Choosing the Right Apple Product as a Gift (or for Yourself!)

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With the holiday season fast approaching, there’s a good chance you can think of someone who would love an Apple product as a gift. We’re here to break it all down for you, so come December, your gifts will already be wrapped and ready to go under the tree. Just bookmark this article, and you’ll be ready to go.

MacBook Pro

What is it?

With a 500-nit Retina Display and True Tone technology, updated Intel® Core™ processors, and AMD Radeon Pro graphics cards, the MacBook Pro packs a lot of power into a portable design. The MacBook Pro can do everything from design and editing workflows to everyday tasks, such as browsing the Web and checking emails.

Apple released the 16" MacBook Pro models with 9th-Gen Intel® Core™ processors and dedicated AMD Radeon Pro 5300M and 5500M graphics cards for added graphics-intensive performance. The 16" Retina Display offers 3072 x 1920 resolution and 226 pixels per inch. The 16" model also features the Magic Keyboard with a redesigned scissor mechanism for a more accurate typing experience. The 13.3" models features 8th-Gen Intel® Core™ quad-core processors.

Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar
Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Who is it for?

Power users who are on the go, but can’t forfeit the power and performance of a desktop computer. The MacBook Pro provides the performance professionals need without being bulky and hard to carry. If you’re looking for a Mac laptop with the best performance, you’re looking at it.

Where can I get one?

For the updated 13.3" models with the Touch Bar, please click here.

For the 16" models with the Touch Bar, please click here.

MacBook Air

What is it?

Apple updated the MacBook Air to feature True Tone technology for a more natural viewing experience. The MacBook Air also features a 13.3" Retina Display, Touch ID, improved performance, and a more portable design. The combination of the Touch ID sensor and the Apple T2 Security Chip makes your MacBook Air safe and secure. The MacBook Air has a 3rd-gen Apple-designed keyboard and a spacious Force Touch trackpad.

Apple 13.3" MacBook Air with Retina Display
Apple 13.3" MacBook Air with Retina Display

Who is it for?

The MacBook Air is great for people who use their laptops for everyday tasks, such as sending emails, and browsing the Web. Its portable design allows users to take the MacBook Air easily to coffee shops and commutes on public transportation. Unlike the iPad Air, the MacBook Air provides the full macOS experience.

Where can I get one?

See all 13.3" MacBook Air models here.

iMac Pro

What is it?

The iMac Pro provides workstation-class performance in an all-in-one desktop computer design. Apple added 256GB of RAM and Radeon Pro Vega 64X upgrade options to the already impressive list of specs of the iMac Pro, such as up to an 18-core Xeon processor and a 27" 5K Retina Display. The iMac Pro can handle real-time 3D rendering, immersive VR, intensive developer workflows, high megapixel photography, and even real-time 4K and 8K editing. Available in a space gray finish with matching accessories, the iMac Pro still maintains a 5mm thin profile design at its edge.

Apple 27" iMac Pro with Retina 5K Display
Apple 27" iMac Pro with Retina 5K Display

Who is it for?

Pro users who want an all-in-one desktop computer with workstation-class performance.

Where can I get one?

See all iMac Pro models here.

iMac

What is it?

Available in 27" Retina 5K and 21.5" Retina 4K models, the Apple iMac features high-res, wide-color P3 displays with 500-nit brightness and support for up to 1 billion colors. The 21.5" iMac is also available in a lower-res Full HD 1080p model, which has lower specs.

The 21.5" 4K iMac can be configured with a 9th-Gen Intel© Core™ six-core processor and an AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20 graphics card while the 27" 5K iMac can be maxed out with a 9th-Gen Intel© Core™ eight-core processor and an AMD Radeon Pro Vega 48 graphics card.

Apple 21.5" iMac
Apple 21.5" iMac

Who is it for?

The iMac’s all-in-one design makes it an ideal computer for students who have limited space. The iMac can handle everyday tasks, as well as some more demanding projects. With the iMac, students will get the complete computer setup because it works right out of the box, thanks to the included Magic Mouse and Keyboard.

Where can I get one?

For the 21.5" iMac (1080p) models, please click here.

For the 21.5" iMac Retina 4K models, please click here.

For the 27" iMac Retina 5K models, please click here.

