iPhone deals - live: Today’s best mobile and contract deals on iPhone 12, 12 pro max and more

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(Apple/Independent)

The IndyBest team knows a thing or two about online shopping. Whether it’s providing advice via tried and tested product reviews of everything from the iPad air 4 to the best silk pillowcases or bringing you the very best deals on VPNs, tablets, mattresses and more, we’ve got your back when it comes to navigating the virtual shelves.

But for today, we’re turning our attention to Apple after the company announced details of its all-new iPhone 13 and Apple Watch 7. It’s a rare sight to see, but as the brand launches its all-new tech, there’s plenty of Apple deals currently available – we’re talking discounted AirPods, iPads and so much more.

So, if you’re in the market for a new smartwatch or mobile phone for a fraction of the price, keep scrolling for today’s top picks – you can thank us later.

Read more:

The biggest sales and offers from top retailers to watch out for:

Best Apple deals news

  • Apple upgrade program open as iPhone 13 pre-order launches on Friday

  • EE offers range of deals for new and existing customers

  • Upgrade your iPhone and get cashback on your old model

Great Amazon offers on iPhone 12

12:00 , Sophie Gallagher

If you’re not quite sold on the gold or graphite iPhone 12s on offer at Currys, then no worries because Amazon has a great sale on iPhone 12 models in a range of colours.

The iPhone 12 mini (128GB) in purple is currently on sale for £629, down from £749 - that is 16 per cent off the price. If you don’t want the mini, you can get the full size iPhone 12 in purple for £729, was £849.

The iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB) in Pacific Blue is on for £970, was £1099, a 12 per cent saving. The gold colour Pro is £999, was £1099, and the silver is just £929, cheaper than the others.

iPhone 12 Pro Max in Pacific Blue (Apple)
iPhone 12 Pro Max in Pacific Blue (Apple)

Read our comparison between the iPhone 12 and the 12 Pro if you’re wondering whether it is worth spending the extra cash.

Currys iPad and iPhone discounts

11:30 , Sophie Gallagher

As well as the Apple Watch, Currys is also saving you money on iPads, iPhones, and other accessories. We’ve ordered our search by the biggest percentage discount so you know you’re getting the most for your money.

The biggest saving at Currys on Apple products is currently the Apple 12.9” iPad Pro, with a saving of £150 at £1099. Read our review of the Apple iPad pro versus the iPad air here.

If you’re not looking to grab an iPhone 13 on the pre-order tomorrow, then perhaps you’re more tempted with a slightly older version available with a great discount? Read our comparison of the different iPhone models to help you decide what best suits your needs.

The iPhone 11 with 64GB storage is now just £489 (was £549) and comes with iOS 13, dual front cameras, liquid retina touchscreen and the Apple A13 Bionic processor.

The iPhone 12 also has some discounts - but only in selected colours - the 12 Pro (128GB) in gold and graphite are both now £899 down £100 from £999.

Currys Apple Watch offer

11:00 , Sophie Gallagher

Next stop on the deal hunt is Currys, which is also selling a wide range of Apple products at a discounted price.

Starting with the Apple Watch Series 6 in the Blue Aluminium colour, currently on sale for £389 (originally £389). You can read our comparison of the series 6 watch with the SE here.

Our reviewer said: “Series 6 is the most advanced Apple watch yet” and perks include the always-on display so that you don’t need to raise your wrist to illuminate the screen as on the SE and the enhanced health features of an ECG app and blood oxygen monitoring.

They concluded that “there’s no doubt that series 6 has everything going for it” so now might be your time to make that purchase.

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(Getty Images)

John Lewis offers

10:30 , Sophie Gallagher

Once you’ve updated your contract, it’s worth checking out John Lewis & Partners for its extensive offers on Apple products (the website currently lists over 170 separate deals on the brand).

Granted they’re not all phones, but some are too good not to share.

The Apple Magic Keyboard, a great companion for your iPad Pro - making it easier to use for long periods of time and giving you the best typing experience possible - has been reduced from £349 down to just £164.50 in a reduced to clear section. Grab it while you have the chance.

