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Shop this massive sale on refurbished Apple products: Save on MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iPads, and iPhones

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Save big on Apple products.
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Black Friday 2018 has come and gone, which means the year’s best deals on tech products are over. Done. Finito.

… Or are they?

For a limited time, you’ll find a handful of refurbished Apple gadgets (plus accessories to use with them) on sale in the Mashable Shop at can’t-miss prices. Here’s what’s available:

Multitask on the go with this ultra-slim MacBook Air laptop, which comes with an Intel Core i5 processor for responsive operation and 4GB of RAM. It’s normally $728, but you can snag it for 12% off at just $639. (Pinch us: we’re dreaming.)

This ridiculously lightweight MacBook Air features a long-lasting battery and a powerful Intel HD Graphics 4000 Processor. It’s available in two different models — 2012 and 2015. It’s normally $1,199.99, but you can snag the 2012 for 35% off at just $779.

Browse the interwebs like never before on this certified-refurbished MacBook Pro laptop, which comes with a 2560 x 1600 resolution, 8GB of memory, the Intel® Iris graphics 6100 graphics processor, and other impressive features. It’s normally $1,512, but you can snag it for 20% off at just $1,199 today.

Featuring IPS LCD Display and 16GB of storage, this super-responsive iPad Mini is an affordable and portable alternative to other laptops and tablets. The 16GB is normally $459.99, but you can snag it for 53% off at just $169.

Listed in Excellent condition, this compact iPad Mini 2 with Retina display boasts a higher resolution than an HDTV and MIMO technology for optimal performance. Choose between two different storage capacities: 16GB or 32GB. The 16GB is normally $399, but you can snag it for 27% off at just $289.

This 9.7-inch iPad 3 with Retina display lets you surf the web from virtually anywhere, and in crisp, clear detail. Built with a 5.0-megapixel iSight camera, it’s available in Acceptable condition. It’s normally $499, but you can snag it for 68% off at just $155.

Work from anywhere with this iPad Mini 3 which harnesses the power of Siri functionality, Bluetooth technology, and Wi-Fi capabilities for easy on-the-go use. It’s normally $399, but you can snag it for 11% off at just $355.

This iPad Air listed in Fair condition packs 1GB of RAM, Bluetooth connectivity, and an 8.0MP rear camera with video stabilization tools into its slim 9.7-inch frame. It’s normally $499, but you can snag it for 54% off at just $225.

Billed as the “most forward-thinking smartphone in the world” upon its debut, this gold iPhone 5S comes complete with Bluetooth connectivity, Siri technology, and gorgeous Retina display.  It’s normally $649.99, but you can snag the unlocked model for 76% off at just $155.

With captivating Live Photo features and 3D Touch technology, this gold iPhone 6S Plus will upgrade your life from the very first time you power it up.  It’s normally $849.99, but you can snag it for 40% off at just $509.

iPhone 7 (certified refurbished)

Take incredible photos with water-resistant 256GB iPhone 7, which comes in a black finish and features a 12MP camera with a 1.8 aperture, 4K video, and optical image stabilization. The slightly larger 32GB iPhone 7 Plus is also available in black and rose gold finishes. It’s normally $999, but you can snag it for 34% off at just $659.

Five minutes of charging equals two hours of playback with these wireless BeatsX headphones, which come equipped with Fast Fuel technology and multiple ear tip options for a comfortable and secure fit. They’re available in two colors — gray or blue — and normally run for $149.99, but you can snag them on sale for $119.

MacBook Pro with updated GPU is now available

Apple recently unveiled a bunch of new products during a press event in New York. But the company also quietly shared a press release with new configurations for the 15-inch MacBook Pro. Customers can now get a MacBook Pro with an AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16 or Vega 20 graphics processing unit.

Before this update, users could only get Radeon Pro 555X or 560X GPUs. Those options are still available, but you can now pay a bit more money to get much better GPUs.

As the name suggests, Vega is a new generation of graphics processors. The iMac Pro comes with desktop-class Vega processors — the Vega 56 and Vega 64. The Vega 16 or Vega 20 are less powerful than the iMac Pro GPUs. But they also fit in a laptop and consume much less power.

In particular, Radeon Pro GPUs use GDDR5 memory just like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One X. But Vega GPUs now take advantage of HBM2 memory, which provides more bandwidth and consumes less power.

It leads to a direct bump in performance. Apple says you can expect as much as 60 percent faster graphics performance. But we’ll have to wait for the benchmarks to know that for sure.

Vega GPUs are only available on the most expensive 15-inch MacBook Pro configuration that starts at $2,799 with a Radeon Pro 560X. Upgrading to the Vega 16 costs another $250, while the Vega 20 is $350 more expensive than the base model.

Apple will replace glitchy iPhone X touchscreens for free

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Attention iPhone X users: Does your phone’s touchscreen not work properly? Yeah? Because you might be eligible for a free screen replacement from Apple.

Apple’s launched a replacement program for any iPhone X with touch-related issues, including the touchscreen not responding to touch, responding intermittently, and operating when it’s not touched.  

The replacement program is only for the iPhone X and doesn’t include the new iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR.

If you believe your phone suffers from any touchscreen problems, you may bring it to Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider for a free “display module”.

There’s one caveat: If your screen’s damaged, it’s likely your device won’t qualify for a free display replacement even it has touchscreen issues. This isn’t your chance to get both a free pristine display replacement and a fix for your touchscreen in one go.

If your iPhone X’s screen is, say, cracked, and it prevents the repair from being performed without further damage, it’s highly likely you will need to get that fixed first. In other words, you will have to pay for a new screen separately, which might cancel out the need for a free display module replacement.

MacBook Pro SSD replacement, too

Separately, Apple’s also announced an SSD storage replacement affecting the non-Touch Bar version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro sold between June 2017 and June 2018.

Apple says it’s found a “limited number of 128GB and 256GB solid-state drives (SSD) used in 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar) units have an issue that may result in data loss and failure of the drive.”

Same as with the iPhone X, Apple or an Authorized Service Provider will replace the SSD for free.

If you’re unsure whether or not your MacBook Pro is covered, you can enter its serial number on Apple’s website to see if it is or isn’t.

Don’t forget to do a backup

As always, we recommend performing a backup of any devices before bringing them in for any repair or replacement. Any data loss as a result of a repair will be your own responsibility and the last thing you want is to hear bad news after a successful repair.

So whether you back up your data through iCloud or locally to external storage, just make sure you do.

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Get the MacBook Pro and iPad (both refurbished) on sale this weekend

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What if we told you it was possible to snag an iPad or MacBook at Black Friday-worthy prices (without fighting anyone at Best Buy)? If your response to that statement is the emotional equivalent of the side-eye emoji, we can’t really blame you — but guess what? It’s a thing, and it’s happening right now in the Mashable Shop with a handful of refurbished Apple products.

Without further adieu, check out these stellar deals on three of Apple’s finest gadgets:

Please stop and read this before you drop $1,299 on the latest 13.9-inch MacBook Pro. This 2012 model, listed in excellent condition, comes with a Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM that can run multiple apps and tabs, a 500GB hard drive, and Intel Turbo Boost Technology for extra energy efficiency. Plus, it’s equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 technology so you can wirelessly transfer files between devices. Apple typically sells this refurbished model for $829, so this is definitely a good deal.

This fourth-generation iPad boasts an uber-fast processor, plenty of battery life, and the ever-helpful Siri personal assistant. Especially impressive are its two cameras featuring exposure control, face detection, video stabilization, and auto HDR functions — not to mention its stunning 9.7-inch retina display. Listed in excellent condition, it comes with 16GB of storage space for your multimedia files and ready-to-use Wi-Fi support.

Durable yet remarkably lightweight, this powerful tablet is equipped with 32GB of local storage, Siri functionality, enhanced front and rear cameras, and an eye-catching 9.7-inch retina display on which you can view your favorite shows and movies. Essentially, it’s just like your trusty computer — minus the bulk, that is.