Best Deals on Apple Products at Costco

updated by Chand Bellur
November 29, 2022 at 11:32 a.m.

Updated for Cyber Monday 2022

  • Costco offers members remarkable savings on a variety of products.
  • This article covers the best deals on Apple products at Costco.
  • Trends, such as the lowest and highest prices, are tracked for your convenience.

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Why Should I Purchase Apple Products at Costco?

From its humble beginnings with just one warehouse in 1983, Costco now operates over 700 locations across the world. Early Costco customers remember a store where everything came in mass quantities. Minimalistic warehouse shelves were stocked with ridiculously large tubs of mayonnaise and other bulk products. In the beginning, Costco was really only appropriate for large families. They specialized in selling institutionally sized groceries.

Times have changed. Although you can still find some relics of Costco’s past, they’ve figured out that most people don’t want a 5 gallon tub of mayo. Instead, they bundle multiple smaller units of groceries in one package. They also carry clothing, books, videos, TVs, computers, tires and almost everything under the sun, including select Apple products. Costco shoppers can find tremendous savings on the Macintosh, iPhone, iPad, iPod and Apple TV. You can even order these items online and have them delivered to your door.

Apple products are significantly discounted at Costco. You may be able to find a better deal if you search around, but it’s unlikely. The only disadvantage is that there isn’t a lot of choice. For example, if you buy an iPad, it usually only comes in one color. For most people, this isn’t a problem.

Costco offers a much better return policy than Apple. Most people are unaware that Apple only gives customers a 14-day return window. You can return most Apple products to Costco within 90 days of purchase. There’s no better return policy on Apple products.

Of course, you need a membership to shop at Costco. A normal membership costs $60. Executive memberships are offered at $120. The Executive membership offers additional perks. Executive card holders are allowed to enter the store one hour before regular members. They also get 2% back on purchases. I buy 90% of my groceries at Costco, so the Executive membership is well worth it.

If you can’t afford a membership, there is a workaround. Costco cash cards can be used by non-members at any store. There’s a bit of a catch-22. Only members can buy the cash cards.

It’s essential to act fast if you find a great deal. Costco is notorious for offering products for a limited time. At the time of this writing, Costco no longer carries the fourth generation Apple TV. I was able to buy one a month after it launched, for a discounted price.

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Costco Black Friday Sale 2022

Costco’s Black Friday sale is underway, with the biggest savings on iMacs and MacBook Pros. With the iMac, be careful not to purchase the older Intel-based models. Although they seem inexpensive, they’ll be obsolete sooner than the M1 iMacs. Apple’s M1 chip is also much faster with superior efficiency. The 24″ M1 iMac with 128GB of storage is an excellent deal at only $1149.99.

The Mac Mini, one of our favorite computers, is really cheap this Black Friday. Costco is selling both models for $100 to $150 off. These Mac Minis come equipped with Apple’s super-fast M1 processor. I’m using an Intel-based 2018 Mac Mini now, and I’m seriously considering upgrading to the M1 for only $569.99. I paid $499 for my 2018 Intel model, which I purchased at B&H Photo on Cyber Monday back in 2020. It’s still quite fast and responsive on the latest OS — macOS Ventura.

Many retailers sell the 2020 13.3″ MacBook Air (M1, 128 GB) for $799.99. It’s an extraordinary deal, however, it’s a two-year-old machine. Costco is selling a brand-new model, but Apple often manufactures and sells Macs that launched years ago. They’re still usable and won’t be obsolete for years. But if you really want a Mac that will last for years, the 2022 13.3″ M2 MacBook Pro is an astonishing deal at $1149.99.

Those looking for an iPhone 14 Pro or Pro Max may be in luck. Today, the iPhone 14 Pro Max (128 GB) is in stock, but will probably sell out soon. Your best bet is to go to a Costco warehouse, but there’s no guarantee they’re in stock. Due to production issues in China, there’s a shortage of iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models. Even the iPhone 13 Pro series is sold out. There’s no shortage of iPhone 14 and 14 Plus base model phones; however, it’s understandable why people prefer the Pro models. With better cameras, a ProMotion screen, and a faster processor, it’s well worth the price.

There aren’t any good deals on the Apple Watch. A few models are $40 off, which is nothing special. If you’re looking to buy an Apple Watch, hold off until Cyber Monday. I bought my first Apple Watch a few months ago — a brand new 45mm Series 7 for $300 at Walmart. I love it! It always pays to shop around!

