The new Apple products lineup is here

Apple recently announced a slate of new products, including the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, Apple Watch Series 7, iPad mini and iPad. Those buzz-worthy new models can be pricey, to say the least. If that’s not quite in your budget, there are still ways you can get cutting-edge technology for more reasonable prices. Here is an inside look at how to save money on Apple devices right now:

1. Shop Past Generations

While many customers will be scrambling to get their hands on the newest Apple devices, shop smarter by looking at older models. These past generation devices are still top of the line, but you can snap them up for a much lower price now that they’re not the freshest thing out there.

Keep a lookout for savings on iPhones, Apple watches and AirPods. For example, if you’re in the market for an iPhone 12 or older, you can find tremendous deals. Apple has cut the price of the iPhone 12 to $599 and the iPhone 11 to $499. That’s a savings of $100 off the original price of each phone.

There could not be a better time to save on older generation models, and savings on older models are in your future.

2. Score Free AirPods

Apple is celebrating the start of a new school year with a special promotion. When you buy select Mac and iPad models with education pricing, you’ll get a free pair of AirPods.

Plus, you’ll also earn 20% off AppleCare+. Want more information on education pricing from Apple? Read on.

3. Take Advantage of Education Pricing

Students and teachers get extra savings with Apple’s special education pricing. In the past, customers have saved up to $400 on select devices. To qualify for education pricing, you must be a teacher, university student or a parent. Popular devices available for education pricing include the MacBook Air, iMac Pro, iPad mini and more. Are you ready for a new school year and a new Apple device? Visit Apple’s Education Store for more information and savings.

4. Explore the Veterans and Military Purchase Program

With the Veterans and Military Purchase Program, veterans and members of the U.S. military and national guard, as well as their immediate family members, score 10% off most Apple devices. To start shopping with this discount, military personnel must verify their status through ID.me. Once verified, they’ll be able to enjoy all the best savings on Apple devices.

5. Go for a Trade In

You can trade in your old Apple device for a new device through the Apple Trade In Program, which accepts old iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, Macs and more. Depending on your device, you can get up to $540 in trade-in credits.

Once you receive your trade-in credit, you can shop for the new device of your choice or choose to receive the credit in an Apple gift card. If your item is not eligible to trade-in for credit, Apple will recycle the product free of charge.

And, Apple isn’t the only one looking to help you trade in your old phone. AT&T Wireless is offering $700 off the iPhone 12 Pro Max with a trade in.

6. Split Your Payments

When you shop with your Apple card, you can pay for products over time with no interest. Just select “Apple Card Monthly Installments” at checkout. It’s as easy as that. Just make simple low monthly payments instead.

The best part? You’ll score 3% cash back on your purchase. This credit card has no hidden fees and is accepted everywhere you can use Apple Pay.

7. Shop Refurbished Products

Even though you may be tempted by the newest devices, it’s a smart idea to think about buying a refurbished one instead. You can save up to 15% on refurbished products.

You’ll also have peace of mind, because Apple’s one-year warranty backs all its refurbished products. The devices go through complete testing to ensure they meet the same functional standards as new Apple products. In addition, you’ll get 90 days of free technical support on most devices. Plus, each device comes with all new accessories and is packaged in a brand new box.

You can buy popular refurbished products and save $250 on the iPhone 11 Pro 256GB and $270 on a 13.3-inch MacBook Pro.

8. Shop Apple Deals at Target

In addition to everything you love about Target, it’s also a great place to find sales on Apple products. Shop at Target.com to see all available items on sale, like iPads and AirPods.

Usually, you’ll find the best savings on older generations, but if you’re lucky, there may be deals on current models, too. Some of the best deals we've seen have saved shoppers $50 on AirPods Pro and $30 off AirPods. Plus, Target has also offered Target GiftCards of up to $300 with qualified activation of certain iPhones.

So what are you waiting for? There are endless opportunities to save on Apple devices, making it easy for you to buy all the products you want. Be your most productive self at home, school, work and on the go with your Apple devices.