Buyer's Guide: Discounts on iPad Air 2, MacBook Air, Apple Accessories, and More

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If you've been waiting to buy an iPad Air 2, this may be the week to do it. Best Buy has cut prices on many models by $50 to $100. Prices aren't the lowest we've seen, but they're close, especially on higher-capacity models.

Best Buy is also having a sale on some of its MacBook Air models, dropping the prices by $100. With the deal, the prices are the lowest we've seen on the 11-inch MacBook Air models since they were released. Best Buy is also now selling the Apple Watch, but there are no discounts to be had on the device.

Apple's Back to School promotion is still going on, and as of this week, it's expanded to the online store as well. Apple is offering a free pair of Beats Solo2 headphones with the purchase of a Mac.

iPad Air 2

Best Buy is discounting its selection of iPad Air 2 models this week, dropping prices from $75 to $100. The biggest discount is on the 128GB Cellular iPad Air 2 in Gold and Space Gray, available for $729.99, the lowest price we've seen on that particular model.

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The 16GB Wi-Fi only model is available for $449, the 64GB Wi-Fi model is available for $524.99, and the 128GB Wi-Fi model is available for $599.99, $100 off.

B&H Photo is offering a discount on some of its iPad Air 2 models, dropping prices by $30 to $75. The biggest discount is on the site's 64GB Cellular iPad Air 2 models, which are available for $654.99. The discount is available on all colors, including Silver, Gold, and Space Gray.

Other B&H iPads are discounted by $30 to $50 and prices vary by model. The 16GB entry-level Wi-Fi model, for example, is priced at $469, while the 64GB Wi-Fi model is $569.

iPad Air

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

- iPad Air Cellular Space Gray 64GB (AT&T) - $539.99
- iPad Air Cellular Silver 128GB (Verizon) - $663.99

iPad mini 3

B&H Photo is offering some discounts on various iPad mini 3 models, dropping the price by up to $100. The 16GB WiFi + Cellular iPad mini 3 in silver is available for $429, the lowest price we've seen, and the 128GB version is available for $639. The 128GB WiFi only iPad mini 3 in Silver is priced at $499, a $100 discount.

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Discounts for each model 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) - $549.99
- iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 128GB (AT&T) - $538.99
- iPad mini Cellular Silver 128GB (Verizon) - $528.98
- iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 128GB (Verizon) - $534.99 (Lowest Price Ever)
- iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 64GB (Verizon) - $429

iMac

- 2013 21.5-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $1,199.99, $100 off
- 2013 21.5-inch 2.9GHz/8GB/1TB (Best Buy) (Adorama) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) - $1,399, $100 off
- 2013 27-inch 3.2GHz/8GB/1TB (Best Buy) (Amazon) (B&H Photo) - $1,679.99, $120 off
- 2013 27-inch 3.4GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) - $1,794.99, $204 off
- 2014 27-inch 3.5GHz/8GB/1TB Retina iMac (Adorama) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) - $2,199.99, $100 off
- 2015 3.3GHz/8GB/1TB Retina iMac (Amazon) (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $1,899.99, $100 off

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Mac mini

- 1.4GHz/4GB/500GB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $464.99, $34 off
- 2.6GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $664, $35 off
- 2.8GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) - $938, $60 off

MacBook Air

- 2015 11-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (Best Buy) (B&H Photo) - 799.99, $100 off (Lowest Price Ever)
- 2015 11-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB (Best Buy) - $999, $100 off (Lowest Price Ever)
- 2015 13-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (Best Buy) (B&H Photo) - $899, $100 off
- 2015 13-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB (Best Buy) (B&H PHoto) - $1,099, $100 off
- 2014 11-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/256GB (Adorama) - $798, $300 off (Lowest Price Ever)
- 2014 13-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/128GB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $879, $120 off
- 2014 13-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/256GB (Adorama) - $999, $200 off

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Retina MacBook Pro

- 2015 13-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB (Best Buy) (B&H Photo) - $1,199, $100 off
- 2015 13-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB (Best Buy) (B&H Photo) - $1,399, $100 off
- 2015 13-inch 2.9GHz/8GB/512GB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) - $1,699.99 $100 off
- 2015 15-inch 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB (Adorama) - $1,815, $180 off
- 2015 15-inch 2.5GHz/16GB/512GB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $2,349, $150 off
- 2014 13-inch 2.6GHz/8GB/256GB (Adorama) - $1,229, $259 off
- 2014 13-inch 2.8GHz/8GB/512GB (B&H Photo) - $1,449 $350 off
- 2014 15-inch 2.5GHz/16GB/512GB (B&H Photo) - $1,999 $500 off

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Apps

There are also quite a few iOS 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.

Endless runner Canabalt is available for $0.99, down from $2.99. Puzzle game Hundreds is available for $1.99, down from $4.99. DJ app GrooveMaker 2 is available for free, down from $9.99.

Shoot 'em up game Crazy Tanks is available for $0.99, down from $1.99. Infinity Blade II is available for $2.99, down from $6.99. Infinity Blade is available for $2.99, down from $5.99.

Photography app Matter 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

PayPal Digital Gifts is offering a $50 iTunes eGift Card for $40 on eBay. DailySteals is selling an Apple Earpods and Lightning Cable bundle for $12, down from the regular price of $38. Groupon has a 4-pack of Griffin Lightning cables for $24.99, down from the regular price of $69.99.

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The LifeProof Nuud Waterproof Case for the iPhone 5 is available for $44.99 from Groupon, down from $89.99. The LifeProof Nuud case for the iPad mini is available from LivingSocial for $49.99, down from $119.99.

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Groupon has the Waloo crocodile print Apple Watch band for $24.99, down from $49.99. The site is also selling the iPM Leather Strap with Magnetic Closure for the Apple Watch for $54.99, down from $129.99. The Waloo Bamboo Charging Dock for iPhone and Apple Watch is available for $24.99 from Groupon, down from $49.99.

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The Titan Heavy Duty Lightning cable by FuseChicken is available from StackSocial for $24.99, down from $35. Groupon has a Nylon Incase Sleeve for the MacBook Pro for $24.99, down from $60. Best Buy has the Jawbone UP3 for $149.99, a $30 discount off the regular price.

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Best Buy has the Harman Kardon Onyx Bluetooth Speaker available at a $200 discount, dropping the price to $199.99. Best Buy is also selling select Beats Solo2 Wireless headphones for $229.99, a discount of $70.

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Best Buy has the Belkin WeMo LED Lighting Starter Set for $49.99, down from $99.99, and the Logitech Type+ case for the iPad Air 2 is available for $69.99, a discount of $30 off the normal price.

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MacMall is still offering MacRumors readers 20 percent off AppleCare for iPad with the purchase of any iPad or iPad Air 2, using the coupon code MWBCJMACRUMORS.

Groupon's also hosting an Apple Event, discounting a huge range of additional Apple accessories ranging from the Apple TV, iPads, and iPhones to cases and keyboards.

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67 months ago

The Titan Heavy Duty Lightning cable ('http://stacksocial.com/sales/titan-mfi-cable-free-us-shipping?aid=a-mfvpon2y') by FuseChicken is available from StackSocial for $24.99, down from $25.

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67 months ago
For anyone interested, Target will be cutting the price of the Air 2 next week (starting tomorrow) by 100 dollars. The Mini 2 will be cut 75 dollars on the 16 gig model.
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