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Best Deals on Apple Products at Costco

We monitor Costco regularly to keep this article up to date. Recently, we implemented price tracking, so you know how good of a deal you’re getting. With each Costco item, we track the highest, lowest, and current prices to help you to make an informed decision.

Clicking or tapping on the current price of any item will take you to individual item pages, however, there may be different color options for a particular model. Make sure to check for any item variations, such as color, by searching for the item on Costco’s website.

Apple is known to release products on an almost predictable schedule. This means that there are bad times to buy specific Apple products. For example, Costco is still selling the iPad Air 2, even though the 2017 iPad is better in many respects and cheaper. You also don’t want to buy a new Apple device a few months before the next model launches. Make sure to read “Best Time to Buy Apple Products” before you make any purchase.

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Why Not Visit Costco.com?

Costco.com is an excellent site, and every item on this page links to the online retailer. If you want to skim over prices quickly, it’s not easy on their site. You have to drill down into countless product pages. It takes a lot of time. You can glean the same information in minutes on this page that would take hours on Costco.com.

Sometimes Costco sells old Apple products at a steep price. Not everything is a good deal at Costco. For example, right now, they’re selling the 4th generation iPad Air for the same price as the 5th gen model. They both have the same amount of storage space and comparable features. It’s just that one is newer than the other. We omitted this from our article because it’s a bad deal. Similarly, Costco sells older Apple Watch SE models at the same price as the new version, so we removed the previous generation smartwatches. This page will only show you the best deals from Costco.

Non-members can view some Costco prices; however, other products require a membership just to see the price. We use our membership to present you with this information at no cost.

We also track historical price data. As prices change, you’ll see the lowest and highest prices, so you can choose to buy now or postpone your purchase. We organized everything neatly into tables, making it easy to find a great deal on an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or any other Apple product.

Costco does not have an affiliate program. We don’t make a cent from your purchase. This article is solely for consumer convenience.

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iPhone

iPhone at Costco

Good news! Costco now sells unlocked iPhone models at prices rivaling Apple. At first blush, it may seem like the phones are more expensive than the Apple Store. Keep in mind that these come with two years of AppleCare+ coverage, a $199 value. When you add it up, Costco offers significant savings over Apple, and you get 90 days to return your iPhone if you’re not satisfied. Apple only gives you 14 days. If you’re a Costco member, these deals are unbeatable.

iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max:


iPhone 14 Pro (256 GB; AppleCare+) is in stock at Costco.com!!!

iPhone 14 Pro Max; 256 GB; AppleCare+
current price n/a
lowest price $1369.99
highest price $1369.99
iPhone 14 Pro Max; 128 GB; AppleCare+
current price n/a
lowest price $1269.99
highest price $1269.99
iPhone 14 Pro; 256 GB; AppleCare+
current price $1269.99
lowest price $1269.99
highest price $1269.99
iPhone 14 Pro; 128 GB; AppleCare+
current price n/a
lowest price $1169.99
highest price $1169.99

iPhone 14 and 14 Plus:

iPhone 14 Plus; 256 GB; AppleCare+
current price $1179.99
lowest price $1179.99
highest price $1179.99
iPhone 14 Plus; 128 GB; AppleCare+
current price $1079.99
lowest price $1079.99
highest price $1079.99
iPhone 14; 256 GB; AppleCare+
current price n/a
lowest price $1049.99
highest price $1049.99
iPhone 14; 128 GB; AppleCare+
current price $949.99
lowest price $949.99
highest price $949.99

iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max:


All iPhone 13 Pro models are currently sold out. Please check with your local Costco warehouse for availability.

iPhone 13 Pro Max; 128 GB; AppleCare+
current price n/a
lowest price $1,169.99
highest price $1,169.99
iPhone 13 Pro; 128 GB; AppleCare+
current price n/a
lowest price $1069.99
highest price $1069.99

2022 iPhone SE:

Costco does not sell unlocked iPhone SE models. If you’re a Costco customer, you can save on the iPhone SE by purchasing it from Wireless Advocates.

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Macintosh

Costco finally started selling Macs, however, one can sometimes find better deals elsewhere, particularly B&H Photo and similar retailers. All Macs come with an AppleCare+ option starting at $150.

Costco lists MacBooks individually, even if they only differ by color. Duplicates have been eliminated to keep the presentation clean. If color means a lot to you, make sure to search Costco’s site for a desirable color. Sometimes they only offer a product in one color.

