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Best Apple deals in August 2021

Best Apple deals

Finding the best Apple deals used to be a challenge, but these days? Not so much. Retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart are currently offering the best Apple deals of the year on all kinds of Apple kit, including the latest M1-based Macs and tablets. Plus, with back to school sales in full swing, you can expect to see even more of the best Apple deals in the days to come. 

Best Apple deals right now

On any given day there are multiple Apple deals available at each retailer. Whether you're looking for cheap AirPods, iPad deals, or something else entirely, you can save between $50 to $300 off your favorite Apple gear, provided you know where to look.

But keep an eye on those Apple Watch deals, because they're a little bit trickier to find. Discounted Apple Watches tend to sell out very fast, so while it's possible to find Apple deals on Cupertino's smartwatch, you're going to have to grab those savings without hesitating.

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. 

Best Apple deals

Today's best Apple deals

iPads

10.2" iPad (32GB/2020): was $329 now $299 @ Amazon
Hurry! The 2020 iPad is in stock and on sale. It features an A12 Bionic CPU, 10.2-inch (2160 x 1620), 8MP camera, 12.MP front camera, and lasts for an epic 12 hours and 57 minutes. Finding this iPad in stock has been tricky, which makes this one of the best Apple deals around. View Deal

10.9" iPad Air (2020/64GB): was $599 now $499 @ Amazon
The new iPad Air sports a larger 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. Amazon has a tendency to "hide" this discount, so make sure to check all iPad colors in case the sale has moved to a different model. This is one of the best Apple deals of all time. View Deal

11" iPad Pro (128GB/2021): was $799 now $749 @ Walmart
The new 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. Walmart is taking $50 off the new tablet. View Deal

12.9" iPad Pro (128GB/2021): was $1,099 now $999 @ Walmart
Editor's Choice deal: Apple's top of the line iPad just got a generous price cut. For a limited time, Walmart 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. View Deal

7.9" iPad mini (64GB/2019): was $399 now $344 @ Amazon
The iPad mini 5's snappy A12 Bionic processor makes it as fast as the 10.2-inch iPad 2020. Plus, it lasted up to 12 hours and 40 minutes on our battery test. The base model is now on sale for $384. However, an on-screen digital coupon slashes an extra $39.01 during checkout for a final price of $344.99. View Deal

Apple Pencil 2: was $129 now $103 @ Verizon
The Apple Pencil 2 offers more precision when taking notes, sketching, or writing on your iPad. It has a seamless design and it charges when you place the flat part of the pencil on the right side of your iPad Pro. It supports the iPad Air (4th generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd, 4th, and 5th generations), and the iPad Pro 11-inch (1st, 2nd, and 3rd generations).View Deal

Apple Magic Keyboard for 12" iPad Pro: was $349 now $199 @ Best Buy
The current-gen Magic Keyboard can turn your iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th gen) into a laptop replacement. It attaches magnetically to your iPad and allows you to smoothly adjust it to the perfect viewing angle for you. View Deal

AirPods

Apple AirPods Pro: was $249 now $197 @ Walmart
Walmart has the AirPods Pro on sale for $197. 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. Although they've dropped as low as $179 in the past, this is their best price right now. Amazon offers the same priceView Deal

AirPods w/ Charging Case: was $159 now $119 @ Amazon
Looking for the cheapest Apple earbuds possible? Amazon has the AirPods with Standard Charging Case on sale for $119. That's just $20 shy of their all-time price low. The headphones feature Apple's latest H1 chip for fast wireless connectivity with Apple devices. View Deal

AirPods w/ Wireless Case: was $199 now $159 @ Amazon
Amazon also has the AirPods with Wireless Charging Case for just $159. That's one of the lowest prices we've seen, which makes it one of the best Apple deals for these premium buds. They come with a Qi-compatible case that allows for wireless recharging. View Deal

AirPods Max: was $549 now $477 @ Amazon
One of the best Apple deals just surfaced at Amazon. For a limited time, Amazon has the AirPods Max on sale for $477, which is $12 cheaper than last week's price. It's the best Apple deal we've seen for these premium headphones. (If you don't see this price, try clicking on other colors). View Deal

