Is Prime Day a good day to buy iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, and more?

Midnight Green iPhone 11 Pro, AirPods Pro, and Apple Watch Series 5 Edition Space Black Titanium with JUUK Rainbow Ligero Band
Midnight Green iPhone 11 Pro, AirPods Pro, and Apple Watch Series 5 Edition Space Black Titanium with JUUK Rainbow Ligero Band (Image credit: Christine Romero-Chan / iMore)

Amazon's Prime Day is fast approaching. With Prime Day, you can find pretty good bargains on pretty much anything and everything, including Apple gear. With the best Prime Day Apple deals, it's a great time to pick up a new iPhone or iPad for cheap, including the latest accessories like AirPods, Apple Pencil, and perhaps even an Apple Watch. You could even find Apple TV or Macs for less than what they are year-round too, as well as a ton of other stuff.

Prime Day Apple deals on iPhone and iPad

iPhone cameras

iPhone cameras (Image credit: Rene Ritchie)

Prime Day is a good day to consider buying a new iPhone since there are many great Prime Day iPhone deals floating about. However, be warned — some of these iPhone deals are because the phone is locked to a certain carrier and won't be unlocked for use on a carrier of your choice. While you can definitely get a good deal, you should always make sure to double-check which carrier it's locked to, if any. And don't forget to check out what we think is the best iPhone if you need some guidance.

If you're looking for an iPad, there will no doubt be some great Prime Day iPad deals coming, even on the latest iPad Pro (2021). You also don't need to worry about iPads being locked to certain carriers either, because even buying a Wi-Fi+Cellular model means you have the option of adding a cellular data plan with it, but it's not mandatory when you buy it. Don't need cellular because you plan to just use it with Wi-Fi or even tether with the best iPhone? Then picking up a Wi-Fi only model means you just save more dough, especially with those Prime Day bargains.

If you're debating on which iPad to pick up, we have some advice on the best iPad too — the iPad Air 4 is a great one for most people if the iPad Pro is too expensive, especially since the upcoming iPadOS 15 doesn't make it much different from other iPad models.

Prime Day Apple deals on Macs

Macbook Air M1

Macbook Air M1 (Image credit: Daniel Bader / Android Central)

In the market for a new Mac? It's probably the best time to buy a new Mac, especially now that Apple has transitioned away from Intel to using its own in-house silicon with the M1 system-on-a-chip (SoC). With the new M1 Macs, you get an 8-core CPU with four performance cores and four efficiency cores, which adds up to the best performance you can get with a Mac. The M1 Macs also have up to 16GB of RAM and plenty of storage, and while the RAM isn't upgradeable past 16GB, the M1 SoC is so efficient you don't need to worry about it. With the best Prime Day M1 Mac deals, you can save a good chunk of change when purchasing one of Apple's best new computers.

But if you don't need the latest and greatest M1 Mac, then there are still Macs that pack Intel in them available to purchase. Since the Intel-based Macs are also being phased out, you can check out the best Prime Day MacBook deals and Prime Day iMac deals for the best savings on the slightly older, but still powerful, Intel-based machines. It's also important to note that while the new iMac (2021) with M1 is available, it only comes in the 24-inch size with a 4.5K Retina Display, while the 27-inch is only available right now with Intel and has a 5K Retina Display.

However, be warned that the upcoming macOS 12 Monterey will have some features that can only run on M1 Macs and not older, Intel-based models. That's because these features use Apple's Neural Engine technology, which is only found on the new M1 Macs.

Prime Day Apple deals on Apple Watch

Apple Watch Series 6 Apple Watch Se

Apple Watch Series 6 Apple Watch Se (Image credit: Daniel Bader / Android Central)

While we think the Apple Watch Series 6 is still the best Apple Watch you can buy today, it's not the only option available. The Apple Watch SE is a fantastic entry-level option for those who are getting their first Apple Watch, or those who just don't need all the fancy bells and whistles of the Series 6.

