Apple makes some of the best hardware and software on the planet. If you’re looking for a phone, iPhones are incredibly easy to recommend, while anyone on the hunt for a laptop can do no wrong picking up a MacBook.
The same goes for the Apple Watch, iPad and AirPods. But that quality often comes at a high asking price. Apple prides itself on being a premium-level brand, and that comes with premium price tags to match.
However, if you’re willing to skip on the Apple branding and look outside the ecosystem of Apple devices, there are often great products to enjoy from Apple’s rivals. If you’re looking to save a few bucks, try one of the alternatives below from the Amazon Prime Big Deal Days sale — you might be pleasantly surprised.
Looking to save money with some pre-Black Friday tech deals? Amazon is holding a second ‘Prime Day’ style shopping event called Prime Big Deal Days across October 10 — 11. With savings to be had on Apple gear including iPads, MacBooks and Apple Watches, don’t miss it! We’ll be rounding up the best offers right here — and picking the most affordable alternative options to Apple’s top tier gear from its sale below.
Cheap iPad alternatives
UK iPad alternative deals
Still want an iPad? Try these sales…
Cheap MacBook alternatives
UK MacBook alternative deals
Still want a MacBook? Try these bargains…
Cheap AirPods alternatives
UK AirPods alternatives
Still want AirPods? Try these deals…
Cheap Apple Watch alternatives
UK Apple Watch alternative deals
Still want an Apple Watch? Try these offers…
Smartwatch deals: Best Buy | Walmart | Amazon | Samsung | Dell
Great Apple deals at a glance
Is it worth trying Apple alternatives?
So, real talk — you’re reading a website dedicated to Apple technology. We’re Apple fans through and through on iMore, and the team, for the most part, spends most of its time living with, working with and entertaining itself with Apple products. There’s no better tablet in the world than the iPad, no better smart watch than the Apple Watch, and the iPhone blows away all smartphone competition.
But Apple’s rivals are getting more competitive with every passing year — Android accessibility is improving, Windows laptop build quality can finally be called premium in some cases, and there’s a huge variety of fitness trackers for all sports, fitness levels and wallet sizes to cater to.
And there’s no denying that Apple products come at a high cost to your wallet. You get what you pay for, but you pay a lot. With tough economic times hitting everyone hard there’s no shame in looking outside Apple’s line-up this year — especially if you’re already mixing and matching products from many different brands.