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.



Deals: Cellular Carriers Kick Off New 2020 Offers on iPhone and Apple Watch

The major cellular carriers in the United States have all kicked off new offers for customers in the New Year, with the chance to save on your monthly cellular bill and hardware device payments for iPhone, Apple Watch, and more. We've rounded up these various offers below from Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Sprint Starting today, you can get the Apple Watch Series 4 at up to $275 off, seen in the form of a $11.46/month credit on your bill. This will make the 40mm Apple Watch $7.29/month and the 44mm model $8.54/month. A 24-month installment billing agreement is required, or you'll have to buy a new watch line of service on a qualifying plan with one active handset on the account. If you're shopping for iPhone, you can get the 64GB iPhone 11 for $15/month with qualifying trade-in and Sprint Flex lease. You'll need a new line of service and an 18-month lease, and afterwards you'll see $14.17/month in credit applied to your bill. You can also lease a 64GB iPhone XS at $37.50/month, and then get another 64GB iPhone XS for no extra cost thanks to a $37.50/month credit applied to your account within two bills. You'll have to add two new lines or get one new line and one new upgrade, along with a pair of 18-month leases. There are also a few options for anyone considering switching to Sprint. You can get the iPhone XR for $15/month, or the same smartphone in pre-owned condition

Deals: Best Buy's New 3-Day Sale Discounts Philips Hue, Beats Headphones, USB-C Hubs for MacBook Pro, and More

Best Buy today began a new 3-Day Sale, kicking off discounts on Philips Hue accessories, Beats headphones, MacBook Pro USB-C hubs, 4K TVs, and more. Best Buy's new sale will last through Sunday, January 12 at 11:59 p.m. CT, and select products have limited quantities. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Best Buy. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Best Buy 3-Day Sale Smart Home Philips Hue White & Color Ambiance LED Starter Kit - $119.99, down from $189.99 Arlo Video Doorbell - $129.99, down from $149.99 C by GE Smart Lighting - Save 20 percent on select products Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) - Save $100 on two models Audio UE Wonderboom Bluetooth Speaker - $39.99, down from $99.99 Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 Bluetooth Speaker - $119.99, down from $249.99 Marshall Stanmore II Bluetooth Speaker - $199.99, down from $349.99 Powerbeats3 Wireless Headphones - $94.99, down from $199.99 Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones - $199.99, down from $349.99 Jabra Elite Active 65t True Wireless Headphones - $159.99, down from $189.99 TVs Toshiba 43-inch LED Smart 4K TV with Fire TV - $229.99, down from $329.99 Insignia 50-inch LED Smart 4K TV with Fire TV - $259.99, down from $349.99 Samsung 55-inch LED Smart 4K TV - $349.99, down from $379.99 Samsung 65-inch LED Smart 4K TV - $479.99, down from $549.99 Miscellaneous WD Easystore 2TB External USB Hard Drive - $59.99, down from $109.99 Platinum USB-C 8-Port Hub for MacBook Pro - $64.99, down from $79.99 WD Easystore 10TB External USB

Deals: Accessorize Your New iPhone 11 With Sales on Apple's Official Cases (Starting at $23.99)

If you recently got a new iPhone over the holidays, you might still be looking for a protective case for your new smartphone. Luckily, Amazon this week has a series of solid discounts on Apple's first-party case line for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. 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 us keep the site running. This includes silicone cases, leather cases, and Apple's Smart Battery Case accessory, which is seeing a very slight discount for the Pink Sand version of the iPhone 11 Pro Max model. Older Smart Battery Cases have deeper discounts, and we've listed those for the iPhone XS and iPhone XR down below as well. The best sale can be found on the silicone cases for the iPhone 11 Pro Max, in both White and Black. These colors are just $23.99, down from $39.00, which matches the previous Amazon low price seen on each accessory. You can browse the full sale below: iPhone 11Silicone ($39.00) White - $29.99 iPhone 11 Pro Leather ($49.00) Saddle Brown - $39.00 Black - $39.98 Midnight Blue - $44.95 (Product) Red - $44.95 Forest Green - $45.99 Silicone ($39.00) Black - $29.00 White - $29.00 iPhone 11 Pro Max Leather ($49.00) Black - $34.95 Saddle Brown - $39.00 Meyer Lemon - $42.95 Silicone ($39.00) Black - $23.99 White - $23.99 Alaskan Blue - $33.99 Smart Battery Case ($129.00) Pink Sand - $122.42 iPhone XS and iPhone XR Smart Battery Cases ($129.00) XS, White - $98.00 XR, Black - $99.99 Be sure to visit our full Deal

