Best Apple Deals in January 2019


Back in November, Amazon and Apple announced a partnership that permitted Amazon to sell more Apple devices. Details about the partnership were initially vague, but they became loud and clear during Black Friday. 

Amazon, which wasn't traditionally known for its Apple deals, crushed its competition over the holidays offering the best discounts on our favorite Apple gear. The retailer lowered the price of everything, from the current-gen iMac to the just-released MacBook Air. And while many retailers lowered the price of the Apple Watch Series 3 over the holidays, Amazon one upped them by discounting both the Apple Watch Series 3 and the new Apple Watch Series 4.   

Fast forward to January 2019 and Amazon has new Apple sales every week. The sales are usually unannounced and expire randomly. The 2018 MacBook Air, for instance, has dropped as low as $999 ($200 off), though more often than not, it's priced at $1,049. Likewise, deals on the 2018 iPad have ranged from $50 off to $100 off. 

Amazon the New King of Apple Deals

What this means for consumers is simple: Amazon is becoming the best retailer for Apple deals. We're not saying they're the only retailer with Apple deals — we're still big fans of Best Buy's and B&H Photo's Apple discounts — but more often than not, Amazon will have a variety of Apple gear on sale. 

This week, for instance, Amazon is taking $50 off both the Core i3 and Core i5 models of the 2018 Mac Mini. The retailer also has multiple the 10.5-inch iPad Pro at an all-time low of $499.99. 

Below we're rounding up the best Apple deals from across the Web to see who has the best price on Apple's kit. Here are the best Apple sales you can take advantage of now.    

Best Apple Deals Now

Apple Watch Deals

The best smartwatch on the market is now on sale. Amazon is taking $15 off the Apple Watch Series 4 on sale. It's a minor discount, but the best price you'll find. 

For more Apple Watch deals, follow our Best Apple Watch Deals page.

2018 Mac Mini on Sale

The new Mac Mini sports upgradeable RAM, 4K display support, and impressive performance courtesy of its new 8th-gen Intel processors. The Editors' Choice machine is currently on sale at Amazon. 

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 XR or iPhone XS. You can make the transaction online or simply bring your old iPhone to an Apple Store to receive your credit instantaneously. (We recently tried this at the World Trade Center Apple Store and got a $200 credit for our old iPhone 6s). 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.   

Apple AirPods Deals

Unfortunately, most retailers are selling the AirPods at their full $159 price. They're the hottest headphones on the market and deals on them are near-impossible to find. That said, Best Buy currently has the best Apple AirPods deal. The retailer is throwing in 3 months of Apple Music for free with your purchase. Check out our guide to the best Apple AirPod deals and sales for everything you need to know about these tiny wonders.

The Apple Store

One of the best ways to save money on Apple products is via Apple's refurbished/clearance store. All refurbs are backed by the same 1-year warranty you'd get if you purchased a new device.