2019 iPad Air

Thursday’s best deals include $99 off iPad Air, plus markdowns on AirPods Pro, and MacBook Pro. You’ll find all that and more below in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

Take $99 off Apple’s 10.5-inch iPad Air

Amazon is offering Apple’s 10.5-inch iPad Air Wi-Fi 256GB in Silver for $550. As a comparison, that’s a $99 savings from the regular going rate and a match of the Amazon all-time low for this model. Apple’s latest iPad Air sports a 10.5-inch Retina display, 8MP and 7MP cameras, and support for Apple Pencil. All are powered by the new A12 64-bit SoC processor. This is a great middle ground between Apple’s larger and smaller iPads currently on the market.

AirPods Pro hit new all-time low

Best Buy is offering Apple AirPods Pro in Geek Squad Certified Refurbished Condition for $209. As a comparison, these earbuds typically sell for $249 new and are down to $235 at Amazon. AirPods Pro delivers a refreshed take of the popular original version, now featuring active noise cancellation, tapered silicone tips, and a water-resistant design. Apple’s H1 chip ensures you have fast connectivity and up to 24 hours of battery life. I picked up this pair late last year, and I have to say that the hype is real. Our Jeff Benjamin agreed in his recent hands-on review, noting that AirPods Pro “sound amazing, they’re uber-portable, come with great battery life, and feature incredible Active Noise Cancellation.” they include a 90-day warranty.

13-inch MacBook Pro is $600 off

B&H offers the previous-generation Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro 256GB with Touch Bar for $1,100. That’s good for $600 off the original price and $100 less than our previous mention. This machine includes a 3.1GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 16GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. It ships with four Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports, Touch ID sensor, and more. Although a previous-generation model, there’s still plenty of value here, and it’s worth noting that this is a rare chance to score the upgraded hard drive with 256GB below $1,100.

Save 50% on Twelve South’s HiRise stand

Twelve South via Amazon is currently offering its HiRise iPhone Charging Stand for $10. Down from $20, today’s offer beats our previous mention by $6, and returns to match the all-time low. With a built-in Lightning cable in tow, Twelve South’s charging stand is comprised of higher-end materials than your average plastic alternative. Whether it’s for refueling your iPhone or AirPods on a nightstand or even topping off a Magic Keyboard, any device rocking Apple’s charging port can technically take advantage of HiRise.

VIZIO 65-inch AirPlay 2 TV includes a $200 credit

Dell is currently offering the VIZIO M-Series 65-inch AirPlay 2 4K HDR TV (M658-G1) bundled with a $200 gift card for $650. Usually selling for $750, right now Best Buy has it marked down to $670. Throw in the bonus $200 credit, and you’re saving up to 32% while scoring one of the best values to date. Centered around a 65-inch 4K HDR panel, this quantum dot TV comes equipped with AirPlay 2 and HomeKit compatibility, as well as Chromecast integration. Built-in smart capabilities offer easy access to popular streaming services, as well. There’s also four HDMI ports as well as a single USB slot included.

Best trade-in deals

9to5Mac also keeps tabs on all the best trade-in deals on iPhone, iPad, MacBook, Apple Watch, and more every month. Be sure to check out this month’s best trade-in deals when you decide it’s time to upgrade your device. Or simply head over to our trade-in partner directly if you want to recycle, trade, or sell your used devices for cash and support 9to5Mac along the way! Use code 9to5mac for an extra $15 on all trades.

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Trevor Daugherty

Trevor Daugherty is the Senior Editor of 9to5Toys. Since joining in 2014, he’s specialized in product reviews, exclusive discounts and 9to5’s New Toy of the Day. Contact him direct at trevor@9to5mac.com.