Buyer's Guide: Discounts on iPad Mini 3, Retina MacBook Pro, Apple Accessories and More

Now that the iPad mini 4 is out, the iPad mini 3, which is basically an iPad mini 2 with Touch ID, has been discontinued by Apple. That means retailers have begun dropping prices on iPad mini 3 models that remain in stock, so it may be possible to get a good deal on an iPad mini 3 if you need to save a few bucks.

Prices are finally dropping on the Retina MacBook, five months after it first launched. Discounts are up to $150, so it's a good time to pick up one of Apple's ultra slim notebooks.

As always, we've also hunted down some great accessory deals and outlined a list of apps and games that are currently on sale.

iPad Air 2


Staples has discounted its iPad Air 2 lineup by $100, dropping the price on all WiFi and WiFi + Cellular models as low as $399.

Target is offering up to $100 off its selection of iPad Air 2 models. The best deal is on the 16GB Gold WiFi only model, which is available for $399 instead of $499.

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Amazon is also offering some discounts. The 16GB WiFi only iPad Air 2 in gold is available for $425, while the 64GB version is available for $533. The 16GB WiFi only iPad Air 2 in silver is available for $432.99, while the 64GB version is available for $537.98. The 128GB WiFi only iPad Air 2 in Space Gray is available for $627.83.

The 16GB Cellular iPad Air 2 in Gold is available for $544, and the 64GB Cellular version in Space Gray is available for $668.89.

B&H Photo is offering a discount on some of its iPad Air 2 models, dropping prices by $30 to $75. With the discount, the 64GB WiFi only iPad Air 2 in Silver is priced at $569, while the 64GB Cellular model is priced at $669.

B&H only charges sales tax in New York, which is also worth keeping in mind when looking for a deal.

iPad Air


Best Buy, Amazon, and B&H Photo have discounts on various iPad Air models, including lower-capacity models that Apple still sells and a bit of remaining stock of now-discontinued higher-capacity iPad Air models.

- iPad Air Cellular Silver 16GB (AT&T) - $378.70
- iPad Air Cellular Space Gray 16GB (AT&T) - $362.98
- iPad Air Cellular Silver 16GB (Verizon) - $347 (Lowest Price Ever)
- iPad Air Cellular Space Gray 16GB (Verizon) - $347 (Lowest Price Ever)
- iPad Air Cellular Space Gray 32GB (Verizon) - $469.97
- iPad Air Cellular Silver 128GB (AT&T) - $569.95
- iPad Air Cellular Silver 64GB (AT&T) - $527.99
- iPad Air Cellular Space Gray 64GB (AT&T) - $559.99
- iPad Air Cellular Space Gray 128GB (AT&T) - $562.49
- iPad Air Cellular Silver 128GB (Verizon) - $659
- iPad Air WiFi Silver 64GB - $529
- iPad Air WiFi Silver 128GB - $549.48
- iPad Air WiFi Space Gray 64GB - $479.99
- iPad Air WiFi Space Gray 128GB - $542

iPad mini 3


With the iPad mini 3 now discontinued, several retailers, including Best Buy, Amazon, and B&H Photo, are offering remaining stock at discounted prices. The notable deals are listed below.

Target has discounted some of its iPad mini 3 models by $100, dropping the price on the 16GB WiFi only model to $299, down from $399. The 64GB version is available for $399, down from $499, and the 16GB Cellular model is available for $429, down from $529.

Staples is also discounting its iPad mini 3 stock by $100, dropping prices as low as $399.

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- iPad mini 3 Cellular Gold 16GB - $449
- iPad mini 3 Cellular Silver 64GB - $569
- iPad mini 3 Cellular Space Gray 128GB - $629
- iPad mini 3 Cellular Space Gray 64GB - 559.89
- iPad mini 3 Cellular Space Gray 16GB - $429
- iPad mini 3 WiFi Gold 16GB - $349.99
- iPad mini 3 WiFi Gold 64GB - $449.99
- iPad mini 3 WiFi Gold 128GB - $555
- iPad mini 3 WiFi Silver 16GB - $349.99
- iPad mini 3 WiFi Silver 64GB - $445
- iPad mini 3 WiFi Silver 128GB - $484.86
- iPad mini 3 WiFi Space Gray 16GB - $339.94
- iPad mini 3 WiFi Space Gray 64GB - $445
- iPad mini 3 WiFi Space Gray 128GB - $549.99

iPad mini 2


Amazon has discounts on a few current iPad mini 2 models. The 16GB Cellular AT&T iPad mini 2 in Silver is available for $295, which is close to the lowest price we've seen, and the Space Gray version is available for $290. The 16GB Cellular Verizon iPad mini 2 is available for $299.98, and the 32GB version is available for $330.

Retina MacBook


Several sites are now offering decent discounts on the Retina MacBook, dropping the price on some models by up to $150.

