Here’s everything you need to know about Prime Day 2022 Apple deals and discounts in the UK. Get ready to shop the iPhone 13, AirPods, Apple Watch and more
Can you hear that? It’s the rumble rumble of Amazon Prime Day. It’s the whisper in the wind of deals, deals, deals. It’s the sound of the second biggest shopping event of the year (sorry Jeff), chugging along, getting closer and closer.
With Amazon just announcing that the two-day shopping bonanza will be taking place on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 July this year, the event is now seriously thumping on the door, and if you’re an Apple fan, you’re not going to want to miss out.
While it’s difficult to know which Apple devices exactly will be in the Prime Day sales this year – Amazon keeps those hush hush until the big day itself – we expect to see AirPods, Apple Watches, iPhones, MacBooks, iPads and more receive a healthy discount.
Of course, it’s not just Apple deals you’re going to be able to sink your teeth into this Prime Day. General tech products, such as robot vacuum cleaners, laptops and Bluetooth speakers are also expected to go on sale, as well as homeware, appliances, fashion and more.
As usual, your IndyBest shopping experts will be here with you every step of the way, filtering out the junk to bring you the finest deals on offer. Want to know when Prime Day starts this year and what Apple deals to expect? We’ve got you covered.
When is Amazon Prime Day 2022?
Amazon Prime Day is back baby, and it’s making a return to its usual July slot. On 16 June, Amazon announced that the two-day shopping event will be taking place on Tuesday 12 July and Wednesday 13 July this year, with early deals starting on 21 June.
For those who weren’t with us last year or the year before, Amazon decided not to hold its Prime Day events in July as it usually does, instead opting to host the shopping event in October in 2020 because of the global coronavirus pandemic, and in June in 2021, citing transportation concerns and the impact of the Olympics.
This is the first year the event moves from its traditional Monday and Tuesday, to Tuesday and Wednesday. It’s also the first time we’re seeing the early deals this, well, early. In previous events we’ve seen early bird deals drop around 10 days prior to the main event.
Apple deals are notoriously hard to come by, and while we don’t expect to see many – if any – early Apple deals, any that we do see might not be the best deals of the event, so it could be worth holding out.
Do you need Amazon Prime to buy Prime Day Apple deals?
Sadly, yes. You need to be a Prime subscriber to take part in the Apple Prime Day sales. It’s not called Prime Day for any old reason.
An Amazon Prime membership costs £7.99 a month or £79 for a year. Signing up couldn’t be easier, all you need to do is go to the Amazon Prime landing page and enter your details.
Savvy shoppers who don’t have a Prime subscription yet will want to sign up for a 30-day free trial. This will still gain you access to the sale. You’ll want to do this at the start of July, however, because it only lasts 30 days. Once you’re all done shopping, just cancel your membership and you won’t be charged. Thank us later.
What to expect from Prime Day Apple deals in 2022?
Nothing is off the cards when it comes to Prime Day sales, and that goes for the typically sale-averse tech juggernaut Apple as well. Expect to see pretty much every device in the Apple ecosystem on sale, including iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, AirPods pro earbuds and even AirTags on sale.
With Apple recently unveiling a new MacBook air with an M2 chip, set to be released in July 2022, we’re now expecting to see some price cuts on the current 2020 MacBook air, which is already on sale (£919, Amazon.co.uk).
The big question is, will newer devices like the latest iPhone 13 pro and iPhone SE, the fifth-generation M1 iPad air or even the latest Mac Studio go on sale? We’re quietly confident. Last year, we saw the new iPhone 12 pro get a sweet price cut, so don’t be surprised if the 13 gets one too.
Last year’s best Apple deals in the UK
There’s no better way to predict what kind of discounts we’ll see in the sale than by simply winding back the clock and looking at last year’s Prime Day offers on Apple gadgets.
The 2021 sale saw the price of Apple’s AirPods pro plummet to a low of £187.99, down from £249. The pros are on sale right now (£189, Amazon.co.uk), but we’re expecting this to drop even further during Prime Day, considering they’re almost three years old and a second-gen AirPods pro are heavily rumoured to arrive this autumn.
Shoppers were also able to save a massive £140 on the iPhone 12 (£619, Amazon.co.uk), with Amazon cutting it down from £849 to just £709 last year. Expect similar price cuts for the iPhone 13.
We also saw the Apple Watch series 6 (£332.81, Amazon.co.uk) get a generous price cut, taking it down from £379 to £329. With a new Apple Watch out, expect both the older model and the current one to get a nice discount.
Those looking for a new MacBook should also keep their eyes peeled this Prime Day, seeing as the 13in Apple MacBook pro with M1 chip (£1,053.66, Amazon.co.uk) received a £147 price cut, taking the price down to £1,152 last year.
Whatever it is you’re looking for this Prime Day, it’s going to be a great time to pick up a new Apple device.
How to get the best deals
There’s only one place you need to be this Prime Day if you want to get the best Apple deals, and that’s by sitting yourself down on this page and watching as it updates in real-time with glorious new offers. Bookmark it now and come back as we get closer to the big day itself. It will be your one-stop shop for all the best iPad deals, AirPods deals and more.
But that’s not all. We’ll also be running a round-the-clock liveblog during the whole shebang, bringing you the best lightning deals and biggest discounts on all the hottest items. You won’t want to miss it.
Amazon reportedly changes prices 2.5 million times a day, including the RRP. The worst thing that could happen is thinking you’ve found a good Prime Day deal, only to realise the discount wasn’t as great as Amazon made it out to be. We’d recommend adding products you’re interested in buying on Prime Day to your wish list now so that you can see how much it changes in price between now and the shopping bonanza itself in July.
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