If you’re looking to snag an iPhone 12 as the rest of the world goes wild for the iPhone 13, then John Lewis & Partners is offering you up to £300 when you trade in your old iPhone. And free Apple TV for three months.

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(Apple)

While you’re at it you can trade in your old iPad in exchange for a 2021 Apple iPad Pro 12.9” and get £150 cash back on your old device. And it comes with a two year guarantee. Want to know where to get the best iPad deals this month? We’ve rounded them up here.

The trade-in deals continue on Apple Watches with up to £120 cash back when you trade in your old watch for the Apple Watch SE GPS.

Bargains all round.

Every little helps

10:00 , Sophie Gallagher

Tesco knows every little helps, and that absolutely applies to getting more storage for your buck - is there anything more annoying than having a full phone and needing to delete stuff?

The supermarket is now offering double data on the Apple iPhone SE (2020) when you pay monthly - it was offering 6GB for £22.99 and that is now doubled to 12GB.

You also get three months of free Apple TV when you buy any Apple device. Bonus.

And we’re off with EE mobile deals

09:30 , Sophie Gallagher

Let’s start with deals available on EE as it’s the largest mobile network in the UK.

The EE website is well equipped ahead of the pre-order tomorrow so is upping the anti on a whole range of deals to get us in the mood.

Starting with a sim-only deal that gives you 160GB of data for £20 on a 5G-ready plan on the iPhone.

If you’re already an EE customer you can save £130 on an iPhone 12 Mini 5G with 4GB of data and no upfront cost, at £35.10 per month.

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(Apple)

Or with an iPhone 12 5G you can save £259 with no upfront cost and a monthly contract payment of £38.70. Find more deals here. And if you want to know more the iPhone 12, we’ve reviewed it here.

EE also includes Apple Music, Apple TV and Apple Arcade on one plan. It says it is the only network to include these with its iPhone plans, known as the ‘Full Works’.

Not Apple, but a bonus deal currently running at EE is a free pair of Beats Flex headphones (worth £49.99) thrown in on all 40GB plans and above until 30 September.

You can also register your interest in the new launch on the EE website.

Good morning shoppers

09:00 , Sophie Gallagher

It’s almost the weekend and we’re here (as always) to help you celebrate by saving you some money on your favourite products.

Following the Apple event earlier this week we’ve decided to focus on bringing you the best deals on mobile phone contracts and Apple tech out there at the moment.

We’ll be searching for everything from iPhones to Apple Watches so get your credit card out and your basket on standby.

And don’t forget the iPhone 13 pre-order will be available from tomorrow (17 September) at 1pm so check back in with us then too.

Deal-hunting done

Wednesday 15 September 2021 17:15 , Eva Waite-Taylor

That’s it from us today folks – we hope you’ve enjoyed our rolling coverage of the best iPhone and Apple Watch deals. We’ll of course be back tomorrow with more of the same, so be sure to get your shopping lists ready.

If you want more Apple discount news, we’d recommend reading our guide to the Black Friday deals you can expect on Apple products:

These are the Black Friday Apple deals we’re expecting to see in 2021

We love Apple’s homepod and it has £20 off right now

Wednesday 15 September 2021 16:45 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Apple homepod mini: Was £96.99, now £69, Very.co.uk

 (Apple)
(Apple)

“For many users of Apple’s ecosystem, a homepod is the obvious choice, keeping things streamlined and easy to pair. However, for us, the homepod’s little brother, the mini, is the better option out of the two,” noted our writer in his review of the best smart speakers.

“It’s smaller, taking up less room on your bedside or coffee table, but still packs plenty of sound into its speakers,” he added. As for the internal microphones, they “work without any issues, and the mini’s software is, reassuringly, Apple”. “A good price for an impressive smart speaker.”

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If you need some more convincing, read our full in-depth review of the device:

Is Apple’s homepod mini worth the £99 price tag?

