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Best Prime Day Apple deals 2022: All the best Amazon Prime Early Access Sale Apple deals

Published Oct 12th, 2022 7:00AM EDT

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Amazon Prime Day may have happened in July, but a second massive Prime-exclusive sale is here. The Amazon Prime Early Access Sale is being billed by Amazon as a way to get access to the kinds of deals that you would otherwise have to wait for Black Friday to get — but a whole lot earlier.

Now that the event is here, the deals are coming thick and fast. Lucky for you, we’ve been pouring over the deals to find only the best ones, and we’ve rounded them up here for you. With the event now in its second day, however, now is the time to buy if you’ve found something you’re interested in.

No matter what kind of Apple deals you’re looking for, there should be something for your needs. Many of Apple’s most-loved products, including the MacBook, AirPods, iPads, and more, are available at a steep discount for the event. Not only that, but just by spending $50 or more for the Prime Early Access Sale, Amazon is giving away a $10 gift card. That’s basically free money.

Looking for something else? Check out our expert roundups on the best Prime Early Access headphone deals, and the best Prime Early Access smart home deals. Alternatively, here’s everything you need to know about the best Amazon Prime Early Access Sale Apple deals.

Best Prime Day Apple deals

With the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale on the way, we’re expecting some great deals on Apple products. In the meantime, however, there are still some great deals to consider. Here are the best pre-Early Access Apple deals in 2022.

Apple AirPods ProImage source: Maren Estrada for BGR

Apple AirPods (2nd Generation)

AirPods have been a massive hit since they launched, and for good reason. The 2nd-generation AirPods allow you to get that awesome Apple product integration, plus you can charge them by placing them right on a Qi charging pad. Easy.

Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) Wireless Earbuds with Lightning Charging Case Included. Over 24… Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) Wireless Earbuds with Lightning Charging Case Included. Over 24… $159.00 $89.99 Save up to 43% Available on Amazon

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation)

The new AirPods Pro are better than the first-generation AirPods Pro in a number of different ways. This deal may not bring them down that much lower than the normal price, but it is still the lowest price we’ve seen them at since they launched.

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) Wireless Earbuds, Up to 2X More Active Noise Cancelling, Ada… Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) Wireless Earbuds, Up to 2X More Active Noise Cancelling, Ada… $249.00 $234.99 Save up to 8% Available on Amazon

Apple iPad Air

iPad Air (2022) MainImage source: Christian de Looper for BGR

The 2020 iPad Air is the iPad to beat. Sure, the iPad Pro offers a few extra bits and pieces, but it’s also a whole lot more expensive. The iPad Air still offers a modern design, beautiful display, and more. It comes in a range of colors, plus it can offer cellular connectivity.

2022 Apple iPad Air 2022 Apple iPad Air $519 Available on Amazon

Apple iPad

The entry-level iPad isn’t as impressive as the iPad Air, but it offers the same iPadOS software experience and works great with your other Apple products. The iPad comes in a few different colors, and comes at only around $300 at the time of this writing.

2021 Apple 10.2-inch iPad 2021 Apple 10.2-inch iPad $269 Available on Amazon

Apple iPad Pro

If you want to step your iPad experience up a little, then the iPad Pro is the way to go. The iPad Pro offers that amazing M1 processor, with an incredible display and stunning, modern design. It’s easily the best tablet out there right now. This particular deal is for the huge 12.9-inch model.

12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi $899 Available on Amazon

Apple TV 4K

The Apple TV 4K is the perfect way to integrate your home theater into the Apple ecosystem. The device offers an excellent software experience, supports all your favorite streaming services, and more.

2021 Apple TV 2021 Apple TV $109 Available on Amazon

Apple M1 MacBook Air

Looking for a great laptop that offers an incredible battery life and a super portable design. The M1 MacBook Air is the way to go. The laptop may not be the latest-generation model, but it still has plenty to offer — and is absolutely more than good enough for the majority of customers.

2020 Apple MacBook Air Laptop: Apple M1 Chip, 13” Retina Display, Backlit Keyboard, FaceTime HD… 2020 Apple MacBook Air Laptop: Apple M1 Chip, 13” Retina Display, Backlit Keyboard, FaceTime HD… $799 Available on Amazon


When is Prime Day 2022?

Amazon Prime Day has already happened — on July 12 and July 13. But Amazon is far from done with deals though — the company has announced the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale, which will take place on October 11 and 12. In other words, it’s happening right now, and in fact, is almost over.

What is Prime Day?

Amazon Prime Day is Amazon’s annual shopping event, where you’ll be able to find some of the best deals of the year. Prime Day usually offers excellent deals on Amazon’s own products, like the Amazon Echo, but third-party companies can take advantage of the event too — and they usually do.

What is the Prime Early Access Sale?

The Prime Early Access Sale is a new event, so there are many things about it we don’t know just yet. That said, Amazon says that the Prime Early Access Sale is an opportunity for customers to get deals that would usually be reserved for the holiday season — so it could end up rivaling Black Friday.

Do I need Amazon Prime for Prime Day or Prime Early Access?

You do need Amazon Prime to take advantage of the deals on these events. Thankfully, you can get a 30-day trial to get access to the deals. Not only that, but some people can get Amazon Prime at a discount — for example, students can get Amazon Prime for 50% off its normal price. Prime subscribers will be able to take advantage of other deals as well. For example, they can currently get channels like Starz and Showtime for $0.99 for two months.

How do I prepare for Amazon Prime Day and Prime Early Access?

Before you start shopping, it’s worth making sure that you have an Amazon Prime account — and if you don’t, and want to take advantage of the deals, sign up for one. It’s also worth making a list of the deals you want to get from Prime Day, and bookmark Prime Day deals roundups. Here’s a list of some of our Prime Day roundups.

Are Amazon Prime Day and Prime Early Access worth it?

Yes, Prime Day and Prime Early Access are worth it. It’s mostly worth it if you were already planning on buying something — but even if you weren’t it’s a good idea to keep an eye on the deals that show up.

Christian de Looper Senior Reviews Editor

Christian de Looper was born in Canberra, Australia, where he lived until the age of 14. After his father got a job in Paris, France, Christian lived there for five years, after which he moved to Minnesota for college. During college, Christian developed a passion for consumer technology by writing for tech blogs. Christian now lives in sunny Santa Cruz, California.