Discounts on iPads, Watches, AirPods, and iMacs.
Apple products are generally very price drop resistant throughout most of the year, but you can still find deals on specific items with some elbow grease. Better yet, let us do the work for you and we’ll list all the deals we found, right here. Right now, the only deals to be had are a couple of sweet deals on the second-to-latest generation of iPad Pro tablets. These are cheaper than the prices you’ll find at the Apple Store Outlet.
The 2018 Apple iPad is down to its lowest price ever (25% off compared to list price). This model boasts a 9.7″ Retina display, A10 Fusion 64-bit processor, dual cameras, 10-hour battery life, and Apple Pen support.
The 128GB model is also back on sale. For only $80 more, you get 4X the storage capacity. Free 2-day shipping at Walmart.
Save $20 and buy the latest Apple iPad Air from Walmart or Amazon instead of Apple directly. The new iPad Air is bigger than its predecessor, featuring a 10.5 inch display instead of the old 9.7-inch one. It comes with an A12 Bionic chip with Apple’s Neural Engine, which Apple says offers a performance boost of 70 percent. It also sports a Retina display with True Tone, as well as Apple Pencil and Apple Smart Keyboard support.
The Apple Watch Series 3 is back at the lowest price it has ever been. If you don’t need the ECG or other medical capabilities of the Series 4, you’ll be saving $200 by going just one generation back. The Series 3 features an aluminum case that’s waterproof up to 50 meters, built-in heart rate monitor, GPS, and its small, sleek, and looks almost identical to the Series 4.
This Apple Watch Series 4 is discounted by $50, or as much as 13% off, at both Walmart and Amazon. These models feature built in GPS. The biggest upgrades over the Series 3 include a larger display, faster processor, electrical and optical heart sensors (i.e. for ECG), improved accelerometer and gyroscope, and a more water resistant shell (waterproof up to 164ft).
Best Buy has the Nike+ version on sale. The main difference between this and the standard edition is the inclusion of the Nike+ app, exclusive watch faces, and your choice of a sport band or sport loop. The sport band is made of silicone and has perforations for breathability. The sport loop is a slick looking woven fabric with a special reflective thread that is sewn in.
You can never have too many Lightning cables.
Save $300 (20% off) on this mid 2017 spec model. The 22″ display has an astoundingly high 4096×2304 resolution Retina display, AMD Radeon Pro 560 discrete graphics with 4GB VRAM, and 1TB fusion drive. Best Buy is an authorized resller so this desktop includes a 1 year Apple warranty.
Walmart and Amazon have the Apple AirPods 2 back in stock (although Amazon is currently backordered). The new Airpods 2 introduces hands-free Siri, boosts the battery life, and promises faster performance over the previous version. The best thing, though, is that there is no price increase.
Also available is the model with wireless charging case:
If you insist on buy directly from Apple, you should always turn your attention to the Apple Outlet Store first. The items sold here are either refurbished or previous year models that have been discounted between 10%-20%. They are generally priced lower than what you’d find even at the Apple Education Store. You also get a full 1-year Apple warranty just like buying new, and the item is even eligible for AppleCare extended warranty. The only caveat? Your item will ship in a brown box instead of the pretty retail packaging. Apple’s refurbishing process is very strict and the item you will receive will always be in brand spanking new condition, so you’ve really you’ve got nothing to lose.
For those of you who buy music from iTunes (and there are alot of you), Costco is offering 15% off a few different Apple Store & ITunes gift card denominations. You need to be a Costco member to take advantage of this sweet deal.
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