Week’s best Apple deals: Get an iPhone 7 for free with trade-in

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Swap your iPhone 6 for an iPhone 7. Or snag one of these other great deals on older Apple gear.
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We’ve got even more deals on the iPhone 7 this week, as well as one of the lowest prices we’ve ever seen on the first-generation Apple Watch. These and more are in this week’s roundup of best Apple deals.

Apple iPhone 7 32GB for AT&T for free with iPhone 6 trade-in

We showed you T-Mobile’s offer for a free iPhone 7 trade-in last week. Now, AT&T is getting in on the game, offering preorders of the Apple iPhone 7 32GB Smartphone for free with the trade-in of an eligible iPhone 6. (You must also sign up for an AT&T Next plan with qualifying wireless service.)

That’s only the second offer we’ve seen for the iPhone 7, which was unveiled September 7. These new smartphones are water- and dust-resistant and feature a new A10 Fusion quad-core processor, “Taptic” force-sensitive Home button, and 7-megapixel FaceTime HD camera. (Get more details on all the new iPhone 7 features.) Deal ends September 30.

Note: The retail price is divided into monthly installments, and the phone is free after $650 in monthly bill credits ($21.67 or $27.09 per month, depending on which AT&T Next plan you choose). The credits may take up to three months to appear on your bill, but you will be credited retroactively for the intervening time.

Apple Watch 38mm Aluminum Sport smartwatch for $189

Apple may have updated the Apple Watch “Series One” with a new processor, but the first-generation model is available at such a low price, it might be worth sacrificing the upgraded specs. Best Buy offers the Apple Watch 38mm Aluminum Sport smartwatch in six colors for $189 with free shipping.

That’s $11 below the best price we’d ever seen for a refurb, and this one is brand new. (It’s the best deal now by $40.) This model features a 1.5-inch 272×340 touchscreen, heart rate sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, microphone, speaker, 802.11n wireless and Bluetooth 4.0.

Also available is the Apple Watch 42mm Aluminum Sport smartwatch in six colors for $219 with free shipping. That’s also $11 below the best price we’d ever seen for a refurb, even though this one is brand new.

Refurb iPad Air 2 16GB Wi-Fi + 4G tablet for $320

GameStop offers the refurbished unlocked Apple iPad Air 2 16GB Wi-Fi + 4G LTE tablet in gold, space gray or silver for $319.99. Opt for in-store pickup to dodge a $12.49 shipping fee. It’s $28 below the last best price we saw for a refurb. (It’s also $179 under the best price we could find for a new one.)

Apple 2TB Time Capsule 802.11ac wireless HDD for $199

Afraid of bricking your Apple devices? Back them up regularly. Staples offers the Apple 2TB Time Capsule 802.11ac wireless hard drive for $199 with free shipping.

That’s tied with our mention from two weeks ago as the lowest total price we’ve seen for a new model. (It’s the best deal now by $76.) It features simultaneous dual-band Wi-Fi, built-in compatibility with Time Machine, and the ability to enable wireless access to some wireless devices like printers. Deal ends September 24.