Amazon Prime Day 2021 runs from June 21-22 this year, which means not much time is left before a huge wave of deals goes live, both at Amazon and competing retailers. Apple deals are always a big point of interest, with shoppers looking out for steep discounts on the company’s premium products, from iPhones to iMacs, tablets, smartwatches, and more. If last year is any indication, Prime Day 2021 will bring plenty of markdowns on iOS devices, whether you’re looking to pick up some AirPods, the Apple Watch, or a new MacBook. And ahead of Prime Day, some Apple devices have already started to receive discounts.
In 2020, Prime Day Apple deals included $50 off the AirPods Pro, big discounts on iPad and iPad Mini devices, and deals on the Apple Watch Series 5. This year, we’ve already seen a few device discounts on a 2020 MacBook Air, Apple AirPods Max, the pricey over-the-ear headphones from Apple, as well as the less expensive in-ear Apple AirPods Pro.
Check out the best Apple deals available ahead of Prime Day so far–we’ll be adding to this roundup as more deals go live. Plus, catch up on all the best Prime Day deals of 2021, including the best Prime Day headphones deals, TV deals, laptop deals, and monitor deals.
$949 (was $1,000)
The first generation of laptops to use Apple’s new M1 silicon chip promises up to 18 hours of battery life, an 8-core CPU for faster performance, and an SSD for quick loading. While the M1 is a big upgrade from previous Intel-based MacBooks, the starting price of $1,000 has remained from those older models, and this price shaves another $50 off.
$1,149 (was $1,300)
The M1 MacBook Pro is a step up from the Air, offering slightly better battery life and the Touch Bar feature alongside the other M1 improvements. The Touch Bar allows you to use contextual touch keys across the top row of the keyboard. While it’s pricier, the discount is a step up too at $150 off.
$1,100 (was $1,200)
Snag Apple’s latest iPad Pro for $100 off for Prime Day, its first discount since launch. The new iPad Pro comes equipped with Apple’s powerful M1 chip, a 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR display for high brightness and contrast, an ultrawide camera, and gives you a super-fast connection with Wi-Fi 6 and 5G.
$499 (was $550)
Apple’s new high-end over-the-ear headphones are built to compete with manufacturers like Bose and Sony. The headphones feature a knit-mesh canopy for and memory foam ear cushions for comfort, an Apple H1 chip for computational audio, and spatial audio for a theater-like experience. It also features both active noise cancellation and transparency mode. These have only released relatively recently, but Amazon is listing them for $50 off, their best price yet.
Check out CNET’s Apple AirPods Max review for more info–our sister site praised their comfortable fit, impressive sound and build quality, top-notch adaptive noise canceling, and more.
$197 (was $250)
The Apple Airpods Pro in-ear headphones link up with your Apple devices for ease-of-use. The Pro model comes with three sizes of tapered silicone tips to fit your ear, transparency mode for when you need to hear your surroundings, and active noise cancellation for when you’d rather not. These are the successor to Apple’s classic earbuds, but much more high-tech with adaptive sound, ANC, and support for spatial audio. They’re also a bit shorter than traditional AirPods and fit more comfortably in your eyes. Amazon is offering them for $50 off.
$300 (was $330)
Apple’s 8th generation iPad features a 10.2-inch retina display and the A12 Bionic chip. While Apple recently debuted newer iPads with its M1 chip, last year’s tablet is a perfectly capable device and compatible with the 1st-gen Apple Pencil accessory. The $30 off makes it a flat $300 iPad model, which is nothing to sneeze at.
$170 (was $179)
It may be only a $9 discount, but it’s the first markdown on the 2021 Apple TV 4K. This latest model features a faster processor and a revamped Siri remote. Apple TV 4K supports Dolby Atmos for immersive sound and 4K HDR streaming with Dolby Vision; plus, you get a year of Apple TV+.
$1,100 (was $1,500)
Best Buy is slashing up to $400 off Apple iMacs in its Prime Day-competing sale. This iMac features a 21.5-inch 4K Retina display with an 8th-Gen Intel Core i5 processor, and ultra-fast 256GB SSD storage.
$320 (was $400)
The Apple Watch Series 6 comes with a bevy of fitness and health features like a blood oxygen sensor, an ECG app for your heart rhythm, and a swimproof design. Unlike some older models, the Series 6 has an always-on display as well. This (Product)RED limited edition means some proceeds go to HIV/AIDS treatment programs, and the $80 price cut makes it comparable to non-RED versions.
$150 (was $200)
The original Apple AirPods still sport an easy setup with a wireless charging case that gives you up to 5 hours on a single charge and up to 24 hours of total battery life. It’s $50 off like its big sibling, the AirPods Pro.
$17 (was $23)
Sometimes you just need a simple wired version to get the job done and don’t want to shell out over $100 for earbuds. The Apple EarPods include a lightning connector for plugging into your lightning-equipped Apple devices like the iPhone. It’s not quite as elegant as the wireless version, but it’s much cheaper so you won’t have to worry about losing your buds.
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