Apple Black Friday deals: Get the lowest prices on the best Apple kit
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Welcome to our guide to the best Apple Black Friday deals. Black Friday is now upon us, and we’re seeing some strong Apple Black Friday deals appearing.
In this article, we’ll be sharing all the best early Apple Black Friday and Cyber Monday offers as soon as they go live – and of course, on the big day itself (29 November, with Cyber Monday following on 2 December), we’ll be working tirelessly to sort through all the deals going live to find you the very best bargains across the whole range of Apple kit.
We’ve also gathered together everything we know from last year to give you a good idea of how the 2019 Apple Black Friday event will look, and help you plan accordingly. This is your one-stop shop for everything to do with the Apple Black Friday sales.
The best US Apple Black Friday deals
There’s just days to go until the main event, and we’re already seeing strong deals rolling in. There are going to be more and more of these appearing as we get closer to 29 November, but if you see what you’re looking for on offer already, our advice is to snap it up now (and avoid all the madness across Black Friday itself).
Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch |16GB RAM | 512GB: Was $2,799 now $2,349 at Amazon
Save $450: This incredible saving is on the most up-to-date 2019 model! It’s got fingertip technology, Touch Bar controls and so much more. Don’t miss out on this one, it’ll go fast.
Apple 10.5″ iPad Pro: Was $999 now $699 at Walmart
Save $300: Get a huge $400 off this second-gen, 10.5-inch iPad Pro at Walmart right now. It comes with 512GB of storage, a powerful A10X Fusion chip and Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Wi-Fi only.
Apple AirPods (2019) with standard charging case: Was $159 now $139 at Walmart
Save $20: You can get Apple’s latest model AirPods at Walmart right now. These super-hot headphones come with the standard charge case at a price that is hard to resist.
Apple MacBook Pro (2019) 13-inch 8GB RAM 256GB SSD: Was $1,499 now $1,399 at Amazon
Save $100: This gorgeous MacBook Pro is currently $100 cheaper than usual over at Amazon. This model comes with an Core i5 processor and 256GB SSD and has a Touch Bar.
The best UK Apple Black Friday deals
Apple MacBook Air 2019 13″ (128GB SSD):
£1.099 £985 at Amazon
Save £114: The brand new 128GB 2019 MacBook Air in Space Grey, is available for the low price of just £985. The Gold version is £1,047, saving you £52, while the Silver version is £50.39 off. Click through to the deal to choose between models.
Apple MacBook Pro (2019) 16″ 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD: Was £2,799 now £2546 at Amazon
Save £252: It’s pretty incredible to see discounts on Apple’s brand new products, so we were stoked to find this one. Get the new 16-inch MacBook for over £250 off!
Apple MacBook Pro (2019) 15-inch (256GB SSD): Was £2,349 now £1,912 at Laptops Direct
Save £437: This brand new MacBook Pro has almost £450 shaved off the price. It’s has 16GB RAM and 2,800 and 1,800 screen resolution. Oh, and it looks pretty sweet, too.
Will Apple have deals on Black Friday?
Yes, Apple is likely to run Black Friday deals. In previous years we’ve seen impressive Apple Black Friday deals across a whole range of devices, from Black Friday iPads and Apple Pencil Black Friday deals, to offers on iPhones and Apple Watches. However, unless you’re dead set on shopping in the Apple Store itself, you’re almost certain to find the best Apple Black Friday deals come from other retailers.
In previous years, rather than discounting the products themselves, the tech giant offered money off further Apple spending, with gift cards given on purchases made over the shopping event. In 2018, shoppers could get Apple Store gift cards from $25/£20 right up to $200/£160 when they purchased selected products.
Are Apple Cyber Monday deals the same as Black Friday?
There will be Apple Cyber Monday offers, but traditionally, Black Friday is a better time to bag a bargain. Retailers tend to bring out the highest concentration of bargains on Black Friday itself, and Cyber Monday is slightly less of a big deal. So if you’re wondering whether to hold off for a hot Apple Cyber Monday Apple deal, we’d probably advise against it.
Some will be offering blanket deals across the whole long weekend, while other promotions will be live for a shorter period, and the best offers will likely sell out. That’s a slightly frustrating answer, but our general advice is to think ahead on what you want to buy. Do you need particular specs or a specific model, or are you happy with whatever model the biggest Apple Black Friday discount happens to be on? Make a plan and if an offer crops up that matches your plans, snap it up then and there rather than waiting on the off chance something better will come around.
Apple Black Friday deals: iPad offers
Tablets are always in demand on Black Friday, and we saw a lot of good Black Friday iPad deals in 2018. Figuring out which is the best offer, taking into account the different models, storage options and features, can be difficult. We’ve sorted through the best options with this in mind.
In terms of where to shop, in 2018 Walmart was the place to head for US shoppers, while in the UK, Very, John Lewis and eglobal central all had good deals.
Take a look at the best iPad offers right now in the widget below, or scroll down to explore the best expired iPad deals from 2018.
The best Black Friday MacBook deals
MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Black Friday deals are in high demand every year – mainly because, as designers will know, this kind of top-quality kit doesn’t come cheap.
So how much does a MacBook cost on Black Friday? Short answer: it depends where you go and which model and spec you’re interested in. As you might expect the best discounts are typically on slightly older machines, so if you don’t mind not having the latest, greatest MacBook then that’s often a good way to bag a bargain. Another hot tip is to keep an eye out for refurbished models – there can be some hidden gems on pre-owned models.
In 2018 in the US, Jet, B&H and Adorama were the places to bag the best Black Friday Apple offers on MacBooks. In the UK, John Lewis, Very and Curry’s came through with some good deals, and there was also a standout offer from Laptops Direct.
Can’t wait? Take a look at the best prices right now in the widget below.
Black Friday Apple Airpods deals
In 2018, everyone was after an Airpod deal. Retailers did not oblige. There were a few little discounts here and there, but nothing that really made a dent in the hefty price tag.
Will AirPods go on sale for Black Friday or Cyber Monday 2019? Well, we think so. We’re already starting to see some decent discounts on these true wireless earbuds (the price widget below will pull in the best offers in your region).
These little devices aren’t quite as new and exciting now (and there’s a fair bit of competition hitting the market in the form of Amazon’s Echo Buds and Microsoft’s Surface Earbuds), so here’s hoping this November brings some strong Black Friday Apple Airpods deals.
Black Friday Apple Watch deals
There were quite a few good Apple Watch deals on Black Friday 2018, with discounts on the Series 3 as well as older models. The newest model back then – the Apple Watch 4, released September 2018 – didn’t get much Black Friday action.
Apple has just launched its Apple Watch Series 5, so Black Friday 2019 might be the time to bag a bargain on a Series 4 Apple Watch.
In the US, the best 2018 Black Friday Apple Watch deals came from B&H, Macy’s and Amazon. In the UK, shoppers were better off heading to John Lewis or Very.
Where to find the best Apple Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals
As we said above, the Apple Store isn’t usually the best place to grab a bargain in the Apple Black Friday sale. Keep an eye on retailers such as Currys, Amazon, Target, Best Buy, Walmart and John Lewis. And don’t forget to check back here, as we curate the best deals as they come in.
How to get the best Apple Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals
To get the best deal possible, it’s best to have a product and a price in mind. You don’t want to end up getting overwhelmed by the options and being unable to make a decision (or panicking and making the wrong decision), so start out with a clear plan.
Once you’ve decided on the product you’re after, you can start tracking its price on various retailers – or even simpler, bookmark this page and keep checking it. You could also set up a Google Alert for the prices you’re after. Here are some more tips here on how to make the most of Black Friday.
Apple Store Black Friday 2019 opening hours
Will you have to queue up round the block to get the best Apple Black Friday deals? This seems unlikely, because most Apple Stores will operate their usual opening hours across this period. If you’re in the US, check your local Apple Store opening times here.
As mentioned, however, the Apple Store isn’t likely to be the best place to bag yourself the best Apple Black Friday deals – you’ll probably be better off going to another retailer or shopping online. Don’t forget that we’ll be reporting on deals as they come in, so you can keep checking this page to bag yourself an Apple Black Friday bargain.