With Labor Day fast approaching, retailers are offering great discounts on a wide range of Apple products, from the iPad mini 3 and iPad Air 2 to the MacBook Air and Retina MacBook Pro.

If you've been waiting for a sale to pick up a laptop or a tablet, now is the time to buy. Many products are at the lowest prices we've seen, or close to it. We've also rounded up some deals on accessories and we've highlighted a list of popular apps and games that are on sale this week.

Just a reminder: Apple's Back to School promotion is still going on both in stores and online, with Apple offering a free pair of Beats Solo2 headphones with the purchase of an eligible Mac. Eligible Macs include the iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, MacBook, and Mac Pro.

iPad Air 2

Best Buy is discounting its entire iPad Air 2 lineup this week by up to $100, so now is a great time to purchase one of Apple's larger iPads. The iPad Air 2 is not going to be upgraded next week, making it safe to purchase now.

ipad-air-2-group
The biggest discounts are on the higher-capacity models, with the 128GB Cellular iPad Air 2 discounted by $100, dropping the price to $729.99. That price is available on the Gold, Silver, and Space Gray models.

All of the WiFi models are discounted by $50 to $75, dropping the price on the entry-level 16GB model to $449.99 and the price on the 64GB model to $524.99. The 128GB WiFi iPad Air 2 is $100 off, available for $599.

Amazon also has several models of the iPad Air 2 available at low prices. The 16GB Cellular iPad Air 2 in Gold is available for $524.99. The 16GB WiFi iPad Air 2 in Gold is available for $423.99, and the 16GB Silver model is priced at $427.99. The 128GB WiFi iPad Air 2 in Silver is $599.99, a $100 discount.

B&H Photo is offering a discount on some of its iPad Air 2 models, dropping prices by $30 to $75. With the discount, the 64GB Wi-Fi only iPad Air 2 in Silver is priced at $569, while the 64GB Cellular model is priced at $654.

B&H Photo's deals are not quite as good as those offered by Best Buy, but B&H only charges sales tax in New York, which is also worth keeping in mind when looking for a deal.

iPad Air

Best Buy, Amazon, and B&H Photo have discounts on various iPad Air models, including lower-capacity models that Apple still sells and a bit of remaining stock of now-discontinued higher-capacity iPad Air models.

- iPad Air Cellular Silver 16GB (AT&T) - $399
- iPad Air Cellular Space Gray 16GB (AT&T) - $396.99
- iPad Air Cellular Silver 16GB (Verizon) - $379.99
- iPad Air Cellular Space Gray 16GB (Verizon) - $389.99
- iPad Air Cellular Silver 128GB (AT&T) - $539.95
- iPad Air Cellular Silver 64GB (AT&T) - $527.99
- iPad Air Cellular Space Gray 64GB (AT&T) - $559.99
- iPad Air Cellular Space Gray 128GB (AT&T) - $568
- iPad Air Cellular Silver 128GB (Verizon) - $580.99
- iPad Air Cellular Silver 128GB (Verizon) - $649
- iPad Air WiFi Silver 64GB - $522.90
- iPad Air WiFi Silver 128GB - $519
- iPad Air WiFi Space Gray 64GB - $505.50
- iPad Air WiFi Space Gray 128GB - $546.99

iPad mini 3

Best Buy is offering solid discounts on the iPad mini 3, dropping prices on some models by up to $100, but now is a bad time to buy an iPad mini if you want to get the latest model. Apple is expected to introduce the iPad mini 4 next week.

With the discount, the 16GB WiFi iPad mini 3 is available for $299.99, while the 128GB model is available for $499.99.

ipadmini3
The 64GB iPad mini 3 Cellular is available for $529.99, while the 128GB version is available for $629.99. On the cellular models, these are the lowest prices we've seen.

B&H Photo is also offering some 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 $409.95, the lowest price we've seen. The 128GB WiFi only iPad mini 3 in Silver is priced at $489, a $110 discount.

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

Amazon has discounts on a few current iPad mini 2 models. The 16GB Cellular AT&T iPad mini 2 is available for $292, which is close to the lowest price we've seen. The 16GB Cellular Verizon iPad mini 2 is available for $299.98.

