Apple Memorial Day sale 2023: we've found deals on iPads, MacBooks and more

Memorial Day Sale 2023 written over a deconstructed American flag.
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Memorial day is here! The best Apple Memorial Day deals have landed and we expect to see more as the day progresses. We're tracking all the best Apple Memorial Day deals here, from iPads and MacBooks to Apple Watches. 

Apple has never offered Memorial Day discounts itself, but retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy and B&H Photo do. Prices 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 colour, so it pays to look around.

Below we've highlighted some quick links to take you to the best online retailers that will be offering Apple Memorial Day deals – many of which have some early offers live right now. Then we highlight the absolute best deals for all the Apple products below that. Don't see what you want? Come back soon, because we'll be updating this page. Also see our round-up of the best Apple deals in general.

The best Apple Memorial Day deals

iPads

Apple iPad Air  (M1): $599 $499 at Amazon
Save $100:

Apple iPad Air  (M1): $599 $499 at Amazon
Save $100:
Equalling the lowest price we've seen this sell for, you can get a hefty chunk off the iPad Air (M1). With several colours included in the offer, we'd recommend snapping this up.

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iPad (2021): $479 $399 at Amazon
Save $80: 
This 10.2-inch 2021 iPad currently has a tasty $80 knocked off the Wi-Fi 256GB version – a pretty good deal on a new model. Some of us here at CB prefer this model to the most recent 10th Gen, so well worth a look.

iPad (2022): $449 $399 at Amazon
Save $50: 

iPad (2022): $449 $399 at Amazon
Save $50: 
Amazon also has $50 off the beefed-up 2022 iPad 10.9. This tablet sits between the cheaper 9th-gen iPad and the iPad Air and we gave it 4.5 stars in our iPad 2022 review. There's $50 off both the 64GB and 256GB configurations.

Apple iPad Pro 11-inch (M2): $899 $849 at Amazon
Save $50:

Apple iPad Pro 11-inch (M2): $899 $849 at Amazon
Save $50:
If you want the more powerful iPad Pro, there are no massive savings about, but you can at least save $50. That's only 5% off the price of this 256GB SSD configuration of the M2, 4th gen 11-inch iPad Pro, but it's something.

Macs

MacBook Air (M1, 2020): $999 $799.99 at Amazon
Save $200:

MacBook Air (M1, 2020): $999 $799.99 at Amazon
Save $200:
The 2020 M1-chipped 13-inch MacBook Air is the perfect balance of power, portability and price, and the 256GB model has $200 off right now. Even though it was released in 2020, this is still an impressive laptop for most users. 

MacBook Air (M2, 2022): $1,199 $1,049 at Amazon
Save $150:

MacBook Air (M2, 2022): $1,199 $1,049 at Amazon
Save $150:
If you want a little more oomph, Amazon also has $150 off last year's M2 MacBook Air. It's still a leap in price from the model above. The 512GB is no longer available but the 256GB SSD is still ready to be snapped up.

Mac mini (M2, 2023) $599 $499 at B&H Photo
Save $100:

Mac mini (M2, 2023) $599 $499 at B&H Photo
Save $100:
For the price, this is one of the best computers out there. You're getting the Apple M2 chip with 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. This may not be for pro video editors – you'll want 16G RAM for that – but if you want a powerful PC that can handle pretty much anything else, this is a great option. 

AirPods

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AirPods Pro (2 Gen): $249 $199 at Amazon
Save $50:
 Apple's top-of-the-range noise-cancelling earbuds offer awesome sound quality. Now knocked down by $50 dollars, these AirPods are definitely worth looking into. I had the fist Gen and loved them – these are better!

Apple Watch

iPhones

iPhone 13 Pro Max: $1099.99 $299.99 at Verizon
Save $800:

iPhone 13 Pro Max: $1099.99 $299.99 at Verizon
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 $209.99 at Best Buy

iPhone SE: $429.99 $209.99 at Best Buy
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 $314.99 at AT&T

iPhone 12 mini: $629.99 $314.99 at AT&T
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. 

When is the Apple Memorial Day Sale 2023?

Memorial Day 2023 falls on Monday 29 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 appear in the week running up to Memorial Day, as well as extend into Wednesday 31 May. So keep coming back to this page to check for updated offers as they appear.

Apple Memorial Day Sale 2023: 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 already saw some deals beating last years Apple Memorial Day sale deals, including $180 off the Apple Watch 7.

Is Apple going to have a Memorial Day?

In short, no, Apple 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 and B&H Photo are usually the best bets, followed by Target, Adorama, Best Buy and Walmart.

Beren Neale
Edom Editor

Beren has worked on creative titles at Future Publishing for over 13 years. Cutting his teeth as Staff Writer on the digital art magazine ImagineFX, he moved on to edit several creative titles, and is currently the Ecommerce Editor on the most effective creative website in the world. When he's not testing and reviewing the best ergonomic office chairs, phones, laptops, TVs, monitors and various types of storage, he can be found finding and comparing the best deals on the tech that creatives value the most.

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