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 holiday season, 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?

This is the first MacBook Pro to utilize Apple’s M1 processor. With the M1 chip, the 13.3" MacBook Pro has become more powerful and faster than its predecessors. The 8-Core CPU is paired with an 8-Core GPU and an active cooling system, delivering up to 2.8 times faster CPU performance and up to 5 times faster graphical performance than the previous generation. Machine learning is up to 11 times faster, thanks to the Neural Engine. With up to 17 hours of wireless web browsing and up to 20 hours of video playback, the MacBook Pro doesn’t skimp on battery life. There are also dual Thunderbolt™/USB4 ports, which can output to an Apple Pro Display XDR in full 6K resolution.

Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro M1 Chip with Retina Display

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?

Find your own Apple M1 13.3" MacBook Pro or Intel® 16" MacBook Pro.

MacBook Air

What is it?

Now featuring the Apple M1 processor, the 13.3" MacBook Air performs up to 3.5 times faster than the previous generation, while graphics are up to five times faster. Machine learning workloads are also up to nine times faster, allowing features like face recognition and object detection to be much faster. The combination of the M1 chip’s storage controller and latest flash technology delivers up to twice the SSD performance for fast boot and load times. All this power and performance is housed in a thin, fan-less design so the MacBook Air still runs silently.

Apple 13.3" MacBook Air M1 Chip with Retina Display

Who is it for?

The MacBook Air is great for people who use their laptops while traveling, thanks to its portable design. Unlike the iPad Air, the MacBook Air provides the full macOS experience.

Where can I get one?

See all 13.3" MacBook Air models.

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.

iMac Pro

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.

iMac

What is it?

Apple updated the 27" iMac, which can now have up to a 10-Core Intel® processor, next-gen AMD graphics, and fast SSDs. The 5K Retina Display is now True Tone and also has a nano-texture option. There is also a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, higher fidelity speakers, and studio-quality mics. The 21.5" iMac also got a minor update, which is that it now comes standard with SSDs across the entire line.

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?

Check out the 21.5" iMac Retina 4K and 27" iMac Retina 5K.

Mac Pro

What is it?

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.

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 1600 nits.

Mac pro

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?

See all Mac Pro models and the Pro Display XDR.

Mac mini

What is it?

The Apple M1 chip also found its way into the Mac mini. The M1 chip brings an 8-Core CPU for up to 3 times faster performance and an 8-Core GPU for up to 6 times the graphical performance. Machine learning workloads also saw up to 15 times faster performance over the previous generation. The Mac mini can output to an Apple Pro Display XDR in full 6K resolution and can utilize Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) for wireless Internet access.

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?

See all Mac mini models.

iPad Pro

What is it?

The iPad Pro now features the A12Z Bionic chip, making it faster and more powerful than its predecessors. There is also an Ultra-Wide camera and the LiDAR Scanner, which deliver depth-sensing capabilities that can be used in more pro workflows. Thanks to the LiDAR Scanner, along with motion sensors and supported apps, the iPad Pro can be used augmented reality (AR).

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?

Pick out your own 11" iPad Pro or 12.9" iPad Pro.

iPad, iPad Air, and iPad mini

What is it?

The 8th-Gen iPad features the powerful A12 Bionic chip, which has Apple's Neural Engine. The 10.2" Retina Display has a 2160 x 1620 resolution. Its Smart Connector also supports the full-sized Smart Keyboard (sold separately) as well as the 1st-Gen Apple Pencil.

The iPad Air features an ultra-thin design with a larger 10.9" Retina Display and True Tone technology. With the A14 Bionic chip and Neural Engine, the iPad Air provides a significant performance boost. The iPad Air supports the Apple Pencil. The iPad Air also comes in five different finishes, including silver, space gray, rose gold, green, and sky blue.

iPad Air

If the 10.9" 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.

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?

Check out the 8th-Gen iPadiPad Air, and iPad mini.

Apple Watch Series 6 and SE

What is it?

The Apple Watch Series 6 now has the Blood Oxygen feature. It also features a faster S6 System in Package (SIP), an Always-On Display, and a next-gen always-on altimeter. It's available with a colorful lineup, complete with new case finishes and bands. Apple also introduced the Apple Watch SE, for those looking for a spiritual successor to the Series 3. It has some of the features found on the Series 6, such as the always-on altimeter, gyroscope, and accelerometer. Both the Apple Watch Series 6 and SE still maintain the company's iconic design, available in 40mm and 44mm sizes.

Apple Watch Series 6

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?

See all Apple Watch Series 6 models and Apple Watch SE models.

Apple AirPods Pro

What is it?

The AirPods Pro come with a feature that most people have been asking about 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.

AirPods Pro

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?

Get your own AirPods Pro.

Apple AirPods (2nd Gen)

What is it?

The 2nd-Gen Apple Airpods improve on all the good things about their predecessors. Featuring Apple’s 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 (2nd Gen)

Who is it for?

Anyone who doesn’t want to deal with the 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?

Pick up your own Apple AirPods (2nd Gen).

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 upscale 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 has Apple Arcade, which is a game subscription service with more than 100 new and exclusive titles. Apple Arcade allows games to be played across iOS, macOS, and tvOS.

Apple TV

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?

Get your own Apple TV 4K.

Apple HomePod mini

What is it?

Now just 3.3 inches tall, the HomePod mini features impressive sound and smart home support. While it does provide an immersive 360-degree music-listening experience, thanks to computational audio and the Apple S5 chip, the HomePod mini 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. There is also the Intercom system, which is a quick and easy way for family members to connect with each other. One person can send an Intercom message from one HomePod mini to another. Intercom also works with iPhone, iPad, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, and even CarPlay, so everyone in the house can get Intercom notifications.

Apple HomePod mini

Who is it for?

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

Where can I get one?

Find a HomePod mini.

Apple updated many of its models this year. 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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