12.9″ iPad PRO (2018, 256GB, Wifi-only) for $899

If you are not tempted by the 2020 iPad PROs, for a limited time, B&H Photo is having a special offer on the new condition 12.9-inch iPad PRO (2018) (256GB, Wifi-only, Space Age Gray) for $899 with free US shipping… You also get a free 1-year subscription to Apple TV+ (as with most new i-device purchases)…

$50 off on select 2020 iPad PRO tablets (11″ and 12.9″ options)

We have the first notable discounts on the 2020 iPad PROs! When they were announced, the storage jumps was the usual +$100 but now we have movement on the 256GB front, dropping $50 on the 12.9-inch model, making it $1049 in the “Space Gray” at B&H Photo, while the other color being $1069, while the 128GB options remain at around $999… The 512GB is around $1279, while the 1TB is at $1449 in the “Space Gray”.

If you are interested in the 11-inch 2020 iPad PRO, the 128GB version has dropped just $10~ down to $789, but the “Space Gray” of the 256GB version is down to $849 at B&H Photo, while the other color is at $879. Further up, the 512GB is $1049 only in the “Space Gray”, while the 1TB is $1249 again only in “Space Gray”.

If you are of the Apple persuasion, B&H has a number of other Apple promotions and offerings…

And per the Fairness Doctrine (TM) we must needs mention a competitor, Google has Work from Home Router offers, both their own “Google Wifi” routers and the Nest products…

And for students of all ages learning from home, they have created a new Home Schooling portal with related products and offerings…

Pre-order the new iPad PROs and the new Magically Magical and Amazingly Wonderful Keyboards

Leave it to Apple to launch a tablet keyboard that costs more than most non-Apple tablets in the market today. If that hasn’t scared you away, keep on reading ๐Ÿ™‚

Apple has just revealed the new generation of iPad PROs along with new MacBook Airs and Mac Minis! But the star of the show are the Magic Keyboards. They are really magic. The iPad levitate on the keyboard platform (well, except for the part of the iPad that is actually attached to the keyboard platform). The Magic Keyboard for the 11-inch goes for $299, while the Magic for the 12.9-inch goes for $349. iOS updates are coming for some of the older iPad PROs to be able to use this new magically magical and amazingly wonderful device ๐Ÿ™‚

The new iPad PROs are available for pre-ordering at B&H Photo with the 11-inch starting at $799 (128GB) an the 12.9-inch starting at $999 (128GB). The storage jump from 128GB to 256GB is +$100, but the other two jumps (256 to 512, 512 to 1TB) are +$200 each, with the 1TB options being +$500 of the base option for each screen size. The LTE options is +$150. Finally the days of the 16GB and 32GB and 64GB are over ๐Ÿ™‚

Did I mention these new iPad PROs use USB-C? At Last, At Last, At Last ๐Ÿ™‚

Last Call (ends Mon PM): iPad sales

Last call on the Apple-sanctioned iPad sales for Black Cyber Fri-Monday! A variety of iPad models (I’ve lost track now) are on sale going from the Mini to the 12.9-inch models. Find the latest offers at B&H Photo and Target and yes, Amazon itself (when interests intersect, Amazon and Apple become frenemies ~ one gets to sell more items, the other gets to boost their iPad sales and market share)…

Pre-order new 10.2-inch iPads starting at $329

A sign perhaps of Apple’s need to drive more sales among the “mere mortals”, this week saw the first official live-stream of a big Apple event in the modern era on YouTube and this was backed up by a Tim Cook statistics on the iPad ~ a lot of the iPad users are new and non-iPhone users, the iPad is bringing fresh blood in the shoppe.

Which brings us to the just-announced 10.2-inch iPads, they are now available to pre-order at B&H Photo with prices starting at $329 (Wifi, 32GB) and going +$100 for the jump to 128GB. For fans of 4G LTE, they have the usual +$130 on the Wifi-only model.

And there’s good reason iPads are keep getting bought up by non-platform users. Both Microsoft and Google tablets are in a state of non-existent confusion. Google can’t decide if they want Android or ChromeOS or both or neither for their tablets ๐Ÿ™‚ Microsoft can’t decide which variant of “Windows Lite” to launch this month ๐Ÿ˜‰

PS: if the CEO of Apple can get away with saying “eggspecially” can I also do it? Or is this too part of the Apple script to make the presentation feel more conversational/human/casual/relatable? I’m eggspecially interested in finding out!

