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Jabran (J.) Kundi is a seasoned reviewer for Four Best. He has an engineering background from the National University of Science and Technology and studied in Germany for several years. In his free time, when he is not spending his time researching and reviewing some of the best products around, he enjoys speaking German. Guten Tag!

The 4 Best Apple Deals for 2020 up to 60% off

March 6, 2020    Electronics Gifts 

Renewed Apple Bargains

Apple produces some of the best devices and accessories in the world. It therefore comes as no surprise that these products come with a heavy price tag. What we also know is that Apple's refurbished products come at a very good standard of quality, but from the price perspective, they are quite cheap, which gives us some great deals. Let's take a look at some of these deals in detail.

  • OUR TAKE
    PROS
    CONS

  • RUNNER UP

    Apple
    MacBook Pro 13 Inch (Renewed)

    Amazon.com Paid
    OUR TAKE
    • This MacBook boasts an i5 processor and Intel Iris Plus Graphics 60 making it ideal for graphics designers or media related people. It is available at a great discount and is a perfect opportunity for students to get their hands on a MacBook!
    PROS
    • Beats MacBook Air Retina 2018 in terms of some features.
    • P3 Wide color display.
    • Available in multiple colors.
    • Intel Core i5.
    • 35% discount.
    CONS
    • No touch bar or touch ID.
    • 2nd generation keyboard.

  • ALMOST

    Apple
    iPad Air 2 (Renewed)

    Amazon.com Paid
    OUR TAKE
    • The iPad became popular because it gave business people as well as students the possibility of not having to carry a laptop(and a bag) with them at all times. It is still in common use today and at over 50% discount, a great deal
    PROS
    • Upgradable to ipadOS.
    • Super light.
    • Perfect for busy people on the go.
    • Available at less than half of the retail price.
    CONS
    • Only 16 GB of Storage
    • No support for Apple pencil.

  • ALMOST

    Apple
    iPhone 7, 32GB (Renewed)

    Amazon.com Paid
    OUR TAKE
    • The iPhone 7 is another great budget choice for anyone looking to enjoy Apple's unique user experience at reasonable prices. The phone is compatible with all latest apps and devices so it being a few years old shouldn't be an issue.
    PROS
    • 32Gb built-in storage.
    • Water resistant.
    • Great display.
    • Improved camera compared to the previous model.
    CONS
    • Short battery life.
    • No headphone jack.

The Runner Up

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MacBook Pro 13 Retina 2017 - Older but Better!

This is the 13-inch Macbook Pro with retina display. The 2017 Pro series was the first one that introduced the Touch Bar, but unfortunately this model doesn't come with that feature.

Performance lovers who require higher-configuration laptops love this "easily portable" laptop. But will this laptop still be useful to you in the next 5 years?

MacBook Pro Retina (2017) vs. MacBook Air Retina (2018)

Last year, Apple introduced a redesigned MacBook Air with the Retina display and two new colors (Gold, Space Grey). As for the pricing, many asked: why should they spend $1,099 when they could get better performance from the 2017's MacBook Pro?

When talking about the display specifications, both have the same 13.3-inch LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2560 x1600 resolution at 227 pixels/inch with support for millions of colors. The only difference is in brightness. The Macbook Pro supports P3 Wide Color gamut that gains on color accuracy and fresher look.

Comfort is one of the striking features of MacBook Air. The 2nd generation keyboard used in Macbook Pro resulted in many adverse reactions - as the users claimed the dust could easily stick under the keys.

It is not outside the realms of possibility that Apple was aware of releasing almost the same MacBook. Their point was to improve comfort that the previous MacBooks were missing. This may not be the most convincing reason but is good enough to opt for the newer version.  The Touch ID feature; better speakers' sound; 120 grams lighter and Siri experience are the other determining factors.

Back to the winning tech reason of why to chose the MacBook Pro:

Intel Core i5 2.3GHz dual-core with the TurboBoost (Up to 3.6GHz), with the combination of Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640, is the best reason if you're a media designer, graphics creator, video editor, or a Photoshop expert. It is specially helpful if you work involves running multiple software at the same time.

It's far away from MacBook Airs' 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, and standard Intel UHD Graphics 617. In that case, MacBook Air has a durable battery life (10h vs. 12h).

When it comes to deciding either new or refurbished one, it's essential to check the condition that the refurbishing company has mentioned. We already did it for you here though. The refurbished one definitely looks the better deal here.

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Worthy Mention

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iPad Air 2

Before talking anything about the iPad, let's ask ourselves a couple of questions: Why should someone use it? and for what purpose?

Smartphone screen sizes usually range from 4.7" - 5.5". Let's say that you use your Smartphone for everyday tasks (Phone Calls, Messages, Media, Web Search, Social Media, Notes, Games). On the other hand, you use the Laptop for managing work tasks; exploring the Web and managing documents among other stuff.

You conclude that using your Smartphone for reading, writing, and managing workflow isn't the right choice because of screen size and the lack of features on a smaller screen.

A laptop does solve these problems but it brings with itself another issue - the battery. Batteries on latops drain really quickly and you need to carry a heavy charger with you at all times.Ideally, you need something right in the middle, and that's where the iPad comes in. It is not only portable but offers a bigger screen size with a much longer battery life.

There are various types of usage: 

Schools provide iPad (Tablet) devices for their students to improve learning, while students can easily manage homework (Writing, Reading, Research) on their iPads. Companies are using them as an alternative to Laptops for Presentations and work management. Almost every family has at least one Tablet device in their house for games, music, learning, movies, and more. My personal use of it is for reading and a full screen that helps me to explore the text better, manage tasks and schedules, and multimedia entertainment.  You will also often see people in busy places using iPads for public surveys or when working outdoors where they don't have time or space to sit down.

The iPad devices have a pen for effectively writing, drawing, and use. This particular device comes without it, so you'll need to order that separately.

Apple iPad Air 2, 16 GB, Space Gray, Newest Version (Renewed)

Have you ever wondered about the reason why the "Air" is in the name? - Its weight is only 1 pound! The easy-to-handle device from 2014 is compatible with the newly introduced ipadOS by Apple. It looks amazing while there are no possible errors that could happen with the update of iOS (Previous operating system). If you buy the iPad, you should consider upgrading it to the ipadOS.

While the 9.7" screen of 2048 x 1536 resolution allows a clear and bright look, dimensions of 8 x 6 x 8 inches are perfectly selected to fit with the human hand. With the ipadOS upgrade, you will see how easily you can switch between open tabs.

The storage is the only thing that bothers us with this fantastic deal. 16 GB of storage is for many users a low configuration since it doesn't support SD card.

Is it worth to buy in 2019?

If you consider buying the refurbished (Only available option), you can save up to 60% off the retail price! Many users claim that they're satisfied with this device in 2019. It does all of the necessary work, while 2GB of RAM allows them to use today's apps and websites with relative ease. It should stay competetive for the next 2-3 years, especially with the new ipadOS.

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