Apple Watch

Apple Watch SE (GPS/40mm): was $279 now $249 @ Amazon
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. Rarely on sale, Amazon is taking $30 off the white model. Walmart offers the same price. These are among the best Apple deals we've seen on the Apple Watch SE.View Deal

Apple Watch 6 (GPS/40mm): was $399 now $264 @ Amazon
The new Apple Watch 6 features a brighter display, new S6 CPU, and built-in blood oxygen sensors that support Apple's new Blood Oxygen app. Amazon has the Apple Watch 6 (GPS/40mm) on sale for $319. During checkout, you get an extra $54.01 off for a final price of $264.99. It's one of the best Apple deals you can get.View Deal

Apple Watch 3 (GPS/38mm): was $199 now $169 @ Walmart
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, but hurry, as this model goes in and out of stock. View Deal

Apple Watches: $100 off w/ trade-in @ Verizon
Verizon is taking $100 off all Apple Watches when you trade in your old watch. (You'll need to add a new data plan to your new Apple Watch to qualify for this deal). It's one of the best Apple deals we've seen from Verizon. View Deal

MacBook Air and MacBook Pro (2020)

MacBook Air (M1): was $999 now $749 @ Best Buy
The new MacBook Air offers fantastic performance thanks to its new Apple Silicon. The new M1 CPU also helped it reach over 14 hours on our battery test. For a limited time, Best Buy has it on sale for $849.99. However, students can sign up for Best Buy's free student newsletter to receive a promo code that drops the price further to $749.99. It features a 13.3-inch Retina display, Apple M1 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. The 512GB model is also on sale for $1,099 or $999 with the student discount. Amazon has it on sale for $849.View Deal

MacBook Pro (M1/256GB): was $1,299 now $1,099 @ Amazon
The new 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. The base 256GB config is now on sale at Amazon, which is one of the best Apple deals we've seen for this laptop. (The 512GB model is $200 off).View Deal

MacBook Pro (2019)

16-inch MacBook Pro: was $2,399 now $2,245 @ Amazon
The 16-inch MacBook Pro comes with a Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and an AMD Radeon Pro 5300M GPU. It's a powerful system and currently it's $154 off, which makes it one of the best Apple deals we've seen for this base configuration. View Deal

iMacs and Mac Mini

Apple iMac M1: was $1,299 now $1,249 @ Amazon
The new iMac M1 just got its first price cut. Amazon has the base model on sale for $1,249, which is a modest $50 off. Unlike its predecessor, the 2021 iMac features Apple's new M1 CPU, a larger 24-inch 4.5K screen, 7-core GPU, 1080p FaceTime camera, and 256GB SSD. It also comes in a wide array of colors. View Deal

Apple Mac Mini M1: was $699 now $649 @ Amazon
The new 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's an amazing machine and now at one of its lowest prices ever. It features Apple's M1 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. View Deal

Apple iMac 1080p: was $1,099 now $999 @ Amazon
The least-expensive iMac in Apple's desktop family is now on sale. It packs a 21.5-inch 1080p IPS LCD, 7th-gen 2.3GHz Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and integrated Iris Plus Graphics 640. It's now just $899, which makes it one of the best Apple deals you'll find. View Deal

Apple iMac 21.5" 4K: was $1,299 now $999 @ Amazon
The iMac 4K is the best all-in-one for most users. It sports an amazing 4K display, 8th-gen 3.6GHz Core i3 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. It's on sale for $999, which is $299 off. View Deal

Apple iMac 27" 5K (2020): was $1,799 now $1,699 @ Amazon
The 2020 iMac 5K is the iMac of our dreams. It features a new 10th-gen 3.1GHz Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 25GB SSD, and a Radeon Pro 5300 GPU. It's now on sale for $1,699. It's one of the best Apple deals we've ever seen for any iMac. View Deal

