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Bitcoin could soar to $100,000 by the end of next year as demand rapidly exceeds supply, says a crypto investor

Bitcoin could soar to $100,000 by the end of next year as demand rapidly exceeds supply, says a crypto investor

A token of the virtual currency Bitcoin is seen placed on a monitor that displays binary digits in this illustration picture, December 8, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration
  • Bitcoin could surge to $100,000 by the end of 2021, according to crypto investor Anthony Pompliano. 
  • The co-founder of Morgan Creek Digital told CNBC on Wednesday that bitcoin’s demand is rapidly exceeding supply, while the macroeconomic environment of low interest rates is “rocket-fuel” for bitcoin’s price. 
  • “I don’t think it’s that crazy to see a $100,000 bitcoin price by the end of 2021,” said Pompliano. “And if we continue to get bigger and bigger buyers…if this kind of tips over and all of the sudden it becomes a kind of consensus trade,  it wouldn’t surprise me to see something even higher.”
  • Watch Bitcoin trade live here.

Bitcoin could surge to $100,000 by the end of 2021, according to crypto investor Anthony Pompliano. The coin traded as high as $19,389 on Wednesday and is nearing its 2017 all-time high.

Pompliano told CNBC on Wednesday that demand for the coin is rapidly outpacing supply, especially after the bitcoin “halving” in May of 2020, when the amount of bitcoins awarded to miners was cut by half. This halving occurs roughly every four years and serves to limit the future supply of bitcoin coming into the market.

“Bitcoin is the winner of a supply and demand exercise,” the co-founder and partner of Morgan Creek Digital said.

Pompliano added that the macro-economic environment right now is “rocket-fuel” for Bitcoin. Low interest rates, money printing, and a Federal Reserve average inflation target of 2% have driven retail and institutional investors into bitcoin, he said.

The investor also said potential Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is “notorious” for tolerating higher levels of inflation and this could push the bitcoin price higher as well.

“I don’t think it’s that crazy to see a $100,000 bitcoin price by the end of 2021,” said Pompliano. “And if we continue to get bigger and bigger buyers…if this kind of tips over and all of the sudden it becomes a kind of consensus trade,  it wouldn’t surprise me to see something even higher.”

Read more: Ashton Kutcher is Hollywood’s most active Silicon Valley investor. Here’s how he built a lucrative investing career, from making an early bet on Uber to turning a $30 million fund into $250 million.

Bitcoin’s roughly 160% surge this year comes as more major investors and institutions acknowledge the cryptocurrency’s legitimacy as a store of value. Billionaire hedge fund manager Stanley Druckenmiller told CNBC he owns a “tiny bit” of bitcoin as a hedge against inflationary pressure, while venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya said every citizen should hold 1% of their assets in bitcoin as it’s a “fantastic hedge.” 

Despite his bullish view, Pompliano shared two  potential risks for bitcoin.

“The first thing is a self-inflicted wound. If there’s a bug introduced into the code or something like that,” he said. “The second thing would be some sort of geopolitical risk where we saw a  really aggressive coordinated kind of action by multiple nation states. But again, I think that those things have a very low probability of occurring so it doesn’t really seem like that’s going to happen in the short-term.”

Pompliano‘s Morgan Creek Digital is an investment firm that helps public pensions, university endowments, and private foundations invest in blockchain technology.

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9 Thanksgiving lessons from early mentors

These writers, editors and communicators got us started in our careers. Let’s raise a toast to them on this national celebration of gratitude.

It was my first job at a daily newspaper, and one copy editor had taken to bawling me out in a voice heard up and down the Lower Columbia River Valley.

An English major, I had talked my way into an internship at The Daily News of Longview, Washington, which had won a Pulitzer Prize the previous year for its coverage of the eruption of Mount St. Helens.

My city editor, David Connolly—unlike the volcanic deskman—did not blow up when I turned in a lengthy feature on banjo musician Grandpa Jones. He called me over and patiently diagrammed the classic Wall Street Journal lede. “Do it like that,” he said.

Perhaps most of us had a mentor early in our career. With Thanksgiving upon us, let us offer a toast in gratitude for those bosses and senior professionals who gave of their time and wisdom when we most needed it.

