An iMac is no small investment, which is why it is wise to spend some time making sure you get the right iMac for you at the best price.
Here we go – the McWorld team is constantly on the lookout for the best iMac deals on the web. Throughout the year we find the biggest and best deals from UK and US retailers and list them here in this article.
Until recently there was a huge hurdle: the supply of the 24in iMac was limited and it was difficult to buy one at all, leaving it at a discount. 24in iMac is not in stock in many places, but 24in iMac stock now seems to be at normal levels.
Then in March 2022, instead of updating the 27in iMac as expected, Apple removed it from the lineup. This means that the 27in iMac is no longer sold by Apple unless you find one in the Apple Refurbished Store. But you can find models available to resellers because they sell old stock and you can expect to get some good deals while they do it.
iMac deals in June 2022
Here are some of the best deals for the iMac we’re looking at right now
In the United States:
Amazon – The 7-core GPU is in stock in blue and has a 1,199 (RRP: 2 1,299) discount. Amazon also has the Green $ 1,499 model for 1,250.55. You can get it in blue for $ 1,699 for $ 1,648.92. Green Model 1,649.
In the UK:
- Amazon’s Pink £ 1,449 model is in stock for £ 1,149. £ 1,649 models also discounted: you can get the silver model for £ 1,328
- Laptops Direct has a ছাড় 1,249 M1 iMac 256GB Storage Silver discount: Get it at £ 1,129.97.
- Currys also has the silver £ 1,649 model for £ 1,363.
See our best price comparison table below for more deals – they are always up-to-date.
What do you want to know
In April 2021 Apple announced an update to the iMac: the 21.5in model was replaced with a completely redesigned 24in iMac that comes in a collection of seven different colors and is powered by Apple’s M1 chip. Read our 2021 24in iMac review.
This is the smaller iMac, but what about the larger 27in models? Instead of updating the 27in iMac, Apple discontinued it in March 2022. While this may not be the end of the larger iMac: Read 27in iMac off, but not necessarily dead and rumors about the new iMac Pro.
Apple’s current and recent pricing is included below Keep these prices in mind when evaluating how good each deal is.
2021 24in iMac
- 8-core CPU / 7-core GPU, 256GB SSD, 4.5K Retina display, two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports, Magic keyboard: $ 1,299 / £ 1,249
- Magic keyboard with 8-core CPU / 8-core GPU, 256GB SSD, 4.5K Retina display, two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports, two USB 3 ports, Touch ID: $ 1,499 / £ 1,449
- Magic keyboard with 8-core CPU / 8-core GPU, 512GB SSD, 4.5K Retina display, two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports, two USB 3 ports, Touch ID: $ 1,699 / £ 1,649
Assuming the 27in iMac is gone, you might be interested in the new Mac Studio (see Best Mac Studio Deals). We also have a dedicated Mac Mini Deal article. You may also want to check out a round-up of our best MacBook Pro deals and MacBook Air deals. Make sure you’ve seen the full round up of the best Apple deals we’ve seen. If you need help deciding which Mac is best for you, read our Mac Buying Guide.
The best iMac deal right now
Here are some of the best iMac deals you can get right now:
8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, 256GB, MSRP $ 1,299 / £ 1,249
8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 256GB, MSRP $ 1,499 / 1,449
8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 512GB SSD, MSRP from 1,699 / £ 1,649
27in iMac Deal
If you don’t mind that it was discontinued by Apple, the Intel-powered 27in iMac models, introduced in August 2020, are to be dealt with: read our 2020 27in iMac review.
3.1GHz 6-core, 10th-gen, 2020 – MSRP was $ 1,799 / 1,799
3.3GHz 6-core, 10th-gen, 2020 – MSRP was $ 1,999 / 1,999
3.8GHz 8-core 10th-gen, 2020 – MSRP was $ 2,299 / £ 2,299
Older 21.5in iMacs
There are some deals on the now-defunct 21.5in iMac, if you see one available we’ll stay away from the 2.3GHz model (which was £ 1,099 / 0 1,099), but higher models may have decent deals:
3.6GHz quad-core iMac, 2019 – MSRP was $ 1,299 / 1,299
Where to buy an iMac
You can buy an iMac from Apple directly in the US or from the Apple UK, but there are plenty of stores and Apple Premium resellers around the world that offer discounts on new and old Macs. Some Mac retailers offer great discounts on Apple products and Apple accessories, so you should be able to save hundreds of pounds from some iMac configurations.
