Apple Memorial Day sale 2022 is here!

Apple Memorial Day sale 2022.
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It's Memorial Day, and that means the Apple Memorial Day sale 2022 has arrived. While decent deals have been popping up throughout the past weekend, today is the official day, and that means we can expect to see some of the best bargains yet on iPads, iPhones, MacBooks, AirPods, Apple Watches and more.  

We've been keeping our heads down searching for the best deals on Apple products, which can be few and far between. We've kept this page regularly updated with all the latest deals and offers, such as this incredible $70 saving on the Apple Watch Series 7, down from $399.99 to just $329.99 (opens in new tab)

While Apple itself doesn't offer Memorial Day discounts (though its trade-in prices (opens in new tab) are worth looking into), other retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy and BH Photo Video keep their (virtual) shelves regularly refreshed with tempting deals and offers. Things can and do change rapidly as stock fluctuates, and sometimes you can grab a surprisingly hefty bargain on a product simply by opting for a different color. So don't wait – if you see something you like, it's best to pounce sooner rather than later. 

If you want to widen your scope beyond Apple, we also have a general guide to the best Memorial Day sale 2022 deals. Plus, our guide to the best Apple deals is updated all year-round, so that's a handy page to bookmark if you're always on the lookout for offers on Apple products. 

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... 

As Memorial day gets underway, the Apple Memorial Day Sale 2022 is shaping up to include some hefty savings on extremely recent releases. Here are our top picks of the bunch, split up into handy sections by product...

iPads

Apple iPad mini (2021): $499 (opens in new tab)

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 up to $100 off the 256GB version, now $549 (opens in new tab), depending on colour.

2020 Apple 10.9-inch iPad Air: $539.00 (opens in new tab)

2020 Apple 10.9-inch iPad Air: $539.00 $469.00 at Wal-Mart (opens in new tab)
The 64GB version of one of Apple's most popular iPads gets a $70 discount at Wal-Mart. It's the same price for any color version, so feel free to choose your favorite version of this sleek, powerful iPad. 

2021 Apple iPad 10.2: $479 (opens in new tab)

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 (opens in new tab)

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 (opens in new tab)

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. Don't like the colour? Snaffle $100 off the Space Grey version. 

Apple iPad Air 5:  from (opens in new tab)

Apple iPad Air 5: from $599 $559 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $29.01: Amazon even has small savings on the newest iPad of all, the April 2022 5th generation iPad Air, with its Pro-like specs. It varies depending on color – the best deals are on the pink and purple versions.

iPhones

iPhone 13 Pro Max: $1099.99 (opens in new tab)

iPhone 13 Pro Max: $1099.99 $299.99 at Verizon (opens in new tab)
Save $800:
Got an old iPhone? Verizon has an incredible offer for Memorial Day, allowing customers to trade in old phones for discounts on newer ones. You might even be able to grab one for free!

iPhone SE: $429.99 (opens in new tab)

iPhone SE: $429.99 $209.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Another fantastic trade-in deal, Best Buy and T-Mobile are offering the slim and portable iPhone SE for less than half price when an old model is traded in. This is the 3rd gen model, with expanded battery life. 

iPhone 12 mini: $629.99 (opens in new tab)

iPhone 12 mini: $629.99 $314.99 at AT&T (opens in new tab)
Buy an iPhone 12 mini on an instalment plan at AT&T and you can get up to 50% off the total cost of the phone, with monthly payments as low as $8.75. There's no trade-in required for this one. 

Laptops

Mac mini: $799.99 (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.

MacBook Air (M1, 2020) 256GB:  $999 (opens in new tab)

MacBook Air (M1, 2020) 256GB: $999 $899.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $99.01:
The 2020 M1-chipped 13in MacBook Air is the perfect balance of power and portability. While it isn't as mighty as the MacBook Pro above, it has more than enough power for most people and comes at a more attractive price.

AirPods

Apple AirPods Pro:  $249 (opens in new tab)

Apple AirPods Pro: $249 $179 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $60:
 Apple's top-of-the-range noise-cancelling earbuds offer awesome sound quality. Now knocked down to $179, these AirPods are currently undergoing one of the best discounts we've seen.

Apple Watch

Apple Watch Series 7: $399 (opens in new tab)

Apple Watch Series 7: $399 $329 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $70:
 The Apple Watch Series 7 is back down to its record low price of $329 for the 41mm version and £359 for the 45mm. There were a few colours left when we last checked, but hurry!

Apple Watch SE (GPS): $279 (opens in new tab)

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
Deals Editor

Beren has worked on creative tech magazines and websites at Future Publishing for 13 years. He started this journey as Staff Writer on the digital art magazine ImagineFX, and in 2012 found himself bridging the magazine/website divide as Commissioning Editor on the newly launched Creative Bloq. Since then he took the editor role on ImagineFX, was Launch Editor of the fine art magazine Paint & Draw, moved to Canon Pro Europe website as Deputy Editor, and then edited the graphic design magazine Computer Arts. In 2020 he moved back to Creative Bloq, the biggest global art and design website, and as Deals Editor has applied his expertise in creative tech to help digital creatives get the best deals on the kit that they need and love. Outside of work, Beren is an avid rock climber and music nut. 

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