Who were these people? And what did we learn from them? I hit up a few communicators for their recollections:

1. The Senate manager: Advise and consent

Lindsey Gilbride is one of several mentors recalled by Luke Kintigh, who works with Intel HR marketing. She was his manager in the U.S. Senate, in his first job out of college.

“She taught me the value of simplicity and resonance in communication,” he says. “Her guidance enabled me to distill and discover the core essence of what connects and motivates people to understand and act. Regardless of my future job, this skill was immensely valuable in my future career development and advancement.”

2. The PR pro: ‘Our very best advice’

Jay Baer, founder of Convince & Convert, says his first boss was Robert Robb, who ran the public relations and public affairs firm at which Baer interned while in college.

Baer recalls, “In my very first week at my first-ever real job, he told me something that has served me very well as a consultant: ‘It’s our job to give our clients our very best advice. It’s their job to take it.’”

3. The author: Sharing the stage

Janet Wong—an attorney-turned-award-winning-poet—generously shared her knowledge, stage and platform to launch the career of story strategist Justina Chen, co-founder of Chen & Cragen and author of the novel “Lovely, Dark, and Deep.”

“More than that, she showed me how powerful and freeing it is to create our own way,” Chen says, “whether that was her forming her own poetry press or encouraging me to launch my own boutique communications agency for leaders.”

4. The tech boss: ‘Challenge the status quo’

Kintigh also recalls Bryan Rhoads, his first mentor at Intel, who taught him to challenge the status quo while learning from others and offering a viewpoint that adds value.

“Bryan instilled in me not to default to others on the future of my career,” Kintigh says. “Instead, take ownership, even if it means it’s the road less traveled, and it will pay off in the long run. I can say in my later years that he was so right.”

5. The communications publisher: ‘Call it like you see it’

Rob Friedman, principal at Whitewater Communications and former senior director of Global Executive Communications for Eli Lilly and Co., fondly recalls Larry Ragan, founder of Ragan Communications. Ragan gave Friedman his first job—other than waiting tables.

“Larry taught me many things, but two made a difference in my writing and throughout my career,” Friedman says. “One, take a stance—call it like you see it. And two, aim for clarity in your writing. Cut the jargon and pomposity, put your readers (or listeners) first, and, to quote Larry’s hero, George Orwell, ‘Never use a long word where a short word will do.’”

6. The executive: Be generous with credit

Another Friedman mentor was Ted Planje Jr., his former boss at Lilly.

“He accepted blame when things went wrong and gave others credit when things went well,” Friedman says. “My prior boss did the opposite, so this was both a revelation and a godsend.

“He also taught me to set high standards and give colleagues honest feedback—even when it was hard. I didn’t always succeed, but these were lessons that stayed with me.”

7. The VP: Empower your team

Christopher Barger, senior director or communications at SME, recalls working at IBM for Ed Barbini, now vice president of external relations. Barbini took an active interest in Barger’s career and volunteered to mentor him, instilling in him his philosophy of communication.

When Barger left IBM to take an executive position at General Motors, Barbini told him: “You’ve entered the stage of your career where the biggest value you can offer your organization is no longer your own work or what you can do yourself.  A leader’s greatest contribution is what you can guide and empower your team to do.”

Barger notes that many leaders make the mistake of trying to shine brightly even at the expense of their team’s growth. Or, our egos can get in the way and we behave in ways that elevate our own profile. “Don’t ever forget that a leader is best when his or her people look great and do great work,” Barbini said.

8. The PR director: Cultivate media skills

Former Field Museum PR director Nancy O’Shea gave Orly Telisman her first PR break, recalls the founder of Orly Telisman Public Relations.

“I was a journalist looking to leave media,” Telisman says. “She told me point blank, ‘I would only hire a journalist for this media relations job.’ She saw how useful my media and journalism skills were to further the museum’s media engagements. Not every potential PR employer saw those skills as being particularly useful. She did, and it really paid off for us both.”

