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The best Apple deals of October 2021

The best Apple deals
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The best Apple deals of October continue as the month comes to an end. We're currently seeing notable discounts on MacBook, iPad, AirPods and Apple Watch devices. 

So whether you want to treat yourself or someone special to a new gadget, our hand-picked list of Apple deals will help you save. 

Traditionally, bargain shoppers flock to huge annual sales like Prime Day, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday for best Apple deals. However, excellent discounts on Apple products can be found throughout the year. 

From Apple-branded laptops, tablets and wearables to Beats headphones, here are today's best Apple deals. 

Best Apple deals right now

MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac

M1 MacBook Air

Apple MacBook Air M1 (256GB): was $999 now $929 @ Amazon
Amazon is currently taking $70 off the Editor's Choice MacBook Air with Apple M1 chip. 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 latest 8-core processor, it packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) IPS Retina display, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. 

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Apple MacBook Pro M1: was $1,299 now $1,179 @ Amazon
One of the best Apple deals right now takes $120 off the MacBook Pro with M1 chip. Besides a 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 MacBook Pro 13" 2020

Apple MacBook Pro 13" 2020: was $1,799 now $1,499 @ Amazon
This MacBook deal from Amazon continues to take $300 off the 512GB model 2020 MacBook Pro. This power-user-friendly laptop has a 13-inch (2560 x 1600) IPS Retina display, a 2.0-GHz Core i5 quad-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB SSD. 

Apple MacBook Pro 13" 2020

Apple MacBook Pro 13" 2020: was $1,999 now $1,699 @ Amazon
This epic MacBook deal from Amazon knocks $300 off the 1TB model 2020 MacBook Pro. This power-user-friendly laptop has a 13-inch (2560 x 1600) IPS Retina display, a 2.0-GHz Intel Core i5 quad-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB SSD. Now an all-time low price, the Intel-charged MacBook Pro is still one of the best laptops to buy. 

iPad, iPad Air, iPad Pro

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Apple iPad 10.2 (2021): was $329 now $299 @ Walmart
Buy the new 10.2-inch iPad from Walmart to save $30. This 9th generation refresh has 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.

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Apple iPad Air: was $599 now $539 @ Amazon
Now $60 off on Amazon, the iPad Air brings pro grade specs to the mid-ranger with a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display (with P3 wide color gamut), A14 Bionic chip with Neural Engine, a USB C port for charging and connectivity, as well as support for Apple’s best accessories.

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Apple iPad Pro 11" (128GB): 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.

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Apple iPad Pro 12.9: was $1,099 now $999 @ Amazon
The latest iPad Pro 12.9 with Apple M1 chip is at its lowest price yet. 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. Walmart has it for the same price. 

AirPods, Beats Headphones

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Apple AirPods Max: was $549 now $449 @ Amazon
Currently $100 off on Amazon, the AirPods Max are on sale for an all-time low Black Friday price. 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. 

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Beats Studio 3: was $349 now $169 @ Best Buy
Best Buy Black Friday deals start now with $180 off 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. Amazon offers them for the same all-time low price. 

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Apple AirPods Pro: was $249 now $197 @ Amazon
Currently, $52 off, the AirPods Pro are the Editor's Choice best wireless earbuds. We rate them 4 out of 5 stars for their decent noise cancellation, good sound quality and comfortable, sweat-resistant design. If they sell out, Walmart has them for the same price. 

Apple AirPods w/ Wireless Charging Case

Apple AirPods w/ Wireless Case: was $199 now $159 @ Walmart
Walmart is currently slashing $40 off the AirPods with Wireless Charging Case. These Apple earbuds include a Qi-compatible case that allows for wire-free charging. 

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Beats Powerbeats Pro: was $249 now $175 @ Amazon
Now $74 off on Amazon, the Powerbeats Pro wireless earphones are built with the active user in mind. They're sweat-resistant and feature an ear-hook design and a stable fit. What's more, physical buttons offer reliable control of music and calls. 

Apple Watch

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Apple Watch Series 7: up to $270 off w/ trade-in @ Apple
The new Apple Watch Series 7's display affords you more screen area than the Apple Watch Series 6. What's more, it wirelessly charges up to 33 percent faster. It features a 41mm aluminum case and an Always-On Retina display with 1,000 nits of brightness. Powering the smartwatch is an S7 SiP chip 64-bit dual-core processor.

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Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm/GPS): was $399 now $349 @ Amazon
The GPS model Apple Watch Series 6 is modestly discounted by $70 on Amazon this week. Over the Apple Watch Series 5, it packs a brighter display, upgraded 64-bit dual-core S6 CPU and built-in blood oxygen sensors that work with Apple's Blood Oxygen app.  

iPhone

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Apple iPhone 13: free w/ trade-in @ T-Mobile
Buy the iPhone 13 starting from $799 from T-Mobile and get up to $1,000 off. What's more, T-Mobile is bundling this deal with up to $800 off in lifetime trade-in credits for future iPhone grades. 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. 

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Apple iPhone 13 mini: BOGO free @ Sprint
Buy the iPhone 13 mini starting at $699 from Sprint and get up to another iPhone 13 mini for free with no trade-in. 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.

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Apple iPhone 13 Pro: up to $1.000 off w/ trade-in @ AT&T
Buy the iPhone 13 Pro starting at $999 from AT&T and get up to $1,000 in credits when you trade-in an eligible device. Your cash back will appear on your monthly bill over the course of 36 months. The Apple 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. 

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Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max: up to $800 off w/ trade-in @ Verizon
Buy the iPhone 13 Pro Max starting at $1,099 from Verizon and get up to $1,300 in credits when you trade in an eligible device and switch to their network (up to $800 with trade-in, up to $500 for switching). To get this deal, you must trade-in an eligible device and sign up for a Verizon unlimited plan. This deal is open to new and existing Verizon customers. 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. 

Hilda Scott

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.