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Whether you're after an Apple Watch, looking to upgrade your old iPad, or want to simply find the best price on the latest Apple devices this Black Friday, you've come to the right place. We're seeing Apple deals from practically everywhere!
Apple's has also had two major launch events recently, introducing upgrades to nearly all of its product lines. In September, Apple launched the new iPad 10.2in (9th gen), the iPad Mini (6th gen), Apple Watch Series 7, and of course the iPhone 13 range. Then in October, Apple gifted us with brand new 14in and 16in MacBook Pro devices with M1 Pro and M1 Max processors, along with new colourful HomePods Minis. Don't forget there are also new M1 iPad Pros which Apple launched earlier this year too.
What does this mean for you? Discounts. Lots of discounts.
With so many new products, prices on older models (and by older, we mean from last year) are to drop dramatically. Retailers will want to get rid of old stock too, making it a perfect time to snag up new Apple gear ahead of the holidays.
While you won't find many deals directly from Apple through the year (unless you're a student or buying refurbished) there are excellent offers on Apple hardware from a number of other retailers.
We've taken that hit for you, and you can put your trust in our team of Apple experts to bring you only the Apple deals worth knowing about.
If you want to venture beyond Apple devices and accessories, see the best deals of the week across all tech on our sister site Tech Advisor.
Best Apple Sales of November & Black Friday deals 2021 - Quick links
- Adobe - 40% off Creative Cloud All Apps for first year (new customers only)
- Apple Black Friday - 4-day event offering gift cards worth up to £160/$200 with purchase. Full details here
- Apple Education Discount- Up to £130/$100 off Macs, plus discounts across the range. Full details here.
- Amazon - £150 off M1 iPad Pro 12in, £110 off Apple Watch 6 GPS (40mm), £30 off iPhone SE (2020) - includes free EarPods and power adapter worth £38, £79 off iPad Air 4
- BT - £58.90 off M1 iPad Pro, £350 off returned Apple Watch 6 stainless steel (44mm, LTE)
- Carphone Warehouse - Get Free AirPods with iPhone 12 mini
- Currys PC World - £60 off Apple Watch Series 6, £50 off Watch SE £380 off MacBook Air M1 with any tablet or laptop trade-in
- Fitbit - See our curation of the Best Fitbit Black Friday deals.
- John Lewis - £100 off iPhone 12 Pro Max - up to another £300 off with iPhone trade-in
- KRCS - 10% off all Macs, plus discounts on Apple TV, iPad, iPhone and Watch. Hurry because stock is selling fast.
- Laptops Direct - Get £150 off AirPods Max
- Mobiles.co.uk - Money off refurbished deals, cheap Apple iPhone 13, iPhone 12, iPhone 11 and iPhone X deals
- Mobile Phones Direct - Free Nintendo Switch and iPad 10.2in bundles with iPhone 12/12 mini, iPhone 11, and other models
- MusicMagie - Save up to £150 on all refurbished iPhones and iPad (including discounts on iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB) and iPhone 12 range)
- Nintendo Switch - Best Black Friday discounts online. See how to get a free Nintendo Switch with a new iPhone contract
- O2 - Up to 6 months of Disney+ free with iPhone plans
- Tech Trade - Refurbished Mac deals (use BKNOV35 for £35 off any iMac/MacBook)
- Three - iPhone 13 & iPhone 12 bundles with free Airpods, Airpods Pro, Powerbeats Pro and Beats Flex and £100 Amazon voucher when you switch
- Virgin - iPhone 13 bundles with free AirPods 3rd gen
- Wex Photo Video- Discounts on cameras, microphones, lighting equipment, rigs and more
When is Apple's Black Friday 2021 sale?
Apple has confirmed its 4-day Black Friday event this year, where it will bundle gift cards worth up to £160/$200 with select purchases. The sale will start from 26 November and end 29 November this year. Macworld Editor David Price has everything you need to know here.
Learn more about Apple's Black Friday event and how to get the best deals.
The best Apple Deals right now - All major retailers
1. Apple Watch Series 6 (44mm, Cellular)
Now: £387.23 (£121.77 off)
Save £121 on the 44mm Watch 6 with cellular connectivity this Cyber Monday – in a deal that outdoes the Black Friday discount from Amazon!
2. Apple HomePod Mini
From: John Lewis
Now: £69 (£20 off)
Apple might've lowered the price of the HomePod mini, but John Lewis slashes off an additional £20 and throws in an extended two-year warranty for good measure.
