals: Twelve South's New Home Office Sale Provides Discounts on MacBook, iMac, and iPad Accessories

Thursday March 12, 2020 7:02 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Twelve South today kicked off a new sale that's discounting a wide variety of its best desktop accessories, like the Curve for MacBook Pro and HiRise Pro for the iMac. For the MacBook, you'll find stands that provide a more ergonomic workstation, like the HiRise for MacBook at $59.99, which places the MacBook display at eye level and can be paired with a Bluetooth keyboard for a more comfortable...

Deals: Get the 256GB 13-Inch MacBook Pro for $1,499 ($300 Off, Lowest Price) [Update: Added Deal]

Thursday March 12, 2020 5:25 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Amazon today is offering a solid solo deal on the 256GB 13-inch MacBook Pro, which you can buy for $1,499.00, down from $1,799.00. This $300 off deal is the best price we've ever tracked among the major Apple resellers online for this particular model. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us...

Deals: iPad Mini 5 Receives Big Discounts Across Every Model, Starting at $350 for 64GB Wi-Fi [Updated]

Wednesday March 11, 2020 5:50 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Amazon and Best Buy have new sales on the iPad mini 5, providing the lowest prices we've ever tracked for Apple's newest 7.9-inch tablet. These sales cover every version of the iPad mini 5, with prices starting at $349.99 for the 64GB Wi-Fi model and increasing from there. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a...

Deals: Save Up to 40% on Anker's Best Portable Chargers and Cables in Today's Amazon Gold Box

Tuesday March 10, 2020 6:24 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Anker kicked off a few flash deals today on Amazon, offering markdowns on a wide variety of portable chargers, wireless chargers, wall chargers, and much more. Most of the deals are in the Anker Gold Box today on Amazon, meaning the discounts will last for today only and expire later tonight. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may ...

Deals: Woot Discounts Refurbished Apple Watch Series 1 Models to $110, Series 2 Starting at $145

Tuesday March 10, 2020 5:34 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Deals retailer Woot today has notable low prices on refurbished models of the Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2, as well as the 4th generation iPad mini. There were Series 3 and Series 4 Apple Watch models on sale, but as of writing they have sold out. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Woot. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us...

Deals: Tile's New Limited Time Sale Offers Big Savings on Mate, Slim, and Sticker Bluetooth Trackers

Monday March 9, 2020 10:06 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Tile is back with a new set of discounts on the Tile Mate, Tile Slim, and Tile Sticker, offering up to $80 off original prices. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Tile. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. To start, you can get the Tile Mate in a 1-pack for $19.99, down from $24.99. The Tile Mate is the...

Spotify Updates Mobile and Tablet Apps With New Home Screen for Quicker Access to Favorites

Monday March 9, 2020 9:44 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Spotify today updated its home screen on iOS and Android, providing users with an easier way to access their favorite songs, playlists, and albums. This update will also appear on the Spotify app for tablets. The main change can be found at the top portion of the home screen, which now greets users with a "Good morning" message. This area recommends songs, playlists, and albums that are the...

Icon for Apple's Rumored Over-Ear Noise Canceling Headphones Discovered in Leaked iOS 14 Code

Monday March 9, 2020 9:01 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
New icons for Apple's unannounced over-ear headphones have been discovered in leaked code for iOS 14 today (via 9to5Mac). The icons appear to relate to two different colors of the headphones: one white and one black, potentially similar to color options offered for the HomePod in White and Space Gray. Image via 9to5Mac The icons found in the ‌iOS 14‌ code relate to use in the operating system's ...

Deals: Get the New 128GB MacBook Air for $849.99 ($250 Off, Lowest Ever Price)

Monday March 9, 2020 6:21 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Amazon, Adorama, and Best Buy have a few solid deals on the newest MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models this week. The highlight of the sale is new lowest-ever prices on both storage capacities of the 2019 MacBook Air, which can be found at Best Buy. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps...