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Apple Prime Day deals 2022: early savings on iPads, MacBooks and more!

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Amazon's own Apple Prime Day deals should be with us in two weeks' time, and we'll be linking directly to all of the best iPad Prime Day deals and MacBook Prime Day discounts. But the great news is that Amazon already has some decent deals on Apple products already live – and you don't need to be an Amazon Prime member to get them.

Amazon Prime Day is usually a good chance to save on tech in general, and in previous years, we've always managed to find some decent Apple Prime Day deals included in the sale. To make it easier for you to find them, we'll be linking to them directly on this page as they appear. We'll also tell you everything you need to know to take advantage of the best Apple Prime Day deals, including non-official Apple Prime Day deals from other retailers (we'll explain below!).

We can expect Amazon's own Apple Prime Day deals to appear over Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 July, which are the official dates for Amazon's annual members-only sale in 2022. Whether you're looking for iPad Prime Day deals, MacBook Prime Day deals or AirPods discounts, that's when we expect to see the biggest discounts for Amazon Prime members. But Amazon does sometimes start deals running earlier, and other retailers often try to beat the online retailer to it by getting in with their own deals.

The take advantage of Amazon's own Apple Prime Day deals, you'll need to be an Amazon Prime member, but it's easy to sign up for a free trial (opens in new tab) so that you're ready  – you can always cancel your subscription afterwards. But at the moment Amazon currently has some decent deals on Apple products that are not part of Prime Day and are open to everyone – see below. 

In the guide below, we'll be rounding up the best Apple Prime Day deals as they appear, including iPad Prime Day deals and MacBook Prime Day deals. We've ordered them into sections for each category of product to make it easier to find what you're looking for. Bookmark this page now and come back regularly as we approach because we'll be updating the deals below as the best Apple Prime Day deals go live – and you usually need to be quick to get the best savings. 

If you're looking for deals on more than just Apple products, make sure you also follow our general guide to Amazon Prime Day 2022, which will be tracking offers on a wide range of tech from different brands.

Apple Prime Day deals quick links

Amazon Prime Day with its members-only deals starts on 12 July, but Amazon currently has a range of decent deals on Apple products that are well worth considering. And best of all, these deals are open to everyone, not only Amazon Prime members. Below, we've linked to the best current Amazon Apple deals, first in the US and then in the UK. Scroll down further for more deals in your area, including early iPad Prime Day deals and MacBook Prime Day deals.

The best early Apple Prime Day deals today: US

The best early Apple Prime Day deals: UK

The best early Apple Prime Day deals in full

Apple Prime Day deals: AirPods

AirPods are perhaps the Apple products that most come in for discounts at Amazon, and we've seen reductions during every major recent sale event, including Black Friday, Memorial Day in the US, and yes, Amazon Prime Day. Last year, we saw what was then a record low price for the AirPods Pro during Prime Day. That price has since been beaten, but we expect to see good prices on the AirPods Pro, Pro Max and the standard AirPods again this year. Indeed, there are already some decent savings to be had, as you'll see below.

Early Prime Day Apple AirPods deals: US

Apple AirPods Max: $549 $479 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $69.01:
Apple's big over-ear AirPods have a big price, so you'll definitely want to take advantage of a saving like this if you have your eye on them. Superb noise-cancelling and high-fidelity audio are guaranteed.

Apple AirPods Pro: $249.99 $199.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $75:
 Still Apple's best inner ears, the AirPods Pro have active noise cancellation for a great listening experience. The lowest price we've ever seen them at is $159, and they seem to almost always be reduced these days, so we might see this price fall again.

Early Prime Day Apple AirPods deals: UK

Apple AirPods Pro: £239 £184 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £55: 
Again, not the lowest price we've ever seen for the AirPods Pro in the UK, but this is a fairly good saving on what are Apple's best inner-ear headphones with noise cancelling, Siri voice commands, and a wireless charging case to boost battery life.

Apple Prime Day deals: iMac

Apple's iMac range of computers contains some expensive devices and big discounts are relatively rare. We don't tend to see more than $100 - $200 / £100 – £200 shaved off the prices here at the best of times, and Amazon already has some savings in that range.

