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The best Apple deals of May 2022

The best Apple deals
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Today's best Apple deals offer impressive discounts on the brand's coveted gadgets. We're currently seeing the lowest prices ever on select Apple gear so now is a great time to save. 

We're talking significant markdowns on MacBooks, iPads, iPhones, and Apple's best-selling wearables — AirPods, Apple Watch. Apple accessories like the Apple Pencil, MagSafe Charger, and Apple's USB-C to Lightning Cable are also seeing discounts. 

Typically, huge annual sales like Prime Day, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday offer the best Apple deals. However, you can often find excellent discounts on Apple products throughout the year. 

From MacBooks to iPhones, here are the best Apple deals you can get right now.

MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac

Apple M1 MacBook Pro 13: was $1,299 now $1,149 @ Amazon
This laptop deal takes $150 off the MacBook Pro with M1 chip. Besides Apple's M1 8-core CPU, it packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) IPS Retina display, 8GB of RAM, an 8-core GPU, and a 256GB SSD. It scored a rare 5-star rating from us, making it one of the top laptops on the market.

Apple M1 MacBook Air: was $999 now $949 @ Amazon
Save $50 on the Editor's Choice M1 MacBook Air at Amazon. 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 breathtaking performance and slim, unibody design. We also loved its long battery which endured 14 hours and 41 minutes during testing. Besides Apple's 8-core processor, it packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) IPS Retina display, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. 

Apple M1 Pro MacBook Pro 16: was $2,499 now $2,246 @ Amazon
Now $253 off, the M1 Pro MacBook Pro 16 is the best laptop for power users. This 16-inch laptop is powered by Apple's M1 Pro 10-core chip coupled with 16GB of RAM and employs a 15-core GPU for graphics. Like the 14-inch M1 MacBook Pro, it boasts elegant design, excellent performance, and stellar battery life. 

Apple M1 iMac: was $1,499 now $1,349 @ Amazon
The 2021 Apple iMac sees a massive $150 discount on Amazon. It features a sleek and colorful finish, 24-inch 4.5K Retina display, M1 Chip with 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU, and 256GB SSD. Integrated into its design is a 1080p FaceTime camera, a 3-mic camera array, and robust 6-speaker system. 

Apple Mac mini M1 (256GB): was $699 now $569 @ Amazon
Now $130 off, the Mac mini with Apple M1 chip is one powerful space-saving desktop. With performance power on par with the MacBook Pro M1, this compact computer is a powerhouse. 

iPad, iPad Air, iPad Pro

Apple iPad mini 6: was $499 now $409 @ Amazon
Amazon is taking $90 off the base model Apple iPad mini 6. Apple's 6th gen compact tablet packs an 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone, Apple's A15 Bionic chip, Wi-Fi 6 and 5G support. There's a 12MP wide angle back camera and a 12MP ultra-wide camera on the front. Touch ID and Apple Pay offer secure login and payment.

Apple iPad mini 6 (256GB): was $649 now $549 @ Amazon
Save $100 on the 256GB model 6th generation iPad mini at Amazon. It features 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone, Apple's A15 Bionic chip, Wi-Fi 6 and 5G support. There's a 12MP wide angle back camera and a 12MP ultra-wide camera on the front. Touch ID and Apple Pay offer secure login and payment. 

Apple M1 iPad Air 5: was $599 now $569 @ Amazon
Save $30 on the 5th generation iPad Air at Amazon. The 2022 iPad Air 5 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 Air 4 (256GB): was $749 now $599 @ Amazon
Amazon is currently slashing $150 off the 256GB model iPad Air. The best tablet for most people, it's lightweight, slim, and speedy. With Apple's speedy A14 Bionic chip, the new iPad Air delivers excellent performance and good battery life.

Apple iPad Pro 11": was $799 now $749 @ Amazon
The iPad Pro is currently $50 off at Amazon. Powered by the same M1 chip found in the latest MacBooks, the 2021 iPad Pro brings blazing performance to Apple's best-selling tablets. The iPad Pro in this deal packs an 11-inch Retina Display, Apple M1 CPU and 128GB of storage.

