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Apple’s new iPad and Apple Watch are already (slightly) discounted on Amazon


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Apple’s new iPad and Apple Watch are already (slightly) discounted on Amazon

Dealmaster — By $30 and $15, respectively. Dealmaster also has Switch games, SSDs, and more. Ars Staff – Sep 23, 2020 9:10 pm UTC Today’s Dealmaster is headlined by a couple of small but notable discounts on the new 10.2-inch iPad and Apple Watch Series 6. The former is currently down to $299 at Amazon,…

Apple’s new iPad and Apple Watch are already (slightly) discounted on Amazon

Dealmaster —

By $30 and $15, respectively. Dealmaster also has Switch games, SSDs, and more.


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Today’s Dealmaster is headlined by a couple of small but notable discounts on the new 10.2-inch iPad and Apple Watch Series 6. The former is currently down to $299 at Amazon, while the latter is down to $385. Those are $30 and $15 discounts, respectively.

These are not massive deals, clearly, and as of this writing, Amazon says the Apple Watch may take a few weeks to ship. But given that both devices only became available within the past week, we figured the discounts were worth noting for early adopters who might be able to save a few bucks by not buying directly from Apple.

As for the devices themselves, the eighth-generation iPad is largely a spec bump over the previous model. It keeps the design language of older iPads, with a Lightning port, non-laminated display, and relatively large bezels. But it still supports Apple’s Smart Keyboard and first-generation Pencil stylus, it still offers excellent mobile software in iPadOS, and it should provide stronger performance now that it has jumped from Apple’s A10 processor to the A12 chip found in the iPhone XS and iPad Mini. It’s not as sexy as the new iPad Air, but it should still hold appeal for casual entertainment and getting light work done.

Conversely, the Apple Watch Series 6 sits at the top of Apple’s smartwatch lineup. It adds a few new color options, a faster always-on altimeter for measuring altitude as you work out, and a blood oxygen sensor, alongside an upgraded S6 chip. Not everyone will need those features: the new Apple Watch SE packs a similar design and many of the same sensors for $279, though it lacks an always-on display, while the Series 3 is still available for budget buyers at $199. But if you need the most featured Apple Watch possible, the Series 6 is it.

If you’re all good on the tablet and smartwatch front, though, we also have deals on USB-C chargers and hubs, a bunch of Nintendo Switch games, and more. Have a look at our full rundown below.

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Top 10 deals of the day

  • 10.2-inch Apple iPad (32GB) tablet for $299 at Amazon (normally $329).
  • Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm) smartwatch for $384.99 at Amazon (normally $399).
  • Aukey PA-B5 USB-C wall charger – 100W USB-C PD, GaN for $29.99 at Amazon (clip $4 coupon – normally $48).
  • Anker PowerLine II (6ft) USB-C to Lightning cable for $10.99 at Amazon (use code: ANKER863 – normally $17).
  • HooToo HT-UC001 6-in-1 USB-C hub – 100W USB-C PD, 3x USB 3.0, SD, HDMI (4K@30Hz) for $16.99 at Amazon (normally $22).
  • WD Black SN750 (500GB) Gen 3 PCIe NVMe internal SSD for $69.99 at Amazon (normally $80).
  • Wingspan board game for $46.95 at Amazon (normally $60).
  • Super Mario Bros U. Deluxe (Switch) for $39.99 at Amazon (normally $50).
  • Hades (Switch, digital) for $19.99 at Nintendo eShop (normally $25).
  • Pre-order: Cyberpunk 2077 (PS4, XB1, PC) for $49.94 at Amazon (free next-gen upgrade – normally $60).
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Enlarge / The 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro running macOS.

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Laptop and desktop PC deals

  • Apple MacBook Pro (2020) laptop – 1.4GHz Intel Core i5-8257U, 13.3-inch 2560×1600, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $1,599.99 at Amazon (discount seen at checkout – normally $1,700).
  • Apple MacBook Air (2020) laptop – 1.1GHz Intel Core i5-1030NG7, 13.3-inch 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $1,199.99 at Amazon (normally $1,300).
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (7th gen) laptop – 1.6GHz Intel Core i5-10210U, 14-inch 1080p, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 256GB SSD for $902.49 at Lenovo (use code: EXTRAFIVE – normally $1,000).
  • WD Black SN750 (500GB) Gen 3 PCIe NVMe internal SSD for $69.99 at Amazon (normally $80).
  • Crucial MX500 (500GB) 3D NAND 2.5-inch SATA III internal SSD for $57.99 at Amazon (normally $67).
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Enlarge / Super Mario Maker 2 lets you play and create endless custom Super Mario levels.

Video game deals

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Enlarge / Wingspan, an Ars-approved board game.

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Gaming deals

The new Apple Watch Series 6.

Enlarge / The new Apple Watch Series 6.

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Electronics deals

The latest 10.2-inch Apple iPad. It supports Apple's Smart Keyboard and first-gen Pencil stylus.

Enlarge / The latest 10.2-inch Apple iPad. It supports Apple’s Smart Keyboard and first-gen Pencil stylus.

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Accessories and miscellaneous deals

  • Aukey PA-B5 USB-C wall charger – 100W USB-C PD, GaN for $29.99 at Amazon (clip $4 coupon – normally $48).
  • Aukey PA-D5 USB-C wall charger – 63W total, 60W USB-C PD, 18W USB-C PD, GaN for $20.99 at Amazon (clip 10%

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