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Summer is supposed to be the season that lets you take it easy, but Apple knows how to keep its hooks in you because summer is also the season for one of Apple’s rare annual sales. It’s billed as Back to School, but we all know Apple cuts much deeper than that. Whatever your excuse — student, worker, gamer, couch potato — if you’re an Apple lover, this is a great time to cash in on deep discounts for things that you know you’re going to buy, anyway. Check out this list of seven Apple products that are on sale right now. For more savings, see our roundup of summer tech deals.
One of the coolest features of these Airpods is the “Transparency Mode” which ensures your audio doesn’t drown out the world around you. Sweat- and water resistant-capabilities make them perfect for anyone living an active lifestyle, and expect superb comfort thanks to tapered silicone tips for a customizable fit.
From streaming to gaming to photos, the Apple TV 4K does it all and then some. Stream Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video in the App store, plus there’s an option for private listening with up to two sets of AirPods. A 12 Bionic chip tboosts audio, video and graphics while enjoying immersive, room-filling sound from Dolby Atmos.
Here’s something you don’t see every day: savings in all colors. Pick the one that works best for you with the 2020 Apple iPad Air. Maybe you want to keep the kids busy for the last few weeks of summer vacation while you enjoy some quiet time? With up to 10 hours of battery life, the kiddos will love playing their favorite games on the 10.9″ Liquid Retina display screen, with True Tone and P3 wide color.
One of the most annoying things that can happen with headphones is when one side loses sound. Apple Earpods with Lightning Connector are headphone-styled earbuds engineered to maximize sound output. They also allow you to adjust volume and answer or end calls with the pinch of the cord.
Refurbished is the way to go if you’re new to the Apple world and want to try out a Macbook without the hefty price tag (or perhaps you enjoy being environmentally conscious and recycling computers). Take care of homework, schoolwork, gaming, and everything in between with this Apple MacBook Air, currently discounted at 31 percent off the list price. Features include a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with 3MB shared L3 cache, 11.6″ Widescreen display with 1366 x 768 native resolution, and Intel HD graphics.
You’ll save 29% off of this refurbished Apple Watch 5. The silver face and white band give style appeal, but don’t be fooled by its good looks — this watch means business. Waterproof for swimmers and GPS capabilities are just a couple of the features that make it ideal for active people. Other features include a 30 percent-larger screen and Always-On Retina display.
If you’d rather have your products brand new but still want savings, then this Apple Watch Series 6 might be the one for you. It’s impressive, with a fitness tracker, sleep monitor, voice assistant, elevation tracker and heart rate monitor. The sale price doesn’t hurt, either.