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We’re almost to, and Apple deals are getting harder to find. As of Sunday afternoon, we can’t find many good discounts on the iPad, though some Apple Watch and MacBook deals are still going strong. Meanwhile, the best AirPods Pro deals are gone, but you can still find it for $199 at Staples — that’s $50 less than the Apple Store, but not nearly as good as the $80 discount we were seeing on Black Friday. Speaking of which: Always remember that the Apple Store is the worst place to find good prices on Apple products. Instead, you want to hit up , , , or any other authorized Apple retailer.
Looking for the new iPhone 12, 12 Mini or 12 Pro? They’re not on sale from the big stores, butincluding bundled AirPods.
Note that prices and availability are accurate at time of publication, but they tend to fluctuate.
The latest Apple Watch with even more features is now on sale. In addition to an always-on display and ECG, the Series 6 monitors blood oxygen levels (though you shouldn’t expect medical-grade results there). Regularly $399, Target recently dropped prices to $350. That deal has since disappeared, but Sam’s Club has now dropped the price to as low as $330. Even better, Amazon is matching that price, at least on some colors. This is the first time this watch has gone on any sort of sale, so if you’ve been thinking about snapping it up, now is the time. Read our Apple Watch Series 6 review.
While the 13-inch MacBook Pro was updated with Apple’s M1 processor, the larger 16-inch MacBook is still running on Intel processors. The good news is, the Core i7 in this model is no slouch when it comes to performance and neither is the AMD Radeon Pro graphics card it’s paired with. The normal price is $2,399, but Amazon and Best Buy have it discounted to $2,099.
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The Apple Watch SE, which was just introduced back in September, got its first big price cut recently thanks to sales at Target and Walmart which chopped $50 off the retail price of both sizes. The discounts have popped in and out, but the best prices you’ll find are $230 for the 40mm (largely gone) and $260 for the 44mm in some colors.
Important note: The deal is ongoing, but certain watch colors are out of stock and the rest won’t ship until January. If you’re looking for a holiday gift, this might not be the right deal for you. Read our Apple Watch SE review.
The best Black Friday price we saw for the AirPods Pro was $170 at Amazon, thanks to a price match of Walmart’s earlier deal, but both has since sold out. Right now, the best we’re seeing is back around $200 — still a $49 savings versus the Apple Store price. Read our AirPods Pro review.
Normally $799, the current iPad Pro gets a small price cut at Amazon. That’s still more than the new iPad Air — which is a Pro in all but name — but this model includes the lidar sensor and twice the storage. Note that stock isn’t expected until January, but buying it now will secure it at the lower price.
The GPS-only Series 3, which came out in 2017, remains the least expensive model in Apple’s watch portfolio — and, in light of its age and humble feature set, also the most dubious value. It dropped to as low as $119 at Walmart, but then quickly went out of stock.
Apple’s 10.9-inch iPad Air has 64GB of storage, and it’s a solid device for the price. In fact, it delivers a good chunk of the iPad Pro experience for far less money than that model. Walmart is offering $40 off its usual $599 price tag, but only on the rose gold color.
The eighth-gen iPad features a 10.2-inch display powered by the A12 chip. The 32GB model has a list price of $329, but many retailers sell it for $299, which is also Apple’s education discount price. Best Buy had started Thursday with a $50 discount on the 32GB model and $70 off the 128GB, but that only applied to curbside pickups. But now Amazon appears to be matching those prices for delivery.
Read our 2020 iPad review.