Best cheap Apple deals for March 2021

Apple started out as a humble PC brand, but after attaining fame for its Macintosh lineup, this company is today better known for its excellent mobile devices (which is not to say that it doesn’t still make some pretty banging Mac computers). People love Apple for its sleek design, user-friendly software, great hardware quality, and — we can admit it — its enduring status as a fashion symbol. This stuff can get pricey, though, so if you’re after Apple Watch deals, iPad deals, iPhone deals, MacBook deals, or all of the above, keep reading. We’ve got all the best Apple deals available online this week, right here for the taking:

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Today’s Best Apple Deals

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Apple iPad 10.2 (32GB, Wi-Fi, 2020)

$299 $329
You can already score the new 8th-gen iPad at a nice discount. Even at its regular price, however, this tablet is a superb value and the one we recommend for most users.
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Apple AirPods Pro with Wireless Charging Case

$199 $249
With noise-cancellation, water-resistance, and interchangeable eartips for a more comfortable fit, the AirPods Pro are the most advanced AirPods in Apple's stable -- a must-have for fitness fanatics.
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Apple Mac Mini with M1 Chip

$669 $699
Apple's new M1 chip is a powerhouse that gives the top chips from AMD and Intel a run for their money, and it's now available on the pint-sized Mac Mini desktop computer.
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Apple MacBook Pro (Latest M1 Model, 2020)

$1,219 $1,299
Released just last year, this is Apple's latest MacBook Pro. It comes with the new M1 chip, giving this laptop superb performance and unrivalled battery life.
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Apple iPad Air (10.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB) - Latest Model, 4th Generation

$549 $599
The new iPad Air is the iPad to buy, with all the power and good looks of its more powerful cousins, but without the high price tag. It's even cheaper thanks to this discount from Amazon.
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Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS + Cellular, 40mm)

$430 $499
The Apple Watch Series 6 is undoubtedly one of the best smartwatches Apple has come up with to date, so if you want to upgrade your lifestyle the best way possible, this watch can do it all and more.
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Apple Watch Nike Series 5 (GPS + Cellular) 40mm

$319 $499
Apple Watch Nike Series 5 lets you listen to music and receive encouragement from friends during your workout right on your wrist.
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Apple iPad Mini (64GB, Wi-Fi)

$385
A gorgeous 7.9-inch Retina touchscreen makes the iPad Mini a perfect travel-friendly alternative to the larger iPads, and this model supports the Apple Pencil stylus as well.
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Apple MacBook Air 13.3-inch (2020, Intel Core i3)

$899 $999
The MacBook Air wrote the book on featherweight laptops, and this is the best price we've seen yet on the early 2020 model with an Intel Core CPU.
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Apple iPhone 11 64GB (Verizon)

$240 $600
Launched in September 2019, the iPhone 11 was already priced just right compared to the 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max. Sign on with Verizon and grab it at a nice discount with an unlimited plan.
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Magic Keyboard for iPad Air (4th Generation) and iPad Pro 11-inch

$199 $299
Turn your iPad Air or 11-inch iPad Pro into a 2-in-1 laptop with this new 4th-gen Magic Keyboard for iPad, complete with touchpad and USB-C port
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Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS, 42mm)

$199 $229
This is the most affordable Apple Watch you can buy and yet, it still offers all the essential you would need including a heart rate sensor, swimproof design, and a high-res Retina touchscreen.
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Apple 13" MacBook Pro (2019) i5 512GB Space Gray (Renewed)

$1,049 $1,199
Portable and functional, the Apple 13" MacBook Pro is a powerful device thanks to its 8th Generation Intel Core processors to help you accomplish high-performing tasks such as 3D modeling.
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Apple iPhone 11 Pro (Verizon)

$360 $1,000
The iPhone 11 Pro sits at the pinnacle of Apple's 2019 smartphone crop, and its very, very good if you want a premium phone that's not huge.
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Apple iPhone SE 2020 64GB (Verizon)

Free

You can't beat a classic -- especially when it's free. New or current Verizon customers who sign up for an unlimited plan can score the new 2020 iPhone SE for no charge.
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Apple iPhone 8, 64GB, Space Gray - for AT&T/T-Mobile (Renewed)

$183 $550
The iPhone 8 may be two years old already but it's still a super solid smartphone. Score a renewed 64GB version with the Amazon Renewed Guarantee that promises good-as-new looks and functionality.
REFURBISHED BUT AS GOOD AS NEW!
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Apple AirPods Pro with Wireless Charging Case (Renewed)

