The Best Apple Black Friday 2018 deals

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1. iPads
2. MacBooks
3. Apple Watch
4. iPhones
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday offer that incredibly rare opportunity – to actually find some nice deals on slashed-price Apple products.

Apple is known for the luxury finish, and resulting premium pricing of its devices. 

So, the year-end deals season is one of the few times when iPads, MacBooks, Apple TVs and iPhone deals are attainable.

Once you first hear about a device to the second you send it off to the great gadget graveyard in the sky, TechRadar is with you throughout, and Black Friday is no different. 

If you’re hunting for a Mac laptop deal, or maybe an iPad discount or more, read on for some great tips on scoring a sweet deal on Apple products as well as the kind of deals Apple has today. 

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MacBooks

iPhones

Apple Watch

Apple Watch Series 3 for only $199 – was $279
Macy’s is gearing up for another major Apple Watch discount this year with a whopping $80 off the Series 3 version with GPS built-in. This deal starts on November 22.

Apple TV

Accessories

Black Friday Apple deals coming soon

We’ve scoured the latest leaked scans of retailer Black Friday ads and circulars – courtesy of BlackFriday.com and BestBlackFriday.com – for the absolute best deals to come either in-store or online. Stay tuned to this page for more deals to be previewed below.

iPad Mini 4 128GB: $399 $249 at Target
While we didn’t get a new iPad Mini this year, you can pick up the most-updated model with a hefty discount. Pick up a 128GB iPad Mini 4 for $249 with a deal running from November 23 to 25.

iPad 128GB (9.7-inch, 2018) for just $349 – was $429
If you’re a member, then BJ’s Wholesale is preparing an impressive deal on the newest iPad with the most storage available. For $80 off the list price, this excellent deal begins on November 22.

Apple Watch Series 3 for only $199 – was $279
Macy’s is gearing up for another major Apple Watch discount this year with a whopping $80 off the Series 3 version with GPS built-in. This deal starts on November 22.

When is Black Friday 2018?

Since the dawn of time, or something like that, Black Friday has taken place on the Friday immediately after Thanksgiving. 

That means this year Black Friday is on November 23 2018. However, the deals onslaught will begin well before that, likely on Thanksgiving itself.

When is Cyber Monday 2018?

Cyber Monday always falls on the Monday immediately following Black Friday weekend, making Cyber Monday 2018 land on November 26.

Again, however, Cyber Monday deals will likely begin on the Saturday or Sunday beforehand, so don’t find yourself left out.

How to get the best Apple deals on Black Friday

Apple rarely ever discounts its own devices, particularly not its latest and greatest gadgets, like the iPhone XS or iPad Pro 10.5. The company sometimes bundles in some extra App Store credit with a deal, but that’s about as far as it goes from Apple directly.

That means you’ll need to pay close attention to online retailers in order to find the best iPhone deals, you might even find a sale on the iPhone X. And, even when the price is cut, there’s a premium to Apple devices, so set a budget and stick to it – could you get a faster, newer product in a similar category if you don’t buy Apple? Consider any Android or Windows alternatives – there are sure to be plenty of Dell Black Friday deals out there.

Oddly enough, camera hardware retailers in the US, particularly B&H Photo and Adorama, are known to sell MacBook products at below list price during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Specifically, last year’s models will be found at favorable prices. Here are the current top MacBook Pro 13-inch deals:

Apple iPad

iPad deals on Black Friday aplenty

For whatever reason, it tends to be iPads that are especially prone to deals season discounting, so that’s a fine place to begin your prep work. Take note of the size (Mini, standard or Pro in their many guises) that you want, and start tracking its price now. If you catch an older device rise steeply in price in the next couple of weeks, you can assume that’s because it’s bound to fall back down again for Black Friday, giving the stores a chance to slap even bigger price-slashing stickers on them.

Apply the same methods to MacBook and iPhone deals, too. What are you mainly going to use the MacBook for? Do you truly need a chipset strong enough for heavy video editing if that’s not what you plan to use it for? And, is an iPhone in a Plus or Max-sized configuration truly necessary if you’re already carrying a tablet everywhere you go? And, what about smartwatches – do you, really, truly need one? Unless you’re a fitness fanatic, we doubt it.

Keep in mind that, with the mobile devices, you’re not just buying the hardware, but  a data package to go with them is basically required. Before purchasing a SIM-free iPhone, review all the options that retailers have available – they become awfully competitive around Black Friday weekend, and could save you lots of scratch in the long run if you score a savvy phone-data-and-streaming-service combo deal.

Simply can’t wait for Black Friday? Here are the best iPad deals right now:

Today’s best iPhone XS deals

Today’s best MacBook Pro deals

Today’s best Apple Watch deals

Today’s best Apple TV deals

Stick with TechRadar to get the best Black Friday deals

Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend can be a particularly trying exercise in web-window shopping, with tons of retailers slashing prices on devices all over. We dig deeply through the retailers’ Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals – all for you – with the aid of dangerous levels of caffeine, and will fill you in on which deals are worth getting hyped about. 

For up to the minute news, breaking deals and the most massive savings as soon as we know about them, make sure to follow TR Deals on Twitter, so you don’t miss out on any hot Black Friday Apple deals.

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