Best Apple back to school deals 2022

MacBook Pro 14"
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Apple back to school deals are already kicking off. Most students are still enjoying summer, but back to school sales have begun, and you won't want to miss some of the epic savings currently out there.  

For instance, right now Amazon is offering Apple AirPods for just $119 (opens in new tab), and the Editor's Choice MacBook Pro 14" (M1 Pro/512GB) (opens in new tab) has also been slashed by $200. Best Buy is also holding a massive Apple sale (opens in new tab) with can't-miss savings on iPads and iPhones.

These are just a selection of some of the excellent Apple back to school deals that you can shop right now, and we've listed even more of our top picks down below. Make sure to check out our ultimate back to school guide for all the essentials, and our best Apple deals guide and Apple Store coupons page for even more discounts. 

Best Apple back to school deals

Macs

MacBook Air (M2/256GB): was $1,199 now $1,099 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

MacBook Air (M2/256GB): was $1,199 now $1,099 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The MacBook Air M2 boasts a load of new features. It includes a larger 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display (2560 x 1664), Apple's new M2 w/ 8-core GPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, 1080p FaceTime camera, four-speaker system with Spatial Audio, and MagSafe charging. It's currently $100 off and at its lowest price ever. 

MacBook Pro 13" (M2/256GB): was $1,299 now $1,149 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

MacBook Pro 13" (M2/256GB): was $1,299 now $1,149 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The new MacBook Pro sports a 13.3-inch Retina display (2560 x 1600), Apple's new M2 CPU w/ 10 core GPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. In our MacBook Pro 13-inch M2 review (opens in new tab), we said it delivers mind-blowing performance and an epic 18:20 battery life. It's just $50 shy of its all-time price low. 

MacBook Air (M1): was $999 now $899 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

MacBook Air (M1): was $999 now $899 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
It's no longer Apple's flagship, but the MacBook Air M1 offers fantastic performance thanks to its Apple Silicon. The M1 CPU also helped it reach over 14 hours on our battery test. It features a 13.3-inch Retina display, Apple M1 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. 

MacBook Pro 14" (M1 Pro/512GB): was $1,999 now $1,899 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

MacBook Pro 14" (M1 Pro/512GB): was $1,999 now $1,899 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The 2021 MacBook Pro sports Apple's new M1 Pro CPU, which delivers 8 more GPU cores, a better Media Engine, and more memory bandwidth than the already incredible M1 chip. It's also Apple's first 14-inch MacBook Pro featuring a 14.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR mini-LED display with 3024 x 1984 resolution. Others specs include 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. You also get three Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI port, SDXC card slot, and a MagSafe 3 port. B&H Photo offers the same price (opens in new tab).

MacBook Pro 14" (M1 Pro/1TB): was $2,499 now $2,199 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

MacBook Pro 14" (M1 Pro/1TB): was $2,499 now $2,199 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $300: This upgraded model includes a 1TB SSD. It's now on sale for $300 off its normal retail price.  

MacBook Pro 16" (M1 Pro/512GB): was $2,499 now $2,199 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

MacBook Pro 16" (M1 Pro/512GB): was $2,499 now $2,199 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
$300 off: The 16-inch MacBook Pro sports Apple's new M1 Pro CPU. It features 10 core and a 16-core GPU. It also features a 16-inch Liquid Retina XDR mini-LED display with 3456 x 2244 resolution. Others specs include 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. You also get three Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI port, SDXC card slot, and a MagSafe 3 port. This model can be configured with an even more powerful M1 Max CPU (from $3,499), which features a 10-core CPU and 32-core GPU. Best Buy offers the same price (opens in new tab).

Apple Mac Mini M1: was $699 now $659 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Apple Mac Mini M1: was $699 now $659 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Mac Mini marries great value with potent performance. It sports Apple's epic M1 chip, which smokes Intel's Core i3 and Core i5 processors in most tasks. With a small form factor, strong performance, and support for two large monitors. It features Apple's M1 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. 

iMac 21.5" (2020): was $1,099 now $849 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

iMac 21.5" (2020): was $1,099 now $849 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The 2020 iMac model has an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. Currently, it's on sale for $849. 

iPads

10.2" iPad (64GB/2020): was $329 now $299 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

10.2" iPad (64GB/2020): was $329 now $299 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The 2020 iPad features Apple's A13 Bionic CPU, a new 12MP front camera, and 256GB of storage. You also get support for Center Stage, which uses machine learning to adjust the front-facing camera during FaceTime video calls. The 256GB model is on sale for $429 (opens in new tab) ($50 off). 

iPad Air (64GB/2022): was $599 now $559 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

iPad Air (64GB/2022): was $599 now $559 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The 2022 iPad Air is here. The new tablet is powered by Apple's M1 processor, which features an 8-core CPU that delivers up to 60% faster performance than the previous-gen iPad Air. Other new features include a 12MP ultra wide front camera that supports Center Stage and 5G support (cellular models only). The tablet features a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display (2360 x 1640), 12MP wide (rear) camera, USB-C charging, and Magic Keyboard support. 

