Prime Day Apple deals LIVE — $89 AirPods, $150 off MacBook Air M2 and more
The small but mighty iPad mini is $100 off at Amazon (opens in new tab) right now, marking its cheapest ever price.
The 6th-generation iPad mini brought with it a fresh new design, with flat sides and no home button like the iPad Pro or iPad Air. With its fingerprint reader now in the power button, a potent chipset, a handsome 8.3-inch display and Apple Pencil support, you have everything you need in a tablet but in the most compact available format.
iPad mini (2021/64GB):
$499 $399 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The absolute best deal we’ve found on a MacBook so far this Prime Day is the MacBook Air M1 for $799 (opens in new tab), which is $200 off of the list price.
It may still have Apple’s old-fashioned design, unlike the newer MacBook Air M2 (also on offer, see below), but don’t let that put you off this capable but efficient machine. With 256GB storage and a choice of Rose Gold, Space Gray or Silver, it’s a practical choice for users who want the polished macOS experience without paying too much for power you don’t need.
MacBook Air M1 (256GB):
$999 $799 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you need a streaming upgrade, then the Apple TV 4K for $109 (opens in new tab) will help you with that.
It and its accompanying remote will help you watch in up to 4K and 60fps, whether that’s Apple TV-made shows like the wonderful Ted Lasso or something from the many other streaming services you can access through the little black box. There’s also support for Apple Arcade and Apple Fitness, letting you play and work out with your big TV screen rather than your smaller phone, tablet or laptop.
Apple TV 4K (32GB):
$179 $109 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
They may no longer be the most recent model, but the AirPods 2, on sale for just $89 (opens in new tab), is still worthwhile if you haven’t yet adopted the wireless earbuds way of life.
As well as producing good quality audio, the AirPods 2 come with a lengthy battery life so you won’t be caught unexpectedly without charge. You can also use them to summon Siri to help control your iPhone hands-free. They are super simple to set-up with other Apple devices, by just opening the case, but you can pair them like regular Bluetooth earbuds too if you want to use them with other devices. They’re the ideal companion for anyone who owns an iPhone, iPad or Mac.
(opens in new tab)AirPods 2 (Lightning charging case):
$159 $89 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
You can currently get the standard 10.2-inch iPad for $60 off at Amazon (opens in new tab), making it easier than ever to try out these popular tablets or upgrade your current model.
The 2021 iPad (opens in new tab) has an old-fashioned design, but that might be a good thing for some since it means you keep the Touch ID home button for simple unlocking and navigation. The display, battery and performance are still as good as ever too, meaning this will easily handle everyday tasks like browsing social media, playing games and streaming video. It’s an ideal tablet to share as a family, or to use as a student for work in and out of class.
iPad 10.2″ (2021/64GB):
£329 $269 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Apple Watch 8 just launched recently and it’s already on sale for Amazon Prime Day. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your Apple Watch or you’re buying your first smartwatch, the Apple Watch 8 for $349 on Amazon (opens in new tab) is a great deal.
Based on our testing the Apple Watch 8 is the best smartwatch you can buy. The latest model gets a skin temperature reader, low power mode and crash detection to make the top smartwatch around a tick better. But the design and watchOS 9 are what really make Series 8 shine, especially if you’re looking to be more active and track your fitness.
Apple Watch 8 (GPS/41mm):
$399 $349 @ Amazon
Let’s start with the MacBook Air M2, which is the latest ultraportable from Apple and has a steep discount. Right now you can grab the MacBook Air M2 for just $1,049 on Amazon, which is $150 off (opens in new tab). That ties the lowest price we’ve seen for this laptop.
The new MacBook Air delivers strong performance that beats most Windows laptops, thanks to Apple’s M2 chip, and we saw over 14 hours of battery life in our web surfing test. So you’re getting an unbeatable one-two punch of speed and endurance. Other highlights include a brighter display and sharper 1080p webcam.
MacBook Air M2 (256GB/2022/):
$1,199 $1,049 @ Amazon