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Big Apple deals on Amazon ahead of Amazon Prime Day 2022

CBS News logo CBS News 5/31/2022 Joal Ryan
You don't need to wait until Amazon Prime Day to save money on Apple AirPods, Apple Watches, Apple AirTags and more. / Credit: Amazon © Provided by CBS News You don't need to wait until Amazon Prime Day to save money on Apple AirPods, Apple Watches, Apple AirTags and more. / Credit: Amazon

Traditionally, Amazon Prime Day has been a great time to pick up deals on Apple laptops, Apple wireless headphones and Apple Watch smartwatches. And while we expect that to be true this year, too, there's no reason to wait until the annual summer sales event. 

Based on our experience, Amazon is always a good place to look for Apple deals. Here's a look at some of the biggest Apple discounts we found right now via the retail giant. (And, no, before you ask, the dates for Amazon Prime Day 2022 have not been announced. So, cool your jets – and/or just start shopping now.) 

Top deals in this article: 

Apple Watch SE (40 mm), $249 (regularly $279)

Apple AirPods Pro, $180 (regularly $249)

13" Apple MacBook Air 8GB RAM 256GB storage: $900 (regularly $999)

The best Apple Watch deals on Amazon

While you won't find the latest Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Series 7, on discount at Apple right now, you can save big on all Apple Watch models at Amazon.

Apple Watch Series 7 (41mm): $329

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Right now, you can save $70 on Amazon on the GPS version of the 41mm Apple Watch Series 7. At Apple, the model lists for $399 – and up. On Amazon, prices and availability may vary depending on the color of the watch. We also saw a deal on the 41mm watch with GPS and built-in cellular: It's going for $429 right now -- that's down from the $499 Apple list price.  

Apple Watch Series 7 GPS (41mm), $329 (regularly $399)

Apple Watch Series 7 GPS + cellular (41 mm), $429 (regularly $499)

Apple Watch Series 7 (45 mm): $359

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The larger, somewhat weightier 45mm Apple Watch Series 7 is on sale on Amazon for up to $70 off its list price. Again, prices and availability may vary depending on color. 

Apple Watch Series 7 GPS (45mm), $359 (regularly $429)

Apple Watch Series 7 (45 mm) GPS + cellular, $459 (regularly $529)

Apple Watch Series 3 (42mm): $199

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Though it's not the latest model, the GPS-enabled Apple Watch Series 3 has plenty going for it. It's water-resistant to 30 meters, monitors your heart rate and even sends you irregular heart rhythm notifications. It works as an altimeter, and has an emergency SOS feature that'll allow you to alert your emergency contacts when necessary.

Apple Watch Series 3 GPS (42 mm), $199 (reduced from $229)

Apple Watch SE (40mm): $249

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The water-resistant Apple Watch SE boasts a Retina display that's 30% larger than one offered by the Series 3. 

Apple Watch SE GPS (40 mm), $249 (reduced from $279)

Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm) (refurbished): $244 and up

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The predecessor of the Apple Watch Series 7, the Apple Watch Series 6 comes in two cases sizes: 40mm and 44mm (versus 41mm and 45 mm for the Series 7). Its always-on display is brighter than that of the less-expensive Apple Watch 3.

The Series 6 comes in several colors, and you can choose between cases made of aluminum, stainless steel or titanium. 

Apple itself no longer sells the Apple Watch Series 6, and you'll be hard-pressed to find a brand-new, in-package model that's cheaper than Amazon's price on the state-of-the-art Apple Watch Series 7. But if you're willing to go for a refurbished watch, then you can find Apple Watch Series 6 deals on Amazon. Prices may vary by color. 

Apple Watch Series 6 40mm GPS (refurbished), $244 and up (reduced from $430)

Apple AirPods are on sale at Amazon

Amazon's a good bet for finding everyday savings on Apple AirPods. The best deals we spotted were on two of the line's latest iterations, the Apple AirPods Pro and the Apple AirPods Max, but you'll even save money on a set of second-generation Apple AirPods.  


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Apple AirPods (2nd generation): $100

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Just about anyone will love these budget-minded Apple AirPods. They're not the latest model, but they're still one of the most sought-after earbud models on the market. 

Retailing for $159 at Apple, they're on sale at Amazon right now for $100. These AirPods boast more than 24 hours total listening time (with the wireless charging case), a foolproof, one-tap setup for Apple device owners and a low-latency wireless connection (for full immersion when consuming movies and music).

Apple AirPods (2nd generation), $100 (reduced from $159)

Apple AirPods (3rd generation): $150

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The latest generation of Apple AirPods are a nice upgrade over the second-generation model. They support 3D spatial audio with dynamic head tracking. You get more listening time, too -- up to 30 hours with the included MagSafe charging case.