Amazon Prime Day iMac deals: US

Apple iMac (27-inch, 2020): $1,999 $1,899 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $100:
This 27-inch iMac has a stunning Retina 5K display and a plucky 10th-generation Intel Core i5 processor and 512GB storage. Yes, it's still expensive, but the price never seems to fall much lower.

Apple iMac (21.5-inch, 2020): $1,099 $837.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $261.01:
Amazon's just cut the price of this 2020 iMac even further, now with almost 25% off. If you don't need a large, high-resolution screen like that offered on iMac above, this 1920x1080 2020 iMac is a great deal, and about as cheap as you'll find a new iMac.

Amazon Prime Day iMac deals: UK

Apple iMac (M1, 2021): £1,249 £1,129.97 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £120:
This is the cheapest we've seen the 24in 2021 M1-chipped iMac in the UK. This configuration packs an 8-core CPU and 7-core GPU, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD, or you can save £200 on the more expensive 8-core GPU/ 512GB configuration.

Apple Prime Day deals: iPad

Looking for a new tablet? Apple's are among the best options you have, and you can expect to find at least a bit of saving with iPad Prime Day deals. Based on the iPad Prime Day deals we've seen in previous years, we can expect to see some savings of around $100 / £100, possibly rising as high as $200 / £200 on higher-spec configurations.

Apple iPad Prime Day deals: US

iPad Pro 11 1TB (M1, 2021): $1,499 $1,299.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $200:
If you want massive power and massive storage, this M1-chipped 11in iPad Pro is just the ticket. Yes, it's still expensive, but $200 off makes it hurt a lot less.

iPad 10.2 64GB (2021) with Apple Care+: $329 $309 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $20:
If you don't have a need for so much power and storage space, Amazon has a small saving on the entry-level iPad, which is fantastic value for what it offers. It supports the original Apple Pencil and is a great device for browsing, streaming media, note-taking and more.

Apple iPad Prime Day deals: UK

iPad Pro 11 (M1, 2021): From £749 £699 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £50:
 In the UK, Amazon has a modest £50 saving on the iPad Pro 11 across most storage configurations. You get the best value out of the saving on the entry-level 128GB configuration, now just £699.

iPad Air 256GB (4th gen, 2020): £669 £569 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £100: With the 2022 iPad Air now released, we're seeing more savings on the previous model. This one's only available in Rose Gold, but it's a nice £100 discount on the 256GB Wi-Fi configuration.

Apple Prime Day deals: iPhone

iPhone deals most commonly come through phone companies, but Apple does sometimes have some discounts on unlocked iPhones, particularly in the UK. We'll be posting the best deals here throughout Prime Day 2022.

Apple Prime Day iPhone deals: US

We've not spotted any savings on iPhones in the US yet, but stay posted as we get closer to Amazon Prime Day. See all the current Amazon iPhone prices (opens in new tab) here.

Apple Prime Day iPhone deals: UK

Apple iPhone 13 (2021): From £779 £729 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save from £50:
Amazon has savings on the several unlocked configurations of the latest iPhone. The entry 128GB configuration is reduced to £729 and the 256G is reduced by £60 to £819. Some colours have sold out in some of the configurations.

Apple Prime Day deals: MacBook

Whether you're looking at the light and portable MacBook Air or the super-powerful MacBook Pro, MacBook Prime Day deals could get you a welcome saving. An Apple laptop is probably going to be able to do everything you need it to and more. Now that the new 2022 M2-chipped laptops are hitting the streets, we expect that we might see some good MacBook Prime Day discounts on the previous, M1-chipped 2020 and 2021 models.

Amazon Prime Day MacBook deals: US

MacBook Pro 16 (M1 Pro, 2021): $2,499 $2,299 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $200: The specs offered by this 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD 2021 MacBook Pro 16 are never going to be cheap, but we've never seen a discount of more than $200 yet, so this is tempting if you need a device of this calibre.

Amazon Prime Day MacBook deals: UK

Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2020, M1): £1,499 £1,329.97 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £170: 
It's incredible to think that the first M1-chipped MacBook Pro is already almost two years old, but it's still a super-fast laptop with plenty of power to handle, well pretty much anything. It has great battery life too, and this 512GB model has a good amount of storage.