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 64GB - $422.81
- iPad mini Cellular Silver 128GB (AT&T) - $443.99
- iPad mini Cellular Silver 64GB (Verizon) - $409
- iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 64GB (Verizon) - $424.99
- iPad mini 2 WiFi Silver 64GB - $439
- iPad mini 2 WiFi Silver 128GB - $459.99
- iPad mini 2 WiFi Space Gray 64GB - $399.99

Retina MacBook

Several sites are now offering decent discounts on the Retina MacBook, dropping the price on some models by up to $100.

- 1.1GHz/8GB/246GB Gold (Adorama) (Amazon) (B&H Photo) - $1,199, $100 off
- 1.1GHz/8GB/256GB Silver (Best Buy) (Amazon) (B&H Photo) - $1,234, $65 off
- 1.1GHz/8GB/256GB Space Gray (Adorama) - $1,224, $75 off
- 1.2GHz/8GB/512GB Gold (Amazon) (Adorama) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) - $1,519, $80 off
- 1.2GHz/8GB/512GB Silver (Best Buy) (Amazon) (Adorama) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) - $1,519, $80 off
- 1.2GHz/8GB/512GB Space Gray (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $1,495, $104 off

retinamacbookgold

iMac

- 2013 21.5-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/1TB (Best Buy) (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $1,199.99, $100 off
- 2013 21.5-inch 2.9GHz/8GB/1TB (Best Buy) - $1,349, $150 off
- 2013 27-inch 3.2GHz/8GB/1TB (Amazon) (Adorama) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) - $1,689.99, $110 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) - $2,149.99, $150 off
- 2015 3.3GHz/8GB/1TB Retina iMac (Best Buy) (Amazon) (Adorama) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) - $1,899.99, $100 off

retina-imac-27

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) (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - 799.99, $100 off (Lowest Price Ever)
- 2015 11-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB (Best Buy) - $949.99, $150 off (Lowest Price Ever)
- 2015 13-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (Best Buy) - $849, $150 off
- 2015 13-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB (Best Buy) - $1,049.99, $150 off (Lowest Price Ever)
- 2014 11-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/256GB (Adorama) - $798, $300 off (Lowest Price Ever)
- 2014 13-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/256GB (Adorama) - $999, $200 off

macbook_air_yosemite_roundup

Retina MacBook Pro

- 2015 13-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB (Best Buy) - $1,149.99, $150 off
- 2015 13-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB (Best Buy) - $1,349.99, $150 off (Lowest Price Ever)
- 2015 13-inch 2.9GHz/8GB/512GB (Best Buy) - $1,649.99 $150 off (Lowest Price Ever)
- 2015 15-inch 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB (Best Buy) - $1,849.99, $150 off
- 2015 15-inch 2.5GHz/16GB/512GB (Best Buy) (Amazon) (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $2,349, $150 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) - $1,349, $450 off (Lowest Price Ever)
- 2014 15-inch 2.5GHz/16GB/512GB (B&H Photo) - $1,899, $600 off

retinamacbookpro

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.

Simulation game Goat Simulator is available for $2.99, down from $4.99. Tower defense game Tower Madness 2 is available for free, down from $2.99. RPG Transistor is available for $4.99, down from $9.99. Online game LEGO Minifigures Online is available for free, down from $4.99.

Puzzle game Framed is available for $0.99, down from $4.99. Space survival game Out There is available for $1.99, down from $4.99. Word-based survival game Lifeline... is available for $0.99, down from $1.99.

Calendar app Fantastical for iPad is available for $4.99, down from $9.99, and Fantastical for iPhone is available for $2.99, down from $4.99. Automation app Workflow is available for $2.99, down from $4.99. Fitness app Quick Fit is available for free, down from $1.99.

Sports game Flick Kick Football 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

Belkin's Charge and Sync Dock for iPhone 5, 5s, 5c, and 6 is available from Groupon for $17.99, down from $29.99. Speck iPhone 5 and 5s cases are available for $9.99 to $12.99 from Groupon, down from $35 to $50.

belkiniphonestand
iPM Silicone Sport Bands for Apple Watch are available from Groupon for $19.99, down from $49.99. StackSocial is selling the Just Mobile AluPen Digital Stylus for $34.95, down from $50. Apple accessory bundles that include Lightning cables, EarPods, and power adapters are available from Woot for $12.99 to $22.99, a $38 to $58 value.

applewatchsportbands
Woot is offering Twelve South iPad cases at a discount of up to 63 percent off. Best Buy is discounting some Beats Solo 2 headphones by $30, dropping the price to $169.99.

bookbook
MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors.

Popular Stories

iPhone 17 Plus Feature

iPhone 17 Lineup Specs Detail Display Upgrade and New High-End Model

Monday July 22, 2024 4:33 am PDT by
Key details about the overall specifications of the iPhone 17 lineup have been shared by the leaker known as "Ice Universe," clarifying several important aspects of next year's devices. Reports in recent months have converged in agreement that Apple will discontinue the "Plus" iPhone model in 2025 while introducing an all-new iPhone 17 "Slim" model as an even more high-end option sitting...
iPhone SE 4 Vertical Camera Feature

iPhone SE 4 Production Will Reportedly Begin Ramping Up in October

Tuesday July 23, 2024 2:00 pm PDT by
Following nearly two years of rumors about a fourth-generation iPhone SE, The Information today reported that Apple suppliers are finally planning to begin ramping up mass production of the device in October of this year. If accurate, that timeframe would mean that the next iPhone SE would not be announced alongside the iPhone 16 series in September, as expected. Instead, the report...
iPhone 17 Plus Feature Purple

These 5 Features Will Make the iPhone 17 the Biggest Update in Years

Monday July 22, 2024 4:02 pm PDT by
The upcoming iPhone 16 models that we're expecting to see in September are going to be quite similar to the iPhone 15 models, but rumors suggest that Apple is making big changes in 2025. We've been hearing hints of an all-new device in the iPhone lineup, and it may be the most expensive iPhone Apple has offered to date. New 'Slim' Design Rumors have taken to referring to the new iPhone 17...
Apple TV Plus Feature 2 Magenta and Blue

Apple TV+ Curbs Costs After Expensive Projects Fail to Capture Viewers

Monday July 22, 2024 5:11 am PDT by
Apple is scaling back its Hollywood spending after investing over $20 billion in original programming with limited success, Bloomberg reports. This shift comes after the streaming service, which launched in 2019, struggled to capture a significant share of the market, accounting for only 0.2% of TV viewership in the U.S., compared to Netflix's 8%. Despite heavy investment, critical acclaim,...
iPhone SE 4 Thumb 1

iPhone SE 4 Rumored to Launch Early Next Year With OLED Display, 48MP Camera, and More

Monday July 22, 2024 7:22 am PDT by
The fourth-generation iPhone SE will offer a series of major upgrades over the current model, the leaker known as "Ice Universe" claims. The information was listed in a post on Weibo, which also detailed the specifications of the iPhone 17 lineup. As previously rumored, the fourth-generation iPhone SE is expected to feature Face ID and USB-C, marking a major upgrade from current and previous ...
bsod

Microsoft Blames European Commission for Major Worldwide Outage

Monday July 22, 2024 11:55 am PDT by
Last Friday, a major CrowdStrike outage impacted PCs running Microsoft Windows, causing worldwide issues affecting airlines, retailers, banks, hospitals, rail networks, and more. Computers were stuck in continuous recovery loops, rendering them unusable. The failure was caused by an update to the CrowdStrike Falcon antivirus software that auto-installed on Windows 10 PCs, but Mac and Linux...
iPhone 16 Pro Sizes Feature

iPhone 16 Series Is Just Two Months Away: Everything We Know

Monday July 15, 2024 4:44 am PDT by
Apple typically releases its new iPhone series around mid-September, which means we are about two months out from the launch of the iPhone 16. Like the iPhone 15 series, this year's lineup is expected to stick with four models – iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, iPhone 16 Pro, and iPhone 16 Pro Max – although there are plenty of design differences and new features to take into account. To bring ...
iOS 18 on iPhone Feature

Everything New in iOS 18 Beta 4

Tuesday July 23, 2024 1:08 pm PDT by
Apple released the fourth beta of iOS 18 today, introducing small changes to a number of features throughout the operating system. There are no big additions in this beta, but Apple is continuing to refine existing settings and design choices. Apple plans to continue updating iOS 18 over the next few months, with the update set to be released this fall. We've rounded up all of the changes...