Buyer's Guide: Deals on iMac, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, Apple Accessories and More

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As we head into April, deals are starting to pick up. Some iMacs are at the lowest prices we've seen, and Best Buy is offering steep discounts on a few select iPad Air 2 models. Best Buy is also discounting its entire stock of iPad mini 2 and iPad mini 3 tablets, and there are some solid deals to be had on older MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models.

We've also got discounts on a range of Apple accessories like Mophie battery cases, Beats headphones, and the Pebble Steel smart watch, plus we've found some of the best app sales of the week.

iPad Air 2

Best Buy is offering the lowest prices we've seen on a few select iPad Air 2 models. The 16GB Cellular iPad Air 2 is available for $499.99, $130 off its regular price. The 128GB Cellular iPad Air 2 is priced at $699.99, also a $130 discount.

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B&H Photo is offering a discount on all of its iPad Air 2 models, dropping prices by $30 to $50. With the discount, the 16GB WiFi only iPad Air 2 is priced at $459 and the 64GB model is priced at $569.

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Best Buy is also discounting cellular versions of its iPad Air stock, dropping the price on the 16GB Verizon Space Gray model to $379.99 and the price of the 32GB Verizon Space Gray model to $429.99, two of the lowest prices we've seen on those tablets.

Both Best Buy and B&H Photo have deep discounts on their remaining stock of now-discontinued higher-capacity iPad Air models, as listed below.

- 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) - $532.99
- iPad Air Cellular Silver 64GB (Verizon) - $566.99
- iPad Air Cellular Silver 128GB (Verizon) - $599
- 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 $50, which drops the price to $199.99. It's available in Silver and Space Gray.

iPad mini 2

Best Buy is discounting its stock of iPad mini 2 tablets by $50, dropping the prices on the 16GB WiFi only model to $249.99 and the price of the WiFi only 32GB model to $299.99.

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Best Buy and Amazon also 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.

- 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) - $444.16
- iPad mini Cellular Silver 128GB (Verizon) - $479
- iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 128GB (Verizon) - $534.99
- iPad mini Cellular Silver 64GB (Verizon) - $396.99
- iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 64GB (Verizon) - $421

iPad mini 3

Best Buy is discounting all of its iPad mini 3 stock by $50, dropping the price of the 16GB WiFi only model to $349.99 and the 64GB WiFi only model to $449.

Apple TV

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

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Adorama is offering a $10 mail-in rebate on an Apple TV purchase from the site, which can be found here. With the rebate, the price drops to $59.

iMac

- 21.5-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $1,189, $110 off
- 21.5-inch 2.9GHz/8GB/1TB (Amazon) (B&H Photo) - $1,329, $170 off
- 27-inch 3.2GHz/8GB/1TB (Amazon) (Adorama) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) - $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) - $2,349, $150 off

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Mac mini

- 1.4GHz/4GB/500GB (Amazon) (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $464.99, $34 off
- 2.6GHz/8GB/1TB (Best Buy) - $649.99, $49 off
- 2.8GHz/8GB/1TB (MacMall) - $934.99, $64 off

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) - $919, $180 off
- 2014 13-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/128GB (Amazon) (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $819, $180 off
- 2014 13-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/256GB (Amazon) (B&H Photo) - $1029, $179 off

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) - $1,098, $201 off
- 2014 13-inch 2.6GHz/8GB/256GB (B&H Photo) - $1,249, $239 off
- 2014 13-inch 2.8GHz/8GB/512GB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) - $1,588.99, $210 off

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.

Talking cat app Tom Loves Angela for iPhone and iPad is available for free, as is C.H.A.O.S Combat Copters. Modern Combat 5: Blackout is free this week. Geekbench 3 is also available at no cost, down from $0.99.

Dark Echo 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

DailySteals has Beats urBeats in-ear headphones for $45 until midnight on 3/20, down from $99.95. The Lifeproof nuud Case for iPad 2/3/4 is available from Groupon for $34.99, down from $129.99. Groupon is also selling the 3.3ft Apple Lightning to USB cable for $9.99, $10 off its regular price.

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Woot is selling the Distil Union Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 5/52/5c/6 for $14.99 to $21.99, down from $39.99 to $49.99. Woot is also selling the Mophie Helium battery cases for the iPhone 5/5s for $29.99, down from $79.95.

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Groupon has the Beats by Dre Pill speaker for $159.99, down from $199.95. LivingSocial has Apple EarPods for $13.99, down from $29.99. Best Buy is discounting the Pebble Steel smart watch by $30, dropping the price to $169.

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Automatic is offering a coupon code to MacRumors readers that will take 20% off all orders through their site. Use this link to have the code applied automatically or enter code MACRUMORS at checkout.

SkinIt, a site that makes custom skins for a wide range of devices from the iPhone to the MacBook, is offering a special 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.

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72 months ago
I don't understand why anyone would even think of buying a 16gb iPhone or iPad. As a matter of fact apple should be ashamed of making a iphone6, iPad air, or mini with less than 32gb.
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72 months ago
For US buyers, there is a Best Buy coupon in the current USPS mover's package (available from the post office clerk) good for 10% off one item. It specifically excludes Apple accessories (and several other things) but I was able to use it for a 2015 MacBook Pro (better than EDU or my EPP price). The coupon is good in store or online and codes are one-time use.
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