Apple iPad Pro 12.9": was $1,099 now $999 @ Amazon
Amazon continues to takes $100 off the excellent M1 iPad Pro. Apple's big-screen 2021 iPad Pro packs a 12.9-inch Liquid Retina Display with XDR, Apple's blazing M1 processor, and a storage capacity of 128GB. The new iPad Pro 12.9 supports Apple Pencil (2nd generation) and works with Apple's Magic Keyboard and Smart Keyboard Folio. 

Apple iPad Pro 11 (1TB): was $1,499 now $1,299 @ Amazon
The 1TB model iPad Pro is currently $200 off at Amazon. Powered by the same M1 chip found in the latest MacBooks, the 2021 iPad Pro brings blazing performance to Apple's best-selling tablets. The iPad Pro in this deal packs an 11-inch Retina Display, Apple M1 CPU and 1TB of ample storage.

AirPods, Beats Headphones

Apple AirPods Pro w/ MagSafe Charging Case: was $249 now $174 @ Amazon
Amazon is currently slashing $75 off the AirPods Pro with MagSafe Charging Case. The AirPods Pro 2nd generation bring active noise cancellation to Apple's best-selling wireless earbuds. Like its standard Pro, it features Apple's H1 chip, adaptive EQ, and Qi wireless charging support.

Apple AirPods 2nd Generation: was $159 now $99 @ Amazon
Amazon continues to offer the 2nd generation AirPods with Wired Charging Case for $60 below retail. 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. 

Apple AirPods 3rd Generation: was $179 now $169 @ Amazon
Amazon is currently slashing $10 off the 3rd generation AirPods. 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 Max: was $549 now $479 @ Amazon
Currently $30 off at Amazon, the AirPods Max are our favorite wireless ear cans. 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. 

Beats Studio 3: was $349 now $199 @ Amazon
Save $149 on the Beats Studio 3. These over-ear headphones feature Apple’s W1 chip for seamless iOS pairing and up to 22 hours of playback. Soft ear cushions provide a comfortable seal so you can experience the deep soundstage.

Beats Powerbeats Pro: was $249 now $179 @ Best Buy
The excellent Powerbeats Pro are discounted by $20 at Best Buy. Not only are these earbuds IPX4 durable, they boast an estimated 9 hours of battery life and all the perks of using Apple H1 chip, including near-instant pairing with Apple devices.

Apple Watch

Apple Watch Black Unity Sport Band (40mm): was $49 now $19 @ Amazon
Now $30 off, the Apple Watch Black Unity Sport Band is at an all-time low price. Inspired by the colors of the Pan-African flag, the Black Unity Sport Bands celebrates and acknowledges Black history and culture. It fits 130–200mm wrists and is compatible with 38mm and 40mm Apple Watches.

Apple Watch Series 7: was $399 now $329 @ Amazon
Now $70 off, the 45mm Apple Watch Series 7 is one of the best wearables to buy. Over the Watch Series 6, it offers a larger display and 33% faster wireless charging. It features a 41mm aluminum case and an Always-On Retina display with up to 1,000 nits of brightness. Powering the smartwatch is an S7 SiP chip 64-bit dual-core processor. This is one of the best Apple deals you can get. 

Apple Watch SE (GPS): was $309 now $259 @ Amazon
For a limited time, Amazon is slashing $50 off the Apple Watch SE with GPS.. Apple's mid-tier smartwatch houses the same CPU found in the Apple Watch 5 and a display that's 30% brighter than the Apple Watch 3. This smartwatch supports emergency calls, fall detection, and features a built-in compass and always-on altimeter. 

iPhone

Apple iPhone SE 3rd Gen: up to $650 off @ Apple
Buy the iPhone SE starting from $429 directly from Apple and save up to $650 when you trade in an iPhone 8 or later. The new 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 iPhone 13: free w/ trade-in @ T-Mobile
Buy the iPhone 13 starting from $799 from T-Mobile and get up to $800 off. To get this deal you must trade-in an eligible device and activate the iPhone 13 on a T-Mobile Magenta Max plan. Your cash-back will appear on your monthly bill over the course of 30- months. The Apple iPhone 13 packs a 6.1-inch OLED display, Apple's new A15 Bionic chip, 4-core GPU and up to 512GB of storage. 

