Apple just slashed iPhone, iPad, and Mac prices but only in these US states

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Apple has announced that customers who shop at Apple Stores in select U.S. states can do so tax-free, with customers buying online in those states also eligible for the same discounts.

The tax-free prices are only available on specific items and those items change depending on which state you happen to be in, so be sure to check our local state before making any purchases.

All kinds of items are included in this offer including iPhones, iPads, Macs, and accessories although, again, the discounts available to you will very much depend on where you're located. While some will be able to get a tax-free iPhone 14, others might not.

Tax-free purchasing

Apple's tax-free webpage details which products are available under this special campaign. As an example, customers in Alabama can buy a new Mac or iPad tax-free so long as the price is less than $750, which takes a whole chunk of the lineup out of the equation. It also means that you won't be rushing out to buy any of Apple's best iPads tax-free, too.

Accessories are often included, with printers, storage, and even some software available tax-free. Apple currently lists Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Missouri, Tennessee, and West Virginia as the states where tax-free purchases are offered. However, MacRumors notes that Massachusetts, New Mexico, and South Carolina are expected to be included but have not yet been added to Apple's list.

Apple also notes that the new tax-free price might not appear during checkout but that it will be reflected on the final receipt that is provided to customers. The tax-free purchases can begin at the end of July, depending on which state you happen to be in at the time.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.