No AirPods 3 launch, but the AirPods pro have £70 off

Wednesday 15 September 2021 15:45 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Apple AirPods pro: Was £249, now £179, Amazon.co.uk

 (Apple)
(Apple)

Rather disappointingly, Apple did not launch new AirPods this time around. But fear not, because we’ve just spotted this whopping deal on its leading earbuds.

Mostly retaining the same design as the OG AirPods, our writer noted they have a “heightened level of finesse” in our in-depth review of the pros. As high-end earphones go, these are “difficult to find much fault in”, they said.

As for the audio quality, they have a “lovely, warm sound to them, beautifully balanced across the register” and the “adaptive EQ automatically tunes low and mid frequencies to the shape of your ear, which kicks in the longer you listen”.

The active noise cancellation is “impressive”, “shutting out the majority of ambient noise, and dampening any sound that gets through”. With money off such a high-quality pair of headphones, we’d recommend snapping up this deal ASAP.

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Apple’s upgrade program now open

Wednesday 15 September 2021 14:45 , Eva Waite-Taylor

 (Apple)
(Apple)

Apple’s upgrade program allows you to get the new phone as soon as it is available, for a monthly payment, and the tech giant has updated its website to say upgrades will be available from Friday 17 September at 1pm. On the landing page, it indicates that the pay-monthly price starts at £37.45 for the handset, with a £69 upfront fee.

If you are already part of the programme, you can check your eligibility status now.

Visit Apple.com now

Currys PC World just launched its interest link

Wednesday 15 September 2021 14:15 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Tech retailer Currys PC World has just released its registration link for the highly anticipated iPhone 13 launch, with pre-order starting on Friday (17 September) and stock coming a week later on Friday 24 September.

To find out complete pricing and availability, we’d recommend signing up now!

Visit Currys.co.uk now

How much does the iPhone 13 cost?

Wednesday 15 September 2021 13:45 , Eva Waite-Taylor

During Apple’s product launch event yesterday (14 September) it announced that it was giving us not one, but four new handsets: iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 pro and iPhone 13 max. They all have the same upgraded A15 chip, but the pro and pro max have more advanced features, including better battery life, improved cameras and a new 120HZ promotion display. As such, they are all priced differently:

  • iPhone 13 mini: £679

  • iPhone 13: £779

  • iPhone 13 pro: £949

  • iPhone 13 pro max: £1,049

iPhone 13 pre-order date and free Apple music at O2

Wednesday 15 September 2021 13:15 , Eva Waite-Taylor

 (Apple)
(Apple)

Much like other network providers, O2 has just announced that it will be kicking off its pre-orders on Friday 17 September for the iPhone 13, as well as the all-new pro and pro max versions of the handset. The smartphone will arrive a week later and O2 is offering you up to six months of Apple Music for free and a three-year warranty on the plus plan option.

Visit O2.co.uk now

iPhone 13 vs iPhone 13 pro: The differences between the smartphones

Wednesday 15 September 2021 12:45 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Apple announced that its all-new smartphone, the iPhone 13 comes in four models: iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 pro and iPhone 13 pro max. They all have a lot in common, including the new A15 Bionic chip, faster 5G and a smaller notch. But, the Pro series is arguably on another level compared to the iPhone 13.

The pro has a new 120HZ promotion display, as well as improved cameras, but it also has a better battery life (22 hours for the pro, 28 hours for the pro max). Owing to the fact it is such a high-end device, it’s got a high price tag to boot. The price of the iPhone 13 starts at £779 (Apple.com), while the iPhone 13 pro will cost £949 (Apple.com).

Visit Apple.com now

How to pre-order Apple Watch series 7

Wednesday 15 September 2021 12:15 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Usually, you can expect Apple to confirm a pre-order and release date with the announcement of a new product. This time, Apple simply said the Watch series 7 would be available “later this fall”.

This most likely means that the wearable will be released anytime before the end of November 2021 with a pre-order window up to two weeks before the device goes on sale. However, the ongoing global chip shortage could cause some delays with the initial production and availability of the Watch series 7. We’ll just have to wait and see.

For more details on how to pre-order the all-new Apple Watch series 7, read our explainer:

Here’s when you can get your hands on the new Apple Watch series 7

iPhone 13 vs iPhone 12: How do Apple’s handsets compare?

