17 amazing deals from Apple on iPads, MacBooks, and AirPods

Apple devices are Expensive, and rarely ever on sale — in the Apple Store anyway. Third party sellers such as Best Buy and Amazon an act Discounts are offered from time to time, including now. We’ve found a number of Apple devices on sale at discount prices, including iPads, MacBooks, Apple Watches, and other accessories. Most of these deals match or are better than what we saw on Cyber ​​Monday, but many of them end on Thursday.

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iPad Deals

If you need help figuring out which iPad is right for you, check out our Best iPad guide.

Apple iPad tenth generation

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Apple recently refreshed its simplest iPad (7/10, WIRED review) with slim bezels, Apple’s A14 chip, and a USB-C port. As on the iPad Air, the Touch ID sensor is built into the power button on the top edge of the tablet. The rear camera has been upgraded to 12MP instead of 8. But, perhaps more importantly, the 12MP selfie camera has been moved to the center of the iPad (in landscape mode), so you’ll no longer have to stare uncomfortably to the side during calls the video. The bad news is that Apple has raised the price to $120 over previous models. This deal is even better than what we saw on Cyber ​​Monday and makes the list even easier.

The above 10th generation iPad is the most expensive entry-level iPad Apple has ever made. That’s why we still think this ninth-generation model (8/10, WIRED recommends) is the best iPad for most people. Not only is it affordable, especially with this discount, but it also has a 12MP rear camera with Center Stage support to keep you in the frame during video calls. There’s a Touch ID-enabled home button (for those who prefer it), a True Tone display that adjusts the screen’s color temperature depending on the lighting around you, and 64GB of storage. It’s also the only iPad in the company’s lineup with a headphone jack.

This isn’t a huge sale, but the iPad Air (8/10, WIRED recommended) is our favorite upgrade over the base model. You get the same M1 processor as the 2020 Macbook Air, a 10.9-inch LCD screen, slim bezels, a USB-C port, and Touch ID built into the top power button. It packs support for the second generation Apple Pencil, Smart and Magic Keyboard.

Apple iPad mini 2022

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The iPad Mini (8/10, WIRED Rec recommended) is an excellent travel companion. It’s small enough to fit in my purse or briefcase, and the 8.3-inch screen is great for reading e-books or watching movies. Equipped with an A15 Bionic processor (the same one that powered last year’s iPhone 13), it’s fast enough to handle both taxing apps and games. With support for the second-generation Apple Pencil, you can also use it as a notebook or sketchpad. It dropped to that price on Cyber ​​Monday, but it’s still a solid deal.

This is the 2021 iPad Pro model with the company’s proprietary M1 processor. The new sixth-generation iPad Pro (7/10, WIRED REVIEW) announced last month is a very incremental update; Save yourself some cash and get this version instead.

The Apple Pencil rarely goes on sale, though it recently dropped to $89 during Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday. Despite its small size, this is the second best discount we’ve seen. It works with every iPad in Apple’s current lineup except for the ninth-generation iPad.

The best MacBooks

Read our best MacBook guide for more help choosing the right MacBook for your needs.

Apple Macbook Air M2

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Apple introduced a new design with the latest MacBook Air (7/10, WIRED Recommendations), which is also powered by the new M2 chipset. It has plenty of power for most everyday tasks, solid battery life, and a 1080p webcam. You also get a MagSafe connector so your laptop won’t fly off if you trip on the cable. It’s pricier than its predecessor, but this discount helps remedy that. Just remember that the chipset does not allow you to connect this device to more than one external display.

Even though the M1-powered MacBook Air (9/10, WIRED Recommendations) came out in 2020, it’s still one of the most powerful laptops you can buy for that price. It’s our favorite budget MacBook that we recommend. It has great performance, long battery life (it’ll easily last a full workday), and an improved keyboard (it won’t break). It’s also slim and lightweight, which makes it great for travel.

The 14-inch MacBook Pro (8/10, WIRED Recommendations) from 2021 was the first Apple device to reintroduce the idea that laptops should have plenty of ports (including a MagSafe charging port) — that’s the concept. It also offers a 1080p webcam and a stunning 14.2-inch screen with ProMotion technology (120Hz refresh rate). Under the hood, the M1 Pro delivers excellent performance and can handle almost any demanding project you throw at it. (It’s confusing, but M1 forefront stronger than M2.)

Apple Macbook Pro 16

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The 16-inch MacBook Pro is similar to the 14-inch model, but with a larger screen. This thing is bulky and somewhat difficult to travel with, but the extra screen room can be nice, especially for apps where there’s a lot going on—ideal for video editors. This model was $100 cheaper for Cyber ​​Monday, but if you miss it, it’s still a good deal.

Apple Watch and headphone deals

Read our guides to the best Apple Watch and best wireless earbuds for more information.

Apple Watch SE

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We’d recommend the second-generation Apple Watch SE to most people — especially if you don’t need Series 8’s sophisticated capabilities like an EKG sensor, a temperature sensor, or the ability to check blood oxygen. But it’s more than capable of tracking your health and fitness, and with the latest S8 chip, you also get Crash Detection and a redesigned Compass app. It’s also compatible with WatchOS 9, which means you won’t miss out on any of the software’s latest features. The larger 44mm version is also on sale for $269 ($20 off).

The Apple Watch (8/10, WIRED Rec recommended) is our favorite Apple Watch in the lineup. Provides a blood oxygen level sensor, ECG reader, and heart rate monitor. Apple also introduced a wrist-based temperature sensing feature that tracks your skin temperature. This can be very useful for tracking your menstrual cycle and fertility. This deal was $30 better during Cyber ​​Monday, but if you missed it, you can still save a few bucks.

We saw that price drop by $10 over Cyber ​​Monday, but this is still a good deal for Apple’s latest high-end smartwatch (8/10, WIRED Rec recommended). It has the best battery life you’ll find in an Apple Watch, mostly because it’s much larger than the Series 8. There’s a loud siren in case you get lost in the woods, and a backup action button for running specific, configurable actions.

Apple AirPods Pro

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This deal was $29 cheaper during Cyber ​​Monday. The second generation AirPods Pro (9/10, WIRED Recommendations) come with upgrades like improved noise cancellation and better battery life — you’ll get six hours with the buds and 24 hours in the case, which will definitely help you get through a workday. The charging case also comes with new features as well, such as the ability to sync it with Apple’s Find My app (which will beep to help you locate them), and the option to charge it on the dial of your Apple Watch. Read our guide to the best wireless earbuds for more information.

Accessory deals

The best iPhone 14 cases and the best MagSafe accessories can help.

Apple MagSafe charger

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We’ve seen it drop a few dollars less, but that’s still a small discount on Apple’s official wireless charger for iPhone models with MagSafe (iPhone 12 and later). It charges quickly (15W) because it precisely aligns with the point that allows the best power transfer. But with an annoyingly short 3-foot cable, it’s hard to use your phone while charging unless you’re right next to where it’s plugged in.

MagSafe Duo is a great option if you have both an iPhone and an Apple Watch, with dedicated sites for both. It folds in half as well, which makes it really easy to travel with. It’s quite expensive for what it does, but this deal makes it a little easier on the wallet.

This keyboard will fit the 11-inch iPad Pro (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation) and iPad Air (4th and 5th generation). This slim keyboard offers no tactile feedback on the keys, but many people like this keyboard because it is silent.

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