Prime Day 2022: The best Apple deals you can get right now

After bouncing around the last couple of years, Amazon Prime Day is back to its regular time slot in mid-July. This year’s shopping event will be held Tuesday-Wednesday, July 12-13, and it’s sure to have tons of great deals on Apple products, from AirPods to Apple Watches, iPads, and maybe even the new M2 MacBook Pro. Here’s everything we expect to see over the course of the two-day shopping extravaganza.

When is Amazon Prime Day?

Amazon has confirmed Prime Day 2022 will begin at 3am EDT on Tuesday July 12 and end at midnight on July 13. In the UK, it will start at 00.01 GMT on July 12.

What Apple deals can I get now?

We don’t know yet what Apple products will be on sale during Prime Day, but there are already some products on sale at Amazon. Here are the best price right now on Apple gear:

AirPods

Apple Watch

iPad

IDG

Mac

How to qualify for Prime Day deals

Prime Day discounts are exclusive to Amazon Prime members, so if you want to take advantage of the deals, you’ll need to become a Prime member.

Membership costs $139 / £79 / AUD$59 annually, but customers can opt for a $14.99 / £7.99 / AUD$6.99 monthly subscription instead.

There’s also a 30-day free trial for anyone who doesn’t want to commit. You can cancel any time.

Amazon Prime is a service that began as a way to get unlimited next-day delivery but has since become much more. Subscribers get access to Amazon’s Netflix rival Prime Video, plus plenty of other benefits. You can see all Prime benefits here.

How to get the best Apple deals

Here are some quick tips to grab an Apple bargain during the two-day Prime Day sale.

1. Browse Apple’s Amazon storefront. 

It’s essentially a catalogue for the full range of Apple products, and when you click through to specific devices, you’ll also see any available discounts.

We’ve listed all available devices below, many of which had up to 25% off last Prime Day. We’d recommend bookmarking the product pages you’re most interested in, so you can browse discounts as soon as Prime Day hits. 

  • iPhone (iPhone 13 range, iPhone 12 range, iPhone 11 range, iPhone SE, and iPhone Accessories)
  • iPad (iPad Pro, iPad Air, 10.2-inch iPad, iPad mini, and iPad Accessories)
  • Apple Watch (Series 7, Watch SE, Watch Series 3 and Watch Accessories)
  • MacBook (MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Accessories)
  • Mac desktops (24in iMac with M1, 27in Retina 5K, 27in Retina 5K, Mac mini, and Mac Accessories)
  • AirPods (AirPods Max, AirPods Pro, AirPods, AirPods accessories)
  • Apple TV (4K, TV HD, TV Accessories)
  • Beats headphones (Powerbeats, Powerbeats Pro, Beats Solo Pro, Beats Studio3 Wireless, Beats Fit Pro, Beats Studio Buds, Beats Flex, Beats Solo 3 Wireless, and Beats Pill+)

Here are the same product pages for UK readers:

2. Be prepared before Prime Day

Prime Day deals go quickly, as many offers are available as Deals of the Day, which means stock can be limited or last for only a few hours.

Ensure first off that you’re signed up to Amazon Prime (here’s the link for UK readers) to access the deals on Amazon. You don’t need to be paying for the service; you can be on the free trial.

Also make sure your payment and shipping information is up to date to make sure you can purchase products before they sell out.

If you come across a deal that has sold out, you can usually join the waitlist to be alerted to any stock that becomes available, usually because someone has decided they don’t want to purchase it after all and removes it from their basket.

You can also use the “Watch this Deal” button on upcoming deals to be alerted when they become available.

3. Keep an eye on our deal selections

With a team of Apple-breathing experts browsing through deals and offers every day (literally), you can be sure if there’s a top offer out there. See only the best deals right here.

Prime Day rival sales: Other places to find Apple deals

As Prime Day’s popularity has grown, other retailers have begun hosting deals events at the same time. While Apple itself doesn’t always join in on Amazon Prime Day, there are plenty of retailers that recognise that it’s worth joining in the fun, so you can find deals events from some of your favourites, including:

UK readers should try the following:

Source : Macworld