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Best Apple deals in August 2020

Best Apple deals

Finding the best Apple deals isn't as hard as it used to be. Retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H Photo are typically our go-to stores for the best Apple deals. Even new Apple devices, like the 2020 MacBook Pro, tend to see discounts just hours after their release.

In fact, on any given day, retailers will have multiple Apple deals to choose from. From cheap AirPods to iPad deals, you can save from $50 to $300 off your favorite Apple gear if you know where to look. 

Apple Watch deals, on the other hand, are a little trickier. They tend to sell out very fast, so while it's possible to find excellent Apple deals on the Apple Watch, you'll have to jump on the savings the minute you spot them. 

We're all about saving money, so to help you with your Apple shopping, we're rounding up the best Apple deals in one spot. From Mac laptops to Apple iPads, here are the best Apple deals you can score right now. (Also, make sure to follow our iPhone deals coverage for the best discounts on Apple's smartphones). 

Best Apple deals right now

Best Apple deals

iPads

Buy a Mac or iPad, get free AirPods @ Apple
Back to school season is here! Students and educators who purchase an eligible Mac or iPad will get a free pair of AirPods. The free AirPods are in addition to Apple's educational discounts, which take up to $200 off select Macs and iPads. View Deal

Apple iPad (Wi-Fi, 128GB): was $429 now $399 @ Amazon
The iPad is an excellent tablet with a bright display, long battery life, and keyboard support. This model comes with 128GB of storage. However, keep in mind that this model has been from $50 to $100 off before, which makes this iPad discount a tad less exciting than the others. View Deal

10.5" iPad Air (64GB): was $499 now $429 @ Amazon
The iPad Air is the iPad we all want, but can't afford. It sports a slim profile and packs Apple's beastly A12 Bionic chip. It's currently $69 off, which is one of the best Apple deals we've seen for this model, which doesn't go on sale often. View Deal

11" iPad Pro (128GB/2020): was $799 now $749 @ Amazon
The 2020 iPad Pro offers an 11-inch edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display, Apple's insanely fast A12Z Bionic CPU, and mouse/trackpad support. It features the same specs/hardware as the larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro, but costs a few hundred dollars less if you don't need the larger screen. View Deal

12.9" iPad Pro (128GB/2020): was $999 now $949 @ Amazon
The Editor's Choice 12.9-inch iPad Pro is the tablet you buy when you need blazing speed, 10 hours of battery life, and the biggest screen possible. The new iPad Pro also fully supports Apple's new pricey Magic Keyboard and cursor input. It's currently $50 off. View Deal

12.9" iPad Pro (2018): up to $535 off @ B&H Photo
The previous-gen iPad Pro is still a fast, capable iPad that can tackle any task you throw its way. B&H Photo is taking up to $535 off multiple iPad Pro models with prices starting at just $799. It's your best bet if you want a big-screen iPad without the big price tag. View Deal

AirPods

Apple AirPods Pro: was $249 now $219 @ Verizon
Verizon has the AirPods Pro on sale for $219. That's $30 off and their second-lowest price ever. The AirPods Pro offer both sweat and water resistance (IPX4 certified) along with built-in noise cancellation. (Staples had them on sale for $199 this weekend, but the deal sold out). View Deal

AirPods w/ Charging Case: was $159 now $129 @ Staples
Looking for slightly less expensive earbuds? Staples will also offer the AirPods with Standard Charging Case for $129. That's one of the best Apple deals of 2020. The headphones feature Apple's latest H1 chip for fast wireless connectivity with Apple devices. View Deal

Apple Watch

Apple Watch 3 (GPS/38mm): was $199 now $169 @ Amazon
The Apple Watch 3 is a great fitness tracker and smartwatch. The waterproof watch offers heart rate notifications, workout detection, Apple Music, and Siri support for a low price. It's now $30 under the Apple Store's price and the best Apple Watch deal we've seen since Cyber Monday. View Deal

Apple Watch 5 (GPS/44mm): was $399 now $379 @ Amazon
The Apple Watch Series 5 is Apple's current-gen smartwatch. The Editor's Choice watch now sports an always-on screen that dims when it's not in use. It's currently $20 off, but keep in mind it's been up $100 off on major holidays. View Deal

MacBook Air and MacBook Pro (2020)

MacBook Air 2020 (256GB): was $999 now $899 @ Amazon
The new MacBook Air sports a Core i3-1005G1 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. It also features Apple's new Magic Keyboard, which utilizes keys that actually feel great to type on. It's now $100 off, which is one of the best Apple deals ever.View Deal

MacBook Air 2020 (512GB): was $1,299 now $1,119 @ Amazon
Need more storage? Amazon also has the MacBook Air 2020 with a Core i5 CPU and 512GB SSD on sale for $1,199. That's $100 off and the cheapest price for this step-up model. View Deal

MacBook Pro 13.3" (2020): was $1,999 now $1,599 @ Amazon
Apple offers four configurations of its new 2020 MacBook Pro 13.3-inch laptop. There are two configs with 8th-gen CPUs and two configs with 10th-gen CPUs. This model is the base MacBook Pro with a 10th-gen CPU. It houses a 2GHz Core i5 CPU, 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and four Thunderbolt 3 ports. View Deal

MacBook Pro 13.3" (2020): was $1,999 now $1,799 @ Amazon
This MacBook Pro is the highest-end pre-configured laptop that Apple sels. It packs a 10th-gen 2GHz Core i5 CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD. It's $199 off.View Deal

