Buyer's Guide: Discounts on Retina iMac, Older MacBooks, Apple Accessories, and More

Friday June 12, 2015 12:02 PM PDT by Juli Clover

We're in between Memorial Day and Father's Day, which means deals less than impressive this week. There are a few sales on iMacs and older MacBooks, so now may be a good time to buy one of those, but if you're looking for a solid deal on a new iPad or MacBook, you may want to hold out until later this month as retailers will likely be offering Father's Day discounts.

That said, we've gathered up the few deals that are available this week, and we've found some solid deals on several Apple accessories. As always, also we've rounded up a list of the best 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 Silver 64GB (AT&T) - $499
- iPad Air Cellular Space Gray 64GB (AT&T) - $529
- iPad Air Cellular Silver 128GB (Verizon) - $549
- iPad Air Cellular Space Gray 128GB (Verizon) - $529

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 $336.

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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 and the 64GB Wi-Fi model in Silver is available for $429.

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 Silver 64GB (AT&T) - $329.99
- iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 64GB (AT&T) - $379.99
- iPad mini Cellular Silver 128GB (Verizon) - $495
- iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 128GB (Verizon) - $534.99
- iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 64GB (Verizon) - $419.99

iMac

- 2014 21.5-inch 1.4GHz/8GB/500GB (Best Buy) (Adorama) - $999, $150 off
- 2013 21.5-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/1TB (Best Buy) (B&H Photo) (Adorama) - $1,199.99, $100 off
- 2013 21.5-inch 2.9GHz/8GB/1TB (Best Buy) - $1,299, $200 off
- 2013 27-inch 3.2GHz/8GB/1TB (Best Buy) - $1499.99, $300 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) - $2,099.99, $200 off
- 2015 3.3GHz/8GB/1TB Retina iMac (Best Buy) - $1,799.99, $200 off

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Mac mini

- 1.4GHz/4GB/500GB (Best Buy) - $449.99, $50 off
- 2.6GHz/8GB/1TB (Best Buy) - $629.99, $70 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 (Best Buy) (B&H Photo) (Adorama) - $949.99, $150 off
- 2015 13-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB (Best Buy) (Adorama) (B&H PHoto) (MacMall) - $1,139, $60 off
- 2014 11-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/256GB (B&H Photo) - $799, $200 off
- 2014 13-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/128GB (Adorama) - $819, $180 off
- 2014 13-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/256GB (B&H Photo) - $899, $300 off

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Retina MacBook Pro

- 2015 13-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB (Best Buy) (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
- 2015 15-inch 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB (Best Buy) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) - $1,899, $100 off
- 2015 15-inch 2.5GHz/16GB/512GB (Best Buy) (Amazon) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) - $2,374.99, $125 off
- 2014 13-inch 2.6GHz/8GB/128GB (B&H Photo) (Adorama) - $1,129, $170 off
- 2014 13-inch 2.6GHz/8GB/256GB (B&H Photo) - $1,229, $259 off
- 2014 13-inch 2.8GHz/8GB/512GB (B&H Photo) - $1,399 $400 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) - $1,999, $500 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.

Warhammer Quest is available for free, down from $4.99. Card Crawl, a solitare-style Dungeon Crawler, is available for $0.99, down from $1.99. Puzzle game Cubic! is available for free, down from $0.99.

Photo editing app Enlight is available for $4.99, down from $5.99. Board game Talisman is available for $0.99, down from $6.99. Tower defense game Sentinel 4: Dark Star is available for free, down from $2.99.

Action RPG Slayin 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

Adorama is offering mail-in rebates on a wide variety of Apple products like Airport Extremes and AppleCare, dropping the price by up to $40. To claim the rebate, you need to purchase an eligible product and then fill out the rebate form. Some eligible products and their rebates:

- Apple TV, $15 off
- 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter, $20 off
- Airport Extreme, $20 off
- 2TB Time Capsule, $30 off
- 3TB Time Capsule, $40 off

The Beats Pill 2.0 Speaker is available for $40 off from Best Buy. Groupon has Apple 5W USB Power Adapters available for $9.99 for one or $17.99 for two.

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CrossOver Mac software from Codeweavers is available for 40 percent off with the code REMEMBERED. JBL is offering up to 40 percent off plus free two day shipping on its products. eBay has $50 iTunes gift cards for $40 this week.

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The Waloo Desktop Charging Cradle for Apple Watch is available for $14.99 from Groupon, down from $29.99. iHome's Car Charger is available for $14.99 from Groupon, down from $29.99. The Touchfire multi-purpose iPad case is available for 20% off with coupon code DG2015.

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urBeats in-ear headphones are available for $45 from DailySteals. DailySteals also has Apple Earpods for $10, down from $29. Target is offering 20 percent off the Fitbit Flex.

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