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Best Apple deals in May 2022

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 some of the best Apple deals on all kinds of Apple kit, including Apple's iPhone 13 and latest MacBooks. In fact, we're seeing some of the best Apple deals of all time right now, thanks in part to early Memorial Day sales

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, MacBook 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 (64GB/2020): was $329 now $309 @ Amazon
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 ($50 off). 

8.3" iPad mini (2021): was $499 now $409 @ Amazon
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. 

iPad Air (64GB/2022): was $599 now $559 @ Amazon
New 2022 model! 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. 

10.9" iPad Air (2020/64GB): was $599 now $469 @ Amazon
Limited stock! 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. 

11" iPad Pro (128GB/2021): was $799 now $749 @ Amazon
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
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
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 $149 @ Amazon
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 $174 @ Amazon
Amazon has the AirPods Pro on sale for $174. 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
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 SE (GPS/40mm): was $279 now $229 @ 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. 

Apple Watch 7 (GPS/41mm): was $399 now $329 @ Amazon
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 3 (GPS/38mm): was $199 now $169 @ Walmart
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 $40 under the Apple Store's price, but hurry, as this model goes in and out of stock. 

MacBooks

MacBook Air (M1): was $999 now $949 @ Amazon
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. It features a 13.3-inch Retina display, Apple M1 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. B&H Phot offers the same price.

MacBook Pro 13" (M1/256GB): was $1,299 now $1,149 @ Amazon
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. The base 256GB config is now on sale, which is one of the best Apple deals we've seen for this laptop. 

MacBook Pro 16" (M1 Pro/512GB): was $2,499 now $2,399 @ B&H Photo
$100 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. 

iMacs and Mac Mini

Apple iMac 27" 5K (2020): was $1,799 now $995 @ OWC
The 2020 iMac 5K is one of the most powerful all-in-ones on the market. It features a 10th-gen 3.3GHz Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and a Radeon Pro 5300 GPU. It's now on sale for $995, which is its lowest price ever. 

Apple Mac Mini M1: was $699 now $669 @ Amazon
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.

Apple Mac Mini M1: was $899 now $849 @ Amazon
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. This configuration sports a 512GB SSD and is on sale for $849. 

iMac 21.5" (2020): was $1,099 now $919 @ Amazon
The 2020 iMac model has an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. Currently, it's on sale for $919. 

Apple iMac M1 (7-Core GPU): was $1,299 now $1,149 @ Amazon
Amazon has the iMac M1 (with 7-core GPU) on sale for $1,149. 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. (If you don't see this price, try checking different color iMacs). 

Apple iMac (2021/8-core GPU): was $1,499 now $1,349 @ Amazon
This upgraded configuration of the iMac M1 features an 8-core GPU. Normally selling for $1,499, it's now on sale for $1,349 off. 

Apple iMac 21.5" 4K: was $1,499 now $1,424 @ Best Buy
The iMac 4K is the best all-in-one for most users. It sports an amazing 4K display, 8th-gen 3GHz Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. It's on sale for $1,424, which is $75 off. 

Streaming

Apple TV 4K (2021): was $179 now $159 @ Amazon
The new Apple TV supports high-frame rate HDR streaming as well as support for multiple users. Apple has added a speedy A12 Bionic chip for snappy performance, but it's the new remote, which we like the most. It retains touch and gestures, but adds actual buttons as well as an intuitive jog wheel that recalls the old iPods of yore. 

Beats headphones

Beats Solo3: was $199 now $129 @ 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. 

Beats Studio 3 Headphones: 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. 

iPhones

iPhone SE 2022: free w/ unlimited + new line @ Verizon
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 13 Pro: up to $700 off w/ trade-in + unlimited @ AT&T
AT&T is offering the best Apple deals on the new iPhone 13. New and existing customers can get up to $700 off the iPhone 13 Pro with 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. 

iPhone 13: free w/ trade-in + unlimited @ Verizon
New Verizon customers can get up to $800 off the iPhone 13. Simply trade in your old device (new or damaged) and open a new unlimited line to get this deal. 

iPhone 12: free w/ new line @ Verizon
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 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. 

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.

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.

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. 

Apple MagSafe Battery Pack: was $99 now $74 @ Amazon
This is the lowest price we've seen since the MagSafe Battery Pack hit the shelves. This handy wireless charger is compatible with all sizes of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 lineups, delivering up to 15W charging when attached.

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.

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. 

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.