Deals: Save $20 on the New 32GB iPod Touch, Available for $179

Amazon and Walmart today are discounting Apple's 2019 32GB iPod touch to $179.00, down from $199.00. This $20 discount is the lowest price we've tracked for the new 32GB iPod touch, and as of writing Amazon and Walmart are the only major Apple resellers online to offer a discount on this model. 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 us keep the site running. Every color is available on sale except Pink. The new iPod touch has a 4-inch Retina display with the A10 Fusion chip, FaceTime, and support for playing games from the App Store and listening to Apple Music or music downloaded from iTunes. If you're looking for a higher storage capacity, the 256GB model also has a slight discount on Amazon. You can get this model for $379.99, down from $399.99 in select colors, another $20 discount on Apple's original price. Our full Deals Roundup has more information on the latest Apple-related sales and

Deals: 16-Inch MacBook Pro Sales Continue With Lowest-Ever Prices on 512GB and 1TB Models (Up to $211 Off)

Amazon continues to discount the new 16-inch MacBook Pro this week, providing best-ever deals on both entry-level models of the notebook. You can get the Silver 512GB model for $2,187.92, down from an original price of $2,399.00 ($211 off). This is Amazon's lowest price ever for the 16-inch MacBook Pro, and the lowest we've tracked among the major Apple resellers. 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 keep the site running. You can also get the Space Gray 512GB model for slightly more at $2,189.50 ($209 off). Both of these models are currently in stock and if ordered soon, will arrive as soon as next week. The 512GB 16-inch MacBook Pro also features a 2.6 GHz 6-Core Intel Core i7 Processor and 16GB RAM. If you're looking for a bigger SSD, the Space Gray 1TB model is on sale for $2,549.00, down from $2,799.00 ($250 off), but stock is lower for this model. Amazon says that it will be available to ship on January 25, but you can still place your order today to ensure your discounted price before that date. Head to our full Deals Roundup to shop for even more discounts on Apple products and related

Deals: Shop Low Prices on the iPad Mini 5 and 2019 MacBook Air (Up to $99 Off)

Two sales have hit Apple's 2019 MacBook Air and iPad mini 5, allowing shoppers the chance to save up to $99 on the MacBook Air and up to $40 on the iPad mini 5. For the latter product, we're seeing lowest-ever prices for both Wi-Fi and cellular options. 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 us keep the site running. Although discounts don't extend past $40, we haven't seen particularly steep sales yet on the new iPad mini, so these are still the best prices currently available. All prices listed below are found on Amazon, with some being matched at B&H Photo. In regards to the MacBook Air sales, these are not the lowest prices that we've ever seen for each model, but they are currently the best prices among the major Apple resellers online. Still, if you qualify for education pricing on Apple.com, you'll do better to shop directly from the company, but otherwise Amazon's sales offer most customers the best straight cash discounts. 2019 MacBook Air Sale 128GB Gold - $1,038.41, down from $1,099.00 ($60 off) 128GB Silver - $1,037.00, down from $1,099.00 ($62 off) 256GB Space Gray - $1,199.99, down from $1,299.00 ($99 off) 256GB Gold - $1,199.99, down from $1,299.00 ($99 off) 256GB Silver - $1,199.99, down from $1,299.00 ($99 off) iPad mini 5 Sale 256GB Wi-Fi Space Gray - $519.00, down from $549.00 ($30 off, lowest ever) [matched at B&H] 256GB Wi-Fi Gold - $519.00, down from $549.00 ($30 off, lowest ever) 256GB Cellular Silver - $639.00, down from

CES 2020: 'PopPower Home Charger' Lets You Wirelessly Charge Your iPhone Without Removing PopGrips

PopSockets today announced the PopPower Home Charger at CES, which is a wireless charging mat that has an indentation to fit a PopGrip. This way, PopSocket users can wirelessly charge their iPhone without having to remove the PopGrip from the back of their smartphone. The PopPower Home Charger comes in Matte White, Mountainscape, and Cosmic Cloud, and it is Qi certified. The accessory provides up to 15 watt charging, and its LED dims in low light. The company noted that it is compatible with most PopSockets PopGrips, except any metal PopGrips or PopGrips Lips. The PopPower Home Charger can be purchased today for $60 on PopSockets' website.