11" iPad Pro (128GB/2021): was $799 now $749 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

11" iPad Pro (128GB/2021): was $799 now $749 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The 11-inch iPad Pro is the first iPad to house Apple's M1 CPU, which means it offers record-breaking performance. It features a stunning 11-inch Liquid Retina display with 120Hz Pro Motion, TrueTone, and P3 wide color. You also get 12MP wide and 10MP ultra-wide cameras along with Wi-Fi 6 support.

11" iPad Pro (128GB/2021): was $799 now $749 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

11" iPad Pro (128GB/2021): was $799 now $749 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The 11-inch iPad Pro is the first iPad to house Apple's M1 CPU, which means it offers record-breaking performance. It features a stunning 11-inch Liquid Retina display with 120Hz Pro Motion, TrueTone, and P3 wide color. You also get 12MP wide and 10MP ultra-wide cameras along with Wi-Fi 6 support.

12.9" iPad Pro (128GB/2021): was $1,099 now $999 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

12.9" iPad Pro (128GB/2021): was $1,099 now $999 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Apple's top of the line iPad just got a generous price cut. For a limited time, Amazon has the new iPad Pro 12.9-inch tablet on sale for $999. That's $100 off and its cheapest price ever. It features a stunning 12.9-inch Liquid Retina mini LED display (2732 x 2048) with 120Hz Pro Motion, TrueTone, and P3 wide color. You also get 12MP wide and 10MP ultra-wide cameras and Wi-Fi 6 support. The new Apple M1 CPU also means it's the fastest iPad ever. 

AirPods

AirPods w/ Charging Case: was $159 now $99 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

AirPods w/ Charging Case: was $159 now $99 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Looking for the cheapest Apple earbuds possible? Amazon has the AirPods with Standard Charging Case on sale for $99. That's one of their lowest prices of the year. The headphones feature Apple's latest H1 chip for fast wireless connectivity with Apple devices. 

Apple AirPods Pro: was $249 now $179 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Apple AirPods Pro: was $249 now $179 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon has the AirPods Pro on sale for $179. That's their lowest price right now at any retailer. The AirPods Pro offer both sweat and water resistance (IPX4 certified) along with built-in noise cancellation. 

AirPods Max: was $549 now $449 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

AirPods Max: was $549 now $449 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The AirPods Max are Apple's premium, retro-style headphones. They feature large ear cushions, a digital crown, active noise cancellation, and Spatial Audio. The latter feature uses head tracking to offer a surround sound experience. 

Apple Watch

Apple Watch 7 (GPS/41mm): was $399 now $299 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Apple Watch 7 (GPS/41mm): was $399 now $299 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Apple Watch deals on the new Series 7 are here. The new watch comes in 41mm and 45mm sizes. It features a larger/brighter display, better durability (IPX6 certification), and up to 33% faster charging. 

Apple Watch SE (GPS/40mm): was $279 now $219 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)

Apple Watch SE (GPS/40mm): was $279 now $219 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
The Apple Watch SE is Apple's mid-tier smartwatch. It features the same chip found in the Apple Watch 5, but sports a bigger screen than the Apple Watch 3. It supports Emergency SOS calling, fall detection, and features a built-in compass and always-on altimeter. Best Buy offers the same price (opens in new tab).

Apple Watch 3 (GPS/38mm): was $199 now $149 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)

Apple Watch 3 (GPS/38mm): was $199 now $149 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
The Apple Watch 3 is a great fitness tracker and smartwatch for those on a budget. The waterproof watch offers heart rate notifications, workout detection, Apple Music, and Siri support for a low price. It's now $50 under the Apple Store's price, but hurry, as this model goes in and out of stock. Just remember that this watch will not receive the next watchOS update.

iPhones

iPhone SE 2022: free w/ unlimited + new line @ Verizon (opens in new tab)

iPhone SE 2022: free w/ unlimited + new line @ Verizon (opens in new tab)
Currently at Verizon, new and existing members can get a new iPhone SE 2022 for free when you open a new unlimited line. That's $429 off and one of the best Apple deals we've seen. No trade-in is required for this deal. 

iPhone 12: free w/ new line @ Verizon (opens in new tab)

iPhone 12: free w/ new line @ Verizon (opens in new tab)
Verizon has multiple Apple deals on Cupertino's iPhones. However, their best deals gets you an iPhone 12 for free when you sign up for any unlimited data plan. That's $699 off. You must open a new line to get this deal. 

iPhone 11: Buy one, get one free @ T-Mobile (opens in new tab)

iPhone 11: Buy one, get one free @ T-Mobile (opens in new tab)
The Editor's Choice iPhone 11 delivers superb cameras, fast performance, and excellent battery life. Switch to T-Mobile and open two lines of data. Your second iPhone 11 will be free in the form of bill credits spread out of 24 months.

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.

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