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Best Prime Day deals on Apple gear and more [Updated]


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Amazon Prime Day 2022 is here, and Cult of Mac is showcasing the best Prime Day deals for Apple fans. The annual two-day sale runs July 12 and July 13, and there are lots of solid deals to be had, including the lowest-ever price on Apple TV 4K ($109), $279 Series 7 Apple Watch, AirPods Pro for $170, $299 iPad and much more.

Here are the best ones we’ve found so far.

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About Amazon Prime Day 2022

Amazon’s massive midsummer sale is so big it can’t fit into a single day — Prime Day runs for a full 48 hours. Amazon promises “two days of epic deals on top brands and small businesses.” In years past, we’ve seen great deals on everything from headphones to rowing machines.

It officially starts at 12 a.m. Pacific time on July 12 and runs through 11.59 p.m. on July 13.

Are Prime Day deals only for Prime members?

Officially, yes. Prime Day is exclusive to Prime members. If you’re not a member of Amazon Prime, you’ll miss out on the sales, as well as all the other perks that membership provides. Amazon Prime members get fast, free shipping as well as free video and music content.

Prime members even get special savings at Whole Foods Markets, which Amazon owns. Amazon offers discounts for students and recipients of select government assistance programs (EBT, Medicaid, etc.)

Get a free Amazon Prime membership to try

Amazon recently boosted the price of an annual Prime membership to $139 per year, or $14.99 per month. If you’re on the fence, there’s good news: You can start a 30-day free Amazon Prime trial and snag those Prime Day discounts. After the big sale, you can cancel your membership with no penalty.

Students can also get a six-month trial (and 50% off Prime once the trial expires).

Best Amazon Prime Day deals 2022

All Amazon Prime Day deals are good for a limited time only, so act fast before the prices change or the hot products sell out!

July 13, 2022 2:32 pm PDT Leander Kahney

Beats Studio Buds for under $100

Normally priced at $150, Beats noise-cancelling Studio Buds are on sale for $99.95.

The Buds have many of the same features as their more expensive AirPod siblings, including active noise cancelling.

But unlike AirPods, the Beats Buds come in multiple colors and are compatible with Android.

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July 13, 2022 10:07 am PDT Leander Kahney

MagSafe charging stand with built-in portable battery pack

This is what I bought for Prime Day: a 2-in-1 Anker Magnetic Wireless Charger with a built in battery pack. Normally $120, the wireless charging stand is $84 for Prime Day (30% off).

The stand simultaneously charges an iPhone (12 or 13 only) and a pair of AirPods Pro. Better yet, it includes a 5,000 mAh portable charger that will always be charged and ready to go when I need a battery pack.

It comes in three colors — Interstellar Gray, Dolomite White and Misty Blue — but only the Interstellar Gray is available at $84; the other colors are selling at $96, which is still $24 or 20% off.

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July 13, 2022 8:03 am PDT Ed Hardy

Amazon knocks 13% off the cost of iPad Pro for Prime Day

The 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro from 2021 both have an M1 processor so they support Stage Manager and all the other new features of iPadOS 16.

These are powerful computers, and Apple’s latest tablets for professionals. And they’re currently on sale.

You can save 13% off the cost of the 11-inch iPad Pro, lowering the price to $699. Or save $100 on a 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

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July 13, 2022 7:42 am PDT Ed Hardy

Save 19% on Apple MagSafe Battery Pack

The Apple MagSafe Battery Pack magnetically attaches to the back of your iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 to charge it at 7.5W. There’s no need to turn it on/off, and you can check its remaining battery percentage right from your iPhone. Your handset can even wirelessly charge the power bank.

The adapter normally sells for $99, but for Prime Day is going for $79.99 – a savings of $19.

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July 12, 2022 2:52 pm PDT Lewis Wallace

Get a HomeKit lock that doesn’t look ugly

The genius thing about the Bolt smart lock from Level is that it works with your existing deadbolt. Just swap out the deadbolt’s old dumb interior for the Bolt’s smart bits, and suddenly you can enter your house by asking Siri to unlock the door.

That means you get the benefits of HomeKit, without wrecking the curb appeal of your front door with a weird, sci-fi-looking lock that doesn’t blend in with everything else. (Hey, if you like that, more power to you.) A team of ex-Apple employees founded Level, so it’s no surprise they came up with an “invisible” smart lock that doesn’t force you to go off-plan with your home aesthetics.