Pre-order new iPad PRO, Macbook AIR, Mac Mini

The biggest news of yesterday’s 2018 Apple event taking place in Tim Cook’s new favorite city is that *gasp* the beloved iPad Mini 4 continues to be in the line-up as an active and “latest” model ๐Ÿ™‚

On a more serious note, Apple revealed a handful of new products, a total of over 90 SKUs (when colors, storage, etc options are factored in). The new products include a promising upgrade of the 11″ and 12.9″ iPad PROs with USB-C [good thing I stopped buying accessories at 30-PIN ;-)] with prices starting at $800 for the 11-inch model and $1000 for the 12.9-inch and go as high as $1900.

Also arriving is the highly anticipated Retina MacBook Air with prices starting at $1200 and going up to $2600. All these come with on-board SSD ranging from 128GB to 1.5TB and either 8 or 16GB of RAM.

Last but not least, the most numerous of the new products with over 50 SKUs is the new MacBook Mini with prices ranging from $800 to $4100.

So if one wants to buy one of each, at the entry-point model, that’s $2800. On the other hand, if you want to buy the flagship of each product, that’s $8600. Still less than a decent used CR darling Honda Accord ๐Ÿ™‚

Pre-order new 9.7″ “Educational” iPad, Get $25 e-Gift Card

Apple’s Education Event yesterday revealed a new iPad targeting education, but also generating a lot of interest among the general consumer looking for a $300-ish iPad with support for the Apple Pencil (aka digital stylus). For consumers, this new 9.7″ inch iPad is available for pre-ordering for $330 with a $25 Best Buy e-gift-card at the Best Buy website. The $330 price is for the base Wifi-only model with 32GB storage.

The prices increase as usual with more storage, the 128GB goes for $430 (the usual +$100 storage tier bump). Meanwhile the 32GB Cellular model goes for $460 and the 128GB Cellular goes for $560 (the usual +$130 bump).

OF photography interest is support for the Apple Pencil. The Apple pencil is NOT included. It is also compatible with the upcoming Logitech Crayon.

The iPads are still not available for purchase by Amazon itself (various 3rd-party sellers offer them but not Amazon itself), so the iPad tablet market is still doing okay. If they were close to the panic button, they’d be sold by Amazon itself as well ๐Ÿ™‚

iPads and MacBook Instant Savings at B&H

If you are looking to buy an iPad from a trustworthy authorized Apple reseller (as opposed to random eBay refurbisher du jour), B&H Photo is having iPad Instant Savings promotion featuring iPads of all sizes, from the 8″ Mini all the way to the 13″ PRO.

But that’s not all. They also have a sale on the new condition Apple 15.4″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Late 2016, Space Gray) for $1899 with free expedited shipping (Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, 2880 x 1800 Retina, Radeon PRO 450 GPU w/2GB RAM, etc)

iPad Instant Savings promotions at B&H Photo

If you are looking for an iPad, B&H Photo is an authorized Apple reseller, and they happen to have a number of instant savings promotion on various iPad models as follows:

+ iPad mini 4 (128GB, Wi-Fi Only) for $359 to $369
+ with 4G LTE (silver) for $479

+ 9.7″ iPad (2017, 32GB, Wi-Fi Only) for $299

+ 10.5″ iPad Pro (256GB, Wi-Fi) for $719
+ 512GB for $899. with 4G LTE for $999

+ 12.9″ iPad Pro (Mid 2017, 64GB, Wi-Fi Only) for $749
+ 256GB model for $829
+ 512GB model for $1019, with 4G LTE for $1129

NOTE that prices may differ slightly between different body colors for both the Wifi-only and the 4G LTE models.

B&H Apple Sale (Macbooks, iMacs, iPads, Etc)

A wide variety of Apple products are participating in a big Apple Sale at B&H Photo including Macbooks, iMacs, iPads, Mac Minis and even a “cylindrical”. You can do the “Load More” to see them all, or filter them by product category using the options there.

(ENDED) 9.7-inch 32GB iPad (2017 model) for $279

As of a late 8/2/17 re-check, this offer ended…

If you are tempted by the 2017 9.7-inch iPad, Adorama has a doorbuster sale on the 9.7-inch 32GB iPad (2017 model) on the Space Gray color scheme for $279 with free expedited shipping. Limit two units at the sale price. The other colors go for their regular price of $329. This is the Wifi-only model. This is model MP2F2LL/A.