Apple AirPods (3rd generation): $150 (reduced from $179)

Apple AirPods Pro: $180

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Upgrade your old AirPods to the Apple AirPods Pro. Compared to older models, these AirPods fit active noise cancelation technology, water resistance and hearing health tracking in a more-compact, better-fitting design. They're also lauded for their great sound quality. But all this quality comes at a steep price -- specifically $250. That's why the deal we found at Amazon is a big deal. 

Now at $180, the Apple AirPods Pro are a great deal for those with some flexibility in their budget.

Apple AirPods Pro, $180 (reduced from $249)

Apple AirPods Max: $479

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Buy the sweet, immersive Apple AirPods Max direct from Apple, and you'll pay $549; buy the wireless, over-the-ear headphones via Amazon, and you'll pay $479 -- a savings of $70.  

Apple AirPods Max, $479 (regularly $549)

The best Apple MacBooks deals at Amazon

The Apple MacBook Air is Apple's most basic, most affordable laptop. But in Apple's world, of course, affordable doesn't mean cheap. The "cheapest" Apple MacBook Air, for instance, runs about $1,000. The good news is, Amazon regularly has big deals on the Apple MacBook Air -- and on brand-new laptops, not just refurbished ones (though, yes, you can definitely get deals on refurbished ones, too). In fact, we saw a deal right now on a new 13" Apple MacBook Air that'll save you $100 off the list price. 

13" Apple MacBook Air 8GB RAM 256GB storage: $900

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This light, thin Apple MacBook Air with a 13.3-inch screen packs a punch thanks to its Apple M1 chip. It boasts 8GB of memory and 256GB of storage, and delivers up to 18 hours of battery life. Listed at $999 on Apple, you can get it for $900 at Amazon.   

13" Apple MacBook Air 8GB RAM 256GB storage: $900 (regularly $999)

Apple AirTag (4-pack): $89

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Bluetooth-enabled Apple AirTags will help you keep track of important items. Stick one on your luggage, your pet, your wallet or some other thing, and then track where it's at from your MacBookApple Watch or other device. The replaceable battery lasts for up to one year.

You'll save $10 over Apple's pricing when you buy a four-pack of Apple AirTags at Amazon.

Apple AirTag (4 pack), $89 (reduced from $99)

Apple AirTag (1 pack), $29

Apple Watch bands

Don't forget to check Amazon for deals on Apple Watch bands, too. There are deals on both official Apple merch and stylish choices from third-party manufacturers. 

Oyodss Apple Watch bands (5 pack): $11 and up 

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With this five-pack from Oyodss, you'll basically be able to wear a new Apple Watch from Monday to Friday. The silicone bands work with the Apple Watch Series 1 model all the way up to the Apple Watch Series 7. Prices vary depending on size and color. The best deal we saw was for this five-pack that's sized for 38 mm, 40 mm and 41mm Apple Watch models, and is made in the following colors: pink sand, stone, lavender gray, black and gray. This set (pictured) was marked down on Amazon from $20 to $12; apply the $3 coupon for additional savings -- and a price tag of only $9. (The savings are applied at checkout.) 

Oyodss Apple Watch bands (5 pack), $9 and up, with coupon (regularly $20)

Apple Watch sport band in Black Unity (44 mm): $19

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Deals on official Apple Watch bands are harder to come by on Amazon, but we found one. This molded-rubber, Pan-African-flag-inspired Apple Watch sport band lists for $49 at Apple, but is going for $19 at Amazon -- a savings of $30. 

Apple Watch sport band in Black Unity (44 mm): $19 (regularly $49)

iPhone wireless chargers

Another Apple accessory you can get a deal on at Amazon right now – and in advance of Prime Day – is the Apple MagSafe Battery Pack. 

Apple MagSafe Battery Pack: $80 

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The Apple MagSafe Battery Pack magnetically attaches to your iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro, providing a portable, wireless phone charge. If need be, your MagSafe Battery Pack and iPhone can be charged at the same time. Listed at $99 at Apple, you can save nearly $20 by buying it on Amazon, and get it for $80. 

Apple MagSafe Battery Pack, $80 (regularly $99)

When is Amazon Prime Day 2022?

Amazon has announced that it will hold its annual Amazon Prime Day sale in July 2022. While an exact date has not been announced, traditionally, Amazon holds its Prime Day event in mid-to-late July. If this scheduling holds true, it would suggest that Prime Day 2022 will be held Monday, July 18 through Tuesday, July 19, 2022.

Be sure to check back here for the latest info on the Amazon Prime Day 2022 dates.

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Check out our Amazon Prime Day deal roundups

We think Amazon Prime Day 2022 is going to have some great deals, but you don't have to wait until the end of July to find them. Amazon is slashing prices on a bunch of products right now. Here are all of our Amazon Prime Day deal roundups:

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