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Apple Memorial Day sale 2022 has kicked off early!

Apple Memorial Day sale 2022.
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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.

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... 

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...

iPads

Apple iPad mini (2021): $499 $409 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $90:
 The latest iPad mini is reduced by $90 at Amazon right now. That's for the 64GB version, but there's also $50 off the 256GB version, now $599 (opens in new tab) (but only in purple).

2021 Apple iPad 10.2: $479 $429 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $50: 
This 10.2-inch 2021 iPad currently has a tasty $50 knocked off the Wi-Fi 256GB version – a genuinely good deal on a new model. Also up for grabs is a sweet $20 off the 64GB iPad (opens in new tab) (bringing it to $309). Enjoy!

Apple iPad Pro 11 $899 $799 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $100:
 The 11-inch iPad Pro is a great size, has a great screen, and with an M1 chip, is a powerful beast of a tablet. A saving of $100 is very nice indeed on the silver version.

Apple iPad Air 4 10.9: $749 $599 at B&H Photo (opens in new tab)
Save $150:
 The 2020 iPad Air is a brilliant piece of kit and you can get the Rose Gold 256GB, Wi-Fi Only version with $150 off. Do't like the colour? Snaffle $100 off the Space Grey version. 

Apple iPad Air 5: from $599 $569 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $29.01: Amazon even has a small saving on the newest iPad of all, the April 2022 5th generation iPad Air, with its Pro-like specs. It's a small saving, but as good as we can hope for on such a new device.

Laptops

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!
 

MacBook Pro (M1, 2020): $1,299 $1,199 at B&H Photo (opens in new tab)
Save $100:
We love this 2020 MacBook with an M1 chip , and this is the 8GB RAM 256GB SSD version with a cool $100 off. B&H Photo have the $100 reduction across the range so check them all out here (opens in new tab).
 

Mac mini: $799.99 $499.99 at B&H Photo (opens in new tab)
Save $300:
 The Mac mini is a tiny powerhouse, capable of almost anything you could imagine. This model has 8GB of storage, 256 SSD, 3.6 GHz Intel Core i3 Quad-Core (8th Gen) and more.

AirPods

Apple AirPods Pro: $249 $197.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $50:
 Apple's top-of-the-range noise-cancelling earbuds offer awesome sound quality. Amazon knocked them down to £197 in the Apple Memorial Day sale in 2021, and right now they're equalling that record low.

Apple Watch

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 Series 5: $749 $524.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 30%:
A genuinely good deal on an Apple Watch (if you don't mind an older model) that gives you GPS and cellular, comes with a gold case and a stone band. You'll save a whopping $224.

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.

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Beren Neale is the deals editor at Creative Bloq. After editing several creative and design magazines - including the graphic design mag Computer Arts - he found his home on the biggest global art and design website, helping digital creatives get the best deals on the kit that they need. 

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