These Apple accessories won't break the bank before you go back to school

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On your way back to school this year but looking for something fresh? Apple tech can be expensive, but there are savings to be had at Amazon on a variety of items.

If you've got an iPhone, the Apple Watch SE is an excellent, more affordable fitness tracker than you may expect, now down to just $149 - that's $130 off of the MSRP.

It has more practical school-focused features, too, like using watchOS to add your notes or task manager apps to your wrist or keeping a list of your calendar appointments to hand (or wrist).


Apple Watch SE
Was: $279
Now: $149

Save $130 on Apple's most affordable Apple Watch, ideal for school organization and fitness tracking alike.

Apple AirPods (Second Generation)

Apple AirPods (Second Generation)
: $129
Now: $99

Save $40 on Apple's second-generation AirPods, an excellent pair of earbuds with a handy charging case.

Apple Pencil (Second Generation)

Apple Pencil (Second Generation)
: $129.99
Now: $89

Apple's most impressive Apple Pencil is down to just under $90 - just be sure it's the right model for your tablet.

Related: Get the latest Apple Watch Series 8 for less with this deal.

Amazon is also offering a deal on the second-generation AirPods, with $40 off of the MSRP making them just $99. For under a hundred dollars, that means you get the true wireless earbuds with great sound quality and the charging case means you can get a day of battery life without needing to reach for a charger.

Finally, if you're heading back to school with an iPad Pro, iPad Air, or iPad Mini, you'll want to check out the Apple Pencil (2nd Generation). You'll need the first-gen version for other iPads, but this more advanced model is much more sensitive and capable of greater detail.

Amazon is now offering the clever stylus for $89 - just over $40 off the MSRP of $129.99. You can also get the same deal at Walmart.

Wondering which iPad needs which accessory? Be sure to check out our iPad buying guide for students.

Lloyd Coombes

Lloyd Coombes freelance tech and fitness writer for Live Science. He's an expert in all things Apple as well as in computer and gaming tech, with previous works published on TopTenReviews,, Dexerto and TechRadar. You'll find him regularly testing the latest MacBook or iPhone, but he spends most of his time writing about video games as Editor in Chief at He also covers board games and virtual reality, just to round out the nerdy pursuits.