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Amazon Prime Day Apple deals 2021: What to expect this month

Early Amazon Prime Day Apple deals

Amazon Prime Day Apple deals are less than two weeks away, with 21-22 June as the official dates for Prime Day 2021. While we don't know exactly what's going to be on sale this year, we can make some educated guesses based on previous years, which we'll outline in this post. 

We're expecting incredible discounts on new and older Apple products across Prime Day. And this is the place to keep an eye on the newest, best deals as they go live, so make sure to bookmark this page ahead of Prime Day. 

Will Apple products be on sale on Prime Day?

While we don't know exactly which products will be on sale over Prime Day, based on previous years we can make an educated guess that there will be plenty of Apple products to choose from over Amazon's Prime Day event. 

During Amazon Prime Day 2020, we saw iPads on sale for 30% to 38% off, including discounts on the latest iPads at the time. Meanwhile, Apple Watches also had up to 35% off, while MacBook Airs were up to 30% off.

Generally speaking, for bigger bargains, you'll want to look at older Apple stock. We predict decent offers on the 2020 range of iPads and modest-but-notable discounts for the new iPad Pro (M1) released last month.

And don't forget that other retailers also often offer deals around the Prime Day event, so you might be able to grab a bargain on Apple products on Prime Day without going anywhere near Amazon's site (though if you sign up to a free Amazon Prime trial now, you can take advantage of Prime Day Apple deals and then cancel, no strings attached). 

To get ahead of the game, we've started putting together the best current deals on iPads, MacBooks, AirPods and more right now. And with only a couple of weeks until the big day(s), you could even call them early Amazon Prime Day Apple deals.

Early Amazon Prime Day Apple deals: iPad

Apple Prime Day 2020 was an impressive one for iPad deals, more so than we imagined, in fact, with huge discounts on 2020 models included in the line up. With the recent release of the iPad Pro (M1), we're expecting there'll be even more deals coming our way in a couple of weeks. Right now here are the best discounts to be had at the moment – including an early deal in the UK on the newest iPad Pro.

Early Amazon Prime Day iPad deals: US

Apple iPad 10.2-inch (2020): $329 $299 at Amazon
Save $30:
Snap up an 8th-gen iPad at a $30 saving and the best price we've seen thus far at Amazon. This 32GB wi-fi model comes in three colours and works with the Apple Pencil (sold separately).
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Apple iPad Air (2020): $599 $549.99 at Amazon
Save $49:
The latest-and-greatest iPad Air can be yours at nearly $50 off and one of the best deals we've seen for it. This is the 64GB model with wi-fi, so if you don't need loads of storage then snap this up.

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Apple iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular (2020): $879 $829 at Amazon
Save $50:
Need ample storage and LTE connectivity? Look no further than the 4th-gen iPad Air wi-fi + cellular with 256GB capacity. It's $50 off and an Amazon all-time price low.
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Early Amazon Prime Day iPad deals: UK

Pad Pro (M1, 2021, Wi-Fi): £849 £814 at Amazon
Save £34: A £34 saving on an iPad Pro isn't world-shattering, but it's the first-ever discount on the brand new M1 iPad Pro, so it's certainly deserving of our attention. This is the 11-inch, 256GB model on sale.
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iPad (2020): £329 £309 at Amazon
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The standard iPad got an upgrade in 2020, it makes for a very capable machine suitable for plenty of uses. This wi-fi model comes with 32GB storage. View Deal

iPad Air (Wi-Fi & cellular, 2020): £709 £675 at Amazon
Save £34:
This is a decent iPad Air deal that includes 64GB storage, a beautiful 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, super-fast A14 Bionic chip, and 12MP back/7MP HD front cameras.
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Early Amazon Prime Day Apple deals: MacBook

A winning combination of style and substance, the MacBook Pro, in particular, is a dream purchase for many creatives. But it doesn't come cheap, so if there's an Apple Prime Day deal to be had, it's well worth looking into. It's too early for genuine Amazon Prime Day MacBook deals but here are the best MacBook deals right now. 

Early Amazon Prime Day Apple deals: Apple Pencil

To be honest, there were not loads of great Amazon Prime Day Apple Pencil deals last year. We saw up to $20/£20 off either the first or second generation Pencil, but that's not to say that deals will be thin on the ground this year. Finding a discount on an Apple Pencil, both 1st and 2nd generation, has always been rare. However, as you can see below, there are a few bucks to be saved right now, if you want to get the Apple Pencil. 

Early Amazon Prime Day Apple deals: Apple Watch

The latest Apple Watch models to be released were the Apple Watch 6 and the Apple Watch SE in 2020, so we're expecting some significant deals on older Apple Watches, in particular the Apple Watch 5 and Apple Watch 3, which remain very desirable purchases even if they're not the latest model. Here's what the deals situation looks like right now...  

Early Amazon Prime Day Apple deals: AirPods

Apple's AirPods remain one of the company's most fashionable and desirable product lines, and while you'd expect that would mean a distinct lack of discounts, there were some great deals on Prime Day 2020. We imagine that come the Amazon Prime Day Apple deals 2021, there could be some sweet deals across the range (maybe even on the ludicrously pricey AirPods Max might get a discount?).

Whether you want standard AirPods or the much better AirPods Pro (take it from us, you want the AirPods Pro), we expect some great savings to be had. The AirPods Max are going to stay ridiculously expensive, but Amazon has already discounted them by $50 ahead of Prime Day. Head below for more details.

Apple AirPods Max: $549 $499 at Amazon
Save $50:
This is the largest discount we've seen on the top-quality AirPods Max from Amazon thus far. Prime Day may yield a better deal, even if only slightly. But if any saving on superb noise-cancelling and high fidelity audio is what you're after, look no further than here.View Deal

Amazon Prime Day Apple deals: iMac

The iMac is a big, beautiful powerhouse of a PC that is perfect for every creative's needs, and our pick for the best computer for graphic design. But you tend to get what you pay for, and with iMacs you pay a lot. That said, with the new iMac M1 being released in May of this year, this is one of the Apple products that you may see some meaningful discounts on. 

Early Amazon Prime Day iMac deals: US

Apple iMac (27-inch): $1,799 $1,699 at Amazon
Save $100:
With a 27-inch Retina 5K display, this is a lovely-looking iMac for design work. Its 10th-generation Intel Core i5 processor should serve you well, although with just 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD it may struggle with heavyweight creative tasks. 
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Amazon Prime Day iMac deals: UK

Apple iMac (27-inch: £1,999 £1,402 at Amazon
Save £596:
This is a 27-inch iMac with a Retina 5K display and a 10th-generation Intel Core i5 processor and it's just had an extra £446 knocked off the price! You may want more than its 8GB RAM, but this one at least has a more roomy 512GB SSD.
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Do I need to be a Prime member to take advantage of Prime Day?

If you want to take advantage of Apple Prime Day deals that come direct from Amazon (and most of them will), you'll need to be an Amazon Prime member. Luckily you can sign up for a no-strings-attached 30-day free trial to see if it's your thing. If you sign up now, you'll still have the 30 day free trial over Amazon Prime day, and you can even cancel it as soon as Prime Day is done if you like, with absolutely no penalties. 

For more Prime Day deals on a range of items, see our sister site T3's Prime Day roundup.