Deals: Anker's First Big Sale of 2020 is Discounting Wireless Chargers, Portable Batteries, and More

Anker has kicked off one of its first sales of 2020, discounting wireless chargers, wall chargers, portable batteries, Bluetooth speakers, and more. Prices in the sale start as low as $8.49 for the company's PowerWave wireless charging mat. 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 keep the site running. You can also save on Anker's PowerPort Strip 6 ($25.99), PowerPort Speed 2 Wall Charger ($17.98), and PowerCore+ 26,800 mAh portable battery ($72.99). Only two of these deals require coupon codes, which you can find below, otherwise the deals have been applied automatically. Anker Accessory Sale PowerWave Pad - $8.49 with code AKA25313, down from $9.99 (exp. 1/31) PowerWave Stand - $11.99 with code AKA25241, down from $18.99 (exp. 1/31) PowerPort Speed 2 Wall Charger - $17.98, down from $25.99 (exp. 1/12) PowerPort 4 USB Wall Hub - $20.99, down from $25.99 (exp. 1/12) PowerPort Strip 6 - $25.99, down from $33.99 (exp. 1/12) PowerCore+ 26,800 mAh - $72.99, down from $89.99 (exp. 1/12) Soundcore Motion+ - $79.99, down from $99.99 (exp. 1/12) Head to our full Deals Roundup to shop for even more discounts on Apple products and related

Deals: Amazon Discounts 15-Inch 512GB MacBook Pro to $2,199 ($600 Off, Lowest Ever)

After a $600 discount hit the Space Gray version of the 15-inch 512GB MacBook Pro last week, today Amazon is providing the same discount on the Silver 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 keep the site running. Specifically, this is the 2.3 GHz model with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD, which Apple updated in the middle of 2019. You can get it for $2,199.00, down from $2,799.00 ($600 off). Stock is low and Amazon has a current shipping estimate of January 14. This model has now been replaced with the 16-inch MacBook Pro, but this lowest-ever deal is a solid discount for anyone okay with an older model MacBook Pro that lacks the 16-inch's updated keyboard and internals. Our full Deals Roundup has more information on the latest Apple-related sales and

CES 2020: Kohler and Moen Announce Connected Shower Products, Touchless Toilet, and More

Kohler and Moen introduced new smart home products at CES this year, including showerheads, smart speakers, water purification systems, faucets, shower systems, and more. Both Kohler and Moen announced connected shower products, like Kohler's Moxie showerhead + smart speaker and Moen's latest U by Moen Smart Shower. With these upgrades to your shower, you can start the shower from your smartphone and in Moen's case, even use Siri to adjust settings like temperature. Other popular products at CES this year include smart faucets, which let you initiate water flow by either waving your hand or talking to the faucet. Kohler's Touchless Toilet introduces a similar idea, letting you flush the toilet by waving your hand near the lever. Check out all of the announcements below. Kohler's announcements: Moxie showerhead + smart speaker - A combination of a Kohler showerhead with a Harman Kardon smart speaker, that lets you listen to music and talk to a built-in voice assistant while you shower. Aquifer Refine water purification system - Eliminate harmful contaminants from your kitchen water with a system that features Wi-Fi connectivity to monitor usage and leak detection. Setra touchless kitchen faucet - A faucet with touchless on/off operation that uses motion control and a voice assistant to activate the faucet. DTV Mode digital shower system - Create customized bath presets, adjust temperature, and remotely start your shower from a connected app. Touchless Toilet - Kohler's new toilet offers touchless flushing through an integrated sensor.Moen's announcements: M

Deals: Stick With Your New Year's Resolutions Using These iOS/macOS Apps for Finance, Mindfulness, and More