The Bolt doesn’t have some of the more-advanced features like the Level Lock Touch Edition, but it also won’t set you back nearly as much money — and this Prime Day deal makes it even more tempting.

Buy now: Level Bolt smart lock for $132.33 (regularly $199)

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July 12, 2022 1:25 pm PDT Lewis Wallace

Save on AirTags

Amazon’s goofball bargain site Woot just slashed the price of AirTags close to the lowest we’ve ever seen. You can get a single AirTag for $24.99 (regularly $29) or save even more with a four-pack for $84.99 (regularly $99).

Strictly speaking, it’s not a Prime Day sale. However, Amazon Prime members do get free shipping, and the sale only lasts two days (or until stock runs out). I’m calling it close enough.

Around here, we love AirTag — it’s a great little tracker that works with Apple’s Find My network. If you don’t own AirTags, this is your chance to get in cheap.

Buy from: Woot

P.S. If you buy AirTags, you’ll need accessories. You’ll find some deals in this Prime Day roundup, but we also offer a variety of AirTag accessories in the Cult of Mac Store, from key rings to more specialized stuff like pet collars and bike mounts.

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July 12, 2022 1:20 pm PDT Leander Kahney

Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones for nearly half off

Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones have been reduced by $85 to just $114.95, a savings of 43%.

Available in red, black and rose gold, the Solo3 headphones feature the Apple W1 chip for one-touch pairing with iPhone or iPad. They are rated 40 hours of play time and to my ears, sound great. They are rated a full five stars by 44,000 shoppers.

Other headphone deals include:

AirPods Max: $449 ($100 off)
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700: $269 ($110 off)
Sony’s just-released earbuds, the LinkBuds S: $158 ($42 off)
Beats Fit Pro H1 Earbuds: $159.95 ($40 off)
HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset with 7.1 Surround Sound, Red: $58 ($42 off)

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July 12, 2022 12:29 pm PDT Leander Kahney

Apple 10.2-inch iPad (Wi-Fi, 64GB) for $299

Amazon has the Apple 10.2-inch iPad (Wi-Fi, 64GB) for $299, a savings of $30 over the regular price. This 2021 iPad has a 10.2-inch Retina display with True Tone, an A13 Bionic chip and Touch ID.

Other iPad deals include:

12.9″ iPad Pro (M1, 2TB, Wi-Fi): $1,999 ($200 off)
11″ iPad Pro (M1, 128GB, Wi-Fi): $699 ($100 off)
10.9″ iPad Air 5 (64GB, Wi-Fi): $559 ($30 off)

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July 12, 2022 12:00 pm PDT Leander Kahney

Echo Show 5 for $35 (save $50)

The Echo Show 5 device is great for your nightstand or kitchen. You can set alarms and timers, stream music or TV shows, check the news, make video calls, and much more. The 5.5-inch screen auto dims at night so it won’t keep you awake. It’s a great little device. Regular price is $85 but the Echo Show 5 is to discounted to just $34.99 (save $50 or 59%)

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July 12, 2022 11:52 am PDT Leander Kahney

Apple TV 4K hits lowest price ever (save $70)

The Apple TV 4K has hit the best-ever price of $109.99 on Amazon, down from $179. It’s the 32GB 2021 model with the new Siri Remote with touch-enabled clickpad.

This deal saves you about $70 overall and $30 over previous sales. In fact, we’ve never seen a better deal on the 2021 Apple TV 4K.

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July 12, 2022 10:33 am PDT Lewis Wallace

Save 20% on Ugreen USB-C GaN wall chargers

These reliable four-port USB-C chargers from Ugreen deliver plenty of juice at a great price. Each comes with three USB-C ports and one USB-A, and can charge four devices at once. They’re great for travel, and they’re both powerful enough to handle a MacBook (choose between 65-watt and 100-watt depending on which laptop you own).

We’ve reviewed Ugreen products before and found them to be fine products at exceptional prices. (Be sure to click the Extra Savings button to see deals on other Ugreen products that you can pile on top of a charger purchase for … extra savings.)