9. The book editor: Be good, be generous, be wise

When I published my first collection of short fiction three decades years ago, I was isolated from the literary world, reporting at a small-town paper in Oregon. The late Bill Decker, a retired editor from Viking, lived nearby. He saw a review of my book in The New York Times and phoned me at my desk.

In a thematic echo of The Daily News, Decker wanted to know if I’d read Malcolm Lowry’s “Under the Volcano.”

Decker ended up a friend, reading and critiquing two (frankly awful) novel manuscripts I had written. He would invite me to sit in his living room, hand me a yellow legal pad and tell me, “Take notes.” Then he paged through the typewritten pages, mercilessly shredding my work—a gift, even if I squirmed. Eventually, he recommended me to an agent.

Decker, who had grown up out west around ranches and horses, loved to spin yarns about the authors he had known. He recalled how the Bronx-born E.L. Doctorow once wrote a Western in which a character drove a team into town while “standing on the traces”—traces being the straps of the harness attaching the horses to the wagon.

Decker recalled asking Doctorow, “Well, how’d he manage to stand on the traces?”

Doctorow sheepishly admitted that he didn’t know what traces were.

Decker likewise caught me abusing words, as when I wrote “doff” when I meant “don.”

“You can remember it like this,” he said. “When you doff, you do-off your hat.”

This Thanksgiving, Bill, I do-off my hat to you (and to Dave Connolly). Death takes us all, even the good, even the generous, even the most giving of mentors. Even Bill, years ago.

Tell them thanks, these mentors of ours, while they’re still around to hear what they meant to us.

Readers, here’s your chance to do just that, in the comments section.

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All of Parachute's bedding and home essentials are 20% off right now for Black Friday

All of Parachute's bedding and home essentials are 20% off right now for Black Friday

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  • Parachute is one of the first direct-to-consumer luxury bed and bath startups to make it big, and their pillows, sheets, and towels are extremely popular. 
  • Throughout Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Parachute is offering 20% off almost everything on its site, from sheets and towels to robes and candles. The sale is live now and active through November 30. 
  • We’re also covering the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals from Amazon, Target, Walmart, Macy’s, and more.
  • To potentially save more on Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals this year, visit Business Insider Coupons to find the most up-to-date coupons and promo codes for tons of stores.

There’s no shortage of online bedding startups that all want to sell you the coziest sheets, but the early entrants like Parachute are still the most memorable. 

Live now and running through Black Friday and Cyber Monday (November 30), you’ll be able to save on the products that made and continue to make the Venice, California-based company famous: everything at Parachute is 20% off.

The promotion even includes Parachute’s mattress, which took two years to develop and was just released earlier this year.

The only exclusions of the sale are furniture, gift cards, donations, and swatches. Everything else, from our favorite pillow for stomach sleepers to the best bathrobe you can buy, enjoys the 20% discount. 

Because of Parachute’s wide product selection, which not only has the usual sheets, towels, and robes, but also includes small accessories like table linens and candles, it’s an excellent place to shop for holiday gifts. While your recipients may differ wildly, there’s something fit for all at Parachute.

The 5 best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals from Parachute:

 

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Apple Black Friday deals on AirPods, Apple Watches, and more devices are available now ahead of November 27 — here are the best discounts

Apple Black Friday deals on AirPods, Apple Watches, and more devices are available now ahead of November 27 — here are the best discounts

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Black Friday isn’t here yet, but that hasn’t stopped retailers from offering big discounts on Apple products. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your own iPad, need a new MacBook laptop, or are planning to gift a pair of AirPods this holiday season, there are plenty of deals worth paying attention to. There are also plenty of deals on Apple Watches across the whole lineup, from the Series 3 to the newest Series 6.

Apple rarely drops its own prices, but retailers like Best Buy, Amazon, and Walmart are offering some compelling discounts leading up to Black Friday.

Here are the best early Black Friday deals on Apple products that we’ve come across so far.

Updated on 11/25 by Lisa Eadicicco: Added new language and updated to include deals on the iPad Mini, 11-inch iPad Pro, and Apple Watch Series 5.  Removed a MacBook Air deal that’s no longer active. 

