Amazon has been touting its Prime Day for a while, now. At AppAdvice, we’ve been hoping that some of the deals would benefit iPhone and iPad owners. Unfortunately, when the sale finally went live, it was nothing more than underwhelming for iOS users.
A few deals, but nothing major
Thats not to say there werent a few decent deals to be had. For example, you couldstill get an AmazonBasics Lightning car charger for your iOS device at a 16 percent discount. You could also score a sync and charge cable for your newer iPhone or iPad at a decent price through one of Amazons Lightning Deals.
Lightning Deals arent just specials on the iOS device cables. Theyre so-named because they are quick deals, over in hours and usually limited in quantity. For example, an RND Apple-certified Lightning to reversible USB six-foot cable was one of the laterexclusive Lightning Deals.
In other deals later on Prime Day, a few more accessories appeared. For example, Otterbox Defender cases for the iPad Air 2 were among the Lightning Deals for the mid-morning to afternoon hours. And then of course, selfie sticks wereon sale through Prime Day exclusive Lightning Deals.
What the sale could have been
Amazon seems to have made the focus of the Prime Day sale very broad, with a few products from many different categories. There was everything from pantry items to electronics, board games to Amazon gift card deals.
I would have loved to see the sale focused more on electronics, especially iOS-based electronics. Even a good deal on a television would have been welcome, since Im shopping for one, but nothing doing. Oh, but if I wanted an iRobot Roomba 595, I couldget that for 34 percent off.
How can you get in on the sale
Prime Day requires you to be a member of Amazon Prime. If you arent already, and you never have been, you can get a trial membership for free. That will allow you to shop from the Prime Day deals, but you need to remember to cancel your subscription within 30 days if you dont want to pay $99 for it. To see the full list of Prime Day deals, head on over to Amazons web Page for the sale.