When will the best Apple Black Friday deals start in 2021?
Where are the best places to find Apple Black Friday deals?
Apple – No discounts, but gift cards or freebies with select Apple devices
B&H Photo – a wildcard option, always surprises with competitive prices.
Best Buy – always hot on the heels of Amazon
Walmart – again, a top, top choice for all Apple devices.
Adorama – a fantastic retailer to check if you’re looking for older devices.
What Apple Black Friday deals do we expect to see in 2021?This year so far, Apple has unveiled the all-new AirTag, the updated Apple TV 4K, and an upgraded version of the 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro. We expect the tech giant to announce the iPhone 13, the Apple Watch 7, and AirPods 3 at Apple’s upcoming fall event, which means that we could see first-time price cuts on these devices during Black Friday, which typically happens based on previous years. We also anticipate record-low prices on older devices, including the Apple Watch Series 3, 6, and SE, the best-selling AirPods Pro, the luxurious AirPods Max, and the 2019 Apple AirPods. We also expect to see fantastic offers on the iPhone 11 and 12 and all-time low prices on last year’s MacBook Air and Pro and the 10.2-inch iPad and 10.9-inch iPad Air.
How to get the best Apple deals on Black FridayApple rarely ever discounts its own devices, particularly not its latest and greatest gadgets, like the AirPods Max or latest iPads. Last year, the company offered Apple gift cards with select devices, but that’s about as far as it goes from Apple directly. That means you’ll need to pay close attention to online retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart, which typically offer the best Apple deals during Black Friday. Last year, Walmart’s Black Friday ad announced record-low prices on the Apple Watch 3 and latest model AirPods and were released before Black Friday proper.
Because these Black Friday Apple deals were advertised beforehand, the devices sold out quickly. Amazon price-matched those early offers, but soon those items also ran out of stock. This all means, if you spot a record-low price on an Apple device during Black Friday, you should take advantage quickly before it sells out.
Today’s best Apple deals
If you’re looking to snag an Apple deal today, we’ve listed the best deals on Apple devices below, which includes discounts on AirPods, the Apple Watch, iPads, MacBooks, and more.
Thanks to back to school sales, you’ll find impressive discounts on the 2020 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, and you also have upcoming Labor Day sales to look forward to, which could see price cuts on AirPods, iPads, and Apple’s best-selling Apple Watch 6.
Last year’s best Apple Black Friday deals
Last year we saw record-low Black Friday prices on Apple’s best-selling devices, including the best-selling AirPods Pro, Apple’s powerful iPad Pro, and the 2020 MacBook Air. Black Friday also brought big discounts on the Apple Watch with all-time low prices on the Apple Watch 3, the Apple Watch SE, and Apple’s latest smartwatch, the Apple Watch Series 6.
If you were looking for Black Friday iPhone deals, carriers like Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile were offering their best ever discounts with trade-in and bundle offers on the iPhone 12, iPhone 11, and the budget iPhone SE.
The best Apple Black Friday deals last year
Apple iPad Pro 11″ (2020, 256GB):
$899 $799 at B&H Photo
Save $100 – Stock ran out quickly but if you were quick you could secure a 2020 iPad Pro 11 for its cheapest price ever last year. Amazon had already run out of stock at this price when B&H Photo came through with this $100 discount.
$799 $749 | 256GB: $899 $799 | 512GB: $1,099 $999 | 1TB: $1,299 $1,199.99
Apple iPad Pro 12.9″ (2020, 128GB):
$999 $899 at Amazon
Save $100 – Previously starting at $929, Amazon launched the cheapest ever price on these huge premium tablets in its Black Friday Apple deals last year. Plus, discounts were found across the range of storage configurations as well.
$999 $899 | 256GB: $1,099 $999 | 512GB: $1,299 $1,149.99 | 1TB: $1,499 $1,349
Apple iPad Air 4 (2020, 64GB) :
$599 $569 at Amazon
Save $30 – Amazon’s lowest price on the new iPad Air 4 returned in last year’s Black Friday Apple deals, but things sold out quickly – starting with the most popular colors. Towards the end of the event, only December delivery dates were available on remaining stock, but B&H Photo was also offering similar discounts as well. We’ve already seen this price beaten in 2021, with costs dropping all the way down to $499, so this is very likely to be improved upon this year.
Apple MacBook Air (Early 2020):
$999 $799 at Amazon
Save $200 – 2020’s Intel MacBook Air was on sale for just $799 at Amazon, but quickly rose back up to $899 once word got out. This was a record low price on the base configuration, however these older devices won’t offer great value for money in 2021.
Apple iPhone 11 Pro: save $350 with new unlimited line, plus up to $950 with trade-in and switch at Verizon
The iPhone 11 Pro was available with a $350 online exclusive at Verizon when you picked it up with a new unlimited line. If that wasn’t all you could also trade-in to get up to $550 off, plus, another $400 off if you were switching over from another carrier.
Apple iPhone 12: Save 700 with trade-in and new unlimited line at Verizon
Verizon’s Black Friday iPhone 12 deals landed early but its initial flash iPhone offers stuck around for the main event. This $700 off trade-in special could be used to cut down your phone bill over 24 months when you traded in an eligible old device. Note – this deal was also available on the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Total cost: $99 (24 mo)
Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm, GPS):
$399 $329.98 at Amazon
The all-new Apple Watch Series 6 got a massive $69 price cut at Amazon in this early Black Friday deal. This was its lowest price ever, but note – it was only available on the red color. The all-new 40mm smartwatch features a new S6 processor, blood oxygen monitoring, an ECG app, and elevation tracking.
Apple AirPods Pro:
$249.99 $169 at Amazon
Save $50 – You could get the best-selling Apple AirPods Pro on sale for just $169 – the lowest price we had ever seen. With noise cancellation, transparency mode, and wireless charging case capable of topping up your AirPods to 24-hours of battery life, these are a great pickup.
Apple AirPods 2019 with charging case:
$159 $109 at Amazon
Save $30 – You could find the cheapest AirPods on the market with a $50 discount right now at Amazon. Like their wireless charging counterparts, this set of AirPods was seeing a further $10 price cut in last year’s Black Friday Apple deals although it was still a way off the $99 record.