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4th of July Apple sales — best early sales right now

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4th of July Apple sales are among the most anticipated deals of the summer. In celebration of Independence Day, retailers from Amazon to Walmart offer steep price cuts on all things Apple. 

This year's 4th of July Apple sales will be particularly interesting because there are two new Apple devices in the mix — the new MacBook Air 2022 and the MacBook Pro 2022. Neither laptop is available for purchase yet, but we're bound to see 4th of July sales on at least one — if not both — new MacBooks. 

Although July is still a few days out, we're rounding up all the best 4th of July Apple sales you can get right now. Alternatively, make sure to check out our best Apple deals hub which is updated year-round with the best Apple discounts. 

iPhones

iPhone 13: up to $700 off w/ trade-in + unlimited @ AT&T (opens in new tab)
AT&T is offering new and existing customers up to $700 off any iPhone 13 purchase after an eligible trade-in. You'll need to purchase your phone via a monthly installment plan and you'll also need to sign up for an unlimited data plan. As part of the sale, you can get the iPhone 13 mini for free with trade-in. 

iPhone 13 Pro: up $800 off w/ trade-in + unlimited @ Verizon (opens in new tab)
Verizon has epic 4th of July Apple sales right now. For a limited time, you can get up to $800 off your iPhone 13 purchase when you trade-in your old phone and open a new unlimited line. After discount, you can get the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini for free or up to $800 off the iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max. 

iPhone 13: up to $150 gift card @ Visible (opens in new tab)
Verizon-owned Visible is offering 4th of July Apple sales on Cupertino's latest smartphones. Simply purchase an eligible iPhone, port your number to Visible, and you'll receive up to a $150 prepaid gift card for free. Plus, you'll get a free Bang & Olufsen speaker ($250 value) with your purchase. This deal is valid on the iPhone SE 2020 through the iPhone 13 Pro Max.

iPhone 13: up to $650 off w/ trade-in @ Apple (opens in new tab)
The Apple Store is offering an increased credit when you trade-in your old iPhone for a new one. Apple will take from $100 to $650 off your new iPhone with an eligible trade-in. Eligible trade-in phones include the iPhone 8 or newer. 

Apple Watch

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. 

Apple Watch SE (GPS/40mm): was $279 now $229 @ Amazon (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. 

Apple Watch 7 (GPS/41mm): was $399 now $329 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Apple Watch deals on the Series 7 are here. The current flagship comes in 41mm and 45mm sizes. It features a larger/brighter display, better durability (IPX6 certification), and up to 33% faster charging. 

iPads

10.2" iPad (64GB/2020): was $329 now $309 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The 2020 iPad features Apple's A13 Bionic CPU, a 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). 

8.3" iPad mini (2021): was $499 now $459 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The 2021 iPad mini features an all new thin-bezel design, a larger 8.3.inch Liquid Retina display, A15 Bionic CPU, 12MP wide camera, and USB-C connectivity. It also works with the Apple Pencil 2. Just keep in mind it has dropped as low as $399 before. 

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

10.9" iPad Air (2020/64GB): was $599 now $549 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The iPad Air sports a large 10.9-inch display, speedy A14 Bionic CPU, and support for USB-C charging. Plus, with Magic Keyboard support, it's as close to a laptop replacement as you can get. Retailers have a tendency to "hide" this discount, so make sure to check all iPad colors in case the sale has moved to a different model. Additionally, if you can wait, this iPad hit $399 on Memorial Day and could drop to that price point again on July 4th or Prime Day. 

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.

MacBooks

MacBook Pro 13" (M1/256GB): was $1,299 now $1,198 @ B&H Photo (opens in new tab)
The MacBook Pro with Apple's M1 chip delivers performance that runs circles around Windows laptops. Plus, you get a brighter display than the MacBook Air and beefier 8-core graphics. Even better, the system lasted over 16 hours in our battery test. 

MacBook Air (M2/2022): for $1,199 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Coming soon: Apple's new MacBook Air will make its debut in July. Although it's now $200 pricier, it 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. 

AirPods

AirPods w/ Charging Case: was $159 now $119 @ 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. 

AirPods 3 (2021): was $179 now $169 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The new AirPods 3 offer Spatial Audio, which creates immersive listening experiences for music-listening, movie-watching, and more. They're also IPX4 sweat and water resistant, a feature that was previously exclusive to the AirPods Pro. 

Apple AirPods Pro: was $249 now $199 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The AirPods Pro offer both sweat and water resistance (IPX4 certified) along with built-in noise cancellation. Amazon currently has the AirPods Pro on sale for $199, but keep in mind that we've seen them go for as low as $174 in the past.

AirPods Max: was $549 now $429 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
One of the best 4th of July Apple sales just surfaced at Amazon. For a limited time, Amazon has the AirPods Max on sale for $429, which is their lowest price ever. The AirPods Max are Apple's premium, retro-style headphones. They feature large ear cushions, a digital crown, active noise cancellation, and Spatial Audio to offer a surround sound experience.

Accesories

Apple AirTag: was $29 now $27 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Apple AirTag takes the frustration of finding lost items and makes it simple, and even enjoyable. You can use your iPhone to track the AirTag (or whatever you've connected it to), with audio and visual cues to point you in the right direction until you’ve found what you’ve lost.

Millie is a Deals writer at Tom's Guide covering the latest tech news and specializing in deals content and how-to articles about everything from phones, streaming devices and headphones to games and software. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gaming on her Nintendo Switch and creating digital art.