Streaming

Apple HomePod mini: was $99 now $89 @ Staples
Apple's spherical speaker aims to compete with the Amazon Echo, but in a package the size of the Echo Dot. rarely on sale, the Editor's Choice speaker sounds great for its size and integrates well with your iPhone and other Apple gear. At $10 off, it's one of the best Apple deals we've seen for this speaker. View Deal

PS5 owners: get six free months of Apple TV Plus
PS5 owners can get six free months of Apple TV Plus. To get this deal, download and install the Apple TV Plus app on your PS5 and sign in using your Apple ID (or create a new one if you don't already have one). This will automatically link your two accounts and start your free trial. This offer can be stacked with current Apple TV Plus subscriptions — or if you're already enjoying a free trial. (However, it's not redeemable if you've subscribed to Apple TV Plus via a bundle offers like Apple One). View Deal

Beats headphones

Powerbeats Pro: was $149 now $110 @ Amazon
Designed for exercise and with a sweat-proof finish, the Powerbeats Pro will stay put through almost any type of workout thanks to their smart over-ear design. They also have a nine-hour battery life — long enough to last the most punishing of workouts.View Deal

Beats Solo3: was $199 now $120 @ Amazon
The Beats Solo3 offer wireless Bluetooth and NFC connections. Plus, you get you about 40 hours of use per charge. What's more, a 5 minute charge gives you juice for about 3 hours of playback. They're now at their lowest price of all time. View Deal

Beats Studio 3: was $349 now $199 @ Amazon
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. They're currently on sale and just $20 shy of their all-time price low. View Deal

iPhones

iPhone SE w/ 4GB data: $30/month @ Mint
Mint Mobile is offering the iPhone SE bundled with 4GB of data per month for just $30/month over a 24-month span. That's one of the best iPhone SE deals we've seen from Mint, which operates on T-Mobile's network. You'll wind up paying just $15/month for the iPhone SE and $15/month for the 4GB/data per month. View Deal

iPhone 12: up to $700 off w/ trade-in + new line @ Verizon
Verizon has multiple Apple deals on Cupertino's new iPhones. When you upgrade to an iPhone 12 and trade in your old device, you can save up to $700 on your new phone. (You'll need to open a new line to take advantage of this deal). View Deal

iPhone 12: $700 off all models w/ Unlimited + trade-in @ AT&T
New and existing AT&T subscribers can get $700 off any iPhone 12 model when purchased with an AT&T Unlimited Plan and with trade-in of an iPhone 8 (or newer). It's one of the best Apple deals we've seen yet.View Deal

iPhone SE 2020: free w/ new line + Unlimited @ Verizon
Open a new line at Verizon and sign up for an unlimited plan to get the 64GB iPhone SE 2020 for free. Plus, make your purchase online and you'll only pay $20 activation fee (50% off). Apple deals don't get better than this. View Deal

iPhone SE 2020: $408 w/ $50 gift card @ Visible
Visible offers some of the most inexpensive cell phone plans in the industry. The Verizon-owned network is also offering the iPhone SE. Switch to Visible and get the base model for $408 and you'll get a $50 prepaid Mastercard and Nimble fast-charging bundle. View Deal

iPhone 11: Buy one, get one free @ T-Mobile
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.View Deal

iPhone SE 2020: was $399 now $249 @ Walmart
The ultimate Apple deal is here. Walmart is offering preorders of the new iPhone SE 2020 for $249. That's $150 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

Apple Store refurbs

Refurb Apple iMacs: from $899 @ Apple Store
Save $320: Apple offers the best refurbished devices in the industry. They're rigorously tested and restored to like-new condition by Apple and they come with a full, 1-year warranty. (The same warranty you get with new devices). Currently, the Apple Store has refub iMacs on sale from $899.View Deal

Apple trade-in deals

Apple is trying to make it easier to upgrade your Apple gear. For a limited time, the Apple Store is offering up to $500 for your old iPhone when you purchase a new iPhone 12 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. Users can also trade-in iMacs, Apple Watches, and Apple Macbooks. Apple isn't revealing when this special will end, so if you have an older Apple device, you'll want to take advantage of this asap. 

Louis Ramirez

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. That means price checking against multiple retailers and searching 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.