MacBook Pro (2019)

MacBook Pro 13" (256GB): was $1,499 now $1,179 @ B&H Photo
B&H Photo has the 256GB MacBook Pro on sale for $1,179. That's $320 off and one of the best Apple deals we've seen for this machine. It features a 1.4GHz Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. View Deal

MacBook Pro 13" (2.4GHz): was $1,799 now $1,379 @ B&H Photo
This 13-inch MacBook Pro packs a faster 2.4GHz Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and four Thunderbolt 3 ports. (The model above only features two ports). This is the second-lowest price we've seen for this premium 13-inch MacBook Pro. View Deal

16-inch MacBook Pro: was $2,399 now $2,099 @ Amazon
The 16-inch MacBook Pro is $299 off at Amazon right now. This model comes with a Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and AMD Radeon Pro 5300M graphics. It's a solid deal and currently and it's second-cheapest price ever. (It hit $1,999 briefly during Independence Day). View Deal

16-inch MacBook Pro: was $2,799 now $2,499 @ Amazon
The ultimate Mac laptop, this model comes with a Core i9 processor, 16GB of RAM, 1TB SSD, and AMD Radeon Pro 5500M graphics. This is biggest price drop ($399 off) we've seen for this specific configuration and one of the best Apple deals of the summer. View Deal

iMacs

Apple iMac 21.5-inch 4K: was $1,299 now $1,149 @ B&H Photo
The 21.5-inch iMac is  the perfect all-in-one desktop. It packs a 4096 x 2304 Retina 4K display, 8th-gen 3.6GHz Core i3 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 1TB HDD, and a Radeon Pro 555X with 2GB of GDDR5. View Deal

Beats headphones

Beats Powerbeats 3 Wireless: was $199 now $69 @ Amazon
With a comfortable, flexible, over-ear fit, powerful bass, and sweat-resistance, the Powerbeats 3 are great for everyday carry, the gym, and running. Snag them now for $129 off retail price. View Deal

Beats Studio 3 Headphones: was $349 now $229 @ Target
The Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones offer a comfy fit, 20 hours of battery life, and near-seamless pairing with iOS devices. Their active noise cancelling also does a decent job of blocking outside noise. View Deal

iPhones

iPhone 11: free w/ trade-in @ Sprint
The Editor's Choice iPhone 11 delivers superb cameras, fast performance, and excellent battery life. Switch to Sprint and lease the new iPhone 11 and you'll pay $0. This iPhone sale requires that you trade-in your old smartphone, but the good news is that your old phone can be in any condition and you'll still get the free iPhone 11. View Deal

iPhone SE 2020: free w/ new line + Unlimited @ Verizon
Open a new line at Verizon and sign up for one of Verizon's Unlimited plans and the carrier will give you a free iPhone SE 2020. Plus, make your purchase online and you'll only pay $20 activation fee (50% off). View Deal

iPhone 11: free w/ trade-in @ T-Mobile
T-Mobile's iPhone sale is slightly different than the one offered by Sprint. At T-Mobile, buy the iPhone 11 and trade-in an eligible phone to get the iPhone 11 for $0/month. Phones eligible for the free promo include devices as old as the iPhone 8, Galaxy Note 9, Pixel 4, and One Plus 7T. View Deal

iPhone SE 2020: $384 w/ $100 gift card @ Visible
Visible offers some of the most inexpensive cell phone plans in the industry. The Verizon-owned network will also offer the iPhone SE 2020. Switch to Visible and preorder the base phone for $384 and you'll get a $100 prepaid Mastercard. View Deal

iPhone SE 2020: was $399 now $199 @ Walmart
The ultimate Apple deal is here. Walmart is offering preorders of the new iPhone SE 2020 for $199. That's $200 off and the best iPhone SE deal we've seen period. The offer is valid with purchase and activation on AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint. An installment plan is required with the carrier, although there's no penalty for early pay off. View Deal

iPhone SE 2020: from $5/month @ Best Buy
The iPhone SE 2020 is one of Apple's most affordable iPhones. For a limited time, you can get the iPhone SE 2020 for as little as $5/month at Best Buy. (You'll need to activate your iPhone during the checkout process to score this deal). View Deal

iPhone XS: $500 off w/ trade-in + $150 GC w/ Unlimited @ Verizon
At Verizon, buy a new iPhone XS through iPhone 11 Pro Max and get up to $500 off with an eligible trade-in. (Trade-in phones include everything from the iPhone 6 to the Galaxy Note 4). Plus, switch to an Unlimited plan and you'll get a $150 prepaid Mastercard via coupon "LEAP150 ".View Deal

Apple iPhone Trade-In deal

Apple is trying to make it easier to upgrade to a new phone. For a limited time, the Apple Store is offering up to $500 for your old iPhone when you purchase a new iPhone 11 and trade-in your old iPhone. You can make the transaction online or simply bring your old iPhone to an Apple Store to receive your credit instantaneously. 

Apple isn't revealing when this special will end, so if you have an older iPhone, you'll want to take advantage of this asap. Alternatively, Best Buy is offering up to a $449 when you purchase a new iPhone and trade-in a qualifying previous-gen iPhone. However, a quick glance at Best Buy's trade-in estimates reveals that the Apple Store might be offering the better value.