These are the best Presidents' Day Apple deals we'd buy

A shot of various Apple products on a colourful background with the words big savings to show the best best Presidents' Day deals
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With the official arrival of the Presidents' Day Sale 2023, we're seeing some great Apple deals popping up. If you're familiar with other big retail events like Black Friday and the Amazon Prime sales, you'll already know that we see some of the best price drops from Apple during these times so we're expecting to see some fantastic savings on various products today.

We here at Creative Bloq are massive Apple fans so we want to ensure we're sharing the best deals on the market with you. As such, that means we're making sure retailers haven't marked up their prices to sell a fake deal during this Presidents' Day Apple sale. We're also aware when the tech giant drops the ball with a new iteration of a product. So we've been careful in what we've searched for and presented you below. We've no interest in giving you a deal on an out-dated iPad or lack-lustre MacBook, so we'll even make a note if there were general moans from reviewers on its release (2022 iPad, we're looking at you!)

All of the products featured below have been reviewed by the Creative Bloq team so you can find more hands-on information about each product in our reviews to help you decide which device to go for. We've also tried our best to give you a good context of the deal – but in short, if we feature it, it's because it's currently the best deal that we can find on the internet. We want you to be confident knowing that if you click anywhere below, you're making a great decision.

Below you'll find quick links to some of the best Presidents' Day Apple retailers with the hottest deals. Under that we've then sectioned the article by the main Apple products such as iPads, MacBooks and AirPods. It's important to note that if you don't see a deal under the product section you want, that just means we haven't found a decent deal worth including but as the day goes on, we'll make sure to update our list if any pop up so make sure to regularly check in. If you want more context for your iPad buying choice, be sure to check out our iPad Generations list

Presidents' Day Apple quick links

Presidents' Day iPad deals

The Apple iPad is the world's most famous tablet, and for good reason. However, there are so many of them, it can be a bit confusing picking the best for you. So below we've highlighted who each iPad is aimed at. And if you want even more information on the iPad family tree, you should check out our iPad generations guide, which details every one to date. 

With a new iPad Pro and a revamped 'standard' iPad hitting the shops late last year, we expect to see some good deals on their predecessors, so check back later if you're not seeing the iPad you crave bellow. 

iPad Pro 12.9 (M2, 2022): $1,099

iPad Pro 12.9 (M2, 2022): $1,099 $1,049 at Amazon
Save $50: This is the latest, largest, 6th Gen iPad Pro, and comes with 128GB and a whopping 12.0-inch display. We gave it a solid four and a half stars out of five in our hands-on review, and love its power (but note that it's totally overkill for many non-pro users).

iPad (10.2-inch, 2021): $329

iPad (10.2-inch, 2021): $329 $269 at Walmart
Save $60: With the 2022 iPad released, the next in line is having some decent discounts on it. This is the 10-inch, 64G, 9th Gen model, and when we reviewed it, we loved that it's the best budget tablet out there (but we would have also loved Apple Pencil 2 compatibility). For context, a renewed version is going for $224 over at Amazon.

iPad (10.9-inch, 2022): $449

iPad (10.9-inch, 2022): $449 $399.99 at Amazon
Save $50: If you want the latest, suped-up iPad, with a modest 64GB, this is the best deal out there. Now, the newest iPad has garnered some crits – does it really need to be able to tackle 4K video editing?! But if you want a tab better than the 9th Gen iPad, but less than the latest iPad Air, this is for you.

Presidents' Day MacBook deals

Whether you're looking for the light and portable MacBook Air or the super-powerful MacBook Pro, here's our top picks of the current best Presidents' Day Apple deals.

MacBook Air (M1, 2020): $999

MacBook Air (M1, 2020): $999 $799 at Best Buy
Save $200: For my money, this is the best 13-inch laptop out there. I write, stream, do a little low-end photo and video editing with it every day, and every day it's a joy to use. The M1 chip was a game changer, and that's why we gave this model a full five star review back in 2020.

MacBook Pro (M1, 2020): $2,148

MacBook Pro (M1, 2020): $2,148 $1,648 at B&H Photo
Save $500: It's one of the best MacBook Pros to be released in recent years, and currently has $500 off. Don't get us wrong, it's still a considerable sum, but if you've been looking for an elite 13.3-inch laptop, this is a great deal.

MacBook Pro (M1 Pro, 2021): $2,499

MacBook Pro (M1 Pro, 2021): $2,499 $1,999 at Amazon
Save $500: If you're looking for a whopping 1TB of storage in the powerful MacBook Pro, this Amazon deal is the one for you.

MacBook Air (M2, 2022): $1,728

MacBook Air (M2, 2022): $1,728 $1,678 at Amazon
Save $49: Want the portable 13-inch screen, but more power than the Air? This M2-chipped 2022 MacBook Air has 8GB RAM and 512G storage and comes with AppleCare+. When we reviewed this model, we loved that it was aimed at creative pros that would have previously gone for the 14-inch Pro. This is a decent alternative. 

Presidents' Day AirPods deals

AirPods quite often come in for discounts all year round, but especially so when there are Presidents' Day deals on the go. We've even seen discounts on the new improved 2022 AirPods Pro 2nd Gen, but of course the biggest deals are on the earlier models. Here are our picks... 

AirPods Pro 2 (2022):   $249.99

AirPods Pro 2 (2022):  $249.99 $199.99 at Amazon
Save $50:
This has become the current standard deal to be found on the AirPods Pro 2. Currently it's going at Amazon and Best Buy, and B&H Photo is coming last in the race, with only $20 off. When we got our hands on these, we loved the increased noise cancelling and great sound.

Apple AirPods Max:  $499.99

Apple AirPods Max: $499.99 $449 at Best Buy
Save $50:
 Want a jump up in ANC and sound quality from the above? I have a pair of these cans and they are by far the best headphones I've ever used (including the Sony XM4s!) Now, we've seen these go down as far as $429, so this isn't the best deal ever, but it's still worth a look. Also deals over at Amazon too.

AirPods with Charging Case 2:  $

AirPods with Charging Case 2: $129 $119 at B&H Photo
Save $10:
B&H Photo has a modest discount on these older 2019, 2nd Generation AirPods with charging case. If you don't want the latest tech but just want a good pair of earbuds for a little less, this is a nice deal (though we much stress, these are far from our favourite earbuds).

Presidents' Day Apple Watch deals

With the Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Ultra and 2nd gen Apple Watch SE released in September of last year, we saw some good deals on the Series 7 over 2022's Black Friday. As it turns out, we're actually seeing deals across the board, even on the newest Apple Watches for this Presidents' Day Apple Sale.

Apple Watch Series 8: $399

Apple Watch Series 8: $399 $329 at Target
Save $70:
The latest generation of the Apple Watch was only released in September, but Amazon's been running deals for a while. Its Black Friday deals are the best prices we've seen yet with $70 off all configurations, including on the more expensive GPS + cellular versions.

Apple Watch Ultra (GPS +cellular):  $799

Apple Watch Ultra (GPS +cellular): $799 $749 at Amazon
Save $50:
If you want a smartwatch that can hand freezing conditions and rough treatment, the Apple Watch Ultra is finally here, and Amazon even has $50 off. It comes with super precise GPS tracking, a bunch of sensors and a larger, brighter display.

Apple Watch 8: Buy 2 get $330 off at AT&T

Apple Watch 8: Buy 2 get $330 off at AT&T
AT&T is offering a great Presidents' Day Apple deal right now – if you want two Apple Watch 8s (one for a friend?!) If you get two, they will slice $330 off the final price. This actually works on the 8, the SE and the Ultra!

Apple Watch Series 7 GPS : £369

Apple Watch Series 7 GPS : £369 £299 at Best Buy
Save £70: This is one of the lowest prices we've seen on the 2021 Apple Watch Series 7. It's an excellent smart watch with most of the features of the newer model above. The catch is that this price is only on the red colour. There are smaller savings on other colours though.

Presidents' Day Apple Pencil deals

The Apple Pencil doesn't usually see more than a small saving of around $10 / £10, but we have seen some slightly better discounts lately. These are the best deals right now.

Apple Pencil (2nd Gen): $129

Apple Pencil (2nd Gen): $129 $89 at Amazon
Save $40: One of the best Apple deals so far this Presidents' Day, we usually only see max of $10 off the 2nd Gen Apple Pencil, so to have a huge $40 continues to be our record low. An unmissable deal that won't last long.

Presidents' Day iPhone deals

Presidents' Day iPhone deals are harder to come by, especially in the US. The best savings are usually through carriers or with a trade in direct with Apple But keep an eye on the prices below, because Presidents' Day iPhone deals do sometimes come up.

Presidents' Day Mac mini deals

2020 Apple Mac mini (M1 chip) $

2020 Apple Mac mini (M1 chip) $699 $649 at Amazon
Save $20:
Apple's 2020 Mac mini with its own M1 chip is a great value compact computer that looks sleek and offers performance to match. This is a decent saving on the 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD configuration, but the 512GB model is unfortunately out of stock at the moment.

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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 likes nothing better than to climb himself a bit of rock.  

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