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Apple MacBook Laptop Rebates, iPhone Deals, Apple Watch Discounts, and More: Bargain Hunting

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We return one more week with the Hunting Bargains section, the last of the year 2022; a section of Applesfera dedicated to collecting best apple device deals. Do you want to get an iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac computers, AirPods or accessories? Here you can find the best discounts. Let’s start!


iPhone Deals

  • iPhone 14 Plus 256GB for 1126 euros: the first offer is for one of the latest Apple smartphones, which stands out for its 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display and the powerful A15 Bionic chip. It integrates dual 12 MP rear cameras with Cinema and Action modes. Its autonomy is another of its strong points, capable of holding up to 26 hours of video playback. You can connect to 5G phone networks.

Apple iPhone 14 Plus (256 GB) - Black Night

Apple iPhone 14 Plus (256 GB) – Black Night

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  • iPhone 13 256GB for 939 euros: we went to a terminal of the last generation, with 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED displayA15 Bionic chip, double rear camera, 5G connectivity, battery with up to 20 hours of video playback, Face ID and more features that keep it as one of the most interesting terminals.

Apple iPhone 13 (256GB) - (Product) Red

Apple iPhone 13 (256GB) – (Product) Red

  • iPhone SE (2022) 64GB for 499 euros: if you don’t want to spend a lot of money on an iPhone, but you want a recent model, this terminal has the A15 Bionic processor to run iOS 16 and compatible apps with ease. It maintains the iconic design of the iPhone 8 and its 4.7-inch Retina display. It has a 12 MP rear camera and as a security system it uses the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, integrated into the start button.

2022 Apple iPhone SE (64 GB) - Star White (3rd generation)

2022 Apple iPhone SE (64 GB) – Star White (3rd generation)

Apple Watch Deals

Apple Watch Se
  • Apple Watch SE (GPS, 44mm) 1st generation for 265 euros: Apple’s best value “smart” watch has a great 1.78-inch Retina LTPO OLED displaypowerful processor, 32 GB of internal storage and precise heart rate sensor.

Apple Watch SE, GPS, 44mm, Space Gray Aluminum Case, Midnight Sport Band

Apple Watch SE, GPS, 44mm, Space Gray Aluminum Case, Midnight Sport Band

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  • Apple Watch Series 8 (GPS + Cellular, 45mm) for 774.48 euros: a more recent and complete model is this smartwatch, with an even larger screen and more stylized design. Its gold stainless steel case gives it a more elegant (and resistant) touch. It has accident detection and new temperature sensor. It integrates an accurate heart rate sensor, 4G connectivity for streaming music and phone calls, and many more features.

Apple Watch Series 8 (GPS + Cellular, 45mm) Smartwatch with Gold Stainless Steel Case - White Star Sport Band - One Size.  Training monitor, Water resistance

Apple Watch Series 8 (GPS + Cellular, 45mm) Smartwatch with Gold Stainless Steel Case – White Star Sport Band – One Size. Training monitor, Water resistance

iPad Deals

iPad Mini
  • iPad mini (2021) 6th generation with 64 GB for 579 euros: MediaMarkt sells Apple’s most compact tablet completely new via eBay, with 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display compatible with True Tone and wide color gamut, A15 Bionic chip, 12 MP cameras for good video calls, Wi-Fi 6, Touch ID, up to 10 hours of battery life, USB-C and compatibility with Apple Pencil 2nd generation.

2021 Apple iPad mini (8.3-inch with Wi-Fi, 64GB) - Space Gray (6th generation)

2021 Apple iPad mini (8.3-inch with Wi-Fi, 64GB) – Space Gray (6th generation)

  • iPad (2022) 10.9-inch with 64 GB for 529 euros: another of Apple’s tablets is on sale, the last to update its design and incorporate USB-C. Have 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with True ToneA14 Bionic chip, 12 MP ultra-wide-angle front camera with Center Framing, Touch ID, Wi-Fi 6 and compatibility with Apple Pencil.

2022 Apple iPad 10.9-inch (Wi-Fi, 64 GB) - in Yellow (10th generation)

2022 Apple iPad 10.9-inch (Wi-Fi, 64 GB) – in Yellow (10th generation)

Mac Deals

Macbook Air M1
  • MacBook Air (2020) 256GB for 979 euros: this is one of the best value for money laptops. It stands out for integrating the M1 chip and its great autonomy of up to 18 hours per charge. Have 13.3-inch Retina displayHD webcam, Touch ID sensor on the backlit keyboard, 256 GB of SSD and 8 GB of unified memory.