Apple iPhone 13 mini: free w/ trade-in @ AT&T
Buy the iPhone 13 mini starting at $699 from AT&T and get a free iPhone13 (up to $800 in credits) when you trade in an iPhone X. Your cash-back will appear on your monthly bill over the course of 24 months. The Apple iPhone 13 mini packs a 5.4-inch OLED display, Apple's new A15 Bionic chip, a 4-core GPU and up to 512GB of storage. 

Apple iPhone 13 Pro: free w/ trade-in @ T-Mobile
Buy the iPhone 13 starting at $999 from T-Mobile and get up to $800 off. To get this deal you must trade-in an eligible device and activate the iPhone 13 on a T-Mobile Magenta Max plan. Your cash-back will appear on your monthly bill over the course of 30- months. The iPhone 13 Pro features a 6.1 inch OLED display with ProMotion, Apple A15 Bionic processor, 5-core GPU and up to 1TB of storage. 

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max: up to 2,000 off w/ trade-in & switch @ Verizon
Buy the iPhone 13 Pro Max starting at $1,099 from Verizon and get up to $2,000 in credits when you trade in an eligible device and switch to their network (up to $1,000 with trade-in, up to $1,000 for switching). To get this deal, you must trade-in an eligible device and sign up for a Verizon unlimited plan. The Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max  features a 6.7 inch OLED display with ProMotion, Apple A15 Bionic processor, 5-core GPU and up to 1TB of storage. 

Apple accessories

Apple 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter: was $90 now $59 @ Amazon
Apple's 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter is 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. 

Apple Magic Mouse: for $99 @ Amazon
Apple's wireless Magic Mouse pairs instantly via Bluetooth with your Mac and is designed to glide smoothly across surfaces. Its built-in rechargeable battery lasts a month or longer in between charges. It's compatible with Mac with OS X 10.11 or later, iPad with iPadOS 13.4, and later.

Apple Magic Trackpad: was $129 @ Amazon
The 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 Smart Keyboard for iPad: was $159 now $143 @ Amazon
The Apple Smart Keyboard adds a full-size keyboard to your iPad for a laptop experience. It easily connects without pairing or charging, so it’s always ready to use. And when you're not typing, it doubles as a protective cover. It works with iPad (from 7th gen to 9th gen) iPad Air (3rd gen, and the10.5-inch iPad Pro.

Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad: was $299 @ Amazon
The Apple Magic Keyboard provides the best typing experience on an iPad. Nothing beats a proper keyboard or comes close to the seamless integration of Apple’s Magic Keyboard. The floating cantilever design allows you to adjust the iPad Pro display to the right angle, the typing experience is comfortable and the integrated trackpad means this can fill both roles in your life as a tablet and laptop. It works with iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation or later), iPad Air (4th generation). 

Apple Pencil 2nd Generation: was $129 @ 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). Meanwhile, Walmart offers the first generation. Amazon also offers the 1st generation Apple Pencil for $99.

Apple Watch Black Unity Sport Band (40mm): was $49 now $19 @ Amazon
Now $30 off, the Apple Watch Black Unity Sport Band is at an all-time low price. Inspired by the colors of the Pan-African flag, the Black Unity Sport Bands celebrates and acknowledges Black history and culture. It fits 130–200mm wrists and is compatible with 38mm and 40mm Apple Watches.

iPhone 13 Pro Clear Case with MagSafe: was $49 now $39 @ Amazon
Now $9 off, the iPhone 13 Pro Clear Case is thin, light, and easy to grip. Not only does it add a layer of protection to your phone, its transparent design lets you show off your Phone 13 Pro's gorgeous finish. This flexible case has a scratch resistant coating and offers a precise fit without obstructing the phone's buttons. 

Apple MagSafe Charger: was $39 @ Amazon
Apple's MagSafe Charger is an iPhone accessory that makes wireless charging a 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: was $19 now $17 @ 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 Cables and Chargers: from $7 @ Amazon
Amazon often has select Apple cables and chargers on sale. Save on Lightning and Thunderbolt cables, power adapters and charging pads.

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.