Now that we're in 2020, many people are trying to stick to their New Year's resolutions. As a way to help out, StackSocial has introduced discounts on a collection of Mac and iOS apps that can budget your spending, encourage you to increase the time you spend reading or meditating, and more. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with StackSocial. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. To further deepen the discounts, you can use the exclusive promo code RUMORS15 to take an additional 15 percent off any of the apps listed below (except PDF Expert). In total, you can save on PDF Expert, MoneyWiz 3, Mondly, 12min Micro Book Library, and Aura. New Year App SalesmacOSPDF Expert - $29.99, down from $79.99: Edit PDF text, images, links, and outlines with speed and ease. MoneyWiz 3 Personal Finance - $19.99, down from $49.99: Organize your bank accounts, budgets, and bills in one place.iOS Mondly - $59.99, down from $69.99 (Lifetime Subscription): Learn new languages using Mondly's professional voice actors, speech recognition, and conversation-focused curriculum. 12min Micro Book Library - $29, down from $39 (Lifetime Subscription): Choose from hundreds of easily-digestible "micro books" that you can read in 12 minutes. Aura Meditation App Premium - $39.99, down from $94.99 (One Year Subscription): Aura uses machine learning to cater to your specific mindfulness needs, through guided daily meditations. Be sure to visit our full Deals Roundup to shop for even more Apple-related products and

Deals: Get the 13-Inch 256GB MacBook Pro for $1,250 on Amazon ($250 Off)

Amazon is providing an extra discount on the 13-inch MacBook Pro from Mid 2019, allowing you to save a total of $250 on the notebook. You'll see a base $99 discount on the MacBook Pro when you visit Amazon's webpage for the device, but when you head to the checkout screen to place your order, an additional $150 will be taken off your order. 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 keep the site running. This isn't quite the lowest-ever price we've seen on this model of the MacBook Pro, but it is the current best discount we've tracked and definitely a solid offer for anyone shopping around for the 2019 MacBook Pro. This is the 1.4 GHz model with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, a quad-core 8th-Generation Intel Core i5 processor, and a Touch Bar with Touch ID. Head to our full Deals Roundup to shop for even more discounts on Apple products and related

Deals: New Amazon Sale Takes Up to $70 Off Apple Watch Series 5

Amazon has begun discounting the Apple Watch Series 5, with prices starting at $384 for aluminum models with the Sport Band. Sales on the newest Apple Watch model haven't been as frequent as those we've seen on the Series 3 and Series 4 models, so this is a solid option for anyone still considering the Apple Watch Series 5. 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 keep the site running. The sale includes as much as $70 off the stainless steel cases for the Apple Watch Series 5, while the aluminum models are seeing $15 to $30 off original prices. We've rounded up a few of the deals below, but be sure to head to Amazon to see more of the sale. Apple Watch Series 5 GPS ($15-$30 off) 40mm, Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band - $384.00, down from $399.00 40mm, Gold Aluminum Case with Pink Sport Band - $384.00, down from $399.00 40mm, Silver Aluminum Case with White Sport Band - $384.00, down from $399.00 44mm, Silver Aluminum Case with White Sport Band - $399.00, down from $429.00 44mm, Gold Aluminum Case with Pink Sport Band - $414.00, down from $429.00 44mm, Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band - $414.00, down from $429.00 Cellular ($15-$70 off) 40mm, Silver Aluminum Case with White Sport Band - $484.00, down from $499.00 40mm, Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band - $484.00, down from $499.00 44mm, Silver Aluminum Case with White Sport Band - $499.00, down from $529.00 44mm, Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band -

Deals: OWC Discounts HomePod to $189.88 ($110 Off)

MacSales is discounting Apple's HomePod to $189.88, down from the retail price of $299.00. This is for a brand-new HomePod (White), but there are caveats to the sale: the HomePod will come in "Bulk (Non-Retail) Packaging," which essentially means you won't be getting Apple's typical HomePod box, but instead a plain, nondescript box. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with OWC. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. MacSales includes a 1 Year OWC-fulfilled limited warranty with the HomePod, so you won't receive a warranty directly from Apple. That being said, MacSales is a trusted Apple reseller with a solid reputation so those who missed out on the holiday HomePod deals should visit OWC's website before the offer expires. Once it's been added to your cart, you'll see the OWC instant rebate of $30 appear on the HomePod at the checkout screen. The Space Gray version is available for $194.88 as well. Our full Deals Roundup has more information on the latest Apple-related sales and

