Here are all of the best Apple Black Friday deals

Black Friday 2021 is just around the corner, officially taking place on November 26 this year. As we do every year, we'll be keeping tabs on all of the best discounts on Apple products in the lead-up to the event and during that super sale weekend itself.

Best Apple Black Friday Deals

You don't have to wait until late this month 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 learn 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 haven't heard from Cupertino just yet what it plans to offer shoppers this fall, but in previous years Apple's own Black Friday sale has been reduced to gift card promotions and bundle savings.

That being said, 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.

When will Apple's Black Friday event start?

Black Friday officially kicks off on November 26, though we haven't yet heard a peep about Apple's own Black Friday promotion. In previous years, the sale took place for Black Friday through Cyber Monday, so we expect it will be a similar situation this time around.

That being said, Black Friday takes over most of November, and we've already seen a ton of direct price drops on Apple gear at third-party retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Target, among others. With so many more shoppers going online this holiday season, it probably makes sense to score some savings as early as possible to avoid any delays once Black Friday begins. We've listed some of the best deals below.

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 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 save on one if you know where to look (hint: it's right here).

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, 64GB)

$539 at Walmart

This is one of the best iPads Apple offers, and this is the lowest price we've ever seen for this model. The iPad Air offers some really high-grade internals, making it a very powerful choice without costing as much as the iPad Pro. That means future-proofing and all the juice you need to run any app you can think of. The savings on the Pro also leave more headroom in the budget for peripherals like a Smart Keyboard or Apple Pencil.

iPad Air (4th Generation, 256GB)

$699.99 at Amazon $699 at Walmart

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 at Amazon

From $999 at Amazon From $999 at B&H

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.

$79.99 at Amazon $79.99 at Verizon

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.

$99 at Amazon

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 6 (40mm) | $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 — especially when you can save as much as $50 on one while supplies last.

$349 at Amazon

Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS) | $9 off

Apple's already affordable smartwatch is just a little bit cheaper at Amazon right now. It's not a huge savings, but if you need one right now, it is the best deal out there.

$269.99 at Amazon

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) | $100 off

Apple's latest entry-level MacBook Air, powered by M1, is discounted by $100 right now. If you're in the market for a slim, light, and powerful laptop this Black Friday, this is it. Other configurations are up to $149 off.

$899 at Amazon

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 | $52 off

Apple only recently updated its AirPods Pro to include a MagSafe-enabled case, and you can already save over $50 on a set. We expect AirPods Pro to be a hot ticket item next week, but you can save right now.

$197 at Amazon

AirPods Max | $109 off

All AirPods Max colorways are discounted at Amazon right now with as much as $109 off their regular price. If you've been eyeing up Apple's premium cans, now's a good time to buy.

$439.99 at Amazon

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.

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.

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.