Killer Deals: Save $70 to $350 instantly on Apple’s Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing [u]

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New, lower prices! AppleInsider readers can take advantage of exclusive coupons and instant discounts this week to instantly save between $ 70 and $ 350 on every Mid 2017 MacBook Pro, including Apple’s 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15" MacBook Pro. Plus, sales tax will not be collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ and systems qualify for 0% OAC.
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You shouldn’t have to buy coasters for your $350 smart speaker, but here we are


Earlier this week, Apple was called out in the press over the white stains its HomePod smart speakers were leaving on wooden surfaces in owners’ homes. Unsurprisingly, accessory makers rushed to make a quick buck by launching coasters to prevent this from happening: AppleInsider spotted Pad & Quill’s $ 20 offering, made with American full-grain leather and sized so your HomePod can perch on it without leaving white rings around the house. ” You’ll love it, but don’t put a ring on it,” reads the copy on the product page. What’s troubling, though, is how we got here in the first…

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Apple’s HomePod: Paying $350 for a speaker that says “no” this much is tough

Jeff Dunn

What is this thing?

That, in essence, is the question most onlookers have asked about Apple’s HomePod speaker since its unveiling last summer. The natural inclination is to compare it to smart speakers like the Amazon Echo or Google Home. It’s a speaker with a talking assistant in it, the thinking goes. Apple just wants a piece of that growing pie.

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Super Bowl Weekend Deals: Loaded 15″ MacBook Pro for $2,649 ($350 off); DJI Phantom 4 for $799; free Apple TV 4K w/ DirecTV Now

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Heading into the big weekend, shoppers can pick up a new Apple TV 4K for free when you prepay for four months of DirecTV Now. Or save $ 350 on Apple’s 2017 15" MacBook Pro with a 3.1GHz processor, 512GB of storage and top-of-the-line Radeon 560 graphics. DJI’s Phantom 4K drone is also on sale for $ 799 with no tax outside NY and NJ.
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Virgin Mobile to offer Certified Pre-loved iPhone 7 and 7 Plus starting at $350

The Sprint MVNO has announced that it will begin offering certified pre-owned iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets at $ 350 for a 32GB iPhone 7 or $ 350 for an iPhone 7 Plus, also with 32GB of storage. By comparison, a new iPhone 7 goes for $ 550 and a new iPhone 7 Plus starts at $ 670. These go on sale starting next month. Virgin Mobile already offers pre-owned iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, so the addition of iPhone 7 devices offers a water-resistant iPhone with stereo speakers for a lot less. Those go start at $ 230 and $ 280, respectively. Virign’s Certified Pre-loved iPhones come…

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