Mac Studio:

Mac Studio; M1 Ultra; 1 TB
current price $3799.99
lowest price $3799.99
highest price $3799.99
Mac Studio; M1 Max, 512 GB
current price $1949.99
lowest price $1949.99
highest price $1949.99

27″ iMac:

27″ iMac; Intel Core i5; 512 GB
current price $1949.99
lowest price $1399.99
highest price $1949.99
27″ iMac; Intel Core i5; 256 GB
current price $1749.99
lowest price $1199.99
highest price $1749.99

24″ iMac:

24″ iMac; M1; 512 GB
current price $1649.99
lowest price $1549.99
highest price $1649.99
24″ iMac; M1; 256 GB
current price $1349.99
lowest price $1349.99
highest price $1449.99
24″ iMac; M1; 256 GB
current price $1349.99
lowest price $1349.99
highest price $1449.99
24″ iMac; M1; 256 GB
current price n/a
lowest price $1149.99
highest price $1249.99

21.5″ iMac:

21.5″ iMac; Intel Core i5; 256 GB
current price n/a
lowest price $847.96
highest price $847.96

Apple Studio Display:

Apple Studio Display; 27-inch; 5K
current price $1499.99
lowest price $1499.99
highest price $1499.99

16″ M1 MacBook Pro:

16″ MacBook Pro; M1; 1 TB
current price n/a
lowest price $3099.99
highest price $3449.99
16″ MacBook Pro; M1; 1TB
current price n/a
lowest price $2199.99
highest price $2649.99
16″ MacBook Pro; M1; 512 GB
current price $2449.99
lowest price $1999.99
highest price $2449.99

14″ M1 MacBook Pro:

14″ MacBook Pro; M1; 1 TB
current price n/a
lowest price $1999.99
highest price $2499.99
14″ MacBook Pro; M1; 512 GB
current price $1949.99
lowest price $1599.99
highest price $1949.99

13.3″ M2 MacBook Pro:

13.3″ MacBook Pro; M2; 512 GB
current price $1349.99
lowest price $1349.99
highest price $1349.99
13.3″ MacBook Pro; M2; 256 GB
current price $1249.99
lowest price  $1149.99
highest price  $1249.99

M1 MacBook Air:

13.3″ MacBook Air; M1; 256 GB
current price $799.99
lowest price $799.99
highest price $799.99

M1 Mac Mini:

Mac Mini; M1; 512 GB
current price $869.99
lowest price $749.99
highest price $869.99
Mac Mini; M1; 256 GB
current price n/a
lowest price $569.99
highest price $669.99

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iPad

Apple’s iconic tablet devices have been a fixture at Costco for years. Whether you’re looking for a high-performance iPad Pro or just a base model to keep on the coffee table, Costco has you covered.

6th Gen 12.9″ iPad Pro:

6th Gen 12.9″ iPad Pro; M2; 128 GB
current price $1069.99
lowest price $999.99
highest price $1069.99
6th Gen 12.9″ iPad Pro; M2; 256 GB
current price $1169.99
lowest price $1099.99
highest price $1169.99
6th Gen 12.9″ iPad Pro; M2; 512 GB
current price $1349.99
lowest price $1279.99
highest price $1349.99

5th Gen 12.9″ iPad Pro:

5th Gen 12.9″ iPad Pro; M1; 2 TB
current price n/a
lowest price $1599.99
highest price $2099.99
5th Gen 12.9″ iPad Pro; M1; 1 TB
current price $1249.99
lowest price $1249.99
highest price $1749.99
5th Gen 12.9″ iPad Pro; Cellular; M1; 256 GB
current price n/a
lowest price $1099.99
highest price $1349.99
5th Gen 12.9″ iPad Pro; M1; 512 GB
current price n/a
lowest price $949.99
highest price $1349.99
5th Gen 12.9″ iPad Pro; Cellular; M1; 128 GB
current price n/a
lowest price $999.99
highest price $1249.99
5th Gen 12.9″ iPad Pro; M1; 256 GB
current price $1149.99
lowest price $849.99
highest price $1149.99
5th Gen 12.9″ iPad Pro; M1; 128 GB
current price n/a
lowest price $749.99
highest price $1049.99

5th Gen iPad Air:

5th Gen iPad Air; Cellular; M1; 256 GB
current price $869.99
lowest price $869.99
highest price $869.99
5th Gen iPad Air; M1; 256 GB
current price n/a
lowest price $649.99
highest price $719.99
5th Gen iPad Air; Cellular; M1; 64 GB
current price $719.99
lowest price $719.99
highest price $719.99
5th Gen iPad Air; M1; 64 GB
current price $569.99
lowest price $499.99
highest price $569.99

6th Gen iPad Mini:

