This year’s Amazon Prime Day is the first we’ve had since Amazon and Apple finally decided to start playing nicely together late last year, which means you’ll now actually find some discounted Apple products in the mix. And true to our usual Macworld Prime Day tradition, we’ve sprinkled some deals from Amazon’s competing sites into our roundup.
Right now the standout Apple-centric Prime Day dealsRemove non-product link include a 30 percent discount on the 128GB 9.7-inch iPad and anywhere from 30 to 38 percent off the last generation of 10.5-inch iPad Pros. These are the best prices we’ve seen. Amazon is also offering some specific models of the Apple Watch Series 3 and Series 4 for some of the best prices we’ve seen to date.
You’ll want to hop on all of the above deals soon, as these discounts will only last until Tuesday at midnight Pacific (or while supplies last).
Editor’s note: Some of these items are already selling out, and we’ve marked those products’ links with a strikethrough. Since there’s always a chance that they’ll come back without warning, though, we’ve kept the links active.
2018 9.7-inch iPad
There isn’t really anything fancy about the 9.7-inch iPad, but it’s more than capable of handling most tasks you’ll need an iPad for. Right now, Amazon is selling the 128GB space gray model for $299, which is 30 percent down from the normal price of $429 (and the lowest price we’ve seen it listed for).
If you’re more of a fan of the old Touch ID iPad Pro models than the new Face ID ones, then you’re in luck. For Prime Day, Amazon is selling the 2017 10.5-inch iPad Pros with Wi-Fi and Cellular for anywhere from 30 to 38 percent off. The Prime Day deals only affect the 256GB and 512GB models, although currently the Rose Gold model is the only 512GB that still has the Prime Day pricing.
2017’s Apple Watch Series 3 may not have nifty features like the Series 4’s built-in ECG and fall detector, but it’s still a fine (and fast) smartwatch for most folks. And with Amazon’s discount, you can get it for the lowest prices we’ve seen to date. Need more info? Check out our full review.
38mm Series 3 GPS Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band
The Series 3 is great, as I’ve said, but if you want the latest and greatest technology, complete with a larger display, a faster processor, a built-in ECG, and a fall detector, you’ll be happy to know that Amazon today is selling it for the lowest prices we’ve ever seen.
40mm Series 4 GPS with Gold Aluminum Case and Pink Sand Sport Loop
The new iPad mini hasn’t seen many discounts since it dropped earlier this year, but right now Amazon is selling it for the lowest price we’ve ever seen it listed for. And that means, well, that the 64GB model is selling for $384, down $15 from the normal price of $399. Woo. It may be worth it, though: To my surprise, it’s become my go-to iPad. You can learn more about it in our review.
2018 iPad Pro
The latest iPad Pro marks the biggest design change to the iPad to date, and that includes everything from a blazing fast processor and wireless Apple Pencil charging to Face ID support. You can read more about it in our full review, although I’ll add that many of my concerns will be less of a problem once iPadOS drops this fall.
These are good prices, and some match the lowest prices we’ve seen in the past.
We briefly saw this model being sold for lower prices back in May, and Amazon has been selling it for the prices below for around a month. Still, it’s good to know if you aren’t aware that Amazon is offering a discount. Be sure to check out our review in which we said this model “makes a compelling case as an affordable pro-level machine.”
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