Buyer's Guide: Discounts on MacBook Air, iMac, Apple Accessories, and More

Friday June 5, 2015 12:54 PM PDT by Juli Clover

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off next Monday, but there's no reason to wait to make a purchase of a new iPad or Mac -- Apple isn't expected to introduce any new hardware at the event, instead focusing on software and services.

Deals this week are decent, but there aren't many discounts on iPads to be had. There are a couple iMac deals worth checking out if you've been considering a new desktop. The 21.5-inch 2.7GHz iMac is available for $1,150, and the old 27-inch non-retina 3.4GHz iMac is available for $1,794, the lowest price we've seen on that machine.

Some older MacBook Pros are also on sale this week, with deep discounts available, and Best Buy has the new 13-inch MacBook Air with 4GB RAM and a 256GB SSD available at its lowest price yet -- $1,099.99.

As always, we've also got some solid deals on Apple accessories and we've rounded up a list of apps you can get on the cheap.

iPad Air 2

B&H Photo is offering a small discount on most 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 $549.99. Prices vary somewhat by model, but there are slight discounts to be had.

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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 $454, while the Wi-Fi-only 64GB iPad Air 2 is available for $553.

iPad Air

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

- iPad Air Wi-Fi Space Gray 128GB - $529
- iPad Air Cellular Space Gray 128GB (AT&T) - $529.99
- iPad Air Cellular Silver 64GB (AT&T) - $499
- iPad Air Cellular Space Gray 64GB (AT&T) - $500
- iPad Air Cellular Silver 64GB (Verizon) - $566.99
- iPad Air Cellular Silver 128GB (Verizon) - $649
- iPad Air Cellular Space Gray 64GB (Verizon) - $629
- iPad Air Cellular Space Gray 128GB (Verizon) - $549

iPad mini 3

Amazon has a few iPad mini 3 models available at a low price. The 16GB Silver Wi-Fi only model is available for $328.97, while the 16GB Space Gray Wi-Fi only model is available for $339.

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B&H Photo is offering some modest discounts on various iPad mini 3 models, dropping the price by up to $100. The 16GB WiFi + Cellular iPad mini 3 in gold is available for $479 and the 128GB version is available for $649. the 16GB Wi-Fi only version in Silver is available for $329 (the best deal this week) and the 64GB Wi-Fi model in Silver is available for $449.

Discounts for each model and and color vary, but most models are being offered at a lower price than you'll find at the Apple Store, and buying from B&H, you won't have to pay sales tax unless you're in New York.

iPad mini 2

Best Buy, B&H Photo, 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.

- iPad mini Cellular Silver 128GB (AT&T) - $449.99
- iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 128GB (AT&T) - $449.99
- iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 64GB (AT&T) - $329.99
- iPad mini Cellular Silver 128GB (Verizon) - $485
- iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 128GB (Verizon) - $534.99
- iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 64GB (Verizon) - $419.99

iMac

- 2013 21.5-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/1TB (Best Buy) (B&H Photo) - $1,149.99, $150 off
- 2013 21.5-inch 2.9GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) - $1,399, $120 off
- 2013 27-inch 3.2GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) (Amazon) (B&H Photo) - $1,649.99, $150 off
- 2013 27-inch 3.4GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) - $1,794.99, $204 off
- 2014 27-inch 3.5Ghz/8GB/1TB Retina iMac (Best Buy) (B&H Photo) - $2,149, $150 off
- 2015 3.3GHz/8GB/1TB (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 (Amazon) (Best Buy) (B&H Photo) - $649.99, $50 off
- 2.8GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) - $938, $60 off

MacBook Air

- 2015 11-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $824.99, $75 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 (Amazon) (B&H Photo) - $949, $150 off
- 2015 13-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB (Best Buy) - $1,099.99, $100 off
- 2014 11-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/128GB (Adorama) - $719, $180 off
- 2014 11-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/256GB (Best Buy) (Adorama) (Amazon) (B&H Photo) - $899, $200 off
- 2014 13-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/128GB (B&H Photo) (Adorama) - $819, $180 off
- 2014 13-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/256GB (B&H Photo) (Adorama) - $999, $200 off

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Retina MacBook Pro

- 2015 13-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB (Amazon) (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $1,234.99, $64 off
- 2015 13-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB (Best Buy) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) - $1,424.99, $74 off
- 2015 13-inch 2.9GHz/8GB/512GB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $1,699.99 $100 off
- 2014 13-inch 2.6GHz/8GB/128GB (B&H Photo) (Adorama) - $1,129, $170 off
- 2014 13-inch 2.6GHz/8GB/256GB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $1,229, $259 off
- 2014 13-inch 2.8GHz/8GB/512GB (B&H Photo) (Adorama) - $1,499 $300 off
- 2014 15-inch 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $1,749, $150 off
- 2014 15-inch 2.5GHz/16GB/512GB (B&H Photo) (Adorama) - $2,299, $200 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.

Third-person shooter Crashsite is available for free, down from $0.99. Hitman GO is available for $0.99, down from $4.99. Point and click game The Inner World is available for $0.99, down from $2.99.

Puzzle game Threes! is available for $1,99, down from $2.99. Word game Alpha Omega is available for free, down from $0.99. Slingshot Racing is available for free, down from $0.99.

To-do app 2Do 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

Living Social is offering 20 5" x 4" Instagram prints from PrinterPix for $3.99, down from $15.80. Sony's Dock with Lightning Connector is available for $99.99 from Woot, down from $249.99.

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Woot is selling Zagg iPad cases for the iPad mini and iPad 2/3/4 for up to 82 percent off. Target has the 5th-generation 32GB iPod touch available for 10% off. The Beats Pill 2.0 Speaker is available for $40 off from Best Buy. JBL's OnBeat Mini and Micro Speaker Docks are available for $20 to $40 from Meh.com.

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Groupon has Apple 5W USB Power Adapters available for $9.99 for one or $17.99 for two. The Noontec Cubee 10,000 mAh charger is available for $24.99 from Groupon, down from $39.99.

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The PowerSkin Spare iPhone 6 Battery Case is available for $49.99 from StackSocial, down from $79.99. Best Buy is selling the NeatReceipts Portable Scanner for $129.99, down from $179.99, and is throwing in a free $20 Best Buy gift card.

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