Apple MacBook Air Laptop (2020): Apple M1 Chip, 13-Inch Retina Display, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Backlit Keyboard, FaceTime HD Camera, Touch ID Sensor, Color Gold

Apple MacBook Air Laptop (2020): Apple M1 Chip, 13-Inch Retina Display, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Backlit Keyboard, FaceTime HD Camera, Touch ID Sensor, Color Gold

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  • MacBook Pro (2022) 512GB For 1,559 euros: another of Apple’s laptops on offer, with great autonomy of up to 20 hours per charge. It integrates the powerful M2 chip together with 8 GB of unified memory and 512 GB of internal SSD storage. Their 13.3-inch Retina display It reaches 500 nits of brightness and has a wide color gamut (P3). Among other features it comes with HD webcam and studio quality microphones.

Apple 2022 MacBook Pro Laptop with M2 Chip 13-Inch Retina Display, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage, Touch Bar, Color Space Gray​​​

Apple 2022 MacBook Pro Laptop with M2 Chip 13-Inch Retina Display, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage, Touch Bar, Color Space Gray​​​

Accessories Deals

home kit power strip
  • 10000 mAh MagSafe Battery for iPhone for 30.99 euros: light and slim, this MagSafe external battery compatible with iPhone 12 and later provides a battery boost with its 10,000 mAh capacity. You can recharge at a power of up to 22.5W by cable and charge three devices at the same time.

10000mAh Magnetic Power Bank, Mag-Safe External Battery, Yisonger Wireless Portable Charger PD Fast Charging 22.5W with USB-C LED Display Compatible with iPhone 12&13&14 Pro/Pro MAX/Mini(Black)

10000mAh Magnetic Power Bank, Mag-Safe External Battery, Yisonger Wireless Portable Charger PD Fast Charging 22.5W with USB-C LED Display Compatible with iPhone 12&13&14 Pro/Pro MAX/Mini(Black)

  • Power strip compatible with Meross HomeKit for 37.99 euros: easily control household appliances through the Home app or Siri with this power strip four sockets and four USB ports. It is possible to create custom scenes with different schedules and timers.

Meross Smart Power Strip, 10A WiFi power strip with 4 plugs and 4 USB.  Compatible with Apple HomeKit, Alexa, Google Home and Google Nest, Plug with Voice Control and Remote Control

Meross Smart Power Strip, 10A WiFi power strip with 4 plugs and 4 USB. Compatible with Apple HomeKit, Alexa, Google Home and Google Nest, Plug with Voice Control and Remote Control

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If you sign up for Amazon Prime, you have a 30-day free trial (after 49.90 euros per year) to enjoy free fast shipping, priority access to offers, services such as Prime Video, Prime Music and unlimited photo storage. Also, if you are a student, becoming a Prime Student costs half as much and you have a 90-day trial. You can also try services like Kindle Unlimited or Audible free for 30 days.

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Apple Pay in South Korea: this time it’s (really) coming soon

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After a false start and much procrastination from the administrative authorities, Apple Pay really getting ready to make its big debut in South Korea. The Financial Services Commission had looked into the exclusivity contract that linked Hyundai to Apple Pay, and it was finally decided to cancel this deal: “During the authorization process, Hyundai Card decided to remove the exclusivity clause that was included in the original contract. Therefore, other credit card companies may contract with Apple to provide Apple Pay service in Korea at any time. » thus specified one of the persons in charge for the FSC. Hyundai Card will only be able to benefit from the service a little in advance, in particular in the shops of Costco, Lotte Himart, Ediya, Mega Coffee, KFC etc.

Apple Pay virtual payment

This new arrangement should not be so unfavorable to Apple since Apple Pay can now be compatible with all payment cards used in South Korea. As a reminder, the FSC had blocked the launch of Apple Pay at Hyundai Card almost at the last minute: advertisements announcing the availability of Apple Pay were even already visible in Seoul! Finally, in addition to Hyundai Card, Apple Pay will also be compatible with credit cards from Shinhan, Samsung (yes!) and BC.

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Magic Mouse VS Logitech Lift: Features, Differences, and Pricing

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Apple offers users two peripherals to control their Macs: the Magic Trackpad or the Magic Mouse. Those used to MacBooks and their large touch pad for gestures may choose the former, but those who prefer a more conventional experience are likely to opt for the latter. However, there are other mice that can make us question whether the Magic Mouse is the best option for our Mac. Like the Logitech Lift. We put them face to face to compare their features, differences… and prices.

Features Magic Mouse and Logitech Lift

Logitech Lift

Specifications

apple magic mouse

logitech lift

dimensions and weight

2.16 cm (height) x 5.71 cm (width) x 11.35 cm (depth), and 99 grams

7.1 cm (height) x 7 cm (width) x 10.8 cm (depth), and 125 grams

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth and Lightning

Bluetooth and USB Logi Bolt

sensor technology

Logitech Advanced Optical Tracking with up to 4000 dpi

buttons

Multi-touch surface and one click

Six buttons, four of them configurable

wireless operating distance

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about 10 meters

battery

Month or more of operation per charge

up to two years

Compatibility

Mac with Bluetooth and OS X 10.11 or later, and iPad with iPadOS 13.4 or later

Windows, macOS, iPadOS, Chrome OS and Linux

price

85 euros

€79.99

Logitech Lift for Mac, Ergonomic Wireless Mouse, Discreet Clicks, Silent Smartwheel, 4 Customizable Buttons, Bluetooth, For macOS/iPadOS/MacBook Pro/Macbook Air/iMac/iPad, OffWhite