The best early Black Friday iPhone deals

If you’ve been holding off on upgrading to Apple’s new iPhone in anticipation of Black Friday deals, you’ve made the right choice. All of Apple’s new iPhones, from the iPhone 12 Mini to the iPhone 12 Pro Max, are available at a discounted monthly installment rate through Walmart compared to what the major carriers are charging. Keep in mind that these deals only apply if you buy the phones through the carrier’s monthly installment plan. 

The iPhone 12’s refreshed design and improved camera make it a notable leap forward, especially if you’re upgrading from an older model that you’ve had for three years or longer. Every 2020 iPhone supports 5G, which will keep your phone relevant for years to come as 5G networks evolve.

iPhone 12 Mini (medium, Preferred: Walmart)

Read our review of the iPhone 12 Mini.

iPhone 12 (medium, Preferred: Walmart)

Read our review of the iPhone 12.

iPhone 12 Pro (medium, Preferred: Walmart)

Read our review of the iPhone 12 Pro.

iPhone 12 Pro Max (medium, Preferred: Walmart)

Read our review of the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Carriers have also been offering compelling deals on the iPhone 12 lineup since launch, just ahead of the Black Friday shopping season. Many of those deals require you to sign up for a new line or have other similar stipulations, like trading in your old device.

  • T-Mobile is offering a free iPhone 12 or 12  Mini when you join and trade in an eligible device.
  • Verizon is offering a buy one get one for $800 off deal on the whole iPhone 12 lineup when you buy one on a 24 month payment plan and add another line.
  • AT&T is offering a $700 discount on iPhones when you add a new line, upgrade an existing line, and trade-in a smartphone valued at $95 or more.  

The best early Black Friday iPad deals

Apple iPad

Apple’s least expensive iPad is even more affordable leading up to Black Friday. Walmart is selling the 8th-generation iPad, which Apple just announced in September, for $299 instead of its usual price of $329. It runs on the same A12 Bionic processor that powers the iPhone XS, which means it should be plenty powerful for casual tasks like web browsing and streaming Netflix as well as light productivity and gaming. This deal has been available at Walmart since September, and it’s still a great option for those in need of a general-purpose tablet.

2020 iPad 10.2-inch (8th Gen) (medium, Preferred: Walmart)

Check out our iPad buyers guide.

Apple iPad Mini

Looking for something smaller? Apple’s smallest tablet is also on sale this Black Friday. The iPad Mini has a 7.9-inch display with an A12 Bionic chip, the same processor found in the latest standard iPad, meaning it should have plenty of performance for casual tasks like watching movies, checking email, and browsing the web.

iPad Mini (2019) (medium, Preferred: Walmart)

Apple iPad Air

Apple’s new iPad Air comes with the same powerful processor as the latest iPhones, a sleek and colorful new design, and a larger screen compared to its predecessor. If you want an iPad with speedy performance for doing light work in addition to watching movies and web browsing, the Air is an ideal choice. Apple’s starting price is $599, but you can get it for $559 at Walmart.

iPad Air 2020 (4th-gen) (medium, Preferred: Walmart)

Apple iPad Pro

Apple’s most powerful iPad is on sale this holiday season in both its 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes. The iPad Pro’s sleek look, long battery life, and excellent screen make it an ideal option for those who want a portable work device, especially now that iPads support mouse and trackpad input. Those savings are especially important for a device like the iPad Pro since you may want to put the extra cash towards the premium accessories Apple sells to make the most out of its super-sized tablet, like the $349 Magic Keyboard.

2020 iPad Pro 11-inch, WiFi, 128GB (medium, Preferred: Best Buy)12.9-Inch iPad Pro – 128GB (medium, Preferred: Amazon)

Read our full review of the iPad Pro.

The best early Black Friday MacBook deals 

MacBook Air 

If you’re shopping for a new laptop for schoolwork and light productivity, Amazon is offering a compelling deal on Apple’s Intel-powered Macbook Air. This model comes with Apple’s new and improved Magic keyboard that offers a more durable and comfortable design. It also has several of the other features Apple introduced on other recent MacBook models, like Touch ID for signing in with your fingerprint and True Tone, which enables the display’s color temperature to adapt to the lighting in your surroundings. Since this model runs on an Intel Core i3 processor, it’s best suited for casual work and web browsing rather than intense workflows.

