The best Apple Black Friday deals: AirPods, Beats, Mac, iPad and more

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It’s Black Friday, which means it’s time for bigger-than-usual discounts on Apple products. There’s a more general summary of the best Black Friday technical offerings on the site, but since we know a lot of people want to grab new Apple gear specifically this holiday season, we’ll specifically mention the best Apple deals we’re seeing on Black Friday.

Apple is generally more stingy than at this time of year when it comes to deals, typically offering modest price reductions and gift card incentives. This is still the case for many devices, especially when it comes to the latest crop of the iPhone, but there are still some eye-catching ones worth noting.

One example is the new low price of the Apple AirPods Pro, as the wireless noise-canceling headset is currently available on Amazon for $ 170. That’s $ 80 from Apple’s MSRP. Amazon will list the device as “temporarily out of stock” after this writing, but if you don’t mind waiting, you can still lock your purchase at a discounted price. Meanwhile, standard AirPods kicked in at $ 110, down $ 10 from the all-time low. If you want something more training-friendly, choose the color of Beats Powerbeats Pro – another genuine wireless headset we recommend – up to $ 160. This is the lowest price we have tracked.

In addition, B&H and Adorama are offering a modest $ 100 discount on the latest line of Apple’s own M1 silicon-powered Macs, although again, there seems to be a bit of a wait for actual shipping data as the devices appear to have been re-ordered. .

Meanwhile, the new Apple Watch Series 6 has hit a new low of $ 330 in select designs, while the latest iPad Mini is showing a $ 5 discount on an all-time low of $ 335. We’re also seeing a slight $ 30 price drop for the latest iPad Air, which we reviewed favorably earlier this month. You’ll find our full Apple offerings below, and we’ll be sure to update this post if new valuable offers come up during the day.

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The best Apple device deals from Black Friday 2020

  • Apple AirPods Pro is a true wireless noise-canceling headphone 169.99 USD on Amazon (in stock and in stock– usually $ 220).
  • The Apple AirPod offers a true wireless headset $ 109.99 at Amazon and Walmart (usually $ 130).
  • Beats Powerbeats Pro (some colors) is a true wireless sports earphone $ 159.99 on Amazon and Best Buy (usually $ 240).
  • Beats Solo 3 wireless Bluetooth headset $ 119 on Amazon (usually $ 175).
  • Beats Solo Pro (some colors) Bluetooth headset noise reduction headphones 169.99 USD on Amazon (usually $ 190).
  • Apple Watch Series 6 (40 mm, certain colors) smart watch $ 329.98 on Amazon and Walmart (usually $ 385).
  • Apple iPad Mini (64 GB) 7.9 inch tablet $ 334.99 on Amazon (usually $ 365).
  • Apple iPad Air (64 GB) 10.9 inch tablet $ 569.99 on Amazon (usually $ 599).
  • Apple iPad Pro (128 GB) 12.9 inch tablet 899 USD at Best Buy (usually $ 965).
  • Apple Smart Keyboard Folio for 12.9-inch iPad Pro (4th generation) $ 119.97 at Amazon (usually $ 189).
  • Pre-order: Apple Mac Mini (late 2020) mini desktop computer – Apple M1, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD 639 USD at B&H (usually $ 699).
  • Apple MacBook Air (end of 2020) laptop – Apple M1, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD 899 USD at B&H and Adorama (post-ordered 512GB model from 1199 USD– usually $ 999).
  • Apple MacBook Pro (end of 2020) laptop – Apple M1, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD 1199 USD at B&H and Adorama (post-ordered 512GB model from $ 1,399– usually $ 1299).
  • $ 100 Apple Gift Card (email delivery) + $ 20 target e-gift card 100 USD at Target (usually $ 120).
  • Apple gift cards up to $ 150 with the purchase of certain Apple products.