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July 12, 2022 10:30 am PDT Leander Kahney

M1 Mac Mini for all-time lowest price

If you feel the need for a headless Mac, the M1 Mac mini 256GB for $569.99 (all-time low, regularly $699) is a good deal with $129 in savings. Note: the price drops after you add the machine to your cart.

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July 12, 2022 10:15 am PDT Lewis Wallace

Save 65% on MFI-certified Lightning cables

Yes, Lightning cables are undoubtedly on their way out. And, yes, USB-A is not nearly as cool and exciting as USB-C (or MagSafe, for that matter).

However … if you’re still using USB-A and Lightning … this deal on a two-pack of Amazon Basics cables is for you. These 6-foot nylon cables are MFI-certified, so you don’t need to worry about them crapping out. Note: Only the utilitarian dark gray color is available at this great 65% discount.

Get a two-pack for just $9.28 (regular price: $26.63).

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July 12, 2022 10:04 am PDT Leander Kahney

Save $35 on Belkin wireless charging stand with MagSafe and 15W fast charging

For Prime Day, Amazon has new all-time low prices on much of Belkin’s charging lineup.

A choice pick is the MagSafe 2-in-1 Wireless Charger for just $64.99 (regularly $100), which will charge your iPhone and AirPods at the same time. Your phone will be charged at 15W via MagSafe, which is rare for charging stands.

Other good Belkin charging deals include:

BoostCharge-10W Fast Dual Wireless Charging Pad: $25 (regularly $50)
2500mAh Portable MagSafe Power Bank:
$28 (regularly $40)
2-pack Dual 40W USB-C Chargers: $38 (regularly $45)

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July 12, 2022 10:04 am PDT Lewis Wallace

Apple AirTag Leather Key Ring for $19.99

If you want to use an AirTag to find your keys, you need a keyring. Unlike some competitors, Apple’s slippery little tracking tags offer no built-in way to attach them to anything. Here’s a rare deal on Apple’s own leather key rings, which are on sale for just $19.99 on Prime Day (regular price: $35).

Available in two colors:

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July 12, 2022 9:56 am PDT Leander Kahney

‘Wallet Slayer’ iPhone card case

At $14, the Smartish iPhone 13 Wallet Case and Credit Card Holder is a great way to ditch your wallet but still carry up to three cars and some cash. The case still manages to be fairly slim and low-profile, while packing a built-in spring to pop your cards out the back. Rated four-and-a-half stars from nearly 700 reviewers.

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July 12, 2022 9:20 am PDT Leander Kahney

A great running armband for $10

The Tribe Comrade armband is great for running and a steal at just $10. It comes in three sizes (depending on the size of your iPhone, not your arm) and a range of colors. It is very adjustable, so size and fit shouldn’t be an issue. The armband is rated four-and-a-half stars by more than 13,500 reviewers.

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July 12, 2022 9:13 am PDT Leander Kahney

6-foot Lightning Cable for $12

If you need an extra long Lightning cable to stretch across the room or to you car’s back seats, this MFi-certified cable from Anker is a good deal at just $12 (regularly $14). Anker has a good reputation, and the PowerLine II USB-A to Lightning cable is sturdily made and has a lifetime warranty.

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July 12, 2022 9:07 am PDT Leander Kahney

Apple TV 4K hits lowest price ever

The Apple TV 4K has hit the best-ever price of $119.99 on Amazon, down from $179. It’s the 32GB 2021 model with the new Siri Remote with touch-enabled clickpad.

This deal saves you about $30 over previous sales. And in fact, we’ve never seen a better deal on the 2021 Apple TV 4K.

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July 12, 2022 7:42 am PDT Ed Hardy

Turn iPad into Mac screen with Luna Display – now 25% off

Luna Display is a tiny wireless adapter that lets an iPad act as an external display for a Mac, with excellent performance. The keyboard and mouse/trackpad connected to either computer can be used.

It can also be used to make one Mac into another Mac’s second screen.

The adapter normally sells for $119.99, but for Prime Day is going for $89.99 – a savings of $30.

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July 12, 2022 7:23 am PDT Ed Hardy

Get AirPods Pro at 32% off

AirPods Pro take everything that’s great about regular AirPods — like quick and easy Bluetooth pairing — and up the ante with even better sound, active noise cancellation and an improved design.

