The Apple Black Friday sale has begun, giving you the chance to net savings from Apple through its gift cards and at big discounts across other retailers including Amazon.
Various retailers are now discounting Apple tech like the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, and more. This year, it may be wiser than ever to shop the deals early with all kinds of delays and fulfillment problems already creeping in.
We have all the information you need for those looking to score some Apple deals this Black Friday 2021 right here, and we will continue to update this page as we find more.
Where to find the best Black Friday Apple deals
You probably already know this, but Apple isn't too fond of running sales. Instead, Apple is running the usual gift card promotion that it does every year, where you can net up to $200 with select purchases of many of Apple's older devices.
Worry not, though, as Apple products are available at pretty much every major retailer, and that's where you'll find the best Apple Black Friday deals. Retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart are competing for shoppers' attention and dollars during this peak trading time, so they are incentivized to offer some doorbuster deals to get punters in.
We'll be rounding up the best offers on this page, but the below retailers are a good place to start if you want to see the deals each has to offer right now.
- Amazon: expect strong deals across all Apple devices plus price matching
- Best Buy: Big Apple deals with bundled extras
- Walmart: Has offered all-time low Apple prices before
- B&H: Competitive pricing and a wide array of Mac configurations
- Target: 5% extra RedCard savings
- Apple: Go direct to the source for up to $200 back in gift cards
Black Friday iPhone deals
The iPhone is the one product category that sees the least movement in price. That may be because Apple sells millions of units each month without really trying or because many people get their phones on a carrier contract, though that doesn't mean you can't find a Black Friday iPhone deal if you know where to look (hint: it's right here).
iPhone 13 | $0 with trade-in
You can take home an iPhone 13 for $0 at AT&T when you trade in an eligible device and take out an Unlimited plan. The discount is applied as bill credits over 30 months.
iPhone 13 | $100 back + free AirPods Pro
Visible will give you $100 back in the form of a pre-paid Mastercard as well as a free set of AirPods Pro with an iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 mini this Black Friday. Porting in of your existing number is required and you'll get your freebies after three service payments.
iPhone 13 Pro | $1,000 off with trade-in
You can get up to $1,000 off your iPhone 13 Pro purchase when you trade I nan eligible device. The best part is the device you hand over doesn't;t even have to be in good condition. You can also get an $800 prepaid Mastercard when you switch.
iPhone SE | Twelve months free service
Buy an iPhone SE with 12 months of service at Mint Mobile and the carrier with throw in a further 12 months of service for free. Prices start at just $25 per month for the 4GB plan.
Black Friday iPad deals
Apple has a wide array of iPad models these days, so there's bound to be one that suits your needs and budget. Whether you want the entry-level 10.2-inch model for browsing, checking email, or watching video, or need the ultra-powerful 12.9-inch iPad Pro with Apple Pencil, you can get an Apple tablet and be happy with it. We've gathered up all of the best Black Friday iPad deals below for those wanting to save on their next iPad purchase.
iPad Air (64GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular) | $30 off
iPad Air is probably the best iPad for most people with its mid-size display, modern edge-to-edge design, and solid specs. Select models are discounted at Amazon including this $30 price cut on the cellular model.
iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 2021) | Save up to $200
If you want Apple top-end iPad Pro, you can save as much as $150 right now with deals across pretty much every 12.9-inch configuration. Select 11-inch models are up to $120 off
Apple Pencil (1st Generation) | $19 off
The first-generation Apple Pencil is available right now for just $79.99, down from $100 for a saving of 20%. It works with previous models of the iPad Pro and has detection for position, angle, pressure, and more. The perfect starter model for anyone who wants to take their iPad experience to the next level.
Black Friday Apple Watch deals
There are regular sales on Apple's line of smartwatches, so those looking for a great Apple Watch deal can often find one — especially around Black Friday. It can be hard to know exactly where to shop for the best price, though, so we're taking the guesswork out of it for you by gathering the best Apple Watch deals below.
Apple Watch Series 7 (41mm, GPS) | $19 off
Apple's latest Apple Watch model hasn't seen much in the way of discounts, though you can save $19 at Amazon right now. Various colors and configurations are discounted.
Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm, GPS) | $50 off
Though it's no longer the latest model, the Apple Watch Series 6 still gets you a lot of smartwatch for your money. You can save $50 on one at Amazon right now.
Apple Watch Series 5 (40mm, GPS + Cellular) | $290 off
Save close to $300 on the fancy stainless steel Apple Watch Series 5 with Milanese Loop band at Amazon. With the Series 5 now discontinued, this may be your last chance to save on one.
Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS) | $59 off
If you've been holding out for a Black Friday Apple Watch SE deal then look no further than this $60 price cut. It's never gone lower than this, and we don't expect it to fall further later this week.
Black Friday Mac deals
In the market for a Mac upgrade? Now's the perfect time to buy with new models hitting store shelves and Black Friday promising some great MacBook deals and iMac price drops. Since Apple's computers tend to be on the more expensive end, it makes total sense to try and claw back some savings at this time of year and, with the below deals, you can.
MacBook Air (Early 2020) | $170 off
The previous-gen MacBook Air released in spring 2020 is deeply discounted at B&H with close to $200 off its retail price. If you don't need the latest and greatest, it may well be the cheapest MacBook deal right now.
MacBook Air (M1, 2020) | Up to $149 off
Apple's latest entry-level MacBook Air, powered by M1, is discounted by $100 right now. If you're in the market for a slim, light, and powerful laptop this Black Friday, this is it. Other configurations are also discounted by as much as $149.
MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2020) | $300 off
If you want the cheapest MacBook Pro deal possible, the recent mid-2020 Intel model with 256GB SSD is heavily discounted at B&H with prices from just $999. It may not be the latest model anymore and lacks M1, but it's a lot of computer for the money.
MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020) | Up to $200 off
The M1 MacBook Pro is discounted by as much as $200 at Amazon. With a 256GB or 512GB SSD, 13-inch Retina display, and 20-hour battery life, it's a lot of computer for not a lot of money.
MacBook Pro 2021 (14-inch, M1 Pro, 2021) | $49 off
The MacBook Pro 2021 is available to order over at Adorama with $49 off the entry-level 14-inch configuration. This is a rare chance to save on such a new Apple product.
MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) | $500 off
Apple's largest MacBook Pro from 2019 is on sale at Best Buy with $500 off. This machine has been discontinued by Apple following the released of the M1 Pro and M1 Max versions in 2021, though this deal is an affordable way to get a big ol' MacBook.
Black Friday AirPods deals
We see AirPods deals throughout the year, so we're expecting something really special when it comes to Black Friday deals. The hot ticket earbuds are sure to be on a lot of people's shopping lists this holiday season, though, so it might be worth snagging an early deal on a set if you see a discount that catches your eye.
AirPods 2 with Charging Case | $29 off
If you don't need the latest AirPods model or just want the most affordable entry point to the AirPods lineup, the now previous-gen AirPods are down to just $100.
AirPods 3 | $29 off
Since they are so new, we didn't expect such a good AirPods 3 deal to be available this Black Friday but you can save close to $30 via Amazon right now. You'll see the final savings at checkout.
AirPods Pro with MagSafe Case | $79 off
Apple only recently updated its AirPods Pro to include a MagSafe-enabled case, and you can already save $90 on a set. We expect AirPods Pro to be a hot ticket item next week, but you can save right now.
AirPods Max | $120 off
A few AirPods Max colorways are discounted at Crutchfield right now with as much as $120 off their regular price. If you've been eyeing up Apple's premium cans, now's a good time to buy.
Black Friday Apple TV deals
Apple TV makes for the best home entertainment experience if you're already all-in on the Apple ecosystem. Whether you're new to Apple TV and want something cheap or want to upgrade to the latest Apple TV 4K, chances are you'll be able to score a Black Friday Apple TV deal in the coming days.
Apple TV 4K (2021) | $19 off
The latest Apple TV 4K rarely falls from its retail price, but you can save $19 on the 32GB model right now at Amazon. This is the lowest we've seen it go since its 2021 release.
Apple TV 4K (2021) | $29 off
Just $10 more gets you the higher-capacity 64GB Apple TV 4K which is $29 off its regular price. If you want more space for games and movies, get this one.
Apple TV 4K (4th generation)
Hook Apple's streaming device up to your 4K TV for an easy way to stream from all the services you know and love. Since this model has now been discontinued, you probably won't be able to grab one on sale for much longer.
Black Friday HomeKit deals
Smart home aficionados that are well versed in HomeKit already will know that Apple-compatible accessories are often a bit more expensive than the competition. That's why it makes sense to snag a HomePod deal when you can and also makes it worth keeping an eye on the prices of HomeKit cameras and other HomeKit accessories during Black Friday. With Matter coming down the line, it won't always be so expensive to equip your Apple smart home, but you can at least try to save a few bucks in the meantime with these deals.
HomePod mini | $10 off
The best direct discount yet on Apple's HomePod mini sees 10% taken off at Staples. The deal applies to the white and space gray models there.
Meross Smart Pro LED Strip Lights | $13 off
The Meross Smart Wi-Fi Light Strip blankets up to 16.4 feet in colorful goodness. This light strip connects with HomeKit over Wi-Fi without the need for a hub, and once up and running, you can change colors via Siri, the Home app, or the Meross app. It's 30% off with the on-page coupon.
Lutron Caseta Smart Start Kit | $20 off
Get started with smart home lighting with everything you need in the Caseta Smart Start kit. It works with HomeKit so you can control it from any of your HomeKit speakers or your phone. The dimmer switch also means you have a convenient physical switch whenever you need it. You can even set up more switches on the same hub down the line.
Eve Energy Strip | $20 off
This smart home triple outlet and power meter let you control up to three devices. That means you can turn any ordinary lamp, fan, appliance, or another electrical device into a smart device and control it using Siri or the Home app.
August Smart Lock (4th Gen) | $50 off
August's fourth-generation Smart Lock is a unique solution for those who want to add smart convenience to their home without changing their hardware. The August lock replaces your existing deadbolt on the inside, keeping your original look outside. Once set up, this lock connects directly to HomeKit via Bluetooth connectivity, enabling a secure local connection without needing the cloud.
eufyCam 2C Pro | $70 off
eufy's 2C Pro wireless outdoor camera system covers all the bases and more with HD video, weather resistance, and an integrated spotlight. The spotlight allows the camera to stream at night in color, and with HomeKit, you can use it with other accessories through automation.
Abode Smart Security Kit | $32 off
Just like the Iota, the Abode Smart Security Kit gives you a great start with professional monitoring or DIY security by bundling several accessories into one affordable package. This kit includes the Abode Gateway with battery backup, a mini door and window sensor, a keyfob, and a motion sensor. Unlike the Iota, however, the Gateway in this bundle lacks a built-in camera and Wi-Fi connectivity.
ecobee SmartThermostat | $50 off
The ecobee SmartThermostat is the ultimate combination of convenience and power. Even though it works with all voice assistants, a built-in microphone houses Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri, allowing you to shout out temperature and mode adjustments. Also included is a remote temperature sensor, enabling the thermostat to use your most important rooms as the true indicator of when to turn on your home's heating and cooling.
ecobee Switch+ | $44 off
The Switch+ from ecobee is an in-wall solution that includes motion, temperature, occupancy, light sensing, and of course, a light switch. Since it is a light switch, you don't have to worry about finding the optimal place in your home, and with its constant power, you don't need to replace batteries. It's over half off right now.
Belkin Wemo Smart Plug Mini | $12 off
Belkin's Wemo mini features a slim profile that won't block the other plug on the wall, allowing two of them to be used in a single outlet. You don't need a hub; simply connect to HomeKit, Alexa, or Google Assistant and the Wemo app on iOS and Android. The Wemo Mini is also UL certified. It's $12 off at Walmart.
VIZIO P-Series Quantum P65Q9-J01 | $300 off
If you want to bring your TV into your smart home setup, get one with HomeKit support built-in. Coming in 65-inch and 75-inch sizes, it offers a gorgeous 4K display with Quantum Color, 1200 nits of peak brightness, and a ProGaming Engine. It offers all of the smart apps you want plus AirPlay and HomeKit support.
eero Wi-Fi 6 routers | Up to 40% off
The latest eero routers and mesh Wi-Fi systems are on sale at Amazon. You can take as much as 40% off eero 6 and eero Pro 6 systems there to suit any homeKit household.
When will Apple's Black Friday event start?
Black Friday officially takes place on November 26, though the sales start before that date and run for a few days after too. For Apple, it tends to keep its Black Friday sale to a minimum, offering deals from Black Friday through Cyber Monday and that's exactly the case for Black Friday 2021.
Apple's official Black Friday sale began on Friday, November 26 and is set to continue until end of day on Monday, November 29. As it has in previous years, Apple isn't directly discounting products and is instead incentivizing buyers by giving Apple gift cards of up to $200 back following eligible purchases. If you shop directly at Apple a lot, it's a good chance to save on a subsequent purchase.
That being said, since Black Friday takes over most of November, we've already seen a ton of direct price drops on Apple gear at third-party retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Target, among others meaning Apple's sale might not be the best way to save.
Black Friday deals
As well as keeping tabs on prices for Apple products and related accessories this holiday season, we're also rounding up the best deals in product categories we think our readers will want to read about. That includes the best camera deals and the top Nintendo Switch sales available, so be sure to have a read of those guides if you're shopping for more than just Apple gear this fall.
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