Regardless of the model you choose, there are some fantastic Prime Day Apple Watch deals overall that you should keep an eye out for. But if you've decided on a specific model for your needs, then make sure to look for Prime Day Apple Watch Series 6 deals and Prime Day Apple Watch SE deals, which we will be updating with the latest bargains.

With watchOS 8 coming in the fall with some nice improvements, this would be an especially good time to pick up a new Apple Watch if you haven't already.

Prime Day Apple deals on Apple TV

Apple Tv 4k Review

Apple Tv 4k Review (Image credit: Stephen Warwick / iMore)

Apple gave the Apple TV 4K (2021) a much-needed refresh this year. With the new Apple TV 4K, you get Apple's A12 Bionic processor, Wi-Fi 6 and HDMI 2.1 support, up to 60 FPS for 4K HDR content, a new color balance feature, and a brand new upgraded Siri remote. There's no doubt that the new Siri remote is the best part of the new Apple TV 4K, but you can purchase it separately if you don't need to upgrade your Apple TV just yet.

But with Prime Day Apple TV deals, you can definitely shave a few bucks off a brand new Apple TV 4K if you do want to upgrade.

Prime Day Apple deals on Apple accessories

Siri on HomePod mini

Siri on HomePod mini (Image credit: Luke Filipowicz / iMore)

While most Apple products are hardware with its own software platform, Apple does have some fantastic accessories to go with your new Apple gear too. We're talking about AirPods, AirPods Pro, Apple Pencil, HomePods, and more.

AirPods are some of the best wireless earbuds that we've used, especially since they work so seamlessly with your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. The AirPods Pro are even better thanks to the active noise cancelation and silicone tips for a more secure and comfortable fit. If you want to pick up a pair, then check out the best Prime Day AirPods deals to save a few bucks, including the super premium and high-end AirPods Max.

It's also important to note that Apple Music now supports Dolby Atmos Spatial Audio and Lossless formats, and turning these features on is quite easy. While you will get the best experience with Apple AirPods and Beats headphones, the Dolby Atmos does work on any pair of headphones, but you'll have to make sure that it is set to "Always On." By default it is on "Automatic," which only works with Apple and Beats headphones by default.

For iPad users, the Apple Pencil is a fantastic accessory to have, especially if you're going to be doing digital art. There are two models of Apple Pencil available: the original Apple Pencil and Apple Pencil 2. Of course, the newer one is better with more features, but each Apple Pencil is only compatible with certain models of iPad, so you'll want to make sure that the Apple Pencil you pick up works with your current iPad. But either way, Prime Day Apple Pencil deals will help you keep some green in your pocket while you get the best iPad stylus to unleash your unbound creativity with.

And for those who want a smart speaker, the HomePod and HomePod mini are great choices. While the original HomePod was meant for high-fidelity sound (it has been since discontinued), the HomePod mini still sounds great, despite the smaller size. Even though the HomePod mini is very affordable at $99 a pop, if you can get a good Prime Day HomePod deal, then it's like icing on the cake! With a HomePod, you can ask Siri for help with just your voice, listen to your tunes, and even use the new Intercom feature to communicate with others in the house.

Plenty of great Prime Day Apple deals to be had

While Black Friday might be a few months away, Prime Day is still a great time to get some new Apple gear for yourself, especially if you've been holding off for a while. And even if you don't need new Apple hardware, there are plenty of other great Prime Day deals to check out, so make sure you stock up on what you need now before it's too late.

Christine Chan

Christine Romero-Chan was formerly a Senior Editor for iMore. She has been writing about technology, specifically Apple, for over a decade at a variety of websites. She is currently part of the Digital Trends team, and has been using Apple’s smartphone since the original iPhone back in 2007. While her main speciality is the iPhone, she also covers Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac when needed.

When she isn’t writing about Apple, Christine can often be found at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, as she is a passholder and obsessed with all things Disney, especially Star Wars. Christine also enjoys coffee, food, photography, mechanical keyboards, and spending as much time with her new daughter as possible.