It’s hard to believe that it’s that time of year again. Black Friday is over, but Cyber Monday is here. Here, we bring you our top tips on how to get the best Cyber Monday deals on Apple products this year, including sales and discounts on iPhone, Mac, iPad, Apple Watch and more.
Black Friday has been and gone, but the deals haven't! Many Apple resellers are continuing their offers throughout the weekend and into Cyber Monday, and we've got them all right here to share with you.
Apple joined in the Black Friