Apple Black Friday deals: HALF PRICE iPhone, £55 off AiPods
Apple Black Friday deals start this week, but there are already better discounts available…
Looking for the best Apple Black Friday deals? You are in the right place.
Apple has just launched its annual Black Friday promotion, dubbed the Apple Shopping Event … although you should look elsewhere if you want to secure a discount on your new iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods or Mac. That’s because Apple isn’t actually discounting any prices during the four-day sale, opting instead to bundle a gift card with any purchase. Shoppers can secure an Apple gift card worth between £50 and £250 to spend on other gadgets or accessories in the Apple Store.
The Apple Shopping event launched at 00.01 on 25 November (even Black Friday) and ends at 23.59 on 28 November 2022.
But if you’re looking for the biggest discounts, a number of other retailers have gone above and beyond what you’ll get at the Apple Store, with big discounts on popular Apple devices. Whether you buy a new iPad, iPhone or AirPods – you can save money with it best Black Friday deals. Scroll down for the latest Apple Black Friday deals, as well as all the details on the gift cards included with the Apple Shopping Event. Use the links to jump to the relevant section.
Best iPhone Black Friday Deals
Black Friday is the perfect opportunity to secure a discount on a brand new iPhone. There are Black Friday deals on SIM-free phones, which can be paired with any SIM deal for calls, texts and mobile data, as well as monthly plans from the biggest UK networks, including Sky, O2 and Three. We’ve rounded up the best iPhone deals below.
Best MacBook Black Friday Deals
If you’re looking to upgrade to a new MacBook, there are some fantastic deals available in the Black Friday sales. You’ll find discounts on MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, including the 2022 models that were released just a few months ago! If you already own an Apple laptop, John Lewis offers an extra £450 discount when you trade in an old laptop at checkout.
Find the latest MacBook Air and MacBook Pro deals below.
Best iPad Black Friday deals
Whether you’re looking for the cheapest iPad deal on the market, or need the all-new iPad Pro for work on the go…there are some fantastic iPad deals available this Black Friday. Find the latest iPad discounts below.
Best AirPods Black Friday Deals
Apple AirPods are a must-have accessory for iPhone, iPad and Mac owners. These earbuds pair instantly with your Apple device to offer wireless listening and hands-free calling. Some models, including AirPods Pro and AirPods Max, offer active noise cancellation – removing distracting background noise so you can listen at lower volumes without distraction.
Although Apple has not lowered the price of AirPods for Black Friday, a number of online stores have taken the opportunity to cut prices.
AirTags are a brilliant accessory for iPhone owners, allowing them to track anything – wallets, purses, backpacks, suitcases, bikes, pets – from the Find My app. Apple recently increased the price of AirTags from £29 to £35, but you can find some fantastic deals to keep costs down in the Black Friday sales.
Even if Apple doesn’t explicitly refer to its four-day shopping bonanza as Black Friday, it’s always timed to coincide with the worldwide shopping event.
Known as Apple Shopping eventthis four-day promotion sees selected Apple products paired with an Apple gift card that can be used in-store and online at the Apple Store on new devices or accessories, alternatively redeemable for digital subscriptions such as Apple Music, Fitness+ or Apple TV+, or can used to buy apps and games via the App Store on your new iPhone, iPad or Mac.
The value of the Apple gift card changes depending on the product you have added to the shopping cart. Crucially, the latest and greatest Apple products aren’t included as part of the promotion, so you’ll only benefit from what you were thinking of buying an older iPhone or iPad.
First of all, Apple is offering £50 in credit towards an Apple Store gift card when you buy an iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 12 or iPhone SE. The price of these handsets can be reduced if you exchange your existing handset during the checkout process.
There is a £50 gift card available with the purchase of an Apple Watch SE from the Apple Store. Extra £50 when you buy iPad Air, iPad (9th generation) or iPad mini.
The Apple Shopping Event sees gift cards worth £50-£250 alongside selected products
Beats Studio3 Wireless, Solo3 Wireless, Powerbeats Pro, Beats Fit Pro, Beats Studio Buds or Beats Flex will get you a £50 Apple Gift Card – and the same amount applies to those who buy an Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro or iPad Air, Smart Keyboard Folio, Apple Pencil (2nd generation) or MagSafe Duo Charger from the Apple Store. Interestingly, this is the first time Apple has offered a gift card with the purchase of an accessory.
Apple will bundle a £250 Apple Gift Card with any MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini or iMac during the four-day shopping event.
But the best offer from Apple is easily the £75 Apple Gift Card available when you buy AirPods Pro (2nd generation), AirPods (2nd generation), AirPods (3rd generation) with Lightning charging case or AirPods Max. AirPods (2nd generation) are one of the cheapest items included in the promotion – costing just £139 – but have been paired with one of the most generous gift vouchers. If you want to buy another pair of AirPods for a loved one, you will be able to get them at half price with the Apple gift card.
Apple offers a variety of payment plans for those who want to spread the cost of their products over several months. However, these payment plans include interest, so you may want to look elsewhere for the most cost-effective way to pay back in installments.
What is Black Friday?
Black Friday was started in the US as a way for retailers to drum up extra sales ahead of the holiday season.
The one-day sales event would see millions of people queuing outside high street stores to secure the best Black Friday deals, dubbed “doorbusters”. Held on the first Friday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday is no longer limited to the shores of the United States – it has become a global shop-a-thon.
Want to know more about all the best upcoming offers? Read our detailed guide to best Black Friday deals with early offers, great tips and how to find a bargain.
More Black Friday sales
Apple isn’t the only brand to embrace Black Friday sales, with thousands of deals available from the biggest retailers. We’ve rounded up some of the best Black Friday deals below so you don’t miss a single bargain!