If you're looking for the best back-to-school Apple deals to start the new semester off right, we bring good news. Apple and authorized Apple retailers currently offer solid discounts on all things Apple right now.
The Apple Education Store has the best discounts on MacBooks this back to school season. Throughout the year, students, teachers, and parents are eligible for discounted pricing on MacBook Air and MacBook Pro notebook. For back to school season, Apple is tossing in a free Apple Gift Card (valued at up to $150) with your purchase of a MacBook.
Prices start from $899 for the 2020 MacBook Air M1 — the best value MacBook you can get. This is one of the best back to school Apple deals currently available. Although Amazon offers the M1-charged MacBook Air for $749, there's no free $150 Apple gift card included.
The best back to school Apple deals also offer a similar deal on iPads. Students can save up to $50 on a new iPad and receive a free Apple Gift Card valued at up to $100. Prices start at $309 ($20 off) for the 9th generation iPad.
So if you're looking for the best Apple back to school deals, there are plenty of ways to save. Check out the best deals on our favorite Apple gadgets below.
Back to school Apple deals — Quick links
- Apple Education Store: student discount w/ free $150 Apple gift card
- Amazon: save on Apple devices and accessories
- B&H: up to $150 off MacBook Air, up to $1,600 off MacBook Pro
- Best Buy: save $250 on select MacBooks
- Walmart: Apple accessories from $8
Back to school Apple deals
Apple 15" MacBook Air M2:
$1,299 $1,199 @ Applew/ free $150 Apple Gift Card
Students save $100 on the 15-inch MacBook Air M2 at the Apple Education Store. And for a limited time, get a free $150 Apple gift card with your purchase. The 15-inch MacBook Air features a 15.3-inch (2880 x 1864) Liquid Retina display, Apple M2 8-core chip, 10-Core GPU, 16-core neural engine, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. Magic Keyboard, Touch Bar and Touch ID. This MacBook deal is also open to parents, faculty, staff, and homeschool teachers.
Apple 13" MacBook Air M2:
$1,099 $999 @ Applew/ free $150 Apple Gift Card
Students and educators save $100 on the MacBook Air M2. And for a limited time, get a free $150 Apple gift card with your purchase. It features an M2 8-core processor, 8-Core GPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. It packs a 13.6-inch (2560 x 1600) Liquid Retina display, Magic Keyboard, Touch Bar and Touch ID. This MacBook deal is also open to parents, faculty, staff, and homeschool teachers.
Apple 13" MacBook Air M1:
$999 $899 @ Apple w/ free $150 Apple Gift Card
Save $100 on the MacBook Air M1 and get a free $150 Apple Gift Card at the Apple Education Store. In our MacBook Air with M1 review, we gave it a high rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars and the Editor's Choice award. We praised its blazing performance and slim, unibody design. We also loved its long battery which endured 14 hours and 41 minutes during testing. Besides Apple's latest 8-core processor, it packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) IPS Retina display, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD.
Apple MacBook Pro M2:
$1299 $1,199 @ Applew/ free $150 Apple Gift Card
Teachers save $100 on the MacBook Pro M2 and get a free $150 Apple Gift Card at the Apple Education Store. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro features an M2 8-core processor, 10-Core GPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. it packs a 13.3-inch Liquid Retina display, Magic Keyboard, Touch Bar, and Touch ID.
Apple MacBook Pro 14 M2 Pro:
$1,999 $1,849 @ Apple w/ free $150 Apple Gift Card
The Apple Education Store takes $150 off the 14-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro chip for students. Apple's latest pro-grade notebook packs a 14-inch Liquid Retina XDR display, M2 Pro 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB SSD. On board are three Thunderbolt 4 ports, an HDMI port, SDXC card slot, headphone jack, and MagSafe 3 port.
Apple iPad 9th Gen: from
$329 from $309 @ Apple
Students, parents, teachers, and faculty can shop 9th gen iPad deals starting from $309 at the Apple Education Store. This entry model iPad packs a 10.2-inch Retina display with True Tone, A13 Bionic chip, 64GB of storage and stereo speakers. It sports an 8MP wide angle primary camera on the back and a 12MP ultra-wide front camera. Touch ID and Apple Pay offer secure login payment.
Apple iPad Air 5:
$599 $549 @ Apple w/ free $100 Apple Gift Card
Students, teachers, parents, and faculty can pick up an iPad Air 5 starting from $549 and received a free $100 Apple Gift Card. It packs a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone. Rounding out its specs are Apple's M1 chip, 8GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and stereo speakers. For image capturing and video calls it has a 12MP wide angle primary camera on the back and a 12MP FaceTime Camera. Touch ID and Apple Pay offer secure login payment.
Apple iPad Pro: from $749 @ Apple Education Store
Students, teachers, parents, and faculty get instant savings on the iPad Pro at the Apple Education Store. For a limited time, Apple is throwing in a free gift card valued at up to $100. The base model iPad Pro deal packs an 11-inch Retina Display, Apple M1 8-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, 8-core GPU and 128GB of storage.
Apple Studio Display:
$1,599 $1,399 @ Amazon
Save $200 on the Apple Studio Display (Standard Glass). It runs on Apple's Bionic A13 chip and has a 27-inch (5120 x 2880) 5K Resolution Retina LCD panel, 600 nits of brightness, 1.07 billion colors and 60Hz refresh rate. The display's 12MP ultra-wide webcam with Center Stage, 6-speaker sound system and, 3-mic array.
Apple AirPods deals
Apple AirPods Max:
$549 $479 @ Amazon
Save $70 on the AirPods Max — Apple's chic over-ear wireless headphones. These stylish ear cans feature Apple's powerful H1 chip, nine microphones and 40mm drivers. With spatial sound, the AirPods Max provides an audio experience like no other.
Cheaper option: Bose QuietComfort 45 for $329
Apple AirPods Pro 2:
$249 $199 @ Verizon
Save $50 on the 2nd generation AirPods Pro. The AirPods Pro 2 feature Apple's H2 chip for better noise-cancellation, 3D sound, and longer battery life. Personalized Spatial Audio which creates a unique profile based on the size and shape of your head and ears.
Price check: Amazon $219
Apple AirPods 3rd Gen:
$169 $149 @ Amazon
Apple's 3rd generation AirPods are among the best wireless earbuds to buy. They're sweat and water resistant with spatial audio provides 3D sound. On a full charge, you get up to 6 hours of play time and up to 30 hours with the MagSafe charging case.
Apple AirPods 2nd Gen:
$129 $99 @ Amazon
Save $30 on the AirPods 2nd generation with lightning Charging Case. These wireless earbuds are powered by Apple's H1 chip for fast wireless connectivity with Apple devices. Get up to 24 hours total listening time with the included charging case. This one of the best AirPods deals in town.
Apple Watch SE 2 40mm:
$249 $219 @ Amazon
Save $30 on the 40mm Apple Watch SE 2. It's up to 20% faster than the previous Apple Watch SE and features fall Detection, emergency SOS, and crash detection. Stay on top of your health of fitness with daily activity tracking and an Enhanced Workout app.
Apple Watch SE 2 44mm:
$279 $249 @ Amazon
Save $30 on the Apple Watch SE 2 with 40mm case. It's up to 20% faster than the previous Apple Watch SE and features fall Detection, emergency SOS, and crash detection. Stay on top of your health of fitness with daily activity tracking and an Enhanced Workout app.
Apple Watch SE 2 Cellular 44mm:
$329 $299 @ Amazon
Save $30 on the 2nd generation Apple Watch SE with Cellular support. It's up to 20% faster than the previous Apple Watch SE and features fall Detection, emergency SOS, and crash detection. Stay on top of your health of fitness with daily activity tracking and an Enhanced Workout app. With cellular connectivity, you can text, call, make calls, and stream music without your iPhone.
Apple Watch Series 8 41mm:
$399 $329 @ Amazon
Save $70 on the Apple Watch Series 8 and get 3 free months of Apple Fitness+ (valued at $30). The Apple Watch Series 8 features a new temperature sensor, Crash Detection, and is more durable than ever. Following the Apple Watch Series 7, the Apple Watch Series 8 is the most advanced Apple smartwatch yet.
