Amazon Prime Day has been announced for 2022 and there are sure to be great deals on a range of Apple products. In this article, we’ve got all the details you need to know about Prime Day 2022 and outline the Apple deals you can expect.
When is Amazon Prime Day?
Amazon has confirmed Prime Day 2022 starts on tuesday 12 july and finish at midnight on July 13† (The name is a misnomer, as it is actually two days.)
Will Prime Day Have Apple Deals?
Yes, there will be Apple deals on Prime Day. In fact, Amazon is often the source of some of the most competitive offerings on Apple iPad, MacBook Pro, and Apple Watch devices.
Here’s a rundown of the Apple deals we got as part of Prime Day 2021 to give you an idea of what to expect this year.
Apple’s AirPods are among the most popular earbuds out there, especially if you’re an Apple Music subscriber. There are three different models — AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max — and we’ve given them all great reviews.
In 2021, Amazon gave $39 off the standard AirPods with a wireless charging case, $59 off the same earbuds with a wired case, and $59 off the AirPods Pro. You can grab some solid savings.
Small potatoes here: Amazon offered just $10 off the 32GB version of the Apple TV 4K and $9 off the 64GB model. But the Apple TV 4K doesn’t go on sale very often, and the model with the excellent Siri Remote was brand new when the last Amazon Prime came along, so even these small discounts were remarkable. There could be bigger savings in 2022.
There were some excellent Apple Watch sales for Prime Day 2021, with up to $120 off the Series 6 and $29 off the Apple Watch SE.
You could get $100 off the iPad Pro (both 11-inch and 12.9-inch models) for Prime Day 2021, and a more modest $59 off the iPad mini and $30 off the 10.2-inch iPad.
The biggest Mac discount we saw last year was $199 off the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1, but you could also get $149 off the M1 MacBook Air and $119 off the M1 Mac mini. As for desktop models, there was a relatively modest $50 discount on the M1 iMac.
How to Qualify for Prime Day Deals
Prime Day discounts are exclusive to Amazon Prime members, so if you want to take advantage of the deals, you’ll need to become a Prime member.
Membership costs $119 / £79 / AUD $59 per year, but customers can opt for a $12.99 / £7.99 / AUD $6.99 monthly subscription instead.
There’s also a 30-day free trial for anyone who doesn’t want to commit. You can cancel at any time.
Amazon Prime is a service that started out as a way to get unlimited next day delivery, but has since become much more. Subscribers get access to Amazon’s Netflix rival Prime Video, plus a host of other perks. You can view all Prime benefits here.
How to get the best Apple deals
Here are some quick tips for getting your hands on an Apple bargain in July.
1. Browse Apple’s Amazon store.
It’s essentially a catalog for the full range of Apple products, and when you click through to specific devices, you’ll also see any discounts available.
We’ve listed all the available devices below, many of which were up to 25% off last Prime Day. We recommend that you bookmark the product pages you are most interested in so you can browse discounts once Prime Day starts.
iPhone (iPhone 13 Series, iPhone 12 Series, iPhone 11 Series, iPhone SE and iPhone Accessories)
Beats Headphones (Powerbeats, Powerbeats Pro, Beats Solo Pro, Beats Studio3 Wireless, Beats Fit Pro, Beats Studio Buds, Beats Flex, Beats Solo 3 Wireless, and Beats Pill+)
Here are the same product pages for: British readers†
2. Be Prepared for Prime Day
Prime Day Deals go fast, there are as many offers available as Deals of the Day meaning stock may be limited or only last a few hours.
First, make sure you’re signed in to Amazon Prime (here’s the link for UK readers) to access the deals on Amazon. You don’t have to pay for the service; you can join the free trial.
Also make sure your payment and shipping information is up to date so you can buy products before they sell out.
If you come across an offer that is sold out, you can usually join the waiting list to be notified of any stock that becomes available, usually because someone has decided not to buy it after all and removes it from their basket.
You can also use the “View this deal” button for upcoming deals to be notified when they become available.
3. Keep an eye on our deal selections
With a team of Apple-breathing experts sifting through deals and offers (literally) every day, you’re sure to have a top offer. View only the best deals here.
Prime Day Rival Sales: Other Places to Find Apple Deals
As Prime Day’s popularity has grown, other retailers have started hosting deals events at the same time. While Apple itself doesn’t always get involved on Amazon Prime Day, there are plenty of retailers that recognize it’s worth joining, so you can find deals on some of your favorites, including: