Amazon Is Slashing Prices on Apple Products Like We've Never Seen Before for Prime Day


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When it comes to holiday gifting, it's hard to beat Apple, which is why AirPods, Apple Watches, iPhones, iPads and MacBooks top wishlists every year. The flip side: These coveted gadgets don't come cheap and sales are few and far between, even when Black Friday deals hit.

But right now, for Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale, Amazon is slashing prices on Apple products like we've never seen before, including 20% off MacBooks, 30% off Apple Watches and 40% off AirPods. The brand new sales event runs October 11-October 12 only, which means these savings likely end today.

Everything You Need To Know About the New Amazon Prime Day

If you're looking to save on Apple, the timing of this October Prime Day couldn't be any better for two reasons: 1.) Apple announced a new slate of products at the Apple Event on September 7, so prices on pre-existing models are already lower, and 2.) these discounts are coming just in time for early holiday shopping, whether you have an Apple gadget on your own wish list or are gift shopping for your friends and family. As a matter of fact, some of today's Prime Day Apple deals are even bigger discounts than we saw during Black Friday last year, and many Apple products are the lowest price ever today, including: the Apple Watch Series 7 with GPS + Cellular for 30% (or $150) off, the 10.2-inch iPad for 18% (or $60) off, the 2nd Generation AirPods for 43% (or $70) off, and the 2021 14-inch MacBook Pro for 20% (or $400) off. If any of these items are on your list, we strongly recommend snagging these deals now before they inevitably sell out (AirPods Pro sold out within a couple hours yesterday).

Ahead, check out the best Apple deals on Amazon that you can shop now. And below, we answer the internet's burning questions about the new Amazon Prime Early Access Sale, including, dates and logistical details, the best deals to look out for and how to get a free Amazon Prime membership.

Our Favorite Apple deals on Amazon Right Now

Apple Watch Series 7 with GPS + Cellular for $349 (30% off)

Thanks to a new slate of Apple Watches being introduced earlier this month, the Apple Watch Series 7 with GPS + Cellular is lowest price it's ever been right now. It's discounted 30% (or $150) off, and comes complete with navigation, health-tracking features, and cellular internet connection. If you're looking for an entry-level Apple Watch without all the bells and whistles, the Apple Watch SE is also on sale for 29% (or $80) off.

Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) for $89.99 (43% off)

The second generation AirPods are your standard AirPods. They are the most popular AirPods on Amazon by a long shot, with more than 500,000 reviews and counting. They are also the most affordable AirPods, and right now, made even more affordable by a major 43% off discount bringing the total to $89.

Apple AirPods Max for $479.00 (13% off)

AirPods Max is Apple's take on over-ear headphones. They provide the most premium audio experience and most comfortable fit of the AirPods product lineup, perfect for those who spend multiple hours per day wearing headphones. In addition to spatial audio and active noise cancellation, AirPods Max also features a custom-built driver that delivers virtually undistorted sound directly into your ears.

2021 Apple MacBook Pro (14.2-inch) for $1,599 (20% off)

The 2021 MacBook Pro offers a 17-hour battery life and a stunning 14.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR display, so no matter what you're using your laptop for, the visuals are top notch. It also has a 1080p HD FaceTime camera so your video calls are crystal clear. A discount this steep on a latest model MacBook Pro is unheard of.

2020 Apple MacBook Air (13-inch) for $799 (20% off)

While it isn't the newest MacBook Air model, the Prime Day deal on this pick brings it to $800, which is the lowest price we've ever seen for a MacBook Air on Amazon. The notebook offers up to 18 hours of battery life, weighs just 2.8 pounds, and has the Apple M1 chip for ultra-fast processing.

2021 Apple 10.2-inch iPad (64GB) for $269.99 (18% off)

While a 18% off discount may not seem like a big deal, Apple enthusiasts will know that sales on iPads, Mac laptops and Mac desktops are few and far between. While this iPad doesn't have the processing power of the iPad Pro with the Apple M1 chip, it is great for everyday use like gaming, travel and video calls.

2021 iPad Mini With 256GB Storage for $699 (13% off)

Mini but mighty, this sweet deal brings the iPad Mini to just below $700. The 8.3-inch screen has a Liquid Retina display that features Apple's True Tone, and wide color for stunning and detailed visuals. The front camera also has Center Stage, making you the focus of your video call. The model on sale is Wi-Fi- and cellular-accessible, so this light and thin iPad can go with you on all your adventures.

Apple Wireless Charging Case for AirPods for $71.30 (10% off)

If you need a replacement AirPods case, Amazon sells those too! This wireless charging AirPods case works with Apple MagSafe, qi wireless charging mats (the standard wireless charging technology in most consumer-grade wireless chargers), or a lightning cable for wired charging.

What is the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale?

Amazon Prime Early Access Sale is a brand new Amazon Prime member-exclusive sale that is modeled after the company's flagship sale event, Amazon Prime Day. The sale promises to offer deep discounts on items and brands that are best-sellers during the holiday shopping season.

When is the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale?

Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale is happening October 11-October 12, 2022, so it ends today. We are currently six weeks ahead of Black Friday, which is when Amazon and other retailers typically start to offer discounts for the holiday season. This is a great chance to get a head start on holiday gift shopping. (The last Amazon Prime Day happened this summer on July 12 and July 13.)

Is Prime Day a good time to buy Apple products?

Yes! In fact, “Prime Day is one of the best times to buy Apple products, including AirPods, Apple Watches and even MacBooks and iPads," said Jessica Teich, deputy editor at the Good Housekeeping Institute. And as we're seeing on this Prime Day, the Apple discounts to be had are some of the steepest we've ever seen!

What are the best Amazon Prime Day October 2022 deals?

So far, we are seeing Black Friday-worthy savings across all product categories, including electronics, fashion, home, kitchen, pets, toys and Amazon devices, as well as the lowest prices of the year on some products from national brands, like the KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer. Jessica Teich, deputy editor at the Good Housekeeping Institute says that she's looking for discounts on Apple products, including 40% off AirPods and $100 off Apple Watches; kitchen appliances, including Instant Pots and over 30% off air fryers; and cleaning appliances, including 20% off select Bissell products and 40% off select robot vacuums.

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What does Amazon Prime cost in 2022?

Only Amazon Prime subscribers will be able to shop the Prime Early Access Sale. An Amazon Prime membership costs $14.99 per month or $139 per year (there are some discounts for students, seniors and other qualifying individuals). If you have never had an Amazon Prime membership, the company offers a 30-day free trial for first-time subscribers. If you sign up now for a free trial, that would make you eligible to shop the Prime Early Access Sale come October 11.

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