Happy New Year to anyone reading in the UK, where 2022 has just begun! We’re expecting it to be another great year for new tech from Apple but if you’re just checking in looking for the best Apple sale deals this January, he’s a quick recap on what we’ve seen so far.
The best deals by far are on MacBooks, particularly the 2020 M1-chipped MacBook 13, which has $100 off at Adorama for the basic configuration, and up to $150 off at B&H Photo for higher-spec models. In the UK, you can get £140 off the 256GB MacBook Pro 13, which is now £1,159 at Amazon and at Very.
Other than that the most interesting offers are on Apple Watch 6 and 7 (in the US). You can find the Apple Watch Series 7 from $349 at Amazon in the US, and in the UK, the Apple Watch Series 6 (in red only) for £279 at John Lewis and the Apple Watch SE from £249 at Amazon.
See the last couple of entries below for some small savings on iPads, and also savings across the whole range of AirPods, including £110 off the AirPods Max, taking them down to £429 at Laptops Direct in the UK. We’ll be updating this blog throughout New Year’s Day, so be sure to check back for more deals on both sides of the Atlantic.
Apple’s headphone options, despite being hugely popular, are perhaps among the most regularly discounted Apple products, and the January sales are proving to be no exception to that so far, with multiple retailers offering decent savings across the range, from the standard AirPods right up to the ludicrously expensive AirPods Max.
The basic AirPods 2nd gen are down to $124.95 at B&H Photo (a saving of $34), and the 2021 3rd gen AirPods are $167 ($10 off) at Amazon. However, pay just $30 more and you can get the active noise-cancelling AirPods Pro for $197 at Amazon – a saving of $52. And Apple’s over-ear headphones? They’re still going to set you back a handsome sum, but you can get $70 off the AirPods Max at Amazon and B&H Photo, bringing the price down to a more reasonable $479 – the colours that remain in stock at that price vary at each retailer so check both to find the colour you want.
You’ll find similar deals in the UK, with 10 off the AirPods 3rd gen – now £157 at Amazon, which is has been running this deal on and off since November, and £52 off the AirPods Pro – now £187. But it gets better if you want Apple’s luxury over-ear headphones. Laptops Direct has a very decent £110 off the AirPods Max, taking them down to £429 – the best price we’ve seen since Black Friday.
What about tablets, then? The iPad’s been getting better and better every year, with the 2021 range featuring the most desirable tablets on the market. We’ve not seen any huge January sale iPad savings yet, but there are a few savings to be had.
For the entry-level 10.2in iPad, Amazon currently has $30 off in the US, taking what was a very reasonably priced tablet to just £299 for the 64GB version. If need higher specs and a tablet that can handle creative work and store it too, Amazon also has $50 off the latest iPad Pro 11in, now…