Apple Black Friday Sales Are Here And The Deals Are Huge: Here’s What To Buy

Apple Black Friday Sales Are Here And The Deals Are Huge: Here’s What To Buy

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Looking for more holiday deals? Visit our Guide to Cyber Week to see all the best sales to shop before — and during — Black Friday.

Whether you’re on a quest for a M1 MacBook Air, AirPods Pro or an Apple Watch for an all time low price, safe to say that now’s a really good time to be purchasing an Apple product.

Retailers like Adorama, Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo Video and Walmart are turning up the heat with discounts on nearly all Apple devices available. And Apple itself is hosting its annual shopping event from Black Friday to Cyber Monday — it’s not the best deal, but you will get a gift card with select purchases.

And you won’t need to sift through hundreds of webpages; we’ve done the hard work for you. So let’s break down the best Apple deals available.

Jacob Krol/CNN Make no mistake about it, AirPods are some of the most popular earbuds and headphones on the market. And what started with one product has morphed into four — second-generation AirPods, AirPods 3, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max.

All AirPods offer fast charging and a deep integration with all Apple devices — iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and the Mac included. They’ll auto connect to your main device and quickly switch as you rotate between devices. You can even use “Hey Siri” for hands-free access to the virtual assistant.

Second gen AirPods have finally dropped to under $100. Amazon has AirPods 2nd Gen for $99.99 after an additional savings at checkout.

Right now AirPods Pro are available for an all-time low price of $159.99 from Amazon and Walmart for Walmart+ members. Amazon is also discounting AirPods 3 to an all time low of $149.99, after an additional $15 off at checkout.

Those looking for Apple’s over-ear headphones can get AirPods Max in Space Gray or Sky Blue for $429 on Amazon. That’s $120 off the MSRP of $549.

Starting Friday, Oct. 26, Apple will kick off its annual Black Friday gift card promotion, meaning if you get a pair of second- or third-generation AirPods you’ll get a $25 gift card, a $50 gift card with AirPods Pro and $75 gift card with AirPods Max.

Here are all the deals on AirPods available now:

Jacob Krol/CNN Our runner-up pick for a smart speaker and the best option for those who have Apple devices is finally seeing a discount. Yes, the HomePod Mini is now $10 cheaper courtesy of a fresh discount from Staples. You can score white or space gray Apple-smart speaker for $89.99. As of now, the discount doesn’t apply to the colorful HomePod Minis — yellow, orange or blue.

Apple’s HomePod Mini is a Siri powered smart speaker that can pump out rich, crisp audio that gets plenty loud. While it is the size of an apple (the fruit), it’s plenty powerful and can go head-to-head with larger speakers, like the 4th Gen Echo.

Jacob Krol/CNN Our budget pick for a smartwatch, the Apple Watch SE is down to its lowest price ever at Amazon. You can score a 40mm GPS Watch SE for just $219.99, which is down from the $279 price tag. And if you can live without an always-on display and some advanced health tracking features, it’s the Apple Watch to get.

Those looking for the most feature-filled Apple Watch can opt for the Apple Watch Series 7 — it has an always-on display, a bevy of health features and the keen ability to fast charge. Right now Amazon has the green, Product Red, blue and silver 41mm at nearly $20 off at $379.99.

Apple’s Black Friday gift card promotion will kick off on Friday, Oct 26, and run through the end of Cyber Monday. Rather than discounting the Apple Watch, you’ll get a gift card with the purchase of a watch. You’ll get a $50 gift card alongside the Apple Watch Series 3 or SE.

Jacob Krol/CNNApple TV 4K

As our pick for best luxury streaming box, the Apple TV 4K is a bit more expensive but makes up for it with a ton of features. It offers a deep integration with other Apple hardware and services that makes it easy to set up and intuitive in everyday use.

It also comes with the all-new Siri Remote, aka the best remote we’ve ever tested. It uses a click wheel reminiscent of the iPod for easy control and an easy way to fast-forward or rewind.

Right now the 32GB Apple TV 4K is down to $169.95 on Amazon and the 64GB is also discounted at $189.95. It’s not the biggest discount, but still some savings nonetheless. If you already have an Apple TV 4K, we recommend opting for the upgraded Siri Remote. It’s also on sale at $54.98 from $59.

As part of Apple’s Black Friday event, you’ll get a $50 gift card with the purchase of an Apple TV HD or 4K direct from Apple.

If you’re alright with the previous Siri Remote, Adorama is offering the previous-gen Apple TV 4K 32GB for $179.99. But CNN Underscored readers can use code “SAVEONCNN” to score this streaming box for just $124.99, which is the lowest price you’ll find.

Jacob Krol/CNN While we’re still waiting for deals on the ninth-gen iPad (starting at $329) and the iPad Mini (starting at $499), retailers are wasting no time discounting the iPad Pro and iPad Air. So let’s start with the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros. Both of these are powered by the Apple M1 chip, and iPadOS 15 runs swimmingly on both tablets.

You can also pair these with a Magic Keyboard for a laptop-like experience or an Apple Pencil to get even more out of both devices. We’d recommend the larger 12.9-inch size since it has a Mini LED display. As part of Apple’s Black Friday gift card event, those who get an iPad Pro directly from Apple will get a $100 gift card.

11-Inch iPad Pro 128GB Wi-Fi in Silver ($749.99, originally $799.99; 11-Inch iPad Pro 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular in Silver ($949.99, originally $999; 12.9-Inch iPad Pro 128GB Wi-Fi in Silver or Space Gray ($999.99, originally $1,099; 12.9-Inch iPad Pro 256GB Wi-Fi in Silver or Space Gray ($1,099.99, originally $1,199; The iPad Air is no slouch either, and, arguably more important, it’s also more colorful. Like all other iPads it is running iPadOS 15 and runs it very well. Apple’s iPad Air performed well in our testing and trickled down some higher-end features previously locked to the pros. Slimmer bezels around the display, a USB-C port for charging and data transfers and better cameras all around.