6th Gen iPad Mini; Wi-Fi + Cellular; 256 GB
current price n/a
lowest price $729.99
highest price $799.99
6th Gen iPad Mini; Wi-Fi + Cellular; 64 GB
current price $639.99
lowest price $589.99
highest price $639.99
6th Gen iPad Mini; Wi-Fi; 256 GB
current price n/a
lowest price $549.99
highest price $629.99
6th Gen iPad Mini; Wi-Fi; 64 GB
current price n/a
lowest price $399.99
highest price $489.99

9th Gen iPad:

9th Gen iPad; Wi-Fi + Cellular; 256 GB
current price $599.99
lowest price $549.99
highest price $599.99
9th Gen iPad; Wi-Fi + Cellular; 64 GB
current price $449.99
lowest price $399.99
highest price $449.99
9th Gen iPad; Wi-Fi + Cellular; 256 GB
current price n/a
lowest price $399.99
highest price $449.99
9th Gen iPad; Wi-Fi; 64 GB
current price n/a
lowest price $269.99
highest price $319.99

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Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is the finest smartwatch available on the market today. At a glance, one can quickly view important information, such as emails, messages, news, weather, and, of course, time. For the athletic, it’s an excellent training tool. With gorgeous, dynamic, and informative watch faces that can change with the swipe of a finger, the Apple Watch is sure to please techies and people less familiar with technology.

Costco sells the Apple Watch at a fair price. If you shop around, you can find it for less. I bought my 45mm Series 7 Apple Watch in September 2022 for only $300 from Walmart.com. I didn’t even need a membership! The moral of the story is: it never hurts to shop around.

Make sure to browse for different colors and styles. Some options are less expensive.

Due to Costco’s method of displaying Apple Watches, we cannot link to a specific watch size. Please make sure to choose the correct size and band for your watch.

Apple Watch Ultra:


Some Apple Watch Ultra colors (white and yellow) are still in stock!

Apple Watch Ultra; Cellular
current price n/a
lowest price $779.99
highest price $779.99

Apple Watch Series 8:

45mm Apple Watch Series 8; Cellular
current price $479.99
lowest price $479.99
highest price $489.99

41mm Apple Watch Series 8; Cellular
current price n/a
lowest price $449.99
highest price $489.99

45mm Apple Watch Series 8
current price $379.99
lowest price $379.99
highest price $419.99

41mm Apple Watch Series 8
current price $349.99
lowest price $349.99
highest price $389.99

Apple Watch Series 7:

45mm Apple Watch Series 7; Cellular
current price n/a
lowest price $469.99
highest price $469.99
41mm Apple Watch Series 7; Cellular
current price $379.99
lowest price $379.99
highest price $439.99
45mm Apple Watch Series 7
current price n/a
lowest price $309.99
highest price $369.99
41mm Apple Watch Series 7
current price n/a
lowest price $279.99
highest price $339.99

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AirPods:

If you’re looking for sound on the go or don’t want to disturb anyone, Apple’s iconic AirPods are a great way to go. Costco sells AirPods at a steep discount, and if you’re not satisfied, you get 90 days to return them. Apple only gives you 14 days.

AirPods Max
current price n/a
lowest price $449.99
highest price $529.99
AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
current price $229.99
lowest price $199.99
highest price $239.99
AirPods (3rd Gen; MagSafe case)
current price $149.99
lowest price $149.99
highest price $169.99
AirPods (3rd Gen; Lightning case)
current price $139.99
lowest price $139.99
highest price $159.99
AirPods (2nd Gen)
current price $99.99
lowest price $89.99
highest price $119.99

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Apple TV

You’ve probably heard a lot about Apple TV. Although you may have a smart TV, Apple TV is much more intelligent. The latest model features an A15 processor. That’s the same chip used in an iPhone 14. That’s some serious power for gaming, apps, or whatever you want to do.

With a massive App Store, Apple TV’s possibilities are almost limitless. It also integrates into the Apple ecosystem so well you can use your Apple Watch to control it. Apple TV can also serve as a home automation hub. If that’s not enough, Apple TV savings are better than ever!

Apple TV 4K (3rd Gen) 128 GB
current price $144.99
lowest price $144.99
highest price $149.99
Apple TV 4K (3rd Gen) 64GB
current price $124.99
lowest price $124.99
highest price $129.99
Apple TV 4K (2nd Gen) 64 GB
current price $119.99
lowest price $99.99
highest price $119.99
Apple TV 4K (2nd Gen) 32 GB
current price $99.99
lowest price $79.99
highest price $99.99

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Great Deals on Apple Products at Amazon Too!

