Best Apple Deals for Christmas 2018


Update Dec. 12: The Apple Watch Series 3, MacBook Air 2018, and Mac Mini 2018 are all on sale today.   

Today is turning out to be a great deal for Apple deals. Amazon has the Apple Watch Series 3, 2018 MacBook Air, and 2018 Mac Mini on sale. Here are the best Apple deals you can currently get.  

Best Apple Deals Now

2018 MacBook Air, Mac Mini on Sale

The new MacBook Air sports an 8th-gen Intel processor, Retina screen (finally), and a higher price. However, Amazon is taking $140 off the base 2018 Apple MacBook Air and lowering its price down to $1,059. That's $140 off and the lower than the best price we saw on Black Friday. If you need more storage capacity, Amazon again has the 2018 Apple MacBook Air w/ 256GB SSD for $1,299 ($100 off). This undercuts B&H Photo's current price by $10.

However, B&H has the 15.4-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar on sale for $2,499 ($300 off). This model packs a 2.6GHz Core i7 six-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD.  

Amazon also has the 2018 Mac Mini on sale: 

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. 

Best iPad Deals

iPhone Deals from Carriers

Apple's latest batch of iPhones are currently on sale at Best Buy and AT&T. As always, there are caveats when buying direct from a carrier (many require a new line or service or trade-in).
  • Verizon: Upgrade to an iPhone XR, XS, or XS Max and get $100 off; $300 off when you switch or add a new line
  • Best Buy: Up to $150 off iPhone XS or XS Max w/  Verizon or Sprint
  • AT&T: Buy a new iPhone via AT&T Next, get $700 off second iPhone purchase 

Apple Watch Deals

Despite being a year old, the Apple Watch Series 3, which now starts at $279, is still an excellent smartwatch. Amazon is taking $50 off both the 38mm and 42mm GPS models. Currently, you can get:

If you want LTE service, B&H has the 42mm GPS + Cellular model Apple Watch Series 3 on sale for $299 ($110 off). For more Apple Watch deals, follow our Best Apple Watch Deals page.  

Apple AirPods Deals

Apple rarely discounts its beloved completely-wireless AirPods. Most retailers are selling them for their full $159 price. Best Buy currently has the best deal on Apple AirPods, 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.