2020 MacBook Air (10th-gen dual-core Core i3, 8GB RAM, 256GB) (medium, Preferred: Amazon)

See our review of the 2020 Intel-based MacBook Air.

MacBook Pro 

13-inch MacBook Pro

If you want a machine that’s speedier than the MacBook Air but nearly as portable, check out the 13-inch MacBook Pro.This model lacks the 16-inch version’s booming speakers, but still comes with an Intel processor that packs more power than the Air. And yes, it has the same Magic Keyboard as the 16-inch Pro and MacBook Air. It’s an ideal choice for those seeking a work laptop that isn’t quite as big as the 16-inch model. 

MacBook Pro (2020, 13-inch, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 4 ports) (medium, Preferred: Amazon)

Read our 13-inch MacBook Pro review

16-inch MacBook Pro

Looking for a laptop that’s bigger and more powerful? With its massive screen, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is a great middle ground between the laptop and desktop experience. Not only does it pack powerful performance and a crisp, giant screen, but its six-speaker audio system is so boisterous it puts the sound system on many other laptops to shame. Like Apple’s other newer laptops, it also comes with the much-improved Magic Keyboard for better comfort and durability.

MacBook Pro (16-inch, 16GB RAM, 1TB Storage) (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Macbook Pro (16-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB) (medium, Preferred: Walmart)

Read our 16-inch MacBook Pro review.

The best early Black Friday Apple Watch deals

Apple Watch Series 6 

Apple’s top-of-the-line smartwatch is available at a $49 discount at both Amazon and Walmart. The Series 6 comes with improvements like a new blood oxygen sensor, faster charging, and a brighter always-on display. It’s the Apple Watch to get if you really want everything Apple has to offer in terms of health and wellness tracking. However, if you’re OK with just the basics, it’s worth eyeing the cheaper Apple Watch SE or Series 3.

Series 6 (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Series 6 (medium, Preferred: Walmart)

Read our Apple Watch Series 6 review.

Apple Watch Series 5

Apple doesn’t sell the Series 5 anymore, but it’s still a fantastic smartwatch that serves as a middle ground between the SE and Series 6. It has an always-on display and the ability to take an ECG from the wrist — two features that are missing from the SE — and comes at a more affordable price than the Series 6. It lacks other new health features like blood oxygen measurements, but still offers many of Apple’s other health-oriented features.

Watch Series 5 (40mm, GPS) (medium, Preferred: Best Buy)

Apple Watch SE 

The Apple Watch SE is already a great deal, and it’s even cheaper ahead of the holiday season. Apple’s mid-tier watch still comes with many of the most important features found on the Series 6, like Apple’s latest processor, a larger screen than the Series 3, and activity and fitness tracking features. If you don’t mind sacrificing an always-on display, the ability to take an ECG from your wrist, and blood oxygen level measurements, the less expensive Apple Watch SE is the right model for you.

Watch SE (GPS + Cellular) (medium, Preferred: Amazon)

Read our Apple Watch SE review.

Apple Watch Series 3 

It may be a little old, but the Apple Watch Series 3 is still a perfectly capable smartwatch for those in search of a bargain. It runs the latest Apple Watch software, meaning you’ll get many of the basic features available on the SE and Series 6. If you want a smartwatch for little else than tracking workouts and checking notifications from your phone on the wrist, check out the Series 3.

Watch Series 3 + LTE (42mm) (medium, Preferred: Best Buy)Watch Series 3 (GPS + 38mm) (medium, Preferred: Walmart)

The best early Black Friday Apple AirPods deals

AirPods Pro 

With its noise cancellation, rich sound, and more customizable fit, the Airpods Pro are a great choice for iPhone owners looking for a pair of general purpose wireless earbuds. Even though they’re a couple of dollars more expensive than their previous price of $194, the AirPods Pro are still a steal at $199. But, unless you need them right now, it might be best to wait until the AirPods Pro drop down to their all-time-low price of $169 at Walmart on November 25.