Be careful, though. The Mac listed by the reseller may be an older model than the one Apple currently sells. We’ve seen resellers advertising Macs for money based on the price Apple previously sold, even after Apple started selling a new Mac at the same price – so the deal often looks better than that. So be careful to check the age and space of the machine sold and do not automatically assume that it is current.
To get an idea of what the older model should cost, check out Apple’s refurbished store to see what Apple’s older version is selling for (and remember that if you buy from Apple, even if it’s refurbished, you’ll get a full year warranty).
And for other ways to save money on a new Apple product, read about how you can trade old products at Apple and other resellers and get discounts. Read: How Apple works and saves you money.
We regularly see Mac-related deals from the following UK and US retailers:
Apple has a number of Apple premium resellers in the UK that sell Mac stock and offer other services:
From time to time, Amazon runs a lightning deal, which can get you a discount if you act fast. If you find that you’re missing out on Amazon’s Lightning Deals, which only last a few hours and offer limited stock, we recommend signing up for Amazon Prime’s 30-day free trial, which will give you access to the deals for the first 30 minutes. Also, you’ll get free delivery the next day with Prime Trial, as well as access to Prime Instant Video and more. Sign up for Prime here.
The best renewal iMac deal
One of the best places to look for iMac deals all year is the Apple Refurbished Store. There, you’ll find huge iMac discounts, sometimes even on the latest models These iMacs have been returned to Apple for a variety of reasons, and have since been fully resold. One of the major benefits of buying a reformed Mac from Apple is that it comes with a one-year warranty so Apple can fix or replace it for free if something happens to it in the first year.
You can’t tell the difference between a refined iMac and a brand new iMac, except for the box that comes in, which is white so people can’t buy them and try to sell them as new. Learn more about buying a refined iMac here.
There are often deals for refurbished iMacs with the M1 chip – but these sell out quickly, so we recommend that you check them often. Check out this page in the UK and the US Refurb Store page here.
- We’ve seen a full spaced 24in iMac with Apple M1 chip with 8 ‑ Core CPU and 8 ‑ Core GPU, 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD at ার 1,739 / 60 1,609 at the Refurbished Store – সাধারণ 310 / $ 490 saving generic £ 2,049 / $ 2,099 price .
- The entry-level 24in iMac M1 (with 8-core CPU and 7-core GPU) is 1,099 (স্বাভাবিক 200 savings at the usual price of $ 1,299).
- The mid-range model (with 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU and 256GB SSD) costs US $ 1,269 (স্বাভাবিক 230 savings at the usual price of $ 1,499). In the UK you can get the mid-range model for 1,229, which saves £ 220 at a normal price of £ 1,449.
- In the US you can save 24 1,699 on a 24in iMac M8 chip with 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU and 512GB SSD (in blue), but you can get it for $ 1,430. Same deal available in the UK: Save £ 250 on the same 24in iMac, usually 1,649 but you can get it for 1,399.
Amazon also has a certified renewal store for Apple products, but we would advise against buying any product that is more than five years old – most of the products we see in Amazon Reform stores are unfortunately too old.
Best iMac Student Deals
Another great resource to help you save is the McWorld UK Student Deal page, especially the tech and mobile department. At the moment, Apple is offering up to 10% discount on Macs as well as up to 50% discount on Apple Care. You can save up to 8% on accessories and 5% on iPads. Check out this month’s best iPad deals here.
Just create an account, log in and verify your student status and the discount is yours. Check out the McWorld UK Student Tech Deal here.
If you’re looking for deals on more than just iMacs, you can check out our comprehensive guide to the best Apple bargains.
Read: How to Get an Apple Student Discount.