Wednesday 15 September 2021 11:45 , Eva Waite-Taylor

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(Apple)

Yesterday (Tuesday 14 September) announced the launch of its all-new iPhone 13, during the event the tech giant seemed particularly impressed with its new A15 Bionic chip, making it its more powerful and efficient iPhone yet. So much so, VP at Apple Kaiann Drance said “there’s nothing in the world like this chip”. The iPhone 12 however runs on an A14 Bionic chip, which our writer praised for being “stellar”, so we expect good things from this new chip.

The display has also been improved and the battery should last 1.5 hours longer than its counterpart. Apple also said that the phone has a new camera system that includes vastly improved low-light performance.

Similarly to the iPhone 12, the all-new handset has 5G. But where it differs is that it has more antenna bands, which should allow it to work faster and in more places, Apple revealed.

Pre-order the iPhone 13 at EE

Wednesday 15 September 2021 11:15 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Network provider EE has confirmed that it will launch its pre-order system on Friday 17 September at 1pm – this ties in with Apple’s timings and other retailers.

At this stage, it’s unclear how much a contract will cost, but, what we do know is it’s offering a full works plan that includes a whole host of benefits. Included within your 24-month, truly unlimited data contract will be access to Apple Music, Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade. Plus upgrade whenever you want.

Visit EE.co.uk now

How to get the best iPhone 13 pre-order deals

Wednesday 15 September 2021 11:00 , Eva Waite-Taylor

All UK network providers are expected to launch their pre-order systems from Friday 17 September, but you can register your interest at Three, O2, Carphone Warehouse, EE, and Vodafone now.

Apple announced yesterday (Tuesday 14 September) during its launch event that the price of the iPhone 13 will be £799, while the iPhone 13 mini will cost £679, the iPhone 13 pro £949 and the iPhone 13 max £1,049.

For more details on the iPhone 13, read our explainer now:

Here’s when you can pre-order the new iPhone 13 in the UK

iPad air deal you need to snap up now

Wednesday 15 September 2021 10:45 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Apple iPad air 10.9in: Was £579, now £519.97, Amazon.co.uk

 (Apple)
(Apple)

The iPad air shone supreme in our review of the best tablets, with The Independent’s technology critic David Phelan praising this device for its “tremendous” design. The “touch ID fingerprint sensor to unlock the screen and authorise payments is no longer on the front of the tablet”, “it’s now mounted in the power button on the top edge” of the device. This is a move that Phelan praised for being “transformational”. The air is a lightweight pick, but this latest version still has a bigger screen than most previous iPads: 10.9in.

Buy now

The best iPhone 12 contract deal (with free Nintendo Switch!)

Wednesday 15 September 2021 10:15 , Eva Waite-Taylor

 (The Independent)
(The Independent)

The iPhone 13 has just been announced. And if you’re not that fussed about getting the all-new handset, but need an upgrade, you’ll be glad to hear that we’ve just spotted a whopping deal on the iPhone 12.

With O2, you can get the iPhone 12 with 64GB memory for £55 per month (Mobilephonesdirect.com), this includes 250GB of data and unlimited texts and minutes. What’s more, you’ll also get a Nintendo Switch thrown in for free. Yes, completely free! Pretty good considering the gaming console usually retails at £279. And Apple TV+ is included for three months.

This really is a whopping deal.

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A cheap Apple Watch series 6

Wednesday 15 September 2021 09:45 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Apple Watch series 6: Was £409, now £379, Amazon.co.uk

 (Apple)
(Apple)

Now the all-new Apple Watch series 7 has been announced, it’s prime time to invest in the later generation of the Apple Watch. This series 6 is a top-of-the-range smartwatch that packs a full suite of health sensors, from an ECG monitor to catch a misbehaving ticker to your usual step counters, sleep trackers, heart-rate monitor and blood oxygen level indicators.

It also featured in our review of the best smartwatches, with our writer noting that “the Apple Watch is easily the classiest smartwatch with gorgeous design and immaculate build quality”.

