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Apple never holds sales — even on Black Friday or Cyber Monday — but Amazon has slashed the prices on its computers, tablets, and headphones as part of Amazon Prime Early Access Sale, now live October 11 through October 12.
Amazon’s blowout sale is a great time to shop for everything from appliances and mattress to speakers and turntables, but these Apple deals stick out in particular. Some of these discounts bring Apple’s gear down to its lowest price ever.
Remember: the best Prime Day deals are reserved exclusively for Amazon Prime members. If you’re not an Amazon Prime member, you can get a 30-day free trial right now which will get you access for the Prime Early Access Sale.
Take 43% Off Apple AirPods (2nd Gen)
Apple’s non-Pro AirPods (2nd Gen) are available for just $89.99 as a Prime Early Access special, the lowest price we’ve seen all year, and bringing the cost down to under $100. Whether you’re playing games, or listening to music, Apple’s H1 chip delivers crisp, high-quality sound and stable, low-latency connection (so your music or calls won’t suddenly drop while you’re on the go). While you won’t get the same noise-cancellation you would from the AirPods Pro, we like the original AirPods for their simple, quick connection and in-ear detection.
Save $400 on the 2021 MacBook Pro
Apple’s 2021 MacBook Pro is one of the company’s most popular laptop by far, and it’s $400 off on Prime Day. It has a 14-inch screen, 16GB of RAM (memory), 512GB of storage, a 1080P HD webcam, and an M1 Pro processor. It comes in two colors: silver and space gray, so you can match your iPhone or iPad. The Pro’s key feature is its speed; it has a 13 times faster performance for graphics-intensive apps and games. Amazon knocked $400 off the MacBook Air’s price, which means its back down to its lowest price ever.
Get 51% Off the Beats Studio3 Headphones
While Apple has their own over-ear headphones, the Beats Studio are the next best thing. They feature Apple’s W1 chip, which reduces lag when they’re paired with Apple devices, although they can be paired to any phone, tablet, or computer over Bluetooth. Beats says the Studio3s get 22 hours of battery life per charge, and offer three hours of music playback when you plug them in for 10 minutes. Like the AirPods Pro, the Beats Solo Pros support active noise cancellation, so you can tune out the world when you listen to your music. This $180 Prime Day discount brings the headphones down to their lowest price yet.
Save $70 on AirPods Max
The AirPods Max are Apple’s audiophile-worthy over-ear headphones, and they’ve received a $70 discount for Prime Day. We’ve gotten to test the AirPods Max for ourselves, and enjoyed their mix of excellent audio quality, and advanced technical features. The headphones will instantly pair with any Apple device when you place them on your head, and charge with the same Lightning cable as the iPhone. If you’re happy with the convenience of using AirPods, but want even better sound, these are the headphones to get.
Snag the Apple Watch 8 for $50 Off
The brand new Apple Watch Series 8, announced in September, is finally on sale for the first time. Preorders for the Series 8 started in September, in addition to the newly announced Apple Watch Ultra. And this week, we spotted a 41mm Apple Watch Series 8 for $50 off on Amazon, which features GPS and a water-resistant build (up to 50 meters).
The large, intuitive touchscreen features a crystal clear Retina display, and fitness tracking for steps, calories, heart rate and more. You can not only access workouts with Apple Fitness+ and pair with a host of exercise and mindfulness apps, but a brand-new temperature sensor can even help with cycle tracking over time.
The Apple Watch Series 8 deal hasn’t even been spotted on yet Apple.com, so this Prime Early Access Apple Watch deal is one you’ll want to take advantage of.
Save $200 on the 2021 iPad Pro (12.9-inch)
Apple’s latest 12.9-inch iPad Pro is $200 cheaper this Prime Day. This tablet has a large, high resolution liquid “retina” XDR display, 128GB of storage, and comes in two colors: silver, and space gray. The tablet has a 12MP (megapixel) wide back facing camera, and a 10MP ultra-wide, front-facing camera, so you can take high resolution photos, or video conference with great results. A $200 discount is major, and it’s one of the only times Apple’s latest iPad has been on sale for under $1000, period.
Save 10% on AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
The AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) are some of the best totally wireless earbuds we’ve used, and they’re on sale this Prime Day for the first time since their much anticipated release. They get six hours of music playback (with noise cancellation on), and automatically recharge when placed in their case. The AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)’s main feature is upgraded active noise cancellation, which uses microphones to block outside sounds from reaching your ears. New touch controls on the stems let you swipe up and down to adjust the volume, and works really well. Amazon’s 10% off discount brings the AirPods Pro down to the lowest price all year.
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