Apple Memorial Day Sales 2023: The Best Deals on Apple Watches, AirPods, MacBooks and iPads
May brings with it a host of Memorial Day deals, and while we’re still a couple weeks away from the official holiday weekend, the sales are already here. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your home gym equipment or a pick up a new TV for summer screenings, Memorial Day is one of the best times of the year to buy new tech—Apple products included.
Apple doesn’t do an official Memorial Day sale, but if you know where to look, there are great deals out there. Right now, sites like Amazon and Walmart are dropping prices on AirPods, MacBooks and more. A host of devices are actually hitting their lowest price ever, so there’s truly never been a better time to buy.
The only catch? Apple products tend to sell out quickly (especially over holiday weekends when they’re on sale), so if you see what you’re looking for, you’ll want to add it to your cart right away. In fact, you’re at an advantage if you shop now and beat the rush to the best Memorial Day Apple deals.
Best Memorial Day Apple Watch Deals
This is the lowest price ever for the Apple Watch SE. If you’ve been waiting to get into the world of fitness trackers, the SE is a great place to start. It offers all of the basics, like activity tracking, heart rate monitoring and a built-in GPS to keep track of your location. This model doesn’t include cellular connectivity, but so long as your iPhone is nearby you’ll be able to take calls and send texts at your wrist. It’s Apple’s most affordable watch at the moment and a great deal to take advantage of.
The Series 7 features most of the Apple’s latest tech specs, like a blood oxygen monitor, ECG capability, heart rate monitor, sleep tracking and, of course, activity tracking. The model seeing the deepest price cut features cellular connectivity, which is convenient because you don’t need to keep your iPhone nearby to stay connected. That way, you can enjoy long runs and walks outside without carrying your phone.
What the Apple Watch Series 8 adds that the Series 7 lacks is an improved battery life, faster charging and an internal temperature sensor. Overall, the Series 8 is our pick for the best Apple watch on the market.
Best Memorial Day AirPods Deals
The AirPods Pro come with silicone tips to give you a customizable fit and pack a stellar audio experience (an upgrade from the 1st Generation, the 2nd Generation has Apple’s H2 chip). You’ll get up to 30 hours of listening time when paired with the wireless charging case and can take advantage of Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode to control how much outside noise you let in.
AirPods Max are Apple’s take on on-ear cans, and the memory foam ear pads make them super comfortable to wear for long periods of time. On top of Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency Mode, you can enjoy spatial audio and dynamic head tracking, which Apple describes as creating a theater-like sound experience. The battery should last up to 20 hours and the headphones also have on-ear detection so your music will pause and play as you take them off and put them back on.
The most recent update to Apple’s true wireless earbuds, the 3rd Generation AirPods have a boosted battery life from the older models, Personalized Spatial Audio, are sweat- and water-resistant to make them more workout-friendly and have a redesigned shape for a better in-ear fit. The case charges via Lightning cable so you can use the same wire you use to charge your iPhone.
Best Memorial Day MacBook Deals
This 2022 MacBook is the latest upgrade to the incredibly thin, portable and lightweight laptop from Apple. It’s packed with Apple’s M2 chip, which powers the device to have an up-to 18 hour battery life and an incredibly fast and quiet processor (thanks to the elimination of the fan). To boot, it packs a Liquid Retina display that’s fantastic for gaming, movies and everyday use.
The most affordable MacBook out there, the 2020 MacBook Air is down to $799 right now. This is the lowest price we’ve ever seen the laptop hit, and if you’re looking for a new Apple computer without spending too much, it’s your best bet. The MacBook features a Retina display for clear and crisp gaming and streaming and is one of the the laptops that launched Apples M1 chip, the first computer chip of Apple’s own making.
Let me cut right to it: it’s rare to see discounts on the latest drops from Apple. That’s why we’re taking major note of this $150 price drop. The MacBook Pro has the M2 Pro chip for the most seamless user experience. The laptop has an up to 18 hour battery life, three Thunderbolt 4 ports, an SDXC card slot, an HDMI port and a headphone jack for absolute connectivity. If you’d like a bigger screen size, the 16-inch 2023 MacBook Pro (!!) is also on sale.
You’ll get up to 20 hours of battery life, a 13.3-inch Retina display and Apple’s M2 chip with this MacBook. 13 inches is the smallest screen you’ll find from the MacBook Pro lineup, so if you’re looking for the power that the Pro models have, but still want an easily portable and packable size for commuting, this is a great option. This model also has an HD FaceTime camera and three microphones for enhanced connection between your audio and video during video calls and FaceTimes.
Best Memorial Day iPad Deals
Apple’s home button might feel like a thing of the past, but if you’re still a fan of the feature, grab this iPad while it’s under $300. The tablet has Apple’s home button, yes, as well as the A13 Bionic chip for high-quality graphics display, a Retina screen and a 10 hour battery life. It’s a solid intro iPad if you’ve been waiting to get your hands on a tablet without spending too much.
The iPad Air is an excellent travel tablet. It’s a quarter of an inch thick, and it’s the easiest piece of tech I own to pack on trips or for commuting. It only weighs one pound, so it adds next to no weight to your backpack or carry-on. The iPad features the M1 chip, up to 10 hours of battery life and three of the five metallic finishes are on sale. If your iPad is going to replace your laptop while you travel and commute, you’ll want to opt for the Air which has more computing power than the standard iPad above or the Mini below.
The iPad Mini offers the smallest screen size of any iPad in the lineup. It’s anther portable pick that’s easy to pack in any size bag and not take up too much space. The screen is a Liquid Retina display, so while it’s a smaller size compared to other options, it’s just as high quality. It’s compatible with Apple Pencil and chargers connects through the USB Type C port.
Ellen McAlpine is a commerce editor and writer at Hearst Magazines, covering tech, fitness, lifestyle, and beyond. In her time as a writer, she’s covered everything from top tech items like running watches and ring lights to phone cases and beauty tools.
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