Apple Watch Series 8 Cellular:
$499 $429 @ Amazon
Save $70 on Apple Watch Series 8 GPS + Cellular. The Apple Watch Series 8 features a new temperature sensor, Crash Detection, and is more durable than ever. Following the Apple Watch Series 7, the Apple Watch Series 8 is the most advanced Apple smartwatch yet.
Apple Watch Ultra:
$799 $699 @ Amazon
Save $100 on the Apple Watch Ultra GPS/Cellular smartwatch. It features a rugged, titanium case with up to 36 hours on a single charge. Designed for the great outdoors, it features a Wayfinder display with a compass in the dial and Waypoint marking. It can be customized for mountain or trail and with night mode, allows for easy visibility in the dark.
Apple iPhone deals
Apple iPhone 14 Pro: up to $1,000 off @ T-Mobile w/ trade-in
Save up to $1,000 on the iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 14, and iPhone Plus at Verizon with eligible trade-in. To qualify, you must trade-in an eligible device and activate your new iPhone 14 on a T-Mobile Magenta Max plan. Your cash-back will appear on your monthly bill over the course of 24-months.
Apple iPhone 14: up to $1,000 off @ Verizon w/ new line
Save up to $1,000 on the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max at Verizon. To get this deal, you must open a new line and activate your iPhone 14 under a select Verizon Unlimited plan. This deal include a free subscription to NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube TV for free. (valued at $449).
Apple iPhone 14 Plus:
$899 $5.56/mo. @ AT&T w/ trade-in
Get the iPhone 14 Plus for just $5.56 per month at AT&T with eligible trade-in and unlimited service plan. Your rebate of $720 will appear in the form of credits on your monthly billing statement over the course of your 36-month agreement.
Apple iPhone SE 3rd Gen:
$429 $0 w/ new line @ Verizon
To get this deal, you must buy the iPhone SE 3rd Gen and open a new line under any Verizon Unlimited plan. Your cash back will appear in the form of credits on your monthly service bill over the course of 36 months. The iPhone SE packs a 4.7-inch Retina HD display, dual-camera system, A15 Bionic 6-core chip, 128GB of storage, 12MP camera, and 5G support. This is all protected by a sleek, glass aluminum design.
Apple Magic Trackpad:
$129 $114 @ Amazon
Apple Magic Trackpad is wireless and rechargeable, and it includes the full range of Multi-Touch gestures and Force Touch technology. The trackpad's sensors make scrolling and swiping through your favorite content more productive and comfortable than ever. Magic Trackpad automatically pairs with your Mac ships with woven USB-C to Lightning Cable that lets you pair and charge via a USB-C port on your Mac.
Apple Pencil 2nd Generation:
$129 $89 @ Amazon
The Apple Pencil 2 provides you with pixel-perfect precision for drawing, sketching, coloring, taking notes, and more on the iPad Air (4th generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd and 4th generation), and iPad Pro 11-inch (1st and 2nd generation).
Apple MagSafe Charger:
$39 $33 @ Amazon
Apple's MagSafe Charger makes wireless charging your iPhone snap. The perfectly aligned magnets attach to your iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 12, and iPhone 12 Pro and provide faster wireless charging up to 15W. The MagSafe Charger maintains compatibility with Qi charging, so it can be used to wirelessly charge your iPhone 8 or later, as well as AirPods models with a wireless charging case, as you would with any Qi-certified charger.
Apple 20W USB-C Power Adapter:
$19 $16 @ Amazon
The Apple 20W USB‑C Power Adapter offers fast, efficient charging at home, in the office, or on the go. While the power adapter is compatible with any USB‑C-enabled device, Apple recommends pairing it with the iPad Pro and iPad Air for optimal charging performance. You can also pair it with iPhone 8 or later to take advantage of the fast-charging feature. Charging cable sold separately.
Apple 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter:
$79 $69 @ Amazon
Save $10 on Apple's 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter —one of the best Apple accessories to have. It features a magnetic DC connector to safely disconnect from your MacBook Pro in the event of a sudden pull. An LED indicator light displays charging status whereas its travel-friendly design makes it easy to charge your MacBook Pro on the go.
Price check: Apple $79
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Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.