What you need to know
- Apple's annual holiday shopping event begins November 26.
- Apple is giving free gift cards out depending on what items are bought.
- 27-inch iMac buyers will get a $200 gift card back.
Apple has shared details about its annual shopping event (opens in new tab) with the company giving out gift cards to people who buy specific products. Those who buy the more expensive times will get the most money back as gift card credit, with the event kicking off on Friday, November 26 and running for four days.
While not labeled as a Black Friday event, that's basically what we're looking at here. New products like iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7 aren't included, but anyone buying older models will receive a gift card. The offer is available at physical Apple Stores as well as online, too.
Some of the products available with gift cards include:
- iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, and iPhone 12 SE buyers will receive a $50 gift card.
- Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch Series 3 are good for a $75 gift card.
- Buyers of iPad Pro tablets get $100 back in gift cards.
- The biggie — 27-inch iMac buyers will receive $200 in gift cards, the most offered as part of this event.
The full rundown of the products included in this event and the gift cards buyers will receive can be found on the Apple website (opens in new tab) right now. Anyone looking to get the best iPhone you can buy won't see any deals here, but they might over in our collection of the best iPhone deals!
Apple doesn't traditionally run discounts on products, so the best you're likely to find is a deal that gets you a gift card, unfortunately.
Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
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