Mac Pro

What is it?

On June 2019, Apple announced that the all-new, redesigned Mac Pro will be coming. Ditching the cylinder design of the 2013 Mac Pro, Apple promised that the new Mac Pro is designed for max performance, expansion, and configurability. Look forward to a 28-core Intel© Xeon™ processor, 1.5TB of RAM, eight PCIe slots, and more. There’s also going to be an Apple Afterburner accelerator card that enables playback of three simultaneous streams of 8K ProRes RAW video.

Apple Mac Pro (Late 2019)
Apple Mac Pro (Late 2019)

To match the power and performance of the Mac Pro, Apple also announced the Pro Display XDR, which is a massive 32" 6K Retina Display with a wide P3 color gamut and 10-bit color. Prepare to witness a peak brightness of 1,600 nits.

Who is it for?

Creative professionals who require maximum power and speed. The Mac Pro has long been a staple in the creative field.

Where can I get one?

Apple announced that the new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR will be available to order in December 2019.

Mac mini

What is it?

Available with either a quad-core or six-core Intel© Core™ processor, the Mac mini isn’t just an entry-level computer anymore. With an option to have up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM and up to 2TB of SSD storage, the Mac mini provides the performance you need. The Mac mini also has a 10Gb Ethernet port. The compact design saves you valuable desktop space.

Apple Mac mini
Apple Mac mini

Who is it for?

People who want an efficient computer in a compact design. The Mac mini is a good starting point for beginners who might want to make the switch from Windows. Please note that the Mac mini doesn’t come with a keyboard and mouse.

Where can I get one?

For all available Mac mini models, please click here.

iPad Pro

What is it?

Currently in its 3rd generation, the iPad Pro features a 11" or 12.9" Liquid Retina Display, performance upgrades, and some physical changes. The most noticeable change is that there is no physical home button, which made Apple replace Touch ID with Face ID. But don’t worry, there is no notch, since the camera has been integrated into the thin bezels for a more uniform look. The Lightning port has been replaced with USB Type-C, bringing us closer to universal compatibility for accessories and peripherals. Both models house A12X Fusion chips and can have storage up to 1TB. Gigabit-class LTE support is also available for Wi-Fi + LTE models.

Apple 11" iPad Pro
Apple 11" iPad Pro

Who is it for?

The artist or graphic designer who wants to draw directly on the screen; it can also be useful to traveling business professionals who don’t mind using the iOS versions of their productivity apps (i.e., Office, Pages).

Where can I get one?

For the 11" iPad Pro models, please click here.

For the 12.9" iPad Pro models, please click here.

iPad, iPad Air & iPad mini

What is it?

Apple unveiled the 7th-Gen iPad in September 2019 with an updated 10.2" Retina Display with 2160 x 1620 resolution. Its Smart Connector will now also support the full-sized Smart Keyboard (sold separately) as well as the 1st-Gen Apple Pencil.

Introduced in March 2019, the iPad Air features an ultra-thin design with a 10.5" Retina Display and True Tone technology. With the A12 Bionic chip and Apple’s Neural Engine, the iPad Air provides up to a 70 percent performance boost. The iPad Air supports the Apple Pencil.

If the 10.5" screen size is too big for you, Apple also offers an updated 7.9" iPad mini. The iPad mini also features an A12 Bionic chip, a Retina Display with True Tone, and Apple Pencil support.

Apple 10.2" iPad
Apple 10.2" iPad

Who is it for?

The iPad is for people who want a large screen to stream videos and browse the Web on its Retina Display, but don’t want to lug a laptop around. The price is also budget friendly (at least by Apple standards).

Where can I get one?

For all available iPad models, please click here.

For all available iPad Air models, please click here.

For all available iPad mini models, please click here.

Apple Watch Series 5

What is it?

Now with an Always-On Retina Display, the Apple Watch Series 5 can display the time and other useful information without the need to raise or tap the display. The Apple Watch Series 5 also has updated location features, including a built-in compass. Traveling overseas for the holidays? The watch now supports international emergency calling in more than 150 countries. Previous features also make a return, such as ECG and Apple Pay capabilities. The Apple Watch Series 5 still maintains its iconic design, available in 40mm and 44mm sizes. The watch is also available in a wide variety of materials, such as aluminum, stainless steel, ceramic, and now, titanium.

