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

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Deals continue to be good this week, with Best Buy offering deep discounts on a few iPad Air 2 models and iPad mini 2 models. B&H Photo is discounting some of the new MacBook Air models by $50, and there continue to be steep discounts on older MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models.

We've got quite a few Mac-oriented Apple accessories available at a discount this week, including a backup battery pack and SD card storage. We've even got deals on Apple Watch accessories -- Casetify is offering discounts on its custom Apple Watch band pre-orders.

iPad Air 2

Best Buy is still offering the lowest prices we've seen on a few select iPad Air 2 models. The 16GB Cellular iPad Air 2 in silver is available for $499.99, $130 off its regular price. The 64GB Cellular iPad Air 2 in silver is available for $599.99, $130 off. The 128GB Cellular iPad Air 2 in silver 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 Silver 64GB - $449
- iPad Air Wi-Fi Silver 128GB - $529
- iPad Air Wi-Fi Space Gray 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) - $499
- iPad Air Cellular Silver 64GB (Verizon) - $566.99
- iPad Air Cellular Space Gray 64GB (Verizon) - $629
- 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

Amazon has a few iPad mini 2 models available at discounted prices. The 16GB Cellular Verizon iPad mini 2 in Silver is available for $329. The 16GB Cellular Verizon iPad mini 2 in Space Gray is available for $335. The 32GB Cellular Verizon iPad mini 2 in Space Gray is available for $399.99.

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.

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- iPad mini Cellular Silver 128GB (AT&T) - $449
- iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 128GB (AT&T) - $435
- iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 64GB (AT&T) - $399.99
- iPad mini Cellular Silver 128GB (Verizon) - $449
- iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 128GB (Verizon) - $534.99
- iPad mini Cellular Silver 64GB (Verizon) - $396.99
- iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 64GB (Verizon) - $414.99

iPad mini 3

Best Buy has discounts on a single iPad mini 3, the 128GB Cellular iPad model in gold. The price is $579.99, a discount of $150.

iMac

- 21.5-inch 1.4GHz/8GB/500GB (Best Buy) - $999.99, $100 off
- 21.5-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $1,189, $110 off
- 21.5-inch 2.9GHz/8GB/1TB (B&H Photo) - $1,369, $130 off
- 27-inch 3.2GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $1,689, $110 off
- 27-inch 3.4GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) - $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 (Amazon) (B&H Photo) - $649.99, $49 off
- 2.8GHz/8GB/1TB (MacMall) - $934.99, $64 off

MacBook Air

- 2015 11-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB - (B&H Photo) $849.99, $50 off
- 2015 13-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (B&H Photo)- $949.99, $50 off
- 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

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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) - $1,098, $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) - $1,588.99, $210 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.

Puzzle game MUJO is available for free, down from $1.99. Call of Duty: Strike Team is available for $1.99, down from $6.99. Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath is available for $2.99, down from $4.99. Fantastical 2 for iPad is available for $6.99, down from $9.99. Fantastical 2 for iPhone is available for $2.99, down from $4.99.

XCOM: Enemy Within is available for $4.99, down from $12.99. BioShock is available for $2.99, down from $10.99. Civilization Revolution 2 is available for $4.99, down from $14.99.

Tangent 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

Groupon is selling the Otterbox Defender case for the iPhone 6 for $37.99, down from its regular price of $49.95. Groupon has the Incase Hard-Shell Case for the 11 or 13-inch MacBook Air for $9.99, down from $49.95. The site is also selling the Griffin Survivor Case and Stand for the iPad mini for $29.99, down from $59.99. LivingSocial has Apple EarPods for $13.99, down from $29.99.

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Groupon has the Beats by Dre Pill speaker for $159.99, down from $199.95. 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 $10.99, $9 off its regular price, or $18.99 for a pack of 2.

StackSocial has the Nifty MiniDrive for MacBook Air or MacBook Pro at a slight discount of $32.99, down from $39.99. StackSocial also has the ChugPlug Portable MacBook Power Pack for $84.99, down from $129.99. The Timbuk2 Slide Laptop Backpack for the 15-inch MacBook Pro is available for $24.99 from Newegg with coupon code EMCAPNV56.

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The DC Superhero Clip Case for the iPhone 5/5s is available for $7.99 from Groupon, down from $29.99. There's also a Nintendo version for $8.99. The Bobine flexible iPhone cable/dock is available from StackSocial for $24.99, down from $35. Just Mobile's AluPen Twist stylus is available from DailySteals for $19, down from $40. Speck is offering 25% off select iPhone 5/5s/5c cases for a limited time.

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Casetify is offering a 15 percent discount plus free shipping on its custom Apple Watch bands with the code WATCH15. The deal will last until 3/30.

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It's a refurb, but the price is right. I went for it a week ago after checking out the ForceTouch pads, liking them, but lamenting the absence of 3 finger drag.


You scared me for a moment as I quite like the new force touch and am thinking of getting a new 13" rMBP to replace my well used and loved 2010 MBA. The 3 finger drag setting still exists, it just got moved to the accessibility settings. See here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6869616
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