Deals: Lowest-Ever Prices Hit 2019 MacBook Pro (Up to $600 Off) and iPad Air

To end the week, Amazon and Best Buy have a few discounts on Apple's newest iPads and MacBook Pro notebooks. You'll find as much as $600 off the MacBook Pro, up to $180 off iPad Air, and up to $70 off the 10.2-inch iPad. 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 us keep the site running. The products listed below represent the latest 2019 versions of each respective line and include numerous lowest-ever prices for select models. In total, you'll find deals on the 15-inch MacBook Pro, 16-inch MacBook Pro, iPad Air, and iPad. Note that certain devices on Amazon have lengthy shipping estimates, including the 15-inch MacBook Pro. This notebook won't be in stock until February 6, but if you're interested you can still place your order now to lock in the $600 discount before it expires. 15-inch MacBook Pro 2.3 GHz 8-Core, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD - $2,199.00, down from $2,799.00 ($600 off, lowest ever) 16-inch MacBook Pro 2.6 GHz 6-Core, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD - $2,187.92, down from $2,399.00 ($211 off, lowest ever) 2.3 GHz 8-Core, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD - $2,549.00, down from $2,799.00 ($250 off, lowest ever) 10.5-inch iPad Air Cellular 256GB - $599.00, down from $779.00 ($180 off, lowest ever) 10.2-inch iPad Wi-Fi 32GB - $279.99, down from $329.00 ($50 off) Wi-Fi 128GB - $359.99, down from $429.00 ($70 off) Cellular 32GB - $409.99, down from $459.00 ($50 off) Cellular 128GB - $489.99, down from $559.00 ($70 off) Head to our full Deals Roundup to shop for even more

Deals: Shop the First Big Sales of 2020 From Mophie, Best Buy, Pad & Quill, and More

Now that it's 2020, many retailers have kicked off their first sales of the year. We've rounded up some of the more notable sale events in this article, including those for Mophie, Pad & Quill, Nimble, and Best Buy. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Mophie Mophie is offering 25 percent off its entire site, with no exclusions according to the retailer. This means you can save on Mophie's iPhone battery cases, wireless charging mats, portable batteries, and more. This discount applies to all of Zagg's brands, so you can also shop for 25 percent off Invisible Shield, Braven, iFrogz, Gear4, and Halo. Mophie is also letting shoppers know that there might be a delay on orders placed through January 6, with some orders not shipping until next week. Pad & Quill On Pad & Quill, you can shop a New Years Event that is offering 25 percent off select items. You can stack these savings with our coupon code MR15 to get an additional 15 percent off your order. With this set of discounts, you can get an accessory like the Cambridge Leather 12.9-inch iPad Pro Case for $61.16, down from $119.95. Be sure to browse through the full New Years Event sale to see everything discounted, but you can also use MR15 on anything you see on Pad & Quill's website. Nimble Nimble is giving our readers a chance to get 30 percent off their orders, which is a solid discount on the company's eco-friendly charging products. Use the code

Deals: Powerbeats Pro Discounted to $199.95 in All Colors

Amazon has returned the Powerbeats Pro to their lowest-ever price of $199.95, down from $249.95, for a limited time only. This sale is the same one we've been tracking for the Powerbeats Pro since last fall, offering a solid $50 discount off the original price of the wireless headphones. 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 keep the site running. Every color of the Powerbeats Pro are being discounted as well, so you can get the Black, Ivory, Moss, or Navy for $199.95 today. It's unclear how long the sale will last this time, but Amazon is marking it as a "limited time deal," so if you've been waiting for the sale to return, be sure to head to Amazon soon. Our full Deals Roundup has more information on the latest Apple-related sales and

Shop for New Year's Deals on Apple Products Including MacBook Pro, AirPods, iPad, and More