Amazon Has Excellent Prices on Apple Products Too! You can’t take advantage of Costco’s low prices unless you have a membership. For most people, it’s not worth becoming a member just to purchase an Apple product. Amazon is another excellent option for buying Apple products at an often steep discount. Some Amazon deals are even better than Costco savings, and you don’t need a Prime membership to take advantage of the low prices. Amazon’s Apple products are brand new and come with a 30-day return window — over twice as long as Apple’s 14-day refund policy.

If you’re looking for great deals on Apple products at Amazon, Appledystopia has you covered. “Best Prices on Apple Products at Amazon” is updated almost daily and contains only the best deals on Apple products. Each product is brand new and sold from Amazon’s Apple Store, so you don’t have to worry about being ripped off by some shady operation.

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18 comments

  1. Dude. The iPhone 14 Pro Max is out of stock. You know anywhere I can get one? I’m willing to pay more. Really need one!

    1. Keep checking back with Costco. Maybe call a warehouse for availability. I doubt they can hang on to one for you, but you may be able to get a raincheck.

      iPhone 14 Pro Max production is at a stand-still because there are riots at the Foxconn facility in China. It will be very difficult to get one this year, but not impossible.

      I have one, but I ordered it back in September, and it took five weeks to get it. It’s much worse now.

      If it’s any consolation, it’s not that great. I liked the iPhone 13 Pro Max design better. I’m not a fan of the oval. But I do love Emergency SOS via Satellite. I will probably never use it, but it’s really cool. I tried the demo. All iPhone 14 models — even the base models — have a new Qualcomm chip that can communicate with satellites. But the Pro models have the ProMotion display. 120Hz is very nice.

      I will update this article soon with today’s latest prices. I don’t anticipate too many changes.

  2. My daughter wants a Mac for Christmas. Jeeze! Why do they cost so much? The cheapest one is 800 bucks. I can get a regular laptop for $300 and it seems better. Why does Apple stuff cost so much?

    1. Apple charges more because they bundle a lot of software with a Mac. When you buy a Mac, you hit the ground running. When you buy a Windows PC, you download a lot of apps, and some of them cost money. Apple offers an entire suite of office productivity software for free. Compare that with Microsoft, which charges a monthly fee to use Office 365. The version of Word that comes with windows can’t do much. I have a Windows laptop, and it asks me to buy a codec to play certain videos. That’s so lame. I ended up downloading a free video player. You’ll never need to do that with a Mac.

      I think that MacBook Air for $799 would be perfect for your daughter. The $799 price has been around for some time. It’s a steep discount from $999. I’m not sure it will get any cheaper, but it’s possible. Sometimes Cyber Monday is better than Black Friday.

    1. I think they might be raising them before lowering them again. That’s why we have price tracking. Without it, you wouldn’t be the wiser, unless you check Costco’s prices every day, like we do.

      Thanks for the comment. I think the M1 MacBook Air is an excellent deal, at $799.

  3. Do you think Costco really has the iPhone 14 Pro in store? I don’t wanna go to the Costco mosh pit. It’s so crowded this time of year. Takes me an hour just to find parking!

    1. I wouldn’t count on it. If you’re looking to gift an iPhone 14, make it one of the base models. It may upset some recipients, but what can you do? I see that even the 13 Pro series is selling out.

      You can always order one and put a card under the tree. Your gift recipient will get the iPhone later.

      If the iPhone is for you, just be patient. You probably won’t get it by Christmas, but it will eventually arrive.

    1. Good luck. Due to a manufacturing shortage, you probably won’t find one. Unfortunately, the iPhone 14 uses last year’s A15 chip, so it’s pretty much an iPhone 13. The only thing going for the base iPhone 14 lineup is Emergency SOS via Satellite and the Plus model with a larger screen. Other than that, the iPhone 14 is proof that Apple has seen better days!

  4. The price for the 14″ MacBook Pro M1 Pro 1 TB is the same at the Apple Store. Apple Store offers a $200 student discount and both stores have a trade in option. We will be purchasing Apple Care. Is there an advantage to purchasing at Costco? Executive membership rebate is less than the student discount.

    1. Yes. If you purchase most Apple products from Costco, you get a 90 day return window. With Apple, it’s only 14 days! I wanted to return an iMac that was a total lemon, and I couldn’t. I ended up selling it at a massive loss. (After the Apple Store repaired it twice and certified it to work. I think the Fusion Drive was a disaster and Apple should have done right by their customers.)

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