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 (opens in new tab)
- Best Buy: Big Apple deals with bundled extras (opens in new tab)
- Walmart: Has offered all-time low Apple prices before (opens in new tab)
- B&H: Competitive pricing and a wide array of Mac configurations (opens in new tab)
- Target: 5% extra RedCard savings (opens in new tab)
- Apple: Go direct to the source for up to $200 back in gift cards (opens in new tab)
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
The second-generation Apple Pencil works with Apple's latest and greatest tablets including the M1 iPad Pro (2021), iPad Air, iPad mini 6, and more. It also features niftier pairing than the first model.
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'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.
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.
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.
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.
While it's no longer the latest model, you'll struggle to find a lower-priced Black Friday Apple Watch deal than this. Apple Watch Series 3 has never gone this low before but the deal won't last for long.
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.
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.
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.
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.