The best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for Apple products aren’t usually found at the company’s stores but at several other retailers. Apple is offering up an Apple Store Gift Card worth up to $200 on select products during its four-day shopping event. Meanwhile, Best Buy, Target, Amazon, B&H Photo, and Walmart are also hosting some noteworthy deals on Apple products.
We’re seeing the best-ever pricing on the new seventh-generation iPad, the Apple Watch Series 3 and Series 4 smartwatches, AirPods, and Apple’s new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. If you missed out on getting a good deal on the iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro, you’ll have another chance. More deals are on the way, and we’ll be tracking them all below.
The latest iteration of the AirPods, both with and without the wireless charging case, are discounted at several retailers for Black Friday. At their most affordable, you can usually expect to pay $159.99, but Best Buy and Walmart each sell them for $139.99 right now.
If you want to be able to pop them onto your wireless charger, the model that includes a case that supports your wire-free lifestyle is usually $199.99, but it costs $164.99 right now at Best Buy. It’s just a little more at Target at $169.99.
So far, there aren’t any deals on the Apple AirPods Pro, but we’re keeping a close eye on all retailers and will update this page if that changes.
We’re seeing the biggest deals so far on the seventh-generation iPad, which is great because it recently released. As for why you should pick the new iPad over the sixth-generation model, it comes down to a little extra RAM, a bigger screen (10.2 inches versus 9.7 inches), and a Smart Connector port. Otherwise, you’ll find the same processor inside.
The seventh-gen iPad with 32GB of storage costs $249.99 right now at Staples and Amazon. It’s $279.99 (usually $329.99) at Best Buy. It will go down to $249.99 at Target on Black Friday. If you want more storage, the 128GB model is
$379.99 $329.99 (usually $429.99) at Amazon and Best Buy. (You’ll need to sign up for the free My Best Buy program to get the deal there.)
We aren’t seeing deals on the unlocked iPhone 11, 11 Pro, or 11 Pro Max. However, several retailers will be discounting them via activation with carriers.
Starting on Thanksgiving Day, November 28th, if you’re looking for a discount on an iPhone 11 Pro, you may be able to buy one for as little as $499 (roughly half off), but only if you activate a new line with an installment plan on Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint and also trade in your old phone. How much you pay overall will depend on how much trade-in value your phone has. After activating it and trading in your old phone, the final cost for the iPhone 11 after your installment plan is paid off will be $199.
Over at Target, the iPhone deals kick off on Black Friday and last through Sunday. You can get a $200 gift card when you activate either the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, or 11 Pro Max with Verizon or AT&T. Target will also offer a $200 gift card for the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max, which cost less per month than the iPhone 11 Pro or Pro Max.
Amazon and Costco have debuted a new deal on the Apple Watch Series 5, and both the 40mm and 44mm models are now just $54 more than the Series 4 in their respective sizes. The GPS version of the 40mm Series 5 smartwatch is down to $354.99 (Amazon, Costco), which is $24 off of its usual price. The 44mm version Series 5 is $384.99 (Amazon, Costco), which is also $24 cheaper than usual.
Apple’s Series 3 and Series 4 smartwatches are seeing big discounts during Black Friday, and for the first time, prices are getting closer to the $150 mark. Right now, the Apple Watch Series 3 (38mm, GPS) is $169.99 at Walmart. And as part of the store’s Black Friday doorbusters, it will go down to $129.99, but don’t expect that price to last very long. The LTE-connected version of the 38mm Series 3 is $199.99 at Walmart. The 42mm version of that Watch with GPS connectivity is $199.99 at Walmart.
If you want the Series 4, which has a similar look to the newer Series 5, Best Buy and Amazon are selling the 40mm GPS version for $299 (usually $349). The LTE-connected Series 4 Watch with 40mm sizing is $349 at Best Buy.
The 2019 MacBook Air with a dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of SSD storage, and a True Tone display that matches its color temperature with the available light in the room is $200 off at Best Buy right now. If you want to double the storage to 256GB, that model is also $200 off at Best Buy, down to $1,099.99.
The latest 13.3-inch MacBook Pro is $200 off at Best Buy and Amazon, too. Prices start at $1,099.99 for the model with a quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of SSD storage, and a Touch Bar. If you want to double the storage, it costs $1,299 (usually $1,499.99).
We’ve seen some deals on the new 16-inch MacBook Pro, but those aren’t live anymore. We’ll update this post should they reappear.
Source: Black Friday Apple deals: iPhone 11, Apple Watch, AirPods, and more
By Cameron Faulkner
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