If you ask us, the Apple Memorial Day sale 2022 has already landed (although the official Memorial Day Sale kick off isn't until Monday 30th May, of course). It's become pretty typical for big retail sales to run a lot longer than advertised so it's not surprising that the savings on Apple devices have begun already. And our first look shows us the Apple Memorial Day sale is shaping up to be a week-long savings bonanza in 2022.
We've searched for some brilliant deals on Apple products, from MacBook Pros to Apple Watches, and we've already started listing them here. We will update this page every day this week and over the weekend to make sure we don't miss a thing. Right now, we love this $100 saving on the 2020 MacBook Pro (M1) over at B&H Photo: now $1,199 down from $1,299 (opens in new tab).
You may already know that the (Apple) Memorial Day sale 2022 is the first big retail event of the year, and it's mostly confined to the US. There are usually some awesome Apple bargains to be found. Apple itself doesn't offer Apple Memorial Day discounts (it does have decent trade-in prices (opens in new tab) on new kit, though), but other retailers do so bookmark this page to see the deals appear in front of your eyes.
If you're looking for more than just Apple products, see our general guide to the best Memorial Day sale 2022 deals too. And for year-round savings on Apple products, make sure you check out our best Apple deals.
Apple Memorial Day sale 2022: quick links
There are so many early deals that are coming and going in record speed, so here are some quick links for you to jump into straight away...
- Amazon: get $50 off Apple AirPods Pro plus loads more (opens in new tab)
- Target: try four months of Apple Music for free with Circle (opens in new tab)
- Apple: trade in old iPad and get up to $695 back (opens in new tab)
- B&H Photo: save $100 on the 2020 M1-chipped MacBook Pro (opens in new tab)
Memorial Day is officially on Monday 30th May, but we're already seeing some decent discounts for the Apple Memorial Day Sale 2022, including savings on some very new releases. Here are our top pick of the bunch, split up into handy sections...
MacBook Pro (M1, 2020):
$1,499 $1,399 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $100: This 2020 model of the 13-inch MacBook Pro is still one of our favourite laptops out there, and the M1-chipped model comes with 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage. We gave it a five star review for good reason!
Apple Watch Series 7:
$399.99 $384 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $13: Not quite as low as we've seen on this 41mm Apple Watch with a Starlight band (that was epic $70). Still, $15 isn't nothing, and there are discounts across the Series 7 range so explore your options by clicking through.
Apple Watch SE (GPS):
$279 $249 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save: $30.00: Looking for a more affordable smartwatch. The Apple Watch SE is Apple's most accessible offering, and it's even better with $30 off. You don't get the always-on display of the Series 7, but that makes for better battery life.
When is the Apple Memorial Day Sale 2022?
Memorial Day 2022 falls on Monday 30 May, and the biggest Apple Memorial Day sale discounts are likely to be found on that Monday itself and the weekend immediately before it. But, since Memorial Day is the first major retail event of the year, retailers are often keen to make the most of it, which means they tend to try to get in early and beat each other to the rush.
In previous years we've seen good Apple Memorial Day deals appearing in the week before Memorial Day itself, and even earlier in May – as you can see from the Apple Memorial Day deals above. So keep coming back to this page to check for updated offers as they appear.
Apple Memorial Day Sale 2022: what to expect
Based on our experience of many prior years of Apple Memorial Day sales, we can predict that we'll see good savings on iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods and more. In 2021, the Apple Memorial Day sale saw savings of $50 on the Apple Air Pods Pro, $70 off the Apple Watch Series 6 and $50 to $100 off certain iPads and MacBooks.
We expect to see similar savings this year, with larger savings possible on older Apple products, and in fact, with two weeks still to go, we're already seeing some deals comparable to last years Apple Memorial Day sale deals, with up to $70 off the new Apple Watch Series 7 and bigger savings on the AirPods Pro than last year.
Is Apple going to have a Memorial Day?
Bat some strange miracle, no. Apple itself will not have an Apple Memorial Day In fact, Apple doesn't really do sales at all. Ever. Even after Christmas. The best we get from the Cupertino giant is voucher offers during Black Friday, when it tends to offer vouchers towards future purchases. That's great if you're a big Apple fan and you're likely to buy more gear from the company (we know we certainly are), but it's not the same as a straight-up cash discount on an item you want to buy now. This means that to find the best Apple Memorial Day sale deals, you need to look at other retailers. Amazon (opens in new tab) and B&H Photo (opens in new tab) are usually the best bets, followed by Target, Adorama, Best Buy and Walmart.
Apple Memorial Day sale MacBook deals
MacBooks are among the most expensive of Apple products so any saving here is welcome. We saw only small savings on MacBooks during the last Apple Memorial Day sale, but considering we've already seen discounts of around $100 on the 2021 MacBook models, we might see better savings this year.
Apple Memorial Day sale iPad deals
We almost always see iPad deals during the Apple Memorial Day sale and we don't expect 2022 to be any different. With the release of the new iPad Air 5, we're particularly expecting to see retailers cut the price on the 2020 iPad Air 4, but we're likely to see more offers too. See the best current prices below.
Apple Memorial Day sale AirPods deals
We saw some decent Apple Airpods deals during the Apple Memorial Sale 2021, including around $50 off on both the AirPods Pro and AirPods Max. With the new AirPods 3 having already come in for discounts since their release last year, we reckon there could be some savings there too. See the best current Apple AirPods deals below.
Apple Memorial Day sale Apple Watch deals
We can usually rely on a few Apple Watch deals during all major sales events. We saw up to $70 off the Apple Watch Series 6 last year. The Apple Watch Series 7 has been released since then so we might see discounts on Apple's latest smartwatch as well as on earlier models.