In just a few days, it will be WWDC time again, as Apple prepares for this year’s edition of the annual developer’s expo. We’re almost sure not to see an iPhone 6s or iPhone 7 at the event, but there’s a chance we may at least find out more about the iPad Pro. This device may be Apple’s answer to the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, a “crossover” or hybrid device that straddles the line between large tablet and smaller notebook. Rumors indicate that the iPad Pro will have standout fundamentals, including a 12-to-13-inch Retina Display, and that should allow it to compete favorably against the Surface Pro 3 as a productivity-oriented device, and one that may be best utilized by design professionals.
That said, the iPad Pro has yet to be launched, but you can still get some nice deals on Apple products as part of Best Buy’s ongoing three-day “Gifts for Grads” sale. So without further ado, let’s take you to those deals.
Best Buy’s Apple deals include a discount on the 13.3-inch MacBook Air configuration with 4 GB RAM and 256 GB flash storage. Instead of paying $1,199.99, you’ll get to save $100 and pay only $1,099.99 for the thin-and-light. But if you’re looking for a larger Apple computer, meaning an all-in-one machine, Best Buy has some specials for you as well. The 21.5-inch iMac config with 8 GB RAM and 1 TB hard drive space costs $1,149.99, which is $150 off the regular price of $1,299.99. And the 27-inch iMac that comes with 8 GB RAM and 1 TB hard drive space is also selling for $150, with its full-fat price at $1,799.99 and its discount price at $1,649.99.
It’s just not Apple products that are selling on the cheap as part of Best Buy’s graduation deals. The Moto X (2014) is selling for $299.99, and that goes for both the off-contract AT&T and Verizon versions. That represents a $100 price cut off the AT&T’s model’s regular price, and $250 off for the Verizon edition; both phones are available in black. And if you’re in the market for some video game hardware or titles, Best Buy has a couple. The Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Console Bundle, which allows you to get a “free select game,” costs $349.99, and that’s $50 off regular pricing, or $110 off if you figure in the price of the bonus title as well. And speaking of individual titles, Titanfall is available for $16.99 – $13 off regular Best Buy pricing of $29.99, and $43 off its release date price of $59.99.
So we’re down to our last item to be covered in this deals recap, and since we started off with some Apple product deals, this is our equivalent of those “One more thing” presentations Steve Jobs was so famous for back in the day. This isn’t an Apple deal, though, as we’re now talking about the HTC One M9, an Android flagship phone. Unveiled at WWDC 2015 and released just a few weeks later, the HTC One M9 is still fairly new in the market, and while you won’t be getting a cash discount for this device, Best Buy is giving out a $50 gift card, which makes for a nice twist considering the phone was released just a shade over two months ago.