As 2019 comes to an end, many retailers are discounting a wide array of Apple products and accessories. In this article, we've rounded up the best sales you can find online for iPad, iPad Pro, MacBook Pro, AirPods, and more. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. For these deals, we've linked to retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo, and Adorama, some of which are offering lowest-ever prices for select products. You'll also find notable deals on accessories from companies like Pad & Quill, Twelve South, Nimble, JBL, and Speck. Sale duration varies from site to site, but for a large portion of them, you'll have until New Year's Eve to take advantage of the discounts. AirPods AirPods with Charging Case - $139.00, down from $159.00 AirPods with Wireless Charging Case - $168.95, down from $199.00 Wireless Charging Case - $64.99, down from $79.00 iPad 10.2-inch iPad Wi-Fi, 32GB - $279.99, down from $329.00 ($50 off) Wi-Fi, 128GB - $359.99, down from $429.00 ($70 off) Cellular, 32GB - $409.99, down from $459.00 ($50 off) Cellular, 128GB - $489.99, down from $559.00 ($70 off) 10.5-inch iPad Air Wi-Fi, 64GB - $469.00, down from $499.00 ($30 off) Cellular, 64GB - $579.99, down from $629.00 ($50 off) Cellular, 256GB - $727.00, down from $779.00 ($52 off) iPad Pro 11-inch Wi-Fi, 256GB - $899.00, down from $949.00 ($50 off) 11-inch Wi-Fi, 1TB - $1,199.00, down from $1,349.00 ($150 off) 11-inch Cellular, 64GB

Anker's Latest Sale Has Discounted Portable Batteries Perfect for Holiday Traveling

On Amazon, a new Anker sale has kicked off today and it's offering solid discounts on a range of Anker's best portable batteries. You can get everything from the PowerCore 5,000 mAh to the 26,800 mAh model at a discount this week. 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 keep the site running. Most of the accessories will remain on sale through December 29, making this a perfect opportunity to purchase a reliable portable battery for anyone preparing for a trip over the holidays. Anker Sale PowerPort Atom III Slim - $23.99, down from $34.99 (exp. 12/29) PowerCore 5,000 mAh - $14.06, down from $18.99 (exp. 12/29) PowerCore+ 10,050 mAh - $19.99, down from $35.99 (exp. 12/27) PowerCore 13,000 mAh - $21.24, down from $29.99 (exp. 12/29) PowerCore 26,800 mAh - $47.99, down from $59.99 (exp. 12/29) 60W USB-C Wall Charger - $29.99, down from $41.99 (exp. 12/29) Rave Mini - $99.99, down from $149.99 (exp. 12/29) Head to our full Deals Roundup to shop for even more discounts on Apple products and related

AirPods Pro Offer 'Close to Seamless' Audio Experience Thanks to Improved Bluetooth Latency

Software developer and composer Stephen Coyle published a new article on his blog recently, intent on measuring the Bluetooth latency of Apple's new AirPods Pro and comparing their performance to previous-generation AirPods. As Coyle pointed out, Bluetooth audio latency in wireless earphones can cheapen the user experience of these devices, and can particularly cause major issues for certain accessibility features reliant upon audio accuracy. Coyle measured latency by testing how much time passes between a user triggering a sound and when they hear it in the earphones. The developer pointed out that these user-initiated sounds "are the most commonly encountered example" of Bluetooth audio latency, because they are unpredictable and therefore difficult for most platforms to respond to with finesse. These include keyboard clicks, accessibility features like VoiceOver, and sound effects in games. Image via Stephen Coyle Using the default iOS keyboard and his own game Tapt as means of measuring this latency, Coyle discovered that the ‌AirPods Pro‌ have the lowest average audio latency (measured in milliseconds) among the entire ‌AirPods‌ line. ‌AirPods‌ 1 measured in at 274ms between the time the sound was triggered and the time the sound was heard, then ‌AirPods‌ 2 was at 178ms, and ‌AirPods Pro‌ clocked in at 144ms. Coyle called this "tantalizingly close to seamless." If it's possible for the trend line to continue in the same direction, the next generation or two of ‌AirPods‌ will be very exciting. Not being a VoiceOver user, I'm unsure how much ‌AirPods Pro‌ improve its user