Black Friday 2021 is almost upon us, officially taking place on November 26 this year and deals already showing up. As we do every year, we’ll be keeping tabs on all of the best discounts on Apple products throughout the super sale weekend.
Best Apple Black Friday Deals
You don’t have to wait to score some exceptional Apple deals, though. Various retailers have already begun 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. We’ve now heard from Cupertino about what it plans to offer shoppers this Black Friday and, as in previous years, Apple’s own Black Friday sale will again come in the form of a gift card promotion.
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 through the door.
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 (4th Generation, 256GB) | $50 off
This is one of the best iPads Apple offers, and getting the upgraded storage for less is certainly a bargain. The iPad Air offers some really high-grade internals, making it a very powerful choice without costing as much as the iPad Pro. You can save $50 on the iPad Air 4 with 256GB storage at Amazon and Walmart.
iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 2021) | Save up to $150
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 $250 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.
Apple Pencil (2nd Generation) | $29 off
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 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 SE (40mm, GPS) | $60 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.
Apple Watch Series 3 (38mm) | $90 off
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.
MacBook Air (M1, 2020) | $149 off
Apple’s latest entry-level MacBook Air, powered by M1, is discounted by $149 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.
MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020) | Up to $149 off
The M1 MacBook Pro is discounted by as much as $149 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.
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 Pro with MagSafe Case | $90 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
All AirPods Max colorways are discounted at Amazon 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) | $9 off
The latest Apple TV 4K rarely falls from its retail price, but you can save $9 on one right now at Amazon. It’s not a huge saving, but it will buy you a movie or two on iTunes.
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.
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 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.
When will Apple’s Black Friday event start?
Black Friday officially takes place on November 26, though many retailers have started their sales earlier much than that. 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.
We now have official word that Apple’s Black Friday sale will begin on Friday, November 26 and continue until end of day on Monday, November 29. As it has in previous years, Apple won’t be directly discounting products but will instead incentivize 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 waiting for Apple’s sale might not be the best option.
Should I wait for Black Friday to buy Apple products?
Shopping around this time of year is always a toss-up between getting what you want early versus the chance of it being available cheaper later. There’s certainly a value in the peace of mind of securing items on your wish list before the Black Friday rush where things sell out or go on backorder, though the FOMO around Black Friday itself is real.
The only benefit to waiting is the chance that the price goes lower, so the best thing to do is check which retailers have already kicked off their Black Friday sales, scope out the deals, and see if there’s any kind of Black Friday price guarantee. If you can snag a discount early and have a commitment from the retailer that the price won’t go lower later this month, or that you’ll get a refund if it does, then there’s nothing to lose.
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.