As part of Prime Day, Amazon has AirPods Pro for $169.99. That $79.02 of the regular cost.

If your AirPods 2 are starting to age, with the battery close to wearing out, it’s not a bad time to consider upgrading to the Pro version.

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July 11, 2022 4:46 pm PDT Lewis Wallace

Save nearly 50% on Amazon Fire TVs

A 55-inch 4K TV for less than $300? Yes please.

As usual, Amazon serves up some very steep discounts on its own hardware for Prime Day 2022. The company hawks two Fire TV lineups: The 4-Series (which Amazon says is best for “everyday entertainment”) and the slightly pricier Omni Series, which adds hands-free voice controls.

All support 4K Ultra HD, HDR 10, HLG and Dolby Digital Plus. The two largest Omni Series models (65- and 75-inch) add Dolby Vision, but cost considerably more.

Amazon is offering savings of nearly 50% on all models, including:

4-Series Fire TVs

Omni Series Fire TVs

They might not be the finest TVs ever made, but they make a great choice if you want to add a large screen on a small budget.

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July 11, 2022 4:44 pm PDT Lewis Wallace

Save 40% on eero Pro 6E tri-band mesh systems for faster networking

Wi-Fi can never be too strong or too fast. It can be too expensive, though. That’s why if you’re in the market for a faster Wi-Fi network, you should consider these hot Prime Day deals on eero Pro 6E mesh systems.

Available in single, double and triple packs, all at 40% off normal prices, they use the latest Wi-Fi standard and support the advanced Thread protocol. (eero also promises to add support for upcoming home-automation standard Matter, which is backed by Apple, Google, Amazon and others.)

eero Pro 6E Wi-Fi mesh systems

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July 11, 2022 4:30 pm PDT Leander Kahney

AC200P: popular 2kWh solar generator now at the lowest price ever — $1,499

Although not sold through Amazon, our friends at Bluetti have a bunch of high-power Power Stations and Solar Chargers on sale for the next few days.

Take the Bluetti AC200P Portable Power Station, which boasts a massive 2,000Wh capacity for $1,499 (regularly $1,599). It has 17 outputs for multiple devices and can juice everything from your iPhone to your household fridge. Perfect for those rolling summer brownouts!

And don’t miss big savings on other Bluetti backup devices.

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July 11, 2022 4:02 pm PDT Leander Kahney

75-Inch TCL 5-Series Google TV

Prime Day isn’t know for great TV deals, but if you’re looking for a giant 75-inch TV from a respected brand, take a look at this TCL 5-Series 75-Inch Google TV for $800.

TCL is known for great picture quality at a budget price. This is a new low for this Google-enabled 4K TV. It offers Dolby Vision HDR (High Dynamic Range) and QLED: Quantum dot technology, for great color and brightness. The “Hey Google” interface offers hands-free voice control and tons of streaming options, including Apple TV+.

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July 11, 2022 3:43 pm PDT Leander Kahney

Zagg Pro Stylus for just $40

Normally $69.99, the Zagg Pro Stylus is available for a deal price of $40, saving 43%.

The Zagg Pro Stylus is great for iPads, performing as well as the Apple Pencil for a fraction of the cost. It’s extremely accurate and features both tilt awareness and palm rejection. It attaches to your iPad magnetically and is charged via USB-C.

Read the Cult of Mac review to learn more.

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July 11, 2022 3:15 pm PDT Leander Kahney

Apple Watch Series 7; lowest price ever

The Apple Watch Series 7 just hit its lowest price ever at $279 — a massive $120 off its retail price. This is the lowest price we have tracked.

The best deal is on the Green Aluminum Case with Clover Sport Band. Other variants are also discounted, but they are not available at the same price.

You can also get the 41mm GPS-only Apple Watch for $284, down from its original price of $399. At this price, buying the Apple Watch Series 7 is a better option than its cheaper SE sibling.

The bigger 45mm model is also available with a similar $115 discount in the green shade. The deal brings its price down to $314 from $429.

You will also find discounts on other variants, including the (Product)Red Aluminum Case, Blue Aluminum Case, and Midnight case. However, Amazon is only offering up to $70 off on them. Certain GPS + Cellular models are available with up to a 15% discount.

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