Buying a new product from Apple can be an expensive affair. Whether you’re after the latest iPhone, a Macbook or one of the more budget iPad tablets, the popular tech brand is not exactly known for its discounts.
However, one of the few times Apple relaxes and lets prices go a little is Black Friday. The yearly saving event can often provide you with some Black Friday Apple deals, saving you a few quid here and there on both older and brand-new products.
In the lead-up to the big day (Friday November 25), we’ll be scouring the internet for the worthwhile savings on Apple devices and accessories, listing them all here in one place.
When is Black Friday?
This year, Black Friday falls on Friday November 25. However, as time goes on, the event seems to get longer and longer. As we enter into November, companies will already be hanging the Black Friday banners.
The significant discounts tend to appear on the official Friday though, extending through to the following Monday.
The Black Friday Apple deals to look out for
iPhone 14 series
As Apple’s latest roundup of devices, the iPhone 14, 14 Plus, 14 Pro, and 14 Pro Max will be Apple’s most powerful handsets available right now.
However, if you’ve got your eyes on the two larger models, we have bad news for you. In the past, Apple has rarely discounted its leading Pro handsets. If you do see a saving on these devices, you’ll want to move quickly.
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As for the smaller two 14 models, savings over Black Friday are more likely, but won’t be huge. We expect a small saving on the Plus model, most likely from major retailers.
Out of all of the iPhone handsets, the iPhone 13 series is likely to see some of the biggest discounts. It’s not Apple’s newest device, but is still up-to-date enough to be a popular choice.
Apple has already knocked the price down significantly with the release of the newer iPhone 14 range, but a further £50+ saving could well pop up during the Black Friday weekend.
Apple’s one and only ‘budget’ handset, the iPhone SE will be the smartphone many will be looking towards this year. Luckily, it is also one that often sees a discount, albeit a rather small one.
The likes of Amazon, Very, John Lewis and other big retailers will likely knock a small chunk of cash off the price tag, hopefully taking it down to its lowest price of the year.
iPad and iPad Pro
In recent years, all types of iPads have seen some significant savings on the Black Friday weekend.
For those on a tighter budget, the standard iPad will be the option to keep your eye on. Amazon will be the most likely place to see a discount, and while a £299 price will be almost a guarantee as it has sat at that price for a while, anything lower will be worth getting your hands on.
Amazon will also likely be the best place to get a discount on the 2022 iPad Pro. This is a much larger and more powerful tablet, but also won’t be likely to be as heavily discounted. Expect a 4-5 per cent cut, maybe a bit more if you’re lucky.
Through savings events in the past, the iPad Air has been a popular choice for retailers to discount. This device sits in the middle of the range, offering the style and specs of the iPad Pro, with a slightly more affordable price tag.
Retailers like Amazon, John Lewis and Argos will likely be offering some solid discounts on this tablet, especially over the official Black Friday weekend.
Macbook Air and Pro
While Macbooks occasionally receive discounts during Black Friday Apple sales, they are rarely anything particularly mind-blowing. These laptops are often discounted throughout the entire year, and you’ll often see £100 or more knocked off at a time.
Some retailers might be able to push a slightly higher saving than this, but it would be unlikely to be anything huge. We suggest keeping an eye out for the lowest price on the day, comparing the biggest retailers for a noticeable saving.
Apple Watch Ultra
The Watch Ultra is Apple’s brand new expensive, sturdy smartwatch and realistically, is unlikely to be a popular choice for discounts. It’s new, has a big price tag and is one of Apple’s more niche products.
Keep an eye out and you might save a few quid, or some retailers might find a way to stand out by including free accessories or discounts on a second item.
Apple Watch Series 8
A slight step down from the Watch Ultra, the Apple Watch 8 is the option that most people will have their eye on this Black Friday. It is overall one of the best smartwatches on the market right now and in the past, Apple has often discounted this model in its watch range.
You might find that discounts are limited to certain colours or models.
It is also worth keeping an eye out for older versions of this device like the Apple Watch 7. Due to their older age and Apple no longer selling them, retailers could be looking to shift stock at a reduced price.
Apple Watch SE
Apple’s budget smartwatch, the Apple Watch SE is already quite affordable (by Apple’s standards at least). Because of this, any significant savings are unlikely. Instead, your best bet for this watch will be to see who has the lowest price on the day, and if any special offers are available from select retailers.
Free subscriptions, a spare watch strap or some other kind of promotional offer could be the best offer you’ll see.