Don't fall for these common Apple Prime Day scams on Airpods and iPads

ipad mini and prime day logo with question mark
(Image credit: iMore)

While Prime Day is finally here with deals coming thick and fast, there are some out there who will be sending you emails and messages on social media, asking you to click some links that could potentially steal your personal details.

The most common will be emails that may look genuine, with Amazon's Prime Day logo spread out between the paragraphs of text, asking you to log in to check a 'recent purchase'.

Another may be a text message, asking you to click a link to reset your password, which would lead you to a fake site that would use your inputted details to log into your genuine Amazon account.

There's even more to look out for, such as:

  • Scam calls claiming to be Amazon's Customer Service team
  • Calls offering you a discounted Prime membership to steal your login details
  • Text messages demanding you to change your password in 24 hours to give urgency
  • Sites offering too-good-to-be-true discounts that lead to scam links

These parties will usually try their luck during events like Prime Day, so we always recommend proceeding with caution, while making sure that you're on Amazon's website when you're about to buy something.

But regardless, we've grouped up some of the best iPad and AirPods deals below to save you worrying whether that text is genuine from Amazon.

The real deal iPads and AirPods

AirPods 3 |$169$39 at Amazon

AirPods 3 | $169 $39 at Amazon

The AirPods 3 are a fantastic wireless earbud option. They don’t frequently see any kind of discount so $30 off makes them worth picking up. We think it's unlikely that they’ll see much more of a discount over Prime Day, but we’ve been wrong before.

Price Check: Apple $179 | B&H Photo $174 | Best Buy $169

AirPods Pro 2 |£249£209 at Amazon

AirPods Pro 2 | £249 £209 at Amazon

This is the lowest price we've ever seen for AirPods Pro 2 in the UK and it's a Prime Day deal you do not want to miss. Save 16% and £40 on the best wireless earbuds for your iPhone.

AirPods Max |$549$449 at Amazon

AirPods Max | $549 $449 at Amazon

All the colors, all the fun – every single option you can get with the AirPods Max is now reduced on Amazon. The last time we saw this price was a couple of weeks ago, but that deal left as quickly as it arrived, only staying active for a few hours. Hurry with this one – there's no guarantee that it will come back in a couple of weeks this time.

Price Check: Apple $549 | B&H Photo $499 | Best Buy $479

 iPad mini |$499$379 at Amazon 

 iPad mini | $499 $379 at Amazon 

The iPad mini is another older tablet with some epic deals on it – this one still marks its lowest-ever price. This $379 Prime Day deal is great value, so if you’ve been waiting for a little while, now's the time to grab one.

Price check: Apple $499| B&H Photo $499 | Best Buy $499

 iPad 10th gen |£499£439 at Amazon

 iPad 10th gen | £499 £439 at Amazon 

Another new low price, the iPad 10 is Apple's entry-level tablet, and now it has the entry-level price to match. 

Price check: Apple £449 

 iPad Pro 12.9-inch Cellular |$1,299$1,291 at Amazon 

 iPad Pro 12.9-inch Cellular | $1,299 $1,291 at Amazon 

Adding cellular connections to an iPad usually increases the price a lot, but this discount saves you a great chunk on a fantastic configuration. 

Price check: Apple $1299 | B&H Photo $1299 | Best Buy $1299

Always be wary

Prime Day deals change almost every hour during the two-day event, so there's always a group out there who want to take advantage of your iPhone and iPad to steal your details on those busy shopping days.

So always look out for some odd misspellings of common words, such as Prime, and even Amazon. Even some too-good-to-be-true bargains that you see on other sites, could lead you to a phishing site.

So always proceed with caution, look out for the padlock on web pages, use Amazon's official channels at all times, and try to change your passwords every few months at the least to make sure that your Amazon account isn't taken away from you.

Daryl Baxter
Features Editor

Daryl is iMore's Features Editor, overseeing long-form and in-depth articles and op-eds. Daryl loves using his experience as both a journalist and Apple fan to tell stories about Apple's products and its community, from the apps we use everyday to the products that have been long forgotten in the Cupertino archives.

Previously Software & Downloads Writer at TechRadar, and Deputy Editor at StealthOptional, he's also written a book, 'The Making of Tomb Raider', which tells the story of the beginnings of Lara Croft and the series' early development. He's also written for many other publications including WIRED, MacFormat, Bloody Disgusting, VGC, GamesRadar, Nintendo Life, VRV Blog, The Loop Magazine, SUPER JUMP, Gizmodo, Film Stories, TopTenReviews, Miketendo64 and Daily Star.