AirPods Pro (medium, Preferred: Woot)

AirPods (second-generation)  

If you just want the basic AirPods experience, Apple’s second-generation AirPods are available at a discount at Amazon, Best buy, and Target. This version offers some improvements over the original, like the ability to summon Siri hands-free, but lacks wireless charging and noise cancellation like its more expensive siblings. Regardless, it’s a notable drop from the AirPods’ original price of $159.

Those who want to splurge on the wireless charging version can do so for $159 at Amazon and Target, a drop from Apple’s usual price of $199.

Airpods with Wired Charging Case (Newest model) (medium, Preferred: Amazon)AirPods with Wireless Charging Case (medium, Preferred: Amazon)

The best early Black Friday Beats headphones deals

Beats Studio3

The Beats Studio3 are a worthwhile option for those who want the easy pairing functionality of AirPods in an over-the-ear design. Complete with noise cancellation and long battery life, these headphones are a compelling option at their discounted price of $174.99 this holiday season.

Studio 3 Wireless Headphones (medium, Preferred: Target)

Beats Solo Pro

Beats’s popular on-ear Solo Pro headphones are also getting a massive discount this holiday season. Unlike the Studio3, the Solo Pro comes with Apple’s newer H1 chip, which should offer faster switching between devices. Compared to their predecessor, the Solo Pro offers improvements when it comes to battery life, noise cancelling, and audio quality.

Solo Pro (medium, Preferred: Best Buy)

PowerBeats Pro

The PowerBeats Pro are the headphones to get if you want a pair of wireless earbuds that offer a more snug and secure fit than Apple’s AirPods. The PowerBeats Pro wrap around your ears for a tighter grip and offer longer battery life than the AirPods Pro. They also come with similar features, like quick pairing with Apple products, since the earbuds have Apple’s H1 chip. But, unlike the AirPods Pro, they offer noise isolation rather than noise cancellation, which means they use the ear tips to block out sound rather than actually canceling out surrounding noises.

Powerbeats Pro (medium, Preferred: Best Buy)

This deal is also available at Target.

Apple Black Friday FAQ

Does Apple offer deals on Black Friday?

Apple rarely discounts its own products on Black Friday. Instead, Apple usually offers gift cards along with certain eligible purchases. This year, the company is giving away gift cards of up to $150 from November 27 through November 30 on purchases that meet the following criteria: 

  • iPhone — Get a $50 gift card when you purchase an iPhone 11, iPhone SE, or iPhone XR

  • Apple Watch — Get a $25 gift card when you purchase an Apple Watch Series 3

  • AirPods — Get a $25 gift card when you purchase AirPods Pro, AirPods with wireless charging case, or AirPods with charging case

  • iPad — Get up to a $100 gift card when you buy an iPad Mini or iPad Pro

  • Mac — Get a $150 gift card when buying eligible MacBook Pro or iMac models

  • Apple TV and HomePod — Get up to a $100 gift card when buying an Apple TV 4K, Apple TV HD, or HomePod

  • Beats — Get a $50 gift card when buying Beats Studio3, Beats Solo Pro, Beats Solo3, Powerbeats Pro, or Powerbeats headphones

Should I buy from Amazon, Target, Best Buy, or Walmart?

Many of these retailers offer very similar deals on products like the AirPods and the Apple Watch, which means you’ll have a couple of options should one retailer go out of stock. In instances where multiple retailers offer the same product at the same price, consider which retailer is most convenient for you in terms of shipping options. If you have an Amazon Prime membership and want to get the product as fast as possible, it might make more sense to purchase through Amazon. But, if you’d rather pick up the item at your nearby Target or Best Buy, you should consider ordering from your preferred brick-and-mortar retailer. 

Do these stores offer curbside pickup?

Yes, Target, Best Buy, and Walmart all offer curbside pickup. But, you should check with your local retailer since the rules may vary by location and items purchased. Walmart, for example, says that not all stores offer curbside pickup for Black Friday deals.

How do we choose the best Apple deals?

We select products that meet our high standard of coverage based on testing and research. This includes testing Apple’s products as well similar devices from its main competitors.

We also research prices across retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Target, and Best Buy and compare them against Apple’s prices to find the deals that are worth paying attention to.

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