Buyer's Guide: Deals on iPad Air 2, 2014 MacBook Air, Apple Accessories and More

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Apple announced a new 13-inch MacBook Pro and new MacBook Air models on Monday, which means prices for older models are dropping rapidly. Best Buy has discounted much of its iPad Air 2 stock, dropping prices by $50 to $100, so it's an excellent time to pick up a new iPad if you've been waiting for a deal.

We've also got discounts on a range of Apple accessories like a monitor stand and a mobile MacBook charger, plus we've rounded up some of the best app sales of the week.

iPad Air 2

Best Buy is offering discounts on its entire stock of iPad Air 2 models, dropping the prices by $50 to $100. With the price drop, the 16GB Wi-Fi only iPad Air 2 is available for $449. Price drops are more pronounced on the higher-end 128GB models, with the 128GB Wi-Fi only iPad Air 2 available for $599, down from $699, and the 128GB cellular iPad Air 2 available for $729, down from $829.

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iPad Air

Best Buy and B&H Photo are continuing to offer discounts on their remaining stock of now-discontinued higher-capacity original iPad Air models, dropping prices as much as $180.

- iPad Air Wi-Fi Space Gray 64GB - $449
- iPad Air Wi-Fi Silver 64GB - $449
- iPad Air Wi-Fi Space Gray 128GB - $529
- iPad Air Wi-Fi Silver 128GB - $529

- iPad Air Cellular Silver 128GB (AT&T) - $549.99
- iPad Air Cellular Space Gray 128GB (AT&T) - $549.99
- iPad Air Cellular Space Gray 64GB (AT&T) - $599.99
- iPad Air Cellular Silver 64GB (Verizon) - $566.99
- iPad Air Cellular Silver 128GB (Verizon) - $599
- iPad Air Cellular Space Gray 64GB (Verizon) - $529
- iPad Air Cellular Space Gray 128GB (Verizon) - $599

iPad mini

Best Buy has a sale on its original iPad mini stock, discounting the 16GB tablet by $30, which drops the price to $219.99. It's available in Silver and Space Gray.

iPad mini 2

Best Buy and Amazon have remaining stock of now-discontinued higher-capacity iPad mini 2 models, which are a good deal if you're looking for an iPad mini. Compared to the iPad mini 3, the iPad mini 2 only lacks Touch ID.

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- iPad mini Cellular Silver 128GB (AT&T) - $479.99
- iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 128GB (AT&T) - $479.99
- iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 64GB (AT&T) - $447.70
- iPad mini Cellular Silver 128GB (Verizon) - $488.24
- iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 128GB (Verizon) - $566.99
- iPad mini Cellular Silver 64GB (Verizon) - $396.99
- iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 64GB (Verizon) - $476.99

Apple TV

In case you missed it, Apple dropped the price on the Apple TV from $99 to $69 dollars on Monday. It's available from Apple.com and from Best Buy at that price point.

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iMac

- 21.5-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $1,189, $110 off
- 21.5-inch 2.9GHz/8GB/1TB (MacMall) - $1,379, $110 off
- 27-inch 3.2GHz/8GB/1TB (Amazon) (Adorama) (B&H Photo)- $1,689, $110 off
- 27-inch 3.4GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $1,794, $205 off
- 27-inch 3.5Ghz/8GB/1TB Retina iMac (B&H Photo) (MacMall) - $2,299, $200 off

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MacBook Air

- 2014 11-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/128GB - (Amazon) (Adorama) (B&H Photo) (MacMall)$789, $109 off
- 2014 11-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/256GB (Amazon) (B&H Photo) - $939, $159 off
- 2014 13-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/128GB (Best Buy)- $799.99, $200 off
- 2014 13-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/256GB (B&H Photo) - $1029, $179 off

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Retina MacBook Pro

- 2014 15-inch 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB (Best Buy) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) - $1,799, $200 off
- 2014 15-inch 2.5GHz/16GB/512GB (B&H Photo) -$2,249, $250 off
- 2014 13-inch 2.6GHz/8GB/128GB (B&H Photo) (MacMall) - $1,059, $240 off
- 2014 13-inch 2.6GHz/8GB/256GB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) - $1,259.99, $239 off
- 2014 13-inch 2.8GHz/8GB/512GB (B&H Photo) (MacMall) - $1,548, $250 off

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Apps

There are quite a few 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.

Photo collage app Loose Leaf is available for free, down from $4.99. Photo editing app SKEW is available for free, down from $0.99. Kids app Toca Mini is available for free, down from $2.99. Horizon Calendar is also available for free, as is EPOCH 2.

8Bit Dove was named Apple's app of the week this week, and it will be available to download for free for the next six days.

Apple Accessories

For a limited time (until March 14) Target is offering 10 percent off all Apple products and accessories through its Cartwheel app, including the iPad, iPhone, and all cases and other accoutrements.

Groupon is selling the Griffin Wallet case for the iPhone 6 for $24.99, down from $39.99. The site also has the OtterBox Defender Case for the iPhone 6 for $38.99, down from $49.95, and the Griffin PowerJolt USB car charger for $24.99, down from $34.99.

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StackSocial is selling the Quirky "Space Bar" Monitor Stand with 6 USB ports for $69, down from $99. It's available in black and white. StackSocial also has the BatteryBox MacBook Air & Mobile Device Charger for $139, down from $220.

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LivingSocial is selling the Belkin Swivel USB Charger for $9.99, down from $12.99, and the site is also offering 20 5x4 Instagram prints for $3.99, regular price $15.80.

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Earskinz is having a buy one get one free promotion on its website, with the promo code COLORS. LivingSocial is selling Apple EarPods for $13.99, down from $29.

SkinIt, a site that makes custom skins for a wide range of devices from the iPhone to the MacBook, is offering a special deal buy one get one 50 percent off deal for MacRumors readers. With the code MACRUMORS, you can get 50% off a second skin after purchasing one skin.

MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors.

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71 months ago
It's pretty clear why Apple has such trouble selling these:

1) You don't need to upgrade the iPad as often.

2) The price is too high.
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71 months ago
Target has a sweet Cartwheel deal for 10% off what's in store. Combine another 5% for Pharmacy Rewards and 5% for their debit card for almost 20% off a new iPad air 2.
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