3. Apple AirPods 3 (2021)
Now: £159 (£10 off)
4. Apple Watch Series 7
Was: From £369
Now: From £349 (£20 off)
5. Apple 16in MacBook Pro, M1 Pro, 10-Core CPU/16-Core GPU, 2021
Now: £2,199.97 (£199.03 off)
Laptops Direct has almost £200 off the 16in MacBook Pro with M1 Pro chip, it's not as big a saving as KRCS, but it's an option if KRCS runs out of stock.
6. Apple iPad Air with Apple Pencil
Now: £24.50 per month (2GB data)
Get an Apple Pencil with the iPad Air for just £2 extra per month compared to the iPad Air alone.
7. Apple Pencil (2nd Gen)
Now: £99 (£20 off)
The second generation Apple Pencil for iPad has £20 off for Black Friday on Amazon, in a price that beats the retailer's Prime Day offer.
8. Apple Watch Series 6 (44mm, cellular, Stainless Steel) - Refurbished
From: Music Magpie
Now: £289.99 (£409 off)
The Stainless Steel, 44mm cellular Apple Watch 6 is the most premium option you can buy - but not if you buy refurbished from MusicMagpie, where it currently costs less than £300 with a massive £409 discount for Black Friday.
9. Apple iPad Air (64GB, 4th Gen, Wi-Fi + Cellular)
Now: £669 (£40 off)
Amazon has £29 off the cellular iPad Air with 64GB storage. It's nowhere near the £110 discount it had over Black Friday, but still a welcome price cut. Currys outdoes Amazon's price by £10 and also offers free next-day delivery!
10. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, M1, 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 256GB (2020)
Now: £1,159 (£140 off)
Amazon's price is good, and on Black Friday it went down £10 more to make it even more competitive!
11. Apple iPad Pro 11in (2021, M1, 256GB)
Now: £799 (£50 off)
Save £50 on the brand new M1 iPad Pro 11in from Amazon
12. Apple iPhone 12 (64GB)
Now: £649 (£30 off)
Pick up the 64GB iPhone 12 in for £30 cheaper than going to Apple directly. The price is also £150 cheaper than the handset's launch price.
13. Apple iPhone 13 mini with iPad (2021)
Now: From £40 per month, no upfront cost
Pick up the latest iPad and iPhone 13 from Virgin in this Black Friday/Cyber Week bundle.
14. Apple iPad Pro (2021, M1, 11in)
Now: £699 (£50 off)
15. Apple MacBook Air, M1, 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 512GB (2020)
Now: £1,099.97 (£149 off)
Currys has a great deal on the 512GB MacBook Air with M1. This price means it's only £100 more than the entry-level model would usually cost, plus you get twice as much storage and that all important extra graphics core.
16. Apple MacBook Air, M1, 8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, 256GB (2020)
Now: £889 (£110 off)
You can get the £999 MacBook Air with 8-core CPU and 7-core GPU in gold with a great discount from Currys or Amazon.
The next best deal is from KRCS who has it for £898. Get the KRCS deal here.
17. Apple AirPods Pro with MagSafe charging case
From: John Lewis
Now: £185 (£54 off)
18. Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm)
Now: £319 (£60 off)
Following its official discontinuation in September 2021, retailers have continued to sell the Apple Watch Series 6 at a discount.
It cost £379 when new, so this is a generous saving; bearing in mind that the Series 7 does not represent a huge step forward, this is a decent option at just over £300. That said, it was cheaper on Black Friday itself at just £289.
19. Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm, Cellular)
Now: £403.85 (£75 off)
Save £75 on the 40mm Apple Watch 6 with GPS + Cellular connectivity. There's also £121 off the 44mm option.
20. pCloud Cloud Storage - 2TB Lifetime + pCloud Encryption
Now: £299 (76% off)
pCloud's Cyber Monday offer slashes 76% off a bundle that includes Lifetime Access with 2TB cloud storage and pCloud Encryption. The service is one of the best cloud storage platforms around.
That's just the top 20 - there's a load more of where that came from right here.
Once you know what you're looking for, check out our dedicated deals pages. We spend hours scouring the web for the best promotions every month so you have them at your fingertips...