$175 $199
With noise-cancellation, water-resistance, and interchangeable eartips for a more comfortable fit, the AirPods Pro are the most advanced AirPods in Apple's stable -- a must-have for fitness fanatics.
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Apple AirPods (Second Generation ) with Charging Case

$129 $159
Equipped with Apple's H1 wireless chip, the earbuds give you hands-free access to Siri, shared listening on Apple devices with other H1 and W1-equipped headphones, and up to 24 hours of battery life.
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Apple Magic Mouse 2

$74 $79
Using a Mac? You need the Magic Mouse 2. Built with Mac in mind (duh!), it's overflowing with useful shortcuts. Need to zoom? Tap twice. Access another desktop? Swipe left or right. The list goes on.
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Apple iPhone SE 256GB (2020, Total Wireless)

$199 $350
The new iPhone SE has the heart of an iPhone 11, the body of an iPhone 8, and the price tag of an iPhone 6.
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Apple TV 4K (32GB, Latest Model) + One Free Year of Apple TV+

$150 $179
Stream all your favorite content from your Netflix, Hulu, Apple TV, and other libraries in crisp 4K Ultra HD. The included remote even features hands-free Siri voice controls.
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Apple iPad (10.2-inch, 128GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular) - 7th Generation

$511 $559
If storage isn't a priority but connectivity is, you can rely on this 7th-gen 10.2-inch iPad with Wi-Fi and cellular connections to complement your work and lighten the load.
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Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 (GPS, cellular) 42mm (Refurbished)

$369 $409
Track your runs with GPS and pair your watch with compatible gym equipment. Apple Watch Nike+ is also swimproof. The Nike Sport Loop is woven with a special reflective thread.
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Apple iPhone XR, 64GB

Trade in and save up to $700

The iPhone XR a two year old sub-flagship option, but it still performs great and touts a range of colorful designs, not to mention a solid camera.
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Apple iPhones - Various Models (Apple Store Refurbished)

Up to $370 off

Buying refurbished is a great way to save money if you're doing it from a trusted retailer, and it doesn't get much better than the Apple Store. These Apple-refurbished iPhones look and work like new.
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Apple MacBook Air (M1 Model, 2020)

$1,173 $1,249
Just released late last year, the new Apple M1 MacBook Air has better battery life, performance, and is more secure than the older and other MacBook Air models with Intel processors.
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Apple HomePod

$299 or $49.83/month for 6 months

This reliable home speaker provides high-quality sounds for music and podcasts. It's Siri-integrated as well, so you can ask it to AirPlay content from other Apple devices.
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Apple iPhone XR, 64GB, Fully Unlocked (Renewed)

$385
Apple has reduced the price of the iPhone XR to $499, but this renewed deal is a bargain and one of the best ways to get a hold of a powerful iPhone for less.
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Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, 128GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular) - Latest Model

$944 $949
If storage isn't a priority but connectivity is, you can rely on this 11-inch iPad Pro with Wi-Fi and cellular connections to complement your work and lighten the load.
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Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, 512GB, Wi-Fi) - Latest Model

$1,049 $1,099
The latest 2020 iPad Pro is definitely a tablet worth every cent, capable of doing anything you need a tablet to do and more. Pair it with a keyboard cover and you've even got a 2-in-1 laptop.
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Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) 38mm

$169 $199
This Apple Watch comes with a Space Gray aluminum case and black sport band. Built-in GPS helps you track your run or swim, you can listen to your favorite tracks, and it's water-resistant too.
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Apple Magic Keyboard 2

$90 $99
Work from a MacBook? Get the same typing experience without having to have the lid open with the Magic Keyboard -- eliminating the need to crouch over a small screen while working with a monitor.
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Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular) 44mm

$449 $749
Apple Watch Series 5 has a display that's always on, showing the time and letting you check on your heart with the ECG app. It also allows you to stay connected with cellular connectivity.
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Apple Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad

$118 $129
Work from a MacBook or iMac? Get Apple's trademark typing experience with a dedicated Numeric Keypad thrown in. Perfect for anyone who lives and breathes Microsoft Excel.
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Apple iPhone XR 64GB (Cricket Wireless)

$250 $500
Apple launched a new category with the iPhone XR, offering most of the same features as its flagships, but for less. There are compromises in the screen and design, but this is still a great phone.
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Apple iPad Pro (11-Inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB) - Latest Model

