Best Prime Day Apple deals available now on AirPods Pro, Apple Watch, iPads and more – CNET

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This story is part of Amazon Prime Day 2021, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Prime Day 2021 is almost here (June 21-22) and if you’re looking to score a deal on Apple devices — iPads, MacBooks, AirPods, Apple Watches and more — this is the best time of year to do so outside of Black Friday. We’re keeping a close eye on Apple and the deals Amazon and others are offering. 

Rival sales to Prime Day include Target’s Deal Days running from June 20-22 and Walmart’s Deals for Days taking place June 20-23, so they’re also a great place to find savings on Apple products. Below, you’ll find our favorite Apple deals across all categories. You can also check out our lists for the best Prime Day deals on smartwatchesMacBooksiPads, AirPods and Beats headphones.

Two important things to keep in mind: Note that prices and availability are accurate at time of publication, but they tend to fluctuate. And, just as importantly, the prices here could dip even lower once these sales hit their stride on Monday and beyond. 

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Since its release in 2020, Apple’s newest iPad has frequently fluctuated in price between $300 and $330, so it’s a good idea to grab one around Prime Day before the price surges again. With its speedy processor and compatibility with trackpads and keyboards, CNET’s Scott Stein calls the new-and-improved basic tablet “the best iPad value by far.”

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The baseline MacBook Air is more or less “always” on sale for $50 off at Amazon and elsewhere, and sometimes dips down to $100 off ($900 total). But the better buy is the step-up MacBook Air model, which offers an improved M1 processor with an eight-core GPU versus the seven cores you get in the base model, as well as double the storage (512GB vs. 256GB). You can get this model in gold at a $100 discount; silver and space gray offer half the savings.

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If you’re looking for the noise-canceling feature of AirPod Pros but are not a fan of the in-ear design or price tag, you gotta jump on these Beats Pro Solo. Originally retailed at $300, these headphones are now half off.

The inclusion of Apple’s H1 chip means that it will pair easily with Apple devices just like AirPods. Android users can get this feature via app. Note: It only charges via Lightning port and doesn’t come with a cable or adapter to be used as a wired headset. Previously an issue at full price, but we can be more forgiving at this price. Lastly, these are also compatible with Apple Spatial Audio, released last week, if you happen to subscribe to Apple Music. 

Read our Beats Solo Pro review.

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