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Apple Black Friday deals: MacBooks, iPads, AirPods, iPhones


Black Friday is almost here, and even though many retailers have started offering promotions early, there are still some deals to find on the day that will surely have a different approach to shopping this year. 

Apple products, in general, don’t typically receive huge discounts, even during the holidays. However, this year, we’re seeing some deals on Apple products ranging from MacBooks to iPads and Apple Watches to AirPods. Apple’s new iPhone 12 models are also on sale, but the deals depend on your wireless carrier and hinge a lot of the time on if you’re willing to switch to a competitor. Below are some of the best deals on Apple products we could find.

iPhone SE

$199 at Best Buy

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Apple’s iPhone SE is the cheapest iPhone in its lineup and the only one that still has a home button. This small phone normally starts at $399, and Best Buy has marked it down to $199.99 as part of its Black Friday deals. 

$199 at Best Buy

MacBook Pro

Up to $250 off at Best Buy

Best Buy has MacBook Pro models marked down up to $250 right now. It doesn’t appear any of the discounted models are the newly released M1 MacBook Pros, but there are still plenty of solid laptop options available with an Intel processor. 

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MacBook Air

Up to $200 off at Best Buy

Best Buy will offer up to $200 off of the MacBook Air on Thanksgiving day. Again, this isn’t the newest M1 model, but instead, it’ll be the Intel version of the Air. The minimum discount, according to the fine print, is $100 off, which is what you can get right now off the base model MacBook Air with an Intel Core i3, 8GB of memory and 256GB of storage. 

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iPad (8th generation)

Up to $70 off at Best Buy

Apple just updated the base model iPad, bringing it current with the latest processor and specs. It has a 10.2-inch display, a home button, and comes with Wi-Fi or Cellular connectivity. At up to $70 off, you’re getting a good deal on an already affordably priced tablet. The deal is only available on Thanksgiving day, according to the Best Buy ad. 

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iPad Air (3rd gen)

Up to $100 off at Best Buy

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You won’t find any deals on the newest iPad Air, but that’s alright. The previous iPad Air was nearly as good as the iPad Pro, and mixes the value of the low-end iPad with the performance of the iPad Pro. With up to $100 off the Air, you’re getting an even better deal on a capable tablet. 

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iPad Pro

Up to $150 off at Best Buy

The iPad Pro is Apple’s most capable tablet, with a USB-C, square design, four speakers, and a responsive display for using the second-generation Apple Pencil. It can frequently be found on sale, but with up to $150 off, you’re essentially getting an Apple Pencil for free (if you decide you want to buy one). 

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Apple Watch

Six months free of Apple Fitness+ at Best Buy

If you buy any eligible Apple Watch model, you’ll get six months free of Apple’s Fitness+ health service. It’s not live yet, but once it’s out, you’ll use an iPhone, iPad or Apple TV to walk you through guided workouts, which you can track directly on your Apple Watch. It looks like the Apple Watch Series 3, SE and Series 6 are included in the promo. 

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Apple Watch Series 5

Up to $250 off at Best Buy

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The now discontinued but fully capable Apple Watch Series 5 will be discounted up to $250 at Best Buy. Don’t let the fact that it’s discontinued turn you off from it, it has all of the same features as the brand new Series 6 except Sp02 tracking. Seriously, that’s it. 

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AirPods Pro

$169.99 at Walmart

Apple’s AirPods Pro are widely considered the best wireless earbuds money can buy. And thanks to Black Friday, it’s going to take less money than normal, at least at Walmart. You can pick up a pair of AirPods Pro for $169.99 — the lowest we’ve ever seen them. 

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AirPods with Charging Case

$40 off at Target

Apple’s standard AirPods with a charging case that has to be plugged in are $30 off, making them $119.99. The AirPods have all the same fancy features that iPhone owners know and love, like quick pairing, long battery life, and extended range. 

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