AirTags start from $24 in today’s best deals, plus M1 iMac at $849, rare savings on HomePod 2, more

Monday is back with a fresh batch of Apple deals, all of which come headlined by AirTags from $24 or less. The savings apply to single item finders and bundles. You can also take $449 off Apple’s 24-inch M1 iMac as a refurbished discount drops down to $850 with full warranty in tow. Plus, a rare chance to save on HomePod 2. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

Amazon is now offering Apple AirTag deals for the first time since last year’s holiday shopping season. Right now, just a single one of the item finders will set you back $24. This is down from the usual $29 price tag and matches our previous mention to come within $1 of the fall’s best price. A better value, you can also bring four of Apple’s item finders to your luggage, keys, and other gear for less. The AirTag 4-pack sells for $78 on Amazon, down from its usual $99 going rate. This notably drops the price of each individual tracker down to under $20 each – meaning if you were going to buy more than a couple of the single packs, it’s a better idea to just go with the bundle.

If you have an iPhone, Apple AirTags are an essential accessory for bringing some extra peace of mind to your everyday carry. Whether you’re hoping to end the drama of missing keys for good, or just want to secure your luggage while traveling on any upcoming vacations, AirTags provide one of the best tracker experiences out there. Everything comes backed by the company’s U1 chip, which enables a unique precision-finding experience backed by an augmented reality interface. 

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Apple’s 24-inch M1 iMac sees refurb discount to $850 with full warranty

Through the end of the day, Woot is now discounting Apple’s previous-generation 24-inch M1 iMac. It’s available in six different colors in today’s refurbished sale and drops the 8-core 256GB model down to $850. Delivery will run you $6 otherwise. You would have originally paid $1,299, with today’s offer saving you $449 and marking one of the best discounts yet. It’s $50 under our previous mention and comes backed by the same full 1-year warranty you’d find on a new model.

This might not be the latest version, but that just means Apple’s 24-inch iMac is an even better value. It packs an integrated M1 processor with its sleek design including a 4.5K Retina display with True Tone, as well as a 1080p FaceTime camera. Other notable features include 256GB or more of onboard storage, at least 8GB of RAM, and six speakers capable of supporting Spatial Audio. Get a closer look in our launch coverage.

HomePod 2

Save on Apple’s new HomePod 2 with Matter and Thread

B&H is offering the first HomePod 2 discount in months today. Apple’s latest Siri smart speaker drops to $285 in both Midnight and White styles from the usual $299 going rate. It’s the second-best price cut to date, too, coming within $5 of the all-time low. We last saw it on sale back over Black Friday, and now we’re tracking the first chance to save since. Get the full scoop in our launch coverage.

Apple’s new HomePod 2 delivers much of the same hi-fi listening as before, just with a refreshed build to go alongside the second-generation status. There’s still Spatial Audio and Dolby Atmos support to complement the beamforming sound and room-sensing tech that automatically tunes drivers to your surroundings. New this time around is onboard Thread and Matter support to complement all of Siri’s smart home prowess, as well as a U1 chip for quick music handoff. Apple has built a temperature and humidity sensor into the speaker, all of which is powered by a new S7 chip that results in better sounding audio than the original model.

Anker’s all-new 15W MagGo Qi2 charging orb hits $85

Anker’s official Amazon storefront is now offering the first discount on its just-released Qi2 8-in-1 Charging Orb. It now drops down to $85 from the usual $100 price tag. That’s only $15 off, but a new all-time low on one of the company’s latest chargers. The new Anker MagGo Orb just launched to start the year with the same design as before. Just now, it has Qi2 tech. That gives its MagSafe mount on the front 15W speeds, while the back still features three full AC outlets, dual USB-C, and two USB-A ports.

Apple’s M1 iPad Pro is now $610

Best Buy now offers the previous-generation 11-inch M1 iPad Pro for $610. This discounts the Wi-Fi 128GB model down from its original $799 price tag to the best price we’ve seen. This configuration was last on sale back in September at $660 and now it’s an extra $50 off. Today’s offer is $89 under what we’ve seen the newer M2 model sell for and amounts to $189 in savings for those who don’t need the latest and greatest. This is a Geek Squad refurbished model that includes the same warranty as a new condition version.

Even now that the new 2022 model has been around and kicking it as the latest debut from the lineup, the now previous-generation iPad Pro still provides a compelling iPadOS experience. Everything comes centered around a Liquid Retina display with a ProMotion 120Hz refresh rate. That’s, of course, alongside an M1 chip to power the experience and its Thunderbolt connectivity, Wi-Fi 6, Apple Pencil support, and Face ID. So if the differences between the new M2 and older M1 models aren’t all that important, today’s discount is a notable way to bring home a flagship tablet for far less. Dive into our hands-on review.

Best trade-in deals

9to5Mac also keeps tabs on all the best trade-in deals on iPhone, iPad, MacBook, Apple Watch, and more every month. Be sure to check out this month’s best trade-in deals when you decide it’s time to upgrade your device, or simply head over to our trade-in partner directly if you want to recycle, trade, or sell your used devices for cash and support 9to5Mac along the way!

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