The Best Apple Deals on iPhones, AirPods, and MacBooks in 2020
Featured Deal: Apple AirPods Pro | $199 | Amazon
The best Apple deals and discounts of December 2020 are here.
If you’re an Apple fan, then you know that the company’s popular iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, Apple Watch, and AirPods don’t come cheap—and sales can be sporadic. Luckily, we watch Apple bargains like a hawk here at Kinja Deals, and we’re always keeping an eye out for the best deals across all Apple devices. Scope out some great prices on AirPods Pro, the Apple Watch SE and Series 6, and others below, and stay tuned: we’ll be updating this roundup regularly.
AirPods Pro | $199
Apple’s higher-end wireless earbuds are currently $50 off the list price at Amazon. The AirPods Pro come with noise canceling, silicone tips for a comfortable fit, and a wirelessly-chargeable case, making them a solid upgrade over the standard versions.
AirPods | $110
Apple’s standard current-model AirPods are marked down to $110 right now for the standard version with wired charging, with the full savings appearing at checkout. That’s $49 off. They don’t have the active noise cancellation or silicone tips of the AirPods Pro, but they deliver great sound and excellent convenience. You can also grab a pair with a wirelessly-chargeable case for $160, or $39 off the list price.
iPad (8th Gen) | $299
You’ll get an even larger discount on the brand new core iPad, which is already marked down $30 soon after its release. Unlike the redesigned iPad Air, this entry-level iPad still looks the same as the old one, but it has a faster A12 Bionic chip inside (comparable to iPhone XS). The 32GB model is available at Amazon for $299 in Gold or Space Gray. You can also save $34 on the 128GB edition in Silver or Space Gray.
Apple Watch SE | $250-$280
The new Apple Watch SE is the best option for most prospective buyers, carrying the most important core features of the pricier Apple Watch Series 6 with just a smidge less power and a $120 savings.
Right now, you can get the Apple Watch SE for even less at Amazon, where both the 40mm and 44mm sizes are marked down. The entry-level 40mm model is marked down $20 to just $259, while the 44mm model sees an even larger discount at $270. Only certain colors are in stock at those prices as of this writing and you may need to clip a coupon to activate the savings, so be sure to double-check Amazon to see what’s available.
Apple Watch Series 6 | $339-380
Amazon is already slicing up to $60 off the list price of the new Apple Watch Series 6 in certain colors for the 40mm size or the 44mm models. These latest watches are a bit faster thanks to a new processor and add extra health functionality, such as a blood oxygen sensor. And unlike the cheaper Apple Watch SE, they have the always-on display. With some of these, you’ll see the full savings at checkout, by the way.
MacBook Pro (M1) | $1,200
MacBook Pros were already pretty powerful, but with Apple’s new M1 chip in place of the old Intel chips, they’re even more powerful. Like, by a lot. It’s wild.
And if you want to snag one of those brand new MacBook Pro models, Amazon is already taking $100 off the list price for the 256GB base model in Space Gray (full savings at checkout). The larger 512GB version sees similar savings, as well!
iPad Air (4th Gen) | $559
Apple’s brand new iPad Air might not be billed as the highest-end model of the bunch, but it has the newest and fastest processor and cribs the sleek design from the pricier, perk-packed iPad Pro. In short: it hits the sweet spot in terms of power and price, and right now you can save an additional $40 off the Rose Gold model at Amazon. Check the other colors for current pricing and availability.
Mac Mini (M1) | $670
Apple’s powerful new M1 chip isn’t relegated to laptops right now: you can also grab a compact Mac Mini desktop and get way more power than past generations. Amazon has the base 256GB model for $670 or 512GB version for $870, both $29 off the list price for this new release.
Beats PowerBeats Pro | $150
Beats’ PowerBeats Pro are some of the best true wireless earbuds you’ll find for working out, and right now Amazon is slashing $100 off the list price for the red edition. Other colors cost more, but if you’re not picky, then go for the savings. These bad boys have built-in earclips and pair easiest with recent Apple devices thanks to the H1 chip, plus they provide up to 9 hours of listening per charge.
Apple Pencil | $80-99
If you have a relatively recent iPad and you want to use it for drawing, doodling, or hand-writing notes, then you’ll probably want Apple’s official Pencil stylus. There are two models, and both are on sale right now.
The 2nd-gen Pencil works with the new iPad Air, the 3rd/4th-gen 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and 1st/2nd-gen 11-inch iPad Pro. It’s $99 right now at Amazon, a savings of $30. The 2nd-gen model attaches and charges magnetically, has a matte finish, and lets you double-tap to change tools in supported apps.
Meanwhile, the older Pencil works with the older iPad Pro models, the 3rd-gen iPad Air, the 6th-8th-gen core iPads, and 5th-gen iPad Mini. It’s $80 right now, or $19 off the list price. This one is glossy with a silver band and charges via your iPad’s Lightning port.
Save $120 off the active noise-canceling wireless Beats Solo Pro headphones right now at Amazon in a a couple of colors. They pair easily with iOS devices thanks to Apple’s H1 chip and promise a stellar 22 hours of battery life on a full charge. Only the Light Blue version is at that price as of this writing, but double-check the listing as the prices fluctuate.
If you’re keen on cans instead of earbuds, Apple’s Beats brand has a solid deal on Solo3 wireless headphones right now. They’re $80 off the list price right now at Amazon, but only in black. Whatever you choose, you’ll get wireless headphones that pair easily with an iPhone and offer up to 40 hours of battery life.
iPhone XR (Renewed, Unlocked) | $365+
If you’re on the hunt for a large, semi-recent iPhone that you can take to any network, this iPhone XR deal might be up your alley. It has a sizable 6.1” screen, is available in a handful of eye-catching colors, and the A12 Bionic processor is still plenty speedy compared to the top-end competition of today. It’s more than $300 off the original new list price when you buy this certified renewed version from Amazon, which is unlocked. The price varies slightly based on which color you choose.
MacBook Pro 16” | $2,249
Apple’s biggest current MacBook Pro model is a wallet-buster, as you might expect, but at least Amazon is slashing a few hundred bucks off right now.
The 16″ Silver base model is $300 off right now, snagging you a powerful notebook ideal for creative work via an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, and a meaty 512GB of internal storage. Part of that savings comes off at checkout, by the way. Jump up to the Core i9 version with a 1TB SSD and you’ll save $400 off of its higher price point.
iMac (27-inch) | $1,649
Apple’s MacBook laptops are popular, but if you want a big, beefy Mac with a hell of a screen, you can’t go wrong with an iMac. The all-in-one desktop has a huge 27-inch screen at a blistering 5K resolution, and pairs that with an Intel Core i5 chip and 256GB of storage. Save $150 off the base model at Amazon right now.