Logitech Lift for Mac, Ergonomic Wireless Mouse, Discreet Clicks, Silent Smartwheel, 4 Customizable Buttons, Bluetooth, For macOS/iPadOS/MacBook Pro/Macbook Air/iMac/iPad, OffWhite


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  • Design: the Logitech Lift aims to solve a problem that many of the people who work glued to the computer end up suffering: wrist pain. Have a 57 degree angle relieves pressure on the wrist, so that the arm and upper body have a more relaxed position. In addition, there is a left-handed version and a right-handed version. The Magic Mouse goes for a minimalist, low-profile look, the opposite of the Lift, and you love it or hate it. This type of design does not suit some people because of the pain.
  • connectivity: Magic Mouse connects to Mac instantly via Bluetooth, and is recharged by Lightning. The Logitech Lift can be used both by Bluetooth and by the Logi Bolt USB receiver if our equipment does not have Bluetooth or we prefer this type of connectivity.
  • sensor technology: Apple does not provide information on this, but Logitech assures that the Lift can be configured with up to 4000dpi for users who want more speed (without sacrificing precision).
  • Buttons: Magic Mouse, to the *text muted* eye, does not have buttons, because its surface works like a big button, and it depends on whether the click is on the left or right side to do certain functions. However, this has a problem, especially when playing games, since you can’t do both clicks at the same time. On the other hand, the surface is tactile and allows gestures, something that is not common in a mouse. The Logitech Lift has six buttons, and four of them are configurable. In addition, the SmartWheel allows comfortable movements of speed and precision.
  • Compatibility: Magic Mouse only works with Mac. Period. By your side, the Logitech Lift offers compatibility with all major operating systems: Windows, macOS, Linux, Chrome OS and iPadOS. Plus, it can be paired with up to three devices at once and quickly switch between them with the push of a button, making it highly versatile.
  • Battery: Apple promises a month or a month and a half of autonomy in the Magic Mouse depending on the use, but Logitech claims its Lift can last up to two yearsand uses one AA battery.
  • Price: The recommended retail price of both mice is similar: 79.99 euros for the Logitech Lift and 85 euros for the Magic Mouse. Of course, the Logitech Lift can be found around 50 euros with usual offers.

Magic Mouse VS Logitech Lift, which one to buy?

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Since its release, Apple hasn’t revamped the Magic Mouse (other than adding a built-in battery in place of the battery compartment in a revision), and seems to have no interest in doing so. It is a mouse that enters through the eyes and attracts attention due to its design, since there is no other like it. But It is not very practical for many users (or comfortable). Yes, it allows you to perform gestures such as movement and has a range that is not bad, but it is not for everyone.

The Logitech Lift is a more conventional proposal, although not classic, since it is committed to a vertical format with which to help us improve posture and reduce wrist pain, something that those of us who spend working in front of the computer all day have suffered ever. Also has customizable buttons and dpias well as the ability to connect it to three devices at once and jump between them quickly.

Logitech Lift for Mac, Ergonomic Wireless Mouse, Discreet Clicks, Silent Smartwheel, 4 Customizable Buttons, Bluetooth, For macOS/iPadOS/MacBook Pro/Macbook Air/iMac/iPad, OffWhite

Logitech Lift for Mac, Ergonomic Wireless Mouse, Discreet Clicks, Silent Smartwheel, 4 Customizable Buttons, Bluetooth, For macOS/iPadOS/MacBook Pro/Macbook Air/iMac/iPad, OffWhite


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Apple would not have planned a Mac Studio M2 Ultra because of the new Mac Pro

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Apple is due to launch a new Mac Pro with the M2 Ultra chip this year and that could mean there won’t be a new Mac Studio with the same chip, according to information from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.

The problem for Apple would be that a Mac Studio with the M2 Ultra chip and a Mac Pro with the same processor would duplicate each other. The interest in taking a Mac Pro would be more than limited, especially if we are to believe the rumors that the machine will not be really modular. Apple would therefore prefer to set aside the Mac Studio and not renew it, at least for now.

It could therefore be that Apple is waiting for its M3 or M4 chips to offer a new version of the Mac Studio. Suffice to say that we will have to wait a little while. As a reminder, the existing computer was born a little less than a year ago now and is entitled to M1 Max and M1 Ultra chips.

Regarding the Mac Pro, Apple had initially planned an M2 Extreme chip, but the project was finally abandoned to focus on the M2 Ultra chip. The computer would keep the same design as the 2019 model with Intel processors. Users would not be able to change the RAM or graphics card (GPU) themselves. The release would take place in the spring, although the exact date is still uncertain.

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