$849 $899
With blazing performance, a gorgeous display, and a superb camera module, the 2020 11-inch iPad Pro is all the tablet you'll ever need. Pair it with a Smart Keyboard and you've got a compact laptop.
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Apple iPhone XS 64GB (AT&T)

Up to $700 back with trade-in

The Apple iPhone XS is a perfectly sized smartphone that delivers stellar performance. Get it for next to nothing when you trade-in another device.
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iPhone XR

Up to $180 off with trade-in

The iPhone XR has seen a price drop to $499 with the iPhone 12 announcement. Save up to an extra $210 when you trade-in another smartphone.
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Apple iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 128GB, Wi-Fi) - Latest Model

$949 $999
If you can forego having a cellular connection, you can take home this iPad Pro with a gorgeous 12.9-inch Retina display for less than a grand -- one of the better prices we've seen for this model.
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Apple iPad Pro (12.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 512GB) - Latest Model

$1,199 $1,299
If you want the bigger, more laptop-sized iPad Pro, then this is a modest (but still welcome) discount on the 12.9-inch 4th gen model.

Our Favorite Apple Deals

Apple Watch Series 5 and Series 6

Apple Watch Series 5

Smartwatches never became the next smartphones, but the Apple Watch is the one smartwatch that has managed to enjoy widespread popularity. Apple updated its WatchOS-powered smart wearable last year, releasing the excellent — and pricey — new Apple Watch Series 6. The Apple Watch Series 5 and Apple Watch Series 6 refined everything we loved about previous models. The fifth-gen version brought design to near perfection with great software, a vibrant always-on display, and an excellent set of health and fitness-tracking features.

We’ve also seen some fantastic discounts in the wake of the Series 6 release that bring the Series 5 closer in price (or even cheaper than) the now-discontinued Series 4, making now a particularly perfect time to buy the Apple Watch Series 5 if you’ve been on the fence and waiting for a deal.

Apple 10.2-Inch iPad (8th Generation)

iPad (2020) 8th generation

Apple released its 8th-gen iPad last year, and aside from incremental hardware changes, the new 2020 model didn’t really re-invent the wheel. Yet given how good these tablets are and the value they provide, that’s just fine with us, and there’s never really a bad time to score the new 10.2-inch iPad at a discount as retailers offer them on sale pretty much year-round.

When it was first on the market, our review team named the 7th-gen 10.2-inch iPad the best tablet for most people thanks to its superb touchscreen, solid performance, and great overall design and build quality. That hasn’t changed with the new 8th-gen refresh, which is now the one we recommend you buy. It’s an even easier sell given how affordable it is relative to other much pricier Apple devices like the iPad Pro line.

Apple iPhone 12

iPhone 12 and 12 Pro cameras
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The iPhone 12 series is Apple’s current flagship smartphone line, and with it, Apple built upon its three-phone release strategy by rolling out four new devices this time around: the iPhone 12, the pocket-friendly iPhone 12 Mini, the higher-end iPhone 12 Pro, and the up-sized iPhone 12 Pro Max. The iPhone 12 and 12 Mini are the more affordable models (the iPhone 12 Mini retails for just $700, in contrast to the $1,000 sticker price for the 12 Pro), and they’re both winners.

All four 12th-gen iPhones look great, feel great, deliver snappy performance thanks to the new A14 Bionic chip, and boast an excellent camera modules. The iPhone 12 is truly the everyman’s mobile, and as the current-gen iPhone, it also has the benefit of being available with some of the best carrier discounts and rebates at the moment.

Apple MacBook Air (Late 2020 Model with M1 CPU)

Macbook Air M1
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With modern laptops getting slimmer and slimmer, the MacBook Air is almost redundant now, but it still does its thing very well. That should come as no shock considering that Apple wrote the book in super-slim laptops with the MacBook Air, and its late 2020 model makes for a fantastic featherweight work machine now that it comes loaded with Apple’s superb new M1 CPU.

On the standard late 2020 MacBook Air, that M1 chip is paired with 8GB RAM (perfectly respectable hardware for work, browsing, and streaming) along with a 128GB solid state drive. One thing we didn’t like about the Intel Core MacBook Air was its launch price, but the addition of that M1 CPU make it much more attractive and it’s still the cheapest entry point into the MacBook ecosystem — especially if you can find a good deal.

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