Best Prime Day 2020 Apple deals: $850 MacBook Air, $199 AirPods Pro and more

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.

Prime Day is here and Amazon has already produced a handful of worthy Apple offers. To date, the perfect offers have been on the MacBook Air, the iPad Mini and an array of headphones promoting at all-time low costs. After a momentary pause to soak up Apple’s own Tuesday event, which included the debut of the iPhone 12 and the $99 HomePod Mini, we proceed to look at Prime Day costs with excessive hopes for extra and larger offers this night and tomorrow. 

Learn extra: iPhone 12, 12 Pro and Pro Max with 5G, HomePod Mini and more: Apple’s October announcements

Here is a fast recap of the perfect Apple offers already dwell at Amazon:

  • Since Monday morning, the entry-level 2020 MacBook Air has been promoting for $850; that is a $150 {discount} and the bottom worth we have ever seen for this mannequin.
  • The iPad Mini, with the identical processor and twice as a lot storage because the $299 10.2-inch iPad, is promoting for $336 (save $63).
  • The AirPods Pro are promoting for $199 (save $50).
  • The Powerbeats Pro are on sale for $175 (save $75).
  • The standard AirPods with the wired charging case are promoting for $115 (save $45).
  • The Beats Solo Pro are actually on sale for $180 (save $120).

Trying forward, we nonetheless maintain out hope for a greater deal for the brand-new 10.2-inch iPad, which might dip to $250 (with last year’s model presumably on sale for even much less), new all-time low costs for the Apple Watch Series 3 and the now-discontinued Series 5 — and maybe the primary vital reductions on the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE, too. That is all hypothesis, nevertheless. Amazon hasn’t formally introduced any particular Apple-related Prime Day offers. 

Word that Walmart, Goal, Best Buy and Newegg are all having competing gross sales, they usually typically out-discount Amazon in relation to Apple merchandise. As long as it is a licensed Apple retailer — and every of these shops is — we’ll be sure you characteristic them right here, too. For us, the perfect worth all the time wins.

To that finish, within the area beneath, we’re holding monitor of present costs and the way they sq. up with reductions we have seen up to now. For every product, we have additionally included a “strike worth” for the entry-level mannequin in that class, which represents our greatest guess for the worth at which you should purchase. Financial savings are proven versus the Apple Retailer, which successfully all the time costs checklist worth. Word that there’ll typically be an excellent deal on one explicit mannequin, dimension or colour — and never one other. 

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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 $1,000 worth level. Amazon is presently promoting it for $150 off — the all-time low worth for this mannequin, and doubtless the bottom worth we’ll see through the Prime Day interval. (You may see the complete sale worth at checkout.) Word that we anticipate new Macs with iPad-style “Apple silicon” chips, presumably earlier than the tip of the 12 months. Read our MacBook Air review.

Strike worth: $850

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Beats acquired so much proper with the Solo Professional, its first on-ear headphones to characteristic lively noise cancellation and the primary full-size Beats headphones to cost by way of Lightning. It is top-of-the-line on-ear wi-fi headphones we have examined. Now on sale for $180 — a $120 {discount} on the Apple Retailer worth and the all-time low for this product. Read our Beats Solo Pro review.

Strike worth: $180

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

Strike worth: $336

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

Strike worth: $175

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

Strike worth: $199

And all of Apple’s different “pods” are additionally on sale:

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Although it was announced less than a month ago, Amazon and different retailers have already discounted the area grey entry-level 10.2-inch iPad, with the sale worth swinging between $299 and $319. For a fleeting second throughout final 12 months’s vacation season, the now discontinued 2019 model was obtainable for $229, however the Prime Day low was $250. That is a terrific worth on the perfect iPad for most individuals, and the worth we’ll be on the lookout for this 12 months, too. Read our Apple iPad 2020 review.

Strike worth: $250 for 32GB

When you’re trying to spend as little as attainable on a 10.2-inch iPad, Walmart is selling the 2019 edition (32GB) for $279. That famous, most individuals will probably be higher off spending an extra $20 for the newer mannequin, which options the higher-powered A12 Bionic processor.


At the moment discounted to match its 2019 Black Friday low worth 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 mild of its age and humble characteristic set, additionally essentially the most doubtful worth. With the Apple Watch Series SE presently promoting for $279, it might be laborious to suggest shopping for the Collection 3, even at its present sale worth. If Amazon drops the worth considerably decrease — possibly. Read our Apple Watch Series 3 review.

Strike worth: $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 degree and runs on the brand new S6 processor. Each the crimson and white 40mm fashions are presently on sale for $15 off — which is Amazon’s “commonplace” although intermittent {discount} on the most recent Apple Watch fashions. Provided that the Collection 6 is the present top-tier mannequin, and that it got here out solely final month, it is fairly attainable {that a} $15 {discount} is the perfect deal we’ll see within the close to time period. That famous, the Black Friday interval might deliver even decrease costs. Read our Apple Watch Series 6 review.

Strike worth: Any {discount} of $30 or extra

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Probably the most reasonably priced Apple Watch ever launched, the Watch SE boasts a extra highly effective processor, a Retina show that is 30% bigger than the Collection Three and assist 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 (word totally different colours might differ in worth). Additionally word that the Apple Watch Collection Three is presently promoting for $169. Read our Apple Watch SE review.

Strike worth: Any {discount} of $30 or extra

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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 spite of everything — 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 worth: $299 for 40mm, $329 for 44mm

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