Apple MacBook Air M1 (2020): £1,999 £1,099 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £100:
Since the new M2 MacBook Air's release, we're seeing more regular discounts, on the 2020 model. They still don't seem to get any deeper than £100 off though.

Apple Prime Day deals: Apple Pencil

Apple Pencils don't tend to come in for more than the occasional small discount of up to around $20 / £20. We saw discounts of that size during Amazon Prime Day last year, and we can expect to see similar this year.

Apple Prime Day deals: Apple Watch

The latest Apple Watch models to be released are the Apple Watch 7 and the Apple Watch SE. While we would normally expect that to mean significant deals on older Apple Watches, new Series 6 watches are actually no longer anywhere to be seen. Fortunately, we've already been seeing discounts on the Apple Watch 7 and SE, however. They're both reduced but not at their lowest price at the moment. We wouldn't be surprised if they hit their lowest price again during Prime Day.

Early Prime Day Apple Watch deals: US

Apple Watch Series 7 (GPS): from $399 $329.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save up to $70:
 This $70 saving on the Apple Watch Serie 3 seems to have become a semi-permanent feature on Amazon. What varies are the colours that it's available on, so try your luck and see if your preferred colour is in stock at the discount price.

Early Prime Day Apple Watch deals: UK

Apple Watch SE (2021): From £269 £249 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £20:
 Only a small saving here, but then the Apple Watch SE is a budget-friendly addition to the range. You don't get the always-on display that you get with the series 7, but you still get plenty of features for exercise, and there are several colours available.

All you need to know about Apple Prime Day deals

When do Apple Prime Day deals start?

Amazon Prime Day 2022 will be held over 12 and 13 July (Yes, it's called Prime Day, but it's actually two days). The official sales start from 3am ET on 12 July, but in the past, we've seen deals starting earlier than the official kick-off – both on Amazon itself and from rival retailers. That's because while Prime Day is an Amazon-branded sale for members of its Amazon Prime subscription service, other retailers try to compete by offering good deals over the same period, or before. 

This all means that it's worth starting to keep an eye out for Amazon Prime Day Apple deals right from the beginning of July. So bookmark this page and come back now and again, because we'll be updating it with all of the best deals as they go live.

Are Apple products included in Prime Day?

Amazon offers Prime Day discounts across a huge range of products, including a lot of tech items. In previous years, Apple products have been included in that. Don't expect massive Apple Prime Day deals across the tech giant's range, after all Apple products tend to hold their value. But, based on previous years, we expect to see some decent savings.

Last year, we saw up to $100 / £100 off the price of some iPads and MacBooks, rising to $200 / £200 in cases of the most high-spec configurations. We also what at the time were record low prices on AirPods Pro, plus some decent savings on iPhone 12 and Apple Watch 6 in the UK.

By and large, you'll need to turn to slightly older Apple products for the biggest potential savings. We're unlike to see much, or any, discount on the latest 2022 iPad Air, for example, but we could well see some tempting deals on the 2020 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, and last year's iPads and MacBook Pros.

Don't forget that other retailers often try to get in on the action too and offer Prime Day Apple deals of their own (an open to non-Prime members). These are obviously not technically Prime Day Apple deals, but retailers seem to time them intentionally to compete with Amazon. We'll be tracking those deals here as well to give you more change of finding the best Apple deals without having to scour the web.

Do I need to be a Prime member to get Apple Prime Day deals?

In the main, yes; at least to get the official deals during Prime Day (or Days) itself. If you want to take advantage of Prime Day Apple deals from Amazon, you'll need to be a member of Amazon's subscription service, Amazon Prime. 

Luckily you can sign up for a no-strings-attached 30-day free trial (opens in new tab), which means you can take advantage of Amazon Prime Day Apple deals before you start to be charged for a subscription. And you can always even cancel your subscription with no penalty as soon as Prime Day is over if you really don't think you'll continue to use the benefits of the service.

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Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes, news and features, updates buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment for creatives, from monitors to accessories and office supplies. A writer and translator, he also works as a project manager at a design and branding agency based in London and Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors. He enjoys photography and wellness and also dances tango.