Right now, Amazon has the 64GB Wi-Fi Green iPad Air for $569.98 — which is down from $599. That beats out Adorama’s current price of $589 for the same model. Additionally, Amazon’s discounted the Space Gray 64GB to $583.42.

Currently, Adorama is offering the 64GB green iPad Air for $589 from $599.

Jacob Krol/CNN As we expected, the Mac deals are in full force. You can score an entry-level M1 MacBook Air for $849.99 in any color from Amazon. And that’s a huge $149.01 off our top pick for an Apple laptop. It’s ideal for pretty much any user with super-long battery life and fast performance in an ultra-portable design.

Similarly, Amazon and B&H Photo Video are taking $100 off the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro. For those who are more focused on creative tasks, the addition of a fan to cool things down and an extra GPU core will help speed through those processes.

Those looking to score a Mac Mini at a discount are in luck. Amazon has the upgraded M1 Mac Mini with a 512GB SSD inside for $120 off at $779. Just remember you’ll need to bring your own mouse, keyboard and monitor.

The 27-inch iMac with a Retina 5K display and an improved integrated FaceTime web camera is seeing a fresh discount. Currently, Amazon has the entry-level 27-inch iMac for $1,699, which is $100 off the $1,799 MSRP. This all-in-one features a Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB solid state drive.

We’re expecting discounts on the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros as well as the iMac and Mac Mini to arrive as we get closer to Black Friday.

Jacob Krol/CNN While neither a single AirTag ($29; or an AirTag four-pack ($97.62) are seeing major discounts, some of the accessories are. We’re big fans of the AirTag for precision tracking and game-like experience to find a lost object through Precision Finding. If you do purchase a four-pack of AirTags directly from Apple beginning Oct. 26, you will get a $25 Apple gift card for free.

The Apple-made Leather Key Ring in Product Red is discounted to $31 from $35. Additionally, the Saddle Brown is available for $31.85, and Wisteria (a nice lavender) is down to $32.99. If you’re looking to attach the AirTag to a suitcase or backpack, we’d take a look at the Leather Loop, which is discounted to $33.05 in Saddle Brown.

Belkin’s Key Ring Case is $3 off at $9.99 in pink, blue, black or white. Additionally, the secure tag holder is also down to $9.99 in several colors.

NOMAD From Apple-made to some of our favorite accessory makers, there are plenty of deals to score to decorate or protect your devices.

MagSafe Wallet with FindMy ($47.99, originally $59.99;

Apple’s MagSafe Wallet isn’t just an easy way to store a few cards on the back of your phone securely, but it now has FindMy built-in. This way you’ll get a notification if it’s detached from your device.

MagSafe Battery Pack ($89.95, originally $99;

If you have an iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 of any size, this Apple-made battery pack magnetically attaches to the back of your phone and will keep it charged. It charges with a Lightning connector or with wireless charging.

MagSafe Charger ($31.99, originally $34.99;

Both the AirPods 3 and AirPods Pro charging cases now support MagSafe, which means that they can magnetically attach to this MagSafe charging puck for an easy wireless charge.

Modern Leather Case ($24.47, originally $34.95;

This AirPods case comes in four different hues of leather to give a sleek look to your earbuds. The microfiber interior will keep your AirPods from getting scratched, while the leather exterior is designed to patina over time so your case looks great no matter how long you’ve had it. The case is available for all AirPods models.

Mirror AirPods Case ($31.50, originally $35;

A super-trendy option, this case from Casetify comes in a silver or bronze finish to transform your AirPods case. It’ll also keep your earbuds safe from drops and scratches, and comes with a metal carabiner for easy on-the-go access to your AirPods.

Custom Matte AirPods Case ($31.50, originally $35;

Upgrade your plain white AirPods charging case to a bright and cheery option with this matte case, available in six different bright tones. You can customize the front of the case to include your name or initials and pick from 17 different font colors.

Sport Band ($41.97, originally $59.95;

We’ve been wearing this watch band for a few weeks now and we’re into it. It’s comfortable throughout daily wear and gets us through sweaty workouts since it’s waterproof. Not to mention, it comes in five different colors to fit your personal style.

Rugged Band ($41.97, originally $59.95;

If you’re looking for a watch band to get you through the toughest of adventures or tend to opt for a more rugged look, this band is a great choice. The band is lightweight and flexible, so it feels nice on the wrist all while staying oil-, water- and dirt-resistant.

Modern Slim Band ($48.97, originally $69.95;

Much more of a fashion band, this pick form Nomad comes in three different leather tones to fit your style. It’s comfortable to wear every day and gives a sophisticated look to your high-tech wearable.

Custom Clear TPU Band ($36, originally $40;

Add a bit of personal flair with this customizable band from Casetify. Add your initials or name to the side of this durable and flexible TPU band. Choose from four different band colors, two different font styles and 18 different text colors for a totally unique look.

Saffiano Leather Initial Apple Watch Band ($46.80, originally $52;

We love the look of a leather watch band, so pairing it with Casetify’s customizable options is a no-brainer. You get to pick a base band color and then two accent colors for a sleek stripe that runs down the band as well as for your initials.

Apple Magic Keyboard for 12.9-Inch iPad Pro ($242.99, originally 349.99;

The Apple Magic Keyboard only further extends what your iPad can do with the addition of a physical

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