Apple Watch Series 5
Apple Watch Series 5

Who is it for?

Fitness fanatics and frequent travelers, who want to keep track of their workouts, navigate their way around the world, and always want to be connected. Different sizes and bands are available for you to find the right size.

Where can I get one?

For all Apple Watch Series 5 models, please click here.

Apple AirPods Pro

What is it?

The AirPods Pro come with a feature that most people have been asking for some time now, which is different sized ear tips. Unlike the AirPods, the AirPods Pro don’t punish you for being born without Apple-certified ears. The AirPods Pro come with three different sizes of flexible silicone ear tips. Be warned though, these are proprietary ear tips so you can’t just throw your own Comply foam ear tips on them. The ear tips are more than just for a comfortable fit, though. They are also used to make a perfect seal, which you can find with the Ear Tip Fit Test in the app. The AirPods Pro also features Active Noise Cancellation to completely block out ambient noise, as well as a Transparency Mode for when you want to listen to music, but still need to hear your environment.

Apple AirPods Pro with Wireless Charging Case
Apple AirPods Pro with Wireless Charging Case

Who is it for?

For people who need active noise cancellation while at work or during their commute. Also for anyone who found the AirPods didn’t fit their ears correctly.

Where can I get one?

For the AirPods Pro, please click here.

Apple AirPods (2nd Gen)

What is it?

The 2nd-Gen Apple Airpods improve on all the good things about their predecessors. Featuring Apple’s new H1 chip, the 2nd-Gen AirPods have faster connect times, more talk time, and the inclusion of hands-free “Hey Siri” voice commands. The 2nd-Gen AirPods also come with either a standard charging case (via Lightning) or a wireless charging case. They will provide up to 5 hours of listening time on a single charge and up to 24 hours of battery life with the charging case.

Apple AirPods with Charging Case
Apple AirPods with Charging Case

Who is it for?

Anyone who doesn’t want to deal with Apple Lightning-to-3.5mm headset adapter. Also applies to anyone who’s had the unfortunate experience of having their wired EarPods ripped out of their ears after the cable got snagged on something.

Where can I get one?

For Apple AirPods (2nd-Gen) with a standard charging case or a wireless charging case, please click here.

Apple TV

What is it?

Turn your TV into a home-media center with the Apple TV. Access your favorite video-streaming services, like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, Disney+, and more. The Apple TV 4K model delivers a vivid 4K HDR experience, thanks to Dolby Vision and HDR10 support. It can also up-scale HD content on a 4K TV. Siri and the Apple TV app make it easy to search for your favorite TV show or movie. The Apple TV isn’t limited to just streaming videos—you can also share recent photos from your iPhone or iPad, receive media files via AirPlay, and more.

Apple also announced Apple Arcade, which is an upcoming game subscription service with more than 100 new and exclusive titles. Apple Arcade allows games to be played across iOS, macOS, and tvOS. Apple Arcade is expected to launch in Fall 2019.

Apple TV 4K
Apple TV 4K

Who is it for?

The aspiring film critic, the binge watcher, the wire cutter (someone who gave up cable TV), or someone who simply wants to take full advantage of their 4K HDR TV.

Where can I get one?

For all Apple TV 4K models, please click here.

Apple HomePod

What is it?

While it does provide an immersive music listening experience, thanks to audio beam-forming and spatial awareness, the HomePod is more than just a wireless speaker. With Siri support, the HomePod can send a message, set a timer, check the weather, and more. With HomeKit, the HomePod can control a variety of smart home devices, such as the lights, thermostat, and more. Sync two HomePods together as a stereo pair.

Apple HomePod
Apple HomePod

Who is it for?

Music lovers and Siri users who want to control their smart home devices.

Where can I get one?

See all the Apple HomePod models here.

Which Apple products interest you this holiday season? Do you already own some of the Apple products listed above? Let know in the Comments section, below.

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Hi amazone tea,

What can I do if I want to buy in whole sales items like laptop and phones to be transfer to my country via DHL?

I want to buy iPhone at B & H. Why B & H does not sell iPhone?

I am sorry but this is just an item we do not carry at this time.

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