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Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals: The best discounts on Apple gear

There are lots of Apple deals to be found this year—if you know where to look.

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This article was updated on Monday, November 27 to add in new deals and to remove expired deals.

Apple products on the cheap are hard to come by, even on mega shopping holidays like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But this year, we’ll be able to score some major deals on lots of different Apple goodies—including the iPhone 8, iPad Pro, Apple Watch, and MacBook Pro. (Yes, seriously.) If you’re ok with slightly older stuff, the savings are even better.

Apple’s Black Friday-only one-day shopping event with gift card givebacks may be over, but third-party retailers like Best Buy, Target, and Amazon have their own discounts and gift card deals on Apple gear as well. Take a look at what we’ve found so far—and keep an eye on this page through the end of Cyber Monday as we add more deals. 

For year-round discounts, check out what the Apple Certified Refurbished store has to offer.

Joining us from the U.K.? Check out some U.K.-based deals over at our sister site, Macworld UK.

iPhone deals

Because we know you’re wondering: No, we’re not seeing any straight-up discounts on the iPhone X this year. There are some discounts and gift card incentives on other iPhone models, however.

iPhone X:

  • Verizon: Buy any iPhone, get any available iPad (including both sizes of the iPad Pro, standard iPad, and iPad mini 4) for $250 off. Cyber Monday only. (Buy now)
  • Virgin Mobile: Anyone who joins Virgin Mobile’s Inner Circle plan and buys any iPhone model between Black Friday and Cyber Monday will get a $200 Visa prepaid card with the purchase of any iPhone. (Buy now)

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus:

  • Best Buy: Save $150 on select iPhone 8/8 Plus models when you buy and activate it under Sprint’s monthly installment plan. (Head over to Best Buy for full details and specific pricing.)
  • Target: Take $300 off of an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus if you switch from T-Mobile to Verizon and port over your old phone number. Offer valid in-stores only, through December 9. (More info here)
  • T-Mobile: Buy one iPhone 8 or 8 Plus, get another one free via a prepaid MasterCard when you add a new line of service. (Head on over to T-Mobile for more details.)
  • Verizon: Buy any iPhone, get any available iPad (including both sizes of the iPad Pro, standard iPad, and iPad mini 4) for $250 off. Cyber Monday only. (Buy now)
  • Virgin Mobile: Anyone who joins Virgin Mobile’s Inner Circle plan and buys any iPhone model between Black Friday and Cyber Monday will get a $200 Visa prepaid card with the purchase of any iPhone. (Buy now)

iPhone 7/7 Plus:

  • AT&T: Get a 32GB iPhone 7 for free when you sign up for an AT&T Next plan and DirectTV. Offer ends December 1. (Head over to AT&T for more details.)
  • Best Buy: Save $150 on an iPhone 7/7 Plus when you buy and activate with a monthly installment plan. (More info)
  • Sprint: Lease an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, lease another one for free. (Head on over to Sprint for more details.)
  • Verizon: Buy any iPhone, get any available iPad (including both sizes of the iPad Pro, standard iPad, and iPad mini 4) for $250 off. Cyber Monday only. (Buy now)
  • Virgin Mobile: Anyone who joins Virgin Mobile’s Inner Circle plan and buys any iPhone model between Black Friday and Cyber Monday will get a $200 Visa prepaid card with the purchase of any iPhone. (Buy now)

iPhone SE

  • Verizon: Get a 32GB iPhone SE for $10 per month over 24 months—that’s $240 in total as compared to the full retail price of $349. Cyber Monday only. (Buy now)
  • Virgin Mobile: Anyone who joins Virgin Mobile’s Inner Circle plan and buys any iPhone model between Black Friday and Cyber Monday will get a $200 Visa prepaid card with the purchase of any iPhone. (Buy now)

iPad deals

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Best Buy: Knock $100 to $300 off of select iPad models, including the iPad Pro and standard iPad. Cyber Monday only. (More info here)

Micro Center: Check your local Micro Center (if there’s one in your area) for in-store only deals on the iPad Pro.

  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro: Save up to $140 on select models
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro: Save up to $150 on select models

T-Mobile: Get a free 32GB iPad (2017) via Prepaid MasterCard rebate when you switch to T-Mobile from another carrier and bring your exisiting phone number with you. Cyber Monday only. (More details here)

Verizon: Get $200 off any in-stock iPad; Verizon carries the iPad mini 4, iPad (2017), and both sizes of the iPad Pro. Save an additional $50 when you buy an iPhone, too. (Buy now)

Walmart: Get a 32GB standard iPad for $30 off. Cyber Monday only. (Buy now)

Apple Watch deals

Best Buy: Save $50 on the Apple Watch Series 1

  • Series 1, 38mm: $199 (Buy now, MSRP $249)
  • Series 1, 42mm: $229 (Buy now, MSRP $279)

Target: Save $30 on the Apple Watch Series 2. Cyber Monday only, while supplies last. (Buy now)

Verizon: Save $60 on the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE when you pair it to an existing Verizon line or buy a new phone on a Verizon plan. Verizon will wave the $30 activation fee and $10 monthly line access charge for the first 3 months for a $60 savings in total. (Buy now)

Mac deals

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Best Buy: 

  • Save $150 to $250 on select MacBook Pros. (More info)
  • Save $200 on select MacBook models. (More info)

Apple TV deals

DirectTV: Get a free 32GB 4K Apple TV when you pre-pay for a 4-month subscription, starting at $35 per month. This Apple TV configuration normally retails for $179, so this could be a savings of up to $39. This deal is for new subscribers only. Check it out here.

Headphone and speaker deals

Beats Studio2 Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones: $160 (Best Buy)
(MSRP: $380)

Bose QuietComfort 25 Noise-Cancelling Headphones: $180 (Amazon | Best Buy | B&H | Target | Walmart)
(MSRP $280)

Apps and software deals

Apple Music Trial: Free for 4 months (Groupon | LivingSocial)
(New subscribers only.)

Parallels Desktop 13: 20% off. Deal lasts through November 28 (Parallels)

Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018, download version: $60 (Adobe | Amazon (Mac) | Amazon (PC) | B&H)
(MSRP $100. Offer ends November 29.)

Adobe Premiere Elements 2018, download version: $60 (Adobe | Amazon (Mac) | Amazon (PC) | B&H)
(MSRP $100. Offer ends November 29.)

Photoshop Elements 2018 & Premiere Elements 2018, download version: $90 (Adobe |  Amazon (Mac) | B&H)
(MSRP $150. Offer ends November 29.)

TunnelBear VPN: Get a one-year unlimited plan for $49.88 (usually $120). Buy now

HomeKit gear deals

LIFX Smart Lightbulbs:

  • LIFX 1100-Lumen, 11W Dimmable A19 LED Lightbulb, Multicolor: $40 (Amazon)
    (MSRP $60)
  • LIFX 1100-Lumen, 11W Dimmable BR30 LED bulb, Multicolor: $40 (Amazon)
    (MSRP $60)

iPhone/iPad accessory deals

Anker cables:

  • Anker PowerLine+ USB-C to USB A 2.0 Cable, 2-pack: $9.50 (Amazon)
    (MSRP $14)
  • Anker Powerline+ USB C to USB 3.0 Cable, 6 ft: $11 (Amazon
    (MSRP $17.  Use coupon code THRIFT88 at checkout.)
  • Anker 24W 2-Port Car Charger w/ Lightning Connector: $12 (Amazon)
    (MSRP $30)
  • Anker PowerLine II Lightning Cable, 10ft: $12 (Amazon)
    (MSRP $15)
  • Anker 40W 4-Port USB Wall Charger: $21 (Amazon)
    (MSRP $60)
  • Anker PowerCore Fusion 2-in-1 5000mAh Portable Charger and Wall Charger: $21 (Amazon
    (MSRP $50)
  • Anker SoundCore 2 Bluetooth Speaker: $32 (Amazon)
    (MSRP $40. All-time low price.)
  • Anker PowerCore 26800 3-Port Power Bank: $48 (Amazon)
    (MSRP $60)

Apple Pencil: Best Buy has it for $4 off. (Buy now)

Caseology cases: Buy one, get one 30% off at Amazon with the promo code “T7I44OHC” (Check it out at Amazon)

iPhone cases (misc. brands): 

Nodus cases: Get 25% off your purchase with the code “BLACK25” (Amazon | Nodus)

Speck: Get up to 40% off all iPhone cases. Ends Cyber Monday. (Check it out at Speck.)

Apple/iTunes gift cards

Amazon: Get a $100 iTunes/App Store gift card for only $85 with the code “ITUNES15” at checkout. (Buy now)

This story, "Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals: The best discounts on Apple gear" was originally published by Macworld.

  
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