These early Apple Prime Day deals could beat the main event

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It's the last weekend before the Amazon Prime Day 2024 summer sale, and some of the deals around are already better than what we saw during the annual event last year. In some cases, you might not want to wait until the official sale on July 16 and 17.

We're tracking and comparing both official and unofficial Apple Prime Day deals from Amazon and all other major retailers to help you ensure you get the best price on Apple gear, from MacBooks to AirPods and more (we also have dedicated pages on Prime Day iPad deals and Prime Day Apple Watch deals). We start early because we know from experience that good deals come up around Prime Day even if they're not classified as part of the sale, and this year is proving to be no exception. The highlights we've flagged up below include some record low prices. 

MacBook Pro 14 (M3)$1,599 $1,399 at Amazon
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MacBook Pro 14 (M3): $1,599 $1,399 at Amazon
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We've been tracking the prices of Apple's latest MacBook Pros since they were released in November, and this is the cheapest the entry-level configuration of the 14-inch model has been. If you need more power, Best Buy has $300 off the M3 Pro configuration.

Price check: Apple: $1,599

MacBook Pro 16 (M3 Pro)$2,499 $2,249 at Amazon
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MacBook Pro 16 (M3 Pro): $2,499 $2,249 at Amazon
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For a bigger, more powerful laptop, there's $250 off the M3 Pro-chipped MacBook Pro 16. Amazon's been running this deal for a while, but it hasn't been beaten yet.

Price check: Apple: $2,499

MacBook Air 15 (M2, 2023): $1,299 $1,099 at Amazon
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MacBook Air 15 (M2, 2023): $1,299 $1,099 at Amazon
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We expect that Amazon will have some great MacBook Air 15 deals running during Prime Day, but $200 off still isn't bad at all if you need a MacBook right now.

Price check: $1,299 at Best Buy

MacBook Air 13 (M2, 2022): $999 $799 at Best Buy
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MacBook Air 13 (M2, 2022): $999 $799 at Best Buy
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Apple has kept on the 2022 MacBook Air at a reduced price as a 'budget' option, but we don't find performance to be that inferior to the new model, which is a relatively iterative upgrade. That makes this deal great value.

Price check: $999 at Apple

MacBook Air 13 (M1, 2020, 256GB): £899 £799 at Amazon
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MacBook Air 13 (M1, 2020, 256GB): £899 £799 at Amazon
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This older MacBook Air is still a good buy as a laptop for general productivity, office work and even some light creative work, especially at this price. If you want the newest model, Amazon has it reduced from £1,099 to £999.97.

Price check: £829 at Currys UK

Mac mini (M2, 2023, 256GB): £649 £582.97 at Amazon
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Mac mini (M2, 2023, 256GB): £649 £582.97 at Amazon
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There's a saving on the Mac mini in the UK too, with £66 off the base M2 configuration and £145 off the M2 Pro option with the same storage. These prices are just £5 off the lowest prices we've seen to date.

Price Check: £649 at Apple

iPad Pro 13-inch (M4, 2024): $1,299 $1,198 at Amazon
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iPad Pro 13-inch (M4, 2024): $1,299 $1,198 at Amazon
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We're not holding out for much better deals on this iPad yet, given that it's Apple's most powerful tablet and only released in May. Take a look at our review where we gave it four stars.

Price check:$1,299 at Apple | $1,299 at Best Buy

iPad Air 5th Gen (M1, 2022): $599 $499.99 at Best Buy
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iPad Air 5th Gen (M1, 2022): $599 $499.99 at Best Buy
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This is the current record-low price of this 5th Generation iPad Air, released in March 2022. With an M2 chip, It's extremely powerful and competes with the Pro in many ways (see our iPad Air 5th gen review for more details).

Price check: $599 at B&H Photo

iPad mini (6th Gen, 2021, 64GB): $499 $399.99 at Amazon
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iPad mini (6th Gen, 2021, 64GB): $499 $399.99 at Amazon
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Amazon often has $100 off this iPad mini model. Despite having been around since 2021, the price has never got any cheaper, so this is one that could finally fall further during Prime Day itself.

Price check: $469 at B&H Photo

iPad (9th Gen, 64GB, 2022): £329 £294.99 at Amazon UK
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iPad (9th Gen, 64GB, 2022): £329 £294.99 at Amazon UK
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This budget iPad isn't cut out for heavy lifting, but we think it's a great value option for use for general browsing and entertainment.

Apple Watch Series 9: from $399 $299 at Amazon
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Apple Watch Series 9: from $399 $299 at Amazon
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This is the cheapest starting price we've seen to date for the Apple Watch Series 9. There are deals on both 41mm and 45mm sizes in various style options. Apple Watch discounts don't tend to get much better than this.

Price check: also $299 at Best Buy

Quick link • Apple Watch Series 9 (41mm): $399 $319 at Best Buy

Apple Watch SE 2: $249 $189 at Amazon
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Apple Watch SE 2: $249 $189 at Amazon
Save $60: Amazon has been running this deal for a while, but the Apple Watch SE 2 was only cheaper than this once. That was in December 2023, when the price for the smaller model fell to $179, also at Amazon.

Price check: $249 at Best Buy

Apple Watch Ultra (49mm) £699 £649.65 at Amazon
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Apple Watch Ultra (49mm) £699 £649.65 at Amazon
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This is a small saving for an expensive watch, but it is still cheaper than the starting price of the newer Apple Watch Ultra 2. It's a heavy-duty rugged smartwatch and doesn't tend to come in for very big discounts.

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Apple AirPods Max: $549 $394 at Amazon
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Apple AirPods Max: $549 $394 at Amazon
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While they haven't been updated since their release in 2020, they don't need to be. These remain among the best headphones we've tested. The full price is eye-watering but fortunately Amazon has a record deal. The bad news is that the biggest saving is only on two colours: red and green.

Price Check: $549 at Best Buy

Apple AirPods 2nd-gen: $129 $79 at Amazon
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Apple AirPods 2nd-gen: $129 $79 at Amazon
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This is a fairly normal deal on Apple's second-generation earphones. We've seen them at $69.99 before, so the price could fall.

Price check: $79.99 at Best Buy

AirPods Pro (2nd Gen, USB-C): £229 £211 at Amazon UK
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AirPods Pro (2nd Gen, USB-C): £229 £211 at Amazon UK
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The new improved versions of Apple's already fantastic noise-cancelling earbuds provide up to 2x-improved noise cancellation. This isn't the best price we've ever seen on them (that was £209), but it's not far off.

Price check: £229 at Currys

Apple Pencil (2nd Gen): $129 $79.99 at Amazon
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Apple Pencil (2nd Gen): $129 $79.99 at Amazon
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The Apple Pencil is one of the best tools for digital artists and illustrators who use their iPads for sketching, and this record $50 off deal is definitely worth grabbing if you have a compatible iPad. If you have an M4 iPad Pro or M2 iPad Air, you'll want the new Apple Pencil Pro, which is also on sale at Amazon with $10 off.

Apple AirTag (x4 pack): £119 £94 at Amazon
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Apple AirTag (x4 pack): £119 £94 at Amazon
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AirTags can help you track everything from keys to luggage, and all valuables that you carry within. The lowest we've ever seen four packs go for is £79, but £94 is still nothing to sneeze at.

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Beth Nicholls
Ecommerce Writer

Beth is Creative Bloq’s Ecommerce Writer. An avid music photographer and previous staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has a keen eye for content and knows just how to create it. Her background working as a tester for CeX has provided extensive knowledge surrounding the latest tech and gaming trends, and she studied Music Journalism too, so you'll probably find her at a gig. Basically, she's a total nerd with a Snorlax tattoo and a Master's degree in Photography, forever wishing she was Peter Parker. 

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