It's bleak outside, we're stuck at home – what better way to brighten the mood than to get (online) shopping for some pre-Christmas deals? Every year Black Friday – arguably our favourite US import – falls the day after America's Thanksgiving celebrations. So mark 27 November in your diary to nab the best deals… even on premium Apple products.
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Ever aloof, Apple don't 'do' Black Friday in their stores. They do offer a four-day 'Shopping Event' which starts on 27 November. So what's that all about? Well, if you buy an eligible product - one of their featured iPhones, Apple Watches, iPad, Macs, Beats headphones or Apple TV sets - you'll recieve a gift card of up to £120 to use on future purchases.
If you're after an actual discount, however, luckily plenty of other retailers are on the case. Although be warned, the price drops are rarely that huge – and unlikely to be on the very latest releases.
Amazon, Currys PC World, Very.co.uk and John Lewis among others are all set to drop their prices as they did last year. Watch out for Amazon's 'lightning' deals as they often include the odd Apple product (in strictly limited quantities!). If you are a real Apple addict, their stores do make one small but worthwhile concession to the sales frenzy and this year are expected to follow the trend they set over the last few years by offering Apple gift cards along with some purchases.
Which products will be getting Apple Black Friday deals?
It's most common to see Apple Black Friday deals on iPads, Apple Watch, MacBooks and AirPods. You'll struggle to find a significant price drop on the new iPhone 12 - which was just launched on October 23, but there are good savings to be had on the earlier models.
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Best live Apple deals this Black Friday
Keep scrolling for the best live Black Friday deals on Apple products below, from iPhones to iPads.
The best Apple AirPod deals for Black Friday
Amazon, Currys PC World and John Lewis have discounted AirPods over the Black Friday weekend in the past, and are currently selling them at £124.99 down from £159. Take a look at more deals…
Apple Airpods with Charging Case, was £159 now £124.99, Amazon
2019 Apple AirPods with Charging Case, was £136.99 now £124.99, John Lewis
Both noise-cancelling and water-resistant, it's worth getting your hands on the AirPods Pro, which are discounted to £199.
Apple AirPods Pro, was £249 now £199, Very
Over at ao.com, Apple AirPods Pro are also at £199, down from £219.
Apple AirPods Pro, was £219 now £199, ao.com
Meanwhile, Amazon has reduced the price of the AirPods Pro to £217.
Apple AirPods Pro, was £249 now £198, Amazon
The best Apple Watch deals for Black Friday
Hugely popular Christmas gifts, last year Black Friday discounts were minimal at most retailers – up to £40.
However, this year, Amazon has slashed the price of the Series 5 Apple Watch in rose gold by 23% which is a fantastic discount of £112.90. Meanwhile Currys is currently offering £70 off a Series 5 Apple Watch in Space Grey.
Apple Watch Series 5 gold, was £499 now £386.10, Amazon
Apple Watch Series 5 Cellular grey, was £499 now £429, Currys PC World
If you don't mind going back to series 3, you can grab an Apple Watch at Very for under £200.
Apple watch series 3 space grey, was £279 now £189, Very
Pick up a real bargain with a refurbished Apple Watch series 2 in gold, rose gold, space grey or silver for under £100.
Apple watch series 3, was £279.99, now from £99, Wowcher
The best Apple iPad Black Friday deals
Amazon have some discounts in place on newer iPads such as the Apple iPad Pro (12.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB) - Space Gray (4th Generation), down by almost £80 to £990.20
New Apple iPad Pro, was £1969 now £990.20, Amazon
Apple Pencil (2nd Generation), was £119, now £103.59, Amazon
The perfect accessory for any 11-inch iPad Pro or 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Make drawing, note-taking and writing on your device that much easier.
The best Apple MacBook and Apple iMac Black Friday deals
2019 Apple iMac, was £1100 now £949, John Lewis
Currys has already discounted one new 13-inch MacBook Pro with a terabyte of storage by £199 to make it £1800.
Apple 13" MacBook Pro, was £1999 now £1800, Currys PC World
And the same model with 512 GB of storage is discounted by £130 to £1369 - and likely to go lower over the coming fortnight.
Apple 13" MacBook Pro, was 1499 now £1369, Currys PC World
At Amazon, they've shaved £79 off the price of some new Apple Macbook Air models at £920.
New Apple MacBook Air, was £999 now £920, Amazon
And Very.co.uk have cut £170 from some new Macbook Airs.
MacBook Air (2020) 13 inch, was £1399 now £1249, Very
The best Apple iPhone 12 Black Friday Deals
Good luck finding a significant discount on Apple's latest iPhone 12 just yet. One of the best deals currently available if you absolutely need it in your life is being offered by Three. You can get a 64GB iPhone 12 in white with 100GB data, unlimited minutes and texts on a 24-month advanced plan at £29 upfront and £31.50 monthly - currently reduced from £63.
However, look out for lowered prices on slightly earlier models - Carphone Warehouse has the Apple iPhone 11 for £31.99 per month and £49.99 upfront with unlimited data, promising a £370 saving
While O2 offers a £288 saving on O2's iPhone 11 64GB unlimited data package at £39.98 a month. For £60 upfront, they'll throw in six month's subscription to Deliveroo Plus and 20 per cent off AirPod Pros – although right now this is only guaranteed until November 18, before Black Friday even gets underway.
And Very.co.uk has already cut the price of a 128GB iPhone 11 by as much as £130, from £779 to £649.
Apple iPhone 11, was £779 now £649, Very
Best new Apple product deals for Black Friday
Ever elusive, as Apple release their new products in Autumn – one batch came out just last month and several new products don't even launch next week! But watch this space. If there are discounts, you'll find them here…
One thing worth watching out for - Apple may be planning a "Christmas surprise", according to one of the most reliable tech tipsters. Mysterious Twitter account L0vetodream has a proven track record in revealing Apple deals and even the final product names of the new iPhone models. Whether the Christmas surprise is linked with Black Friday remains to be seen, but as soon as we have more info, we'll be sure to share.
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