- 1.1GHz/8GB/256GB Gold (Adorama) (Amazon) (B&H Photo) - $1,199, $100 off
- 1.1GHz/8GB/256GB Silver (Best Buy) (B&H Photo) - $1,199, $100 off
- 1.1GHz/8GB/256GB Space Gray (Best Buy) (B&H Photo) - $1,199, $100 off (Lowest Price Ever)
- 1.2GHz/8GB/512GB Gold (Best Buy) (B&H Photo) - $1,499, $100 off (Lowest Price Ever)
- 1.2GHz/8GB/512GB Silver (B&H Photo) - $1,449, $150 off (Lowest Price Ever)
- 1.2GHz/8GB/512GB Space Gray (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $1,495, $104 off

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iMac


- 2013 21.5-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $1,199.99, $100 off
- 2013 21.5-inch 2.9GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $1,379, $120 off
- 2013 27-inch 3.2GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) - $1,689.00, $110 off
- 2013 27-inch 3.4GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) - $1,794.99, $204 off
- 2014 27-inch 3.5GHz/8GB/1TB Retina iMac (Adorama) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) - $2,199.99, $100 off
- 2015 3.3GHz/8GB/1TB Retina iMac (Adorama) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) - $1,899.99, $100 off

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Mac mini


- 1.4GHz/4GB/500GB (Best Buy) (B&H Photo) - $449.99, $50 off
- 2.6GHz/8GB/1TB (Best Buy) - $599.99, $100 off
- 2.8GHz/8GB/1TB (B&H Photo) - $899, $100 off (Lowest Price Ever)

MacBook Air


- 2015 11-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (Best Buy) (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - 799.99, $100 off (Lowest Price Ever)
- 2015 11-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB (Best Buy) (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $999, $100 off
- 2015 13-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (Best Buy) (B&H Photo) - $899, $100 off
- 2015 13-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB (Best Buy) (B&H Photo) - $1,099.99, $100 off
- 2014 11-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/256GB (Adorama) - $798, $300 off (Lowest Price Ever)
- 2014 13-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/256GB (Adorama) - $999, $200 off

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Retina MacBook Pro


- 2015 13-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB (Best Buy) - $1,099.99, $200 off
- 2015 13-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB (Best Buy) - $1,299.99, $200 off (Lowest Price Ever)
- 2015 13-inch 2.9GHz/8GB/512GB (Amazon) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) - $1,699.99, $100 off
- 2015 15-inch 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $1,815, $184 off
- 2015 15-inch 2.5GHz/16GB/512GB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) - $2,349, $150 off
- 2014 13-inch 2.6GHz/8GB/256GB (B&H Photo) - $1,229, $259 off
- 2014 13-inch 2.8GHz/8GB/512GB (B&H Photo) - $1,349, $450 off (Lowest Price Ever)
- 2014 15-inch 2.5GHz/16GB/512GB (B&H Photo) - $1,899, $600 off

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Apps


There are also quite a few iOS apps that are on sale at discounted prices or available for free for a limited time. We'll highlight a few here, but make sure to check out our sister site AppShopper for a complete list.

Photography app Enlight is available for $3.99, down from $4.99. Tower defense game Kingdom Rush HD is available for free, down from $2.99. Kingdom Rush Origins is also available for $0.99, down from $2.99, as is the HD version. RPG Revenant Saga is available for $0.99, down from $3.99. Hero Emblems is $0.99, down from $3.99.

Calculator notepad app Soulver is available for $0.99, down from $4.99. Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop is available for Free, down from $2.99. Shortcut app Launch Center Pro is available for $3.99, down from $4.99. Music app DrumPerfect is available for $3.99, down from $14.99.

Puzzle game Shadowmatic was named Apple's App of the Week, so it will be free to download until next Thursday when a new app is picked.

Apple Accessories


EarSkinz is offering 30 percent off all earbud and EarPod skins with the promo code ES30OFF through 9/21. Staples is selling iTunes gift cards at a 15 percent discount, with the deal applicable to all cards over $25 in value. Best Buy is selling a selection of Belkin Home and Vehicle chargers for $9.99, down from $39.99.

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The Just Mobile Powerpack and Charging Dock is available for $54.95 from Groupon, down from $79.95. Vaja cases is offering 10 percent off on all of its iPhone and iPad cases through 9/24.

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Woot is selling Twelve South BookBook cases for the iPhone 5/5s for $19.99, down from $59.95. Groupon is continuing with its Apple Event, which discounts a wide variety of Apple Products by 75 percent off. Items on sale include the Apple TV, older model iPads, and a wide variety of cases and other accessories.

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9 months ago

Come on MacRumors, Staples has iPad Air 2 for $100 off MSRP for all models and Target has them on sale too, albeit not $100 off.


Really sorry, sometimes deals go under the radar because I only have a couple hours a week to put these posts together. I didn't see the Target/Staples deals -- definitely feel free to email me if you see an awesome deal somewhere. It's hard to keep track sometimes.

I'll edit the post to add the Target/Staples deals in.
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9 months ago
Acquired a 64gb iPad air 2 at Staples for $475.94, tax included.
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9 months ago
Just score an iPad Air 2 WiFi 64 GB at Staples for $449.99! They currently have all iPad Air 2's $150 off.

I used Apple Pay with my Discover Card for another 10%...
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