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Deals: High-end 2016 13″ MacBook Pro for $1,499 ($600 off); $100-$180 off 10.5″ iPad Pro; 27″ LG 5K display $619

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Today only, pick up an upgraded Late 2016 13" MacBook Pro (2.4GHz, 16GB, 512GB) for $ 1,499.99 at Woot ($ 600 off). Apple’s 256GB 10.5" iPad Pro is also $ 699 and the 512GB LTE model is $ 949 for a few more hours. Factory reconditioned 27" LG 5K displays with Thunderbolt 3 are $ 619.99 for a limited time as well.
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New Report Claims iPhone SE 2 to Debut for $600+ at WWDC

Apple is widely rumored to be working on a successor for its popular iPhone SE device. And today, a supply chain report might shed a bit more light on what that so-called iPhone SE 2 could look like.

The report comes from Chinese news site QQ.com and cites sources who are extremely close to Apple’s supply chain in Asia. And while the QQ.com report lines up with rumors that have been circulating since last August, the publication’s sources have revealed new possible details about the device. The report was first spotted by Italian outlet KeyforWeb.It.

New iPhone SE 2 Rumors


For one, the iPhone SE 2 is expected to be a thoroughly mid-range device. That means it won’t adopt some of the higher-end features of the iPhone X. Rather, the second-generation iPhone will appear similar to the current iPhone SE, complete with top and bottom bezels, a Home button, and a metal back construction.

That means no gesture-based controls, no wireless charging, and likely no Face ID. QQ.com corroborated the fact that the iPhone SE 2 will likely retail Touch ID as its primary authentication method.

Interestingly, the sources also claim that the device will sport a slightly larger 4.2-inch display. While that might make the device a bit more unwieldy in the hand, Apple could slim down the bezels to pack some extra display real estate into the same form factor.

As far as its internals, the Chinese news site says that the device will pack an upgraded A10 Fusion chipset and 2GB of RAM. Two storage configurations will be available: 32GB or 128GB.


QQ.com’s sources say that the iPhone SE 2 will retail for about 4,000 yuan when it launches. That’s roughly $ 630. Which is quite a bit more than the $ 399 mid-range price point for the current 16GB iPhone SE.

On the other hand, Apple’s devices typically retail for slightly more in other countries than they do in the U.S. The present model 16GB iPhone SE, for example, currently retails for about 2,988 yuan in China. That’s $ 470 in U.S. currency, and about a $ 70 markup over the U.S. price.

All things considered, the rumored iPhone SE 2 could still fit within Apple’s mid-range pricing (Estimates were made via Google’s currency converter.)

Release Date

The report claims that Apple will unveil the iPhone SE 2 at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June.

That’s not outside of the realm of possibility. Apple has unveiled iPhone devices at the event in the past — though the last time it did so was with the iPhone 4 in 2010.

Previous iPhone SE 2 Rumors

Reports about a possible second-generation iPhone SE 2 first surfaced in August 2017. Many of them claimed the device could play a central role in Apple’s “Made in India” strategy.

Notably, today’s QQ.com rumors line up extremely well with a previous spec rumor about the iPhone SE 2. Last year, India-based news site Tekz24 reported that the device could sport an A10 Fusion CPU and 2GB of RAM, and that it would come in 32GB and 128GB configurations.

Additionally, other reports corroborate the fact that the iPhone SE 2 won’t be upgraded with wireless charging or Face ID.

A June announcement date at WWDC is a possibility, and is supported by analyst forecasts. But it’s worth noting that Apple could just as likely announce the iPhone SE 2 in March — which would line up with the company’s track record for the 4-inch device.

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HTC’s standalone Vive Focus launches in China for $600

While we've already taken a good look at the Vive Focus standalone VR headset with 6DoF "world-scale" tracking, HTC had yet to reveal its detailed specs nor price, but almost a month later, we finally have some answers. First of all, as of November 1…
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Volvo’s SUV subscription plan starts at $600 per month — insurance included

Volvo announced back in September that it was wading into offering subscription models for its cars starting with the new XC40 compact SUV. This week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the company finally revealed that those subscriptions will start at $ 600 per month over the course of a two-year contract — just like how you might buy a smartphone.

Care By Volvo, as the program is called, will start up in 2018, and that monthly price is all-inclusive, save for taxes, registration fees, and gas. Here’s what you get:

  • The all-wheel drive XC40 with a turbocharged 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, panoramic roof, 19-inch wheels, trimmed with Volvo’s “Premium” and “Vision” packages, which includes features…

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Xperia XZ1 drops to $600 in the US with a free Xperia Ear

A while back the Sony Xperia XZ1 flagship dropped to $ 650, but now Cyber Monday brings an even lower price – $ 600. And you can score a free Xperia Ear, which cost $ 200 at launch last year. B&H Photo Video is selling the dual-SIM model (G8342) for $ 600. It’s available in Black, Moonlit Blue, Venus Pink and Warm Silver. This includes a free Xperia Ear Bluetooth earbud (currently valued at $ 130). Amazon also asks $ 600 for the XZ1 (dual-SIM again), though it doesn’t bundle the Ear. The smaller Xperia XZ1 Compact goes for $ 510 on B&H, if you grab the Black color. Amazon can top that…

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Deal: 256GB iPhone 7 for $600 at T-Mobile

T-Mobile had a deal on the iPhone 7 with 256 GB internal storage back in October and it’s doing it again now. The clearance sale let’s you buy the phone for $ 600 in three colors. The phone is not offered by Apple anymore. For comparison, the 128 GB variant can be bought from both the telecom and manufacturer for $ 650. With the proper credit rating in the US, the iPhone 7 256 GB can be purchased for $ 25 per month for 24 months. Jet Black and Pink colors are out of stock, so the phone is available in either Gold, Silver or Red. For people who want to buy the phone at the moment but…

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Early Black Friday Deal: Apple’s 15″ MacBook Pro for $1,799 ($600 off) with free headphones & Office 365, plus no tax in 48 states

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In what is the lowest price we’ve seen with the free gifts, B&H is knocking $ 600 off the standard Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro and throwing in a free pair of JBL E45BT Bluetooth Headphones and a year of Office 365 Personal (a combined value of $ 170). Plus, no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.
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Killer Deals: High-end 2016 15″ MacBook Pro for $2,099 ($700 off) w/ free headphones or Radeon 450 15″ for $1,799 ($600 off) w/ no tax in 48 states

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Exclusively for AI readers, save $ 700 on Apple’s high-end Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro (2.7GHz, 16GB, 512GB, Radeon 455) and score a free pair of JBL headphones valued at $ 99.95. Or take advantage of a $ 600 discount on the standard 15" model, now $ 1,799. Both configs qualify for free expedited shipping with no sales tax outside NY and NJ.
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