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Apple Prime Day deals still available: $850 MacBook Air, $350 iPad Mini, $199 AirPods Pro

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, PJDM’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Replace, Oct. 15: Although Amazon’s Prime Day sale formally ended Wednesday at midnight PT, many of the greatest offers on Apple merchandise are nonetheless out there as of Thursday morning. And it is not simply Apple stuff — we’re protecting monitor of all the best Prime Day deals still available and Walmart’s best “Big Save” deals, which ought to stay out there via the top of as we speak. 

This is a fast recap of one of the best Apple offers at present dwell:

Within the house beneath, we’ll proceed to maintain monitor of present costs and the way they sq. up with reductions we have seen prior to now. For every product, we have additionally included a “strike value” for the entry-level mannequin in that class, which represents our greatest guess for the worth at which you can purchase. We’ll additionally level out that Walmart, Goal, Best Buy and Newegg are all having competing gross sales, and so they generally out-discount Amazon on the subject of Apple merchandise. As long as it is a licensed Apple retailer — and every of these shops is — we’ll make sure you characteristic them right here, too. For us, one of the best value at all times wins.

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In 2020, Apple upgraded the MacBook Air with an improved keyboard and twice the storage, and restored it to the sacred $999 value. Amazon continues to promote it for $150 — the all-time low value for this mannequin, and possibly the bottom value we’ll see till Black Friday. (You will see the complete sale value at checkout.) Word that we count on new Macs with iPad-style “Apple silicon” chips, presumably earlier than the top of the 12 months. Read our MacBook Air review.

Strike value: $850

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Launched in 2019, the Mini has an A12 processor and Pencil help — identical to the 2020 10.2-inch iPad, which is at present on sale for $299 — however twice as a lot storage.

Strike value: $336

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The Powerbeats Professional are superior to the AirPods in sound and battery life — and in addition characteristic quick pairing, rock-solid wi-fi connectivity and always-on Siri voice-recognition for iOS customers. It is a superb value.

Strike value: $175

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After briefly hitting $190 at Woot on Monday, Amazon as soon as once more has the bottom value, $199, on the AirPods Professional, which is $50 off Apple’s listing value. 

Strike value: $199

Just a few of Apple’s different “pods” are additionally on sale:

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Although it was introduced only a month in the past, Amazon and different retailers have already discounted the space-gray entry-level 10.2-inch iPad — and we had hoped to see it go on sale as we speak for $250. (For a fleeting second throughout final 12 months’s vacation season, the now discontinued 2019 model was out there for $229, however the Prime Day low was $250.)

Amazon’s provide of 10.2-inch iPads has come and gone over the previous few days. In the meanwhile, you should purchase it for $299, although it will not ship till November. That famous, we might maintain out for a fair lower cost. Read our Apple iPad 2020 review.

Strike value: $250 for 32GB

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At present discounted to match its 2019 Black Friday low value of $169, the GPS-only Collection 3, which got here out in 2017, stays the least costly mannequin in Apple’s watch portfolio — and, in gentle of its age and humble characteristic set, additionally probably the most doubtful worth. With the Apple Watch Series SE at present promoting for $279, it might be arduous to advocate shopping for the Collection 3, even at its present sale value. If Amazon drops the worth considerably decrease — possibly. Read our Apple Watch Series 3 review.

Strike value: $129 for 38mm, $169 for 42mm

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The priciest, quickest and most feature-packed of the bunch, the Series 6 can measure your blood oxygen stage and runs on the brand new S6 processor. Each the crimson and white 40mm fashions are at present on sale for $15 off — which is Amazon’s “customary” although intermittent {discount} on the latest Apple Watch fashions. On condition that the Collection 6 is the present top-tier mannequin, and got here out solely final month, it is fairly doable {that a} $15 {discount} is one of the best deal we’ll see within the close to time period. That famous, the Black Friday interval may carry even decrease costs. Read our Apple Watch Series 6 review.

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Probably the most inexpensive Apple Watch ever launched, the Apple Watch SE boasts a extra highly effective processor, a Retina show that is 30% bigger than the Collection 3’s show and help for Apple’s new Family Setup plan. Amazon is providing a modest $9 {discount} on choose fashions together with the 44mm GPS model and the 40mm cellular version (be aware completely different colours might differ in value). Additionally be aware that the Apple Watch Collection Three is at present promoting for $169. Read our Apple Watch SE review.

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The Apple Watch Collection 5, now formally discontinued, has the potential to be one of many stars of Prime Day. As not too long ago as September, Amazon had discounted the 44mm GPS mannequin to $299 — that is $130 cheaper than the 44mm GPS Collection 6. Given the scant variations between them — they each have the always-on show and coronary heart monitor, in any case — any Collection 5 mannequin that is $100 lower than its Collection 6 equal is a no brainer. Read our Apple Watch Series 5 review.

Strike value: $299 for 40mm, $329 for 44mm

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