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Best iPhone 12 pro max deal

Wednesday 15 September 2021 09:15 , Eva Waite-Taylor

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(Apple)

There’s a whole number of whopping deals on iPhone 12 pro max contracts at USwitch. The provider is offering you the chance to get your hands on the mobile for £55 per month, with an upfront fee of £49. This includes unlimited minutes and texts, and a whopping 100GB of data with Three Mobile.

The handset itself received high praise in our review of the best 5G phones. “For starters, it looks absolutely stunning. As with the rest of the iPhone 12 line-up, the pro max has that same flat-edge design, with a stunning stainless steel border and a matte-glass rear, making it look as premium as its price tag would suggest,” noted our writer.

He added that its “camera array really steals the show” and the “battery life is the best we’ve seen on an iPhone, lasting us well into the second day of use without needing to be plugged in”.

Visit Uswitch.co.uk now

Best deals of the day!

Wednesday 15 September 2021 09:00 , Eva Waite-Taylor

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(Paramount Pictures)

Good morning and happy hump day. As promised, we’re back bringing you the best deals of the day in the sales.

We’ve already seen a whopping discount on the Apple AirPods pro (was £249, now £179, Amazon.co.uk), but we’re expecting some similarly cracking offers across iPhones, Apple watches and more.

So, in the words of Regina George: “Get in loser, we’re going shopping”.

Goodbye from your resident deal-hunters

Tuesday 14 September 2021 17:15 , Eva Waite-Taylor

That’s it from us for today, we hope you’ve enjoyed our rolling coverage of the best Apple deals. Looking for the highlights? We’d add the AirPods pro (was £249, now £179, Amazon.co.uk), Apple watch series 3 (was £299, now £227, Amazon.co.uk) and Apple MacBook air (was £999, now £899.97, Amazon.co.uk) to your basket now.

We’ll be back tomorrow for more bargains, but until then check out our Black Friday guide to find out what you can expect on the big day:

When is Black Friday this year and what will be the biggest deals?

Save on Apple TV now

Tuesday 14 September 2021 16:15 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Apple TV 4K with siri: Was £169, now £159, Currys.co.uk

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(Apple)

“Apple’s machine is slick and enjoyable to use,” praised The Independent’s technology critic in his review of the best TV streaming boxes. “It has a great TV app that keeps track of what you’re watching and suggests the next episode of what you saw on iPlayer, for instance,” he adds.

There are other neat features. If you’ve missed an important bit of dialogue in an episode or film, press “the microphone button on the remote and say, ‘What did they say?’ and it’ll rewind 15 seconds and play that last moment again complete with subtitles”. While only £10, anything’s better than nothing, right?

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If you want a new 4K TV to go with it, we’ve found the best deals on televisions for September:

Time for a telly upgrade? These are the best TV deals we’ve found this September

The Apple pencil is reduced – how to buy one now

Tuesday 14 September 2021 15:15 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Apple Pencil, 1st gen: Was £99, now £84, Amazon.co.uk

 (Apple)
(Apple)

Buying an iPad (was £579, now £539.97, Amazon.co.uk) for your creative endeavours? You’ll want to get an Apple Pencil to complement your work. With pressure sensitivity, you can sketch and write exactly how you would with an ordinary pencil. They don’t usually come cheap, but this first-generation model has 15 per cent off on Amazon right now.

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Apple set to unveil series 7: Save on series 3 now

Tuesday 14 September 2021 14:15 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Apple watch series 3: Was £299, now £227, Amazon.co.uk

 (Apple)
(Apple)

Launched in 2017, the Apple watch series 3 is an older model of the Apple watch, but it’s far from over the hill. For years it was the undisputed king of wearables, and now it continues to be sold as a cheaper, entry-level alternative to the cutting-edge series 6 and the dialled-back Apple watch SE.

It has all the core functionality you might need from an iPhone-compatible smartwatch, allowing you to control music and see and respond to notifications and messages without having to take your phone out of your pocket. The display looks sharp and the UI is responsive. You don’t get the fancy ECG monitoring of newer Apple watches, but the most vital fitness sensors are all there, enabling you to track workouts, count steps and monitor your heart rate around the clock.

