RS Recommends: Apple Doesn’t Hold Sales — Here’s How to Get its Tech for Cheap

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Apple’s hardware is known for its innovative design, longevity, and relatively high price tag, but the company hasn’t participated in any big sales or offers for several years. If you want a deal on Apple’s gear, you’ll have to look elsewhere.

Luckily, most major retailers have begun offering sales on Apple’s newest products. These are new, unopened products, not deals on refurbished or open box stock. If you know where to shop, you’ll never have to pay full price for a MacBook, AirPods, iPad, or Apple Watch again.

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What Are the Best Apple Deals?

We’ve rounded up the best deals you can get on Apple’s newest gear below. Keep in mind that Apple’s products are always in high demand, and global supply chain issues means there’ll be even fewer items in stock than usual. If you see a deal you like, now’s the time to take advantage of it.

While Apple.com doesn’t do a specific sale, you can find a number of Apple deals on Amazon. Prime members will also be able to get free shipping on their purchases, saving you a few extra dollars online.

We’ll update this article regularly as deals come and go, but the ones below are active at the time of publication.

The Best AirPods Deals

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Apple’s AirPods Pro are still among the best true wireless earbuds you can get, and the top choice if you pair them with another Apple device like the iPhone.

The earbuds feature active noise cancellation, get up to five hours of battery life per charge (plus an additional 18 thanks to their battery case), and three sizes of ear-tips to ensure the right fit.

Most importantly, the AirPods Pro sound great. They have a pleasing nice balance of bass, midrange, and treble, and support for Apple’s Spatial Audio technology, which creates a 360-degree surround sound-like effect when listening to certain tracks.

Normally $249, the new AirPods Pro are just $169.99 if you shop on Amazon right now.

Buy: AirPods Pro $169.99

The Best MacBook Deals

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Apple’s 14-inch MacBook Pro was one of the first of its laptops to make use of its custom-built M1 Pro chip.

This processor is several times faster than the one it replaces and efficient enough to allow Apple’s laptop to last up to 22 hours on a single charge. We’ve tested this laptop, and can confirm this figure isn’t an exaggeration.

The M1 Pro puts Apple’s 14-Inch MacBook Pro into a league of its own compared to laptops in this size class. It’s viable to use this machine for professional work like editing 8K video, high-resolution photos, or multi-track audio recordings without worrying about it slowing down.

Apple’s 14-Inch MacBook Air is typically $1999, but it’s currently available for $1799 on Amazon — a whopping $200 discount. You don’t typically see a lot of Apple laptop sales online so this is a deal you’ll want to take advantage of. This model has 16GB of RAM (memory) and 512GB of storage, which means it’s perfect for just about everybody.

Buy: MacBook Pro $1,799.00

The Best iPad Deals

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This model of the iPad Pro uses the same M1 processor found in Apple’s new laptops, which has led to a dramatic increase in performance.

Photo, video, and audio editing isn’t just possible, it’s faster on this machine than on most traditional laptops. That’s especially impressive given this tablet’s thin, fan-less design. The iPad Pro (2021) also has a Thunderbolt 3 port, which is capable of transferring data more quickly between the tablet and an external hard drive or camera.

If you want a tablet for professional work, Apple’s iPad Pro is the only one we’d recommend. Typically $1,099.99, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with 128GB of storage is marked down to $999.

Buy: Apple iPad Pro (2021) $999.00

The Best Apple Watch Deal

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The 41mm Apple Watch 7 features an intuitive touchscreen, crystal clear retina display, built-in GPS, and fitness tracking for steps, calories, heart rate and more. You’ll also be able to connect it to your Apple devices to receive notifications straight on your wrist, and you can get it now for nearly $50 off.

Buy: Apple Watch Series 7 $399.00

The Best Apple TV Deal

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The Apple TV 4K is the easiest way to bring the company’s services, like Apple Music, Apple Fitness, and Apple Arcade into your living room.

This new model is updated with a faster processor that makes it run more smoothly, and a totally redesigned remote that’s significantly easier to use. This media streaming box allows you to access popular services like NBC’s Peacock, Hulu, HBO Max, and Paramount+, but its key feature is its tight integration with Apple Fitness and Apple Arcade. Right now, you can get three months of Apple TV+ for free from Best Buy (new and returning subscribers).

The former allows you to access full workout classes taught by professionals in your own home. The latter turns the Apple TV 4K into a competent video game system whose library is constantly updated with new titles. Both services are available for a monthly flat fee, so you never pay for classes or games a la carte.

Typically $179, the Apple TV 4K is available for $169 if you shop right now.

Buy: Apple TV 4K (32GB) $164.99

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