Buyer's Guide: Deals on MacBook Air, Retina MacBook Pro, Apple Accessories, and More

Thursday April 23, 2015 1:19 PM PDT by Juli Clover

Tomorrow is the launch of the Apple Watch, so we're doing our deals post a day early this week. On the eve of the Apple Watch release, deals are similar to last week's -- good, but not great. If you're looking to buy an iPad Air 2, you might want to wait a week, but it's an okay time to pull the trigger on a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, new or old.

Along with the standard discounts on Macs and iOS devices, we've also rounded up this week's app deals and a few deals on some useful Apple accessories.

iPad Air 2

Best Buy continues to offer the lowest prices we've seen on a single iPad Air 2: the 16GB Cellular iPad Air 2 in silver is available for $499.99, $130 off its regular price.

B&H Photo is offering a small 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 $469 and the 64GB model is priced at $569.

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MacMall is also offering some discounts on iPad Air 2 models, dropping the prices by $30 to $50. With the discount, the 16GB entry-level Wi-Fi only iPad Air 2 is priced at $459, while the Wi-Fi-only 64GB iPad Air 2 is available for $539. Discounts are higher on cellular models, with the 64GB Cellular iPads priced at $669. The deals are applicable to all three iPad colors.

iPad Air

Best Buy has a couple of original iPad Air cellular models available at low prices. The 16GB Verizon iPad Air is available for $379.99, and the 32GB Verizon iPad Air is available for $429.99.

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

- iPad Air Cellular Space Gray 128GB (AT&T) - $549
- iPad Air Cellular Silver 128GB (AT&T) - $499.99
- iPad Air Cellular Silver 64GB (AT&T) - $499.99
- iPad Air Cellular Space Gray 64GB (AT&T) - $449
- iPad Air Cellular Silver 64GB (Verizon) - $566.99
- iPad Air Cellular Space Gray 64GB (Verizon) - $449
- iPad Air Cellular Silver 128GB (Verizon) - $579
- iPad Air Cellular Space Gray 128GB (Verizon) - $559

iPad mini 3

B&H Photo is offering some modest discounts on various Wi-Fi only iPad mini 3 models, dropping the price by up to $50. The 128GB iPad mini 3 in silver is available for $549, while the silver 64GB model is available for $439. The 16GB space gray model is priced at $349.

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 $323.50. The 16GB Cellular Verizon iPad mini 2 in Space Gray is available for $359.89.

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Best Buy, B&H Photo, 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) - $445
- iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 128GB (AT&T) - $429
- iPad mini Cellular Silver 64GB (AT&T) - $399.99
- iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 64GB (AT&T) - $399.99
- iPad mini Cellular Silver 128GB (Verizon) - $434.97
- iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 128GB (Verizon) - $534.99
- iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 64GB (Verizon) - $429.99

iMac

- 21.5-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $1,189, $110 off
- 21.5-inch 2.9GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $1,389, $120 off
- 27-inch 3.2GHz/8GB/1TB (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) (Amazon) - $2,349, $150 off

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Mac mini

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

MacBook Air

- 2015 11-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB - (B&H Photo) (Adorama) $824.99, $70 off
- 2015 11-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB - (Best Buy) (Amazon) (B&H Photo) (Adorama) $1044.99, $50 off
- 2015 13-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (B&H Photo) (Adorama) - $949.99, $50 off
- 2015 13-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (B&H Photo) (Adorama) - $1,139.99 $60 off
- 2014 11-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/128GB (Adorama) - $719.99, $180 off
- 2014 11-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/256GB (Amazon) (B&H Photo) - $899, $200 off
- 2014 13-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/128GB (Amazon) (B&H Photo) - $819, $180 off
- 2014 13-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/256GB (Amazon) (Adorama) (B&H Photo)- $1,029, $170 off

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Retina MacBook Pro

- 2015 13-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB (Best Buy) (B&H Photo) - $1,424.99, $74 off
- 2015 13-inch 2.9GHz/8GB/512GB (Best Buy) (B&H Photo) - $1709.99, $90 off
- 2014 15-inch 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB (B&H Photo) (MacMall) - $1,799, $200 off
- 2014 15-inch 2.5GHz/16GB/512GB (Adorama) -$2,249, $250 off
- 2014 13-inch 2.6GHz/8GB/128GB (B&H Photo) - $1,129, $170 off
- 2014 13-inch 2.6GHz/8GB/256GB (Adorama) - $1,249, $239 off
- 2014 13-inch 2.8GHz/8GB/512GB (Amazon) (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $1,549 $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.

Half Marathon Trainer Pro is available for free, down from $9.99. 10K Trainer Pro is also available for free, down from $1.99. Board game Bang! is available for free, down from $1.99. Pandemic is available for $4.99, down from $6.99.

djay 2 for iPhone is available for free this week, down from $2.99, and djay for iPad is also free, down from $9.99.

Apple Accessories

Groupon is selling the Griffin Survivor Case for iPhone 5/5s for $11.99, down from $49.99. The MyCharge Hub 9000 Power Bank is available for $64.99 from Amazon, down from $139.99. Incase is offering a free Portable Power 2500 USB battery pack with a $150 purchase using the code POWERONUS15.

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DailySteals has a 3-pack of Apple Lightning cables for $26, a decent deal as a single cable usually costs $19. Woot has the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Folio for the iPad Air 1 and 2 for $59.99, down from $99.

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Groupon's running a big Apple event and selling a range of Apple products and accessories at discounted prices, including the LifeProof Fre case for the iPad Air, Apple EarPods, Speck MacBook cases, MagSafe chargers, Mophie battery cases, and more. Totallee is offering MacRumors readers 25 percent off all iPhone case orders with the promo code MACRUMORS.

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LivingSocial is offering customized iPhone photo cases for $6.99 to $11.99, a significant discount off the regular $29.99 to $59.98 price tag. Woot has the Lifeproof Fre case for the iPad Air 1 for $49.99, down from $129.

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65 months ago
I own the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Folio for the iPad Air that is being sold by woot. It really was meant for the 1 and not the 2. I have the iPad Air 2 and although it works, it is not as snug in the case so it slide off a bit.

The latest version also turns on and off when the case is open versus this case having an on/off switch.

So far I find this to be a good case and for the price you really cant beet it.
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