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When can you pre-order the iPhone 13 in the UK?

Tuesday 14 September 2021 13:45 , Eva Waite-Taylor

We predict Friday 17 September. Assuming Apple sticks to its usual schedule, the iPhone 13 will be revealed during the company’s livestreamed event today (Tuesday 14 September). Pre-orders will then open on Friday 17 September, ahead of the phone’s launch on Friday 24 September.

Read our explainer for all the details on the iPhone 13 release date:

Here’s when you can pre-order the new iPhone 13 in the UK

Get AirPods pro for cheaper ahead of AirPods 3 launch

Tuesday 14 September 2021 13:15 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Apple AirPods pro: Was £249, now £179, Amazon.co.uk

 (Apple)
(Apple)

Ahead of the predicted release of AirPods 3, we’ve seen a whopping deal on the AirPods pro.

Mostly retaining the same design as the OG AirPods, our writer noted they have a “heightened level of finesse” in our in-depth review of the AirPods pro. As high-end earphones go, these are “difficult to find much fault in”, they said.

As for the audio quality, they have a “lovely, warm sound to them, beautifully balanced across the register” and the “adaptive EQ automatically tunes low and mid frequencies to the shape of your ear, which kicks in the longer you listen”. The active noise cancellation is “impressive”, “shutting out the majority of ambient noise, and dampening any sound that gets through”. With money off such a high-quality pair of headphones, we’d recommend snapping up this deal ASAP.

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Save £120 on Apple iPhone 12 mini

Tuesday 14 September 2021 12:45 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Apple iPhone 12 mini: Was £699, now £579, Amazon.co.uk

 (Apple)
(Apple)

According to Apple, the 12 Mini is the world’s smallest and lightest 5G phone.

The Independent‘s technology critic, David Phelan, reviewed the device and said: “If you don’t want a big phone, because your hands won’t stretch to one or it’ll ruin the line of your suit, or some other reason, the iPhone 12 Mini is pretty compelling. It’s also the first iPhone as small as this to feature an OLED screen, with a much higher resolution than the LCD screen of the iPhone 11, for instance.”

He explains that the display is the highest-resolution iPhone screen ever, beating the other iPhone 12 handsets, describing it as “pin-sharp, bright and with great colour fidelity”.

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PSA: Save on the Apple iPad 8th generation

Tuesday 14 September 2021 12:15 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Apple iPad 10.2in (8th gen): Was £349.97, now £329.97, Laptopsdirect.co.uk

 (Apple)
(Apple)

Similar to Apple’s other tablets, this 8th-generation original iPad has been designed with ease of use and versatility at the forefront. With a crystal clear 10.2in retina display, you can connect it to an Apple pencil (was £119, now £115.97, Amazon.co.uk) and a smart keyboard (was £99, now £84.99, Very.co.uk), which only adds to its appeal.

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Don’t want AirPods? Snap up these Beats headphones

Tuesday 14 September 2021 11:45 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Beats solo pro wireless noise cancelling headphones: Was £269.95, now £199, Amazon.co.uk

 (Amazon)
(Amazon)

Apple first launched Beats in 2014 and has since rapidly improved its offering of headphones, and this latest iteration is “excellent,” according to our reviewer who featured them in our round-up of the best wireless headphones. “They feature adaptive noise-cancelling that adjusts to block ambient noise wherever you are,” while the controls are “simple and intuitive, with no power button.” With more than 26 per off such a premium pair of headphones, this surely is a no brainer. But, if you need more convincing, read our full review of these headphones.

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Today’s the day to get a discount on Apple MacBook air

Tuesday 14 September 2021 11:15 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Apple MacBook air with M1 chip, 13in, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD: Was £999, now £899.97, Amazon.co.uk

 (Apple)
(Apple)

The latest MacBook air is the first MacBook to use Apple’s own silicon processor instead of Intel’s version. In our round-up of the best laptops, our reviewer said that the “M1 chip is breathtakingly fast, so that everything, from the instant-on display, to when you open the laptop’s lid, is amazingly speedy. The magic keyboard, as Apple calls it, is dreamy to use, responsive and comfortable with plenty of travel to make it feel good.” Better yet, it has six more hours of usability than the previous model.

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Amazon slashes price of iPad air – here’s how to get one now

Tuesday 14 September 2021 10:45 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Apple iPad air 10in: Was £579, now £539.97, Amazon.co.uk

 (Apple)
(Apple)

This tablet was described by The Independent’s technology critic David Phelan as having a “tremendous” design that includes a new touch ID fingerprint sensor on the screen lock button, which can be used to unlock the iPad and use Apple Pay to make online payments with the press of a button. Phelan added that “it looks tremendous, with a similar design to the much pricier iPad pro”.

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Get Apple AirPods for just £109

Tuesday 14 September 2021 10:15 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Apple AirPods, 2nd gen: Was £159, now £109, Amazon.co.uk

 (Amazon)
(Amazon)

After Apple removed the headphone port from its iPhone devices, the tech giant launched its first wireless earbuds in 2016. These distinctive earphones featured in our review of the best wireless earbuds, with our writer noting that they are “some of the very lightest in-ears you can find”.

“The design is unchanged since day one, but improved electronics inside mean that, like on the pro model, you can say, ‘Hey, Siri’ to invoke the virtual assistant without even touching the earbuds,” they added.

Unlike the AirPods pro, there’s no silicone ear tip nor noise-cancelling technology. “Even so, audio quality is very good, as is call quality, which works even if you only use one earbud,” praised our writer. Of course, these are not cheap, so it pays to get them while they’re on sale.

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Best iPhone 12 pro max deal

Tuesday 14 September 2021 09:45 , Eva Waite-Taylor

 (Apple)
(Apple)

There’s a whole number of whopping deals on iPhone 12 pro max contracts at USwitch. The provider is offering you the chance to get your hands on the mobile for £55 per month, with an upfront fee of £49. This includes unlimited minutes and texts, and a whopping 1000GB of data with Three Mobile.

The handset itself received high praise in our review of the best 5G phones. “For starters, it looks absolutely stunning. As with the rest of the iPhone 12 line-up, the pro max has that same flat-edge design, with a stunning stainless steel border and a matte-glass rear, making it look as premium as its price tag would suggest,” noted our writer.

He added that its “camera array really steals the show” and the “battery life is the best we’ve seen on an iPhone, lasting us well into the second day of use without needing to be plugged in”.

Visit Uswitch.com now

Best Apple watch deals to snap up now

Tuesday 14 September 2021 09:15 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Fitness fans who’ve been holding out for an Apple watch discount have had their patience rewarded.

Apple watch SE: Was £349, now £323.28, Amazon.co.uk

 (Apple)
(Apple)

The Apple watch SE is a more affordable entry in Apple’s smartwatch range and lacks the always-on display of the top-tier Apple watch series 6, but we think the trade-off between functionality and price is worth it. It features a screen that’s just as large and as pretty as the series 6, as well as a complete suite of health-monitoring sensors, fall detection and water resistance.

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Apple watch series 6: Was £409, now £379, Amazon.co.uk

 (Apple)
(Apple)

Apple’s latest, top-of-the-range smartwatch packs a full suite of health sensors, from an ECG monitor to catch a misbehaving ticker, to your usual step counters, sleep trackers, heart-rate monitor and blood oxygen level indicators. The Apple watch series 6 featured in our list of the best smartwatches, with our reviewer noting that “the Apple watch is easily the classiest smartwatch with gorgeous design and immaculate build quality”.

Buy now

Here to find you the best deals

Tuesday 14 September 2021 09:00 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Yes, that’s right – we’re back for yet another day of deal-hunting. And we couldn’t be happier.

Today, we’re mostly focusing on Apple products ahead of its event tomorrow. Whether that’s cheap AirPods or a new Apple watch, we’re here to make sure you score the best deal.

Without further ado, let’s go shopping!

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