Where to buy the latest Apple devices at the best price:
- Best iPhone 13, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max and 13 mini deals
- Where to buy the Apple Watch Series 7: Best deals
- Where to but the 14in and 16in M1 Pro/M1 Max MacBook Pros
- Where to buy the iPad Pro 11 & iPad Pro 12.9 (M1 2021 models)
- Where to buy the iPad mini (6th gen, 2021)
- Where to buy the iPad (9th gen, 2021)
- Where to buy the 24in iMac with M1: Best Deals
- Where to buy the M1 MacBook Pro, Air and Mac Mini
- Where to Buy the iPad Air 2020
- Where to buy the iPad 8th gen
- Where to buy the AirPods 3 (2021)
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- Best iPhone 12/12 Pro deals, 12 Pro Max and 12 Mini deals
- Best iPhone 11 deals
- Best iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus
- Best iPhone XS deals
- Best iPhone XS Max deals
- Best iPhone XR deals
- Best iPhone X deals
- Best iPhone SE (2020) deals
Best Mac deals
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- Best iPad Air 4 (2020 deals)
- Best iPad 8th gen deals
- Where to buy the iPad Pro with M1 (12.9 and 11in)
Best Apple Watch and Apple accessories deals
- Best Apple Watch deals
- Best AirPods deals
- Best Apple TV deals
- Best HomePod deals (also see: Where to Buy the HomePod Mini)
- Where to buy Apple AirTag
You may also find these articles helpful for deals on non-Apple products:
If you want to compare the different Apple products and their prices, Apple conveniently charts configurations and starting prices on its products:
- MacBook and iMacs - see pricing differences across MacBook and iMac models based on screen size, processors, storage and more. You can choose up to two devices to compare side by side.
- iPads - compare capacities and prices across all iPads, including Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi and Cellular models
- iPhones - use the drop down on Apple's site to compare configurations on up to three different iPhone models. Clicking through to an individual model will take you to the RRP.
- Apple Watch - see prices across all Series, both GPS and Cellular models.
- Apple TV - compare capacity and price across Apple TV against Apple TV 4K.
Where to find the best Apple deals
Beyond Apple, you can expect to find great deals from authorised Apple resellers such as KRCS. KRCS covers the full range of Apple products, including AppleCare coverage and Beats headphones.
The retailer already has £165 off the brand new M1 Pro/M1 Max MacBook Pros. Keep in mind availability might vary based on the configuration you're after.
Lightning Deals slash prices off limited stock items, which is why the deals only last a few hours. The benefit of a Prime membership is that you would be able to access the Lightning Deals 30 minutes in advance of non-members.
It's a good idea to keep an eye on the competing retailers that offer Apple products, some of which include:
- Currys PC World
- Carphone Warehouse
- John Lewis
- Mobile Phones Direct
If you're in the US, see these major retailers:
Apple Education Discount
Apple's Back to School Sale has ended in the UK, US and Canada. While students can no longer claim a free pair of Apple AirPods with a MacBook or iPad, they can still pick up the latest Apple gear at lower prices with an institutional email address. You can save hundreds of pounds or dollars on top-spec devices, so don't miss out.
Be sure to check out our full guide on the Apple Education Store.
Where to find refurbished Apple deals
If you're looking for a top refurbished Apple deal, the first place to check is the Apple Refurbished Store. Devices there are guaranteed to look and work just like new. Any parts that are up to scratch are replaced so what you get out is virtually indistinguishable from new. The only major difference is you'll be paying a lot less.
The only issue with buying from the Apple Refurbished Store is that you won't always find stock so you might need to go to other resellers. Here are a few worth checking out for MacBook deals:
- Amazon's Certified Refurbished Store
- Laptops Direct
- Hoxton Macs
- Mac 4 Sale
- Music Magpie
- DeCluttr (US)
- Affordable Mac
- Tech Trade
Where to buy a refurbished iPhone deals
- Music Magpie
- The iOutlet
- The iOutlet on eBay
- Amazon Renewed Store
- Smartfone Store
- The Big Phone Store
- Laptops Direct
- Appliances Direct
You can pick up refurbished phones on contract as well from the following carriers and resellers:
When to expect major Apple deals - Key dates
Don't forget, there are several key points in the year when you're more likely to save on Apple devices – especially given Apple hardly holds sales of its own.
Black Friday 2021/Cyber Monday 2021 On Now- Of course, the grand-daddy of all sales is the Black Friday and Cyber Monday period with discounts from every major retailer. Last year we saw hundreds of pounds off the Apple Watch 5 smartwatches, refurbished Apple devices, discounts on iPads, the new M1 MacBooks, and more. Similarly we expect serious discounts on last year's models this year. Apple also has its own Black Friday event. Last year it offered customers gift cards worth up to £120/US$150 with select purchases.
Apple Back to School Sale US/UK - (Ended) Apple's Back to School Sale in the UK and Canada has now ended though students and staff can still get the student discount. Like last year, students and staff in higher education received a free pair of AirPods with Mac or iPad purchases.
Prime Day 2021 - (Ended, 21 to 22 June)- Amazon's Prime Day 2021 was the retailer's most successful Prime Day to date. We saw excellent discounts on the iPhone 12 and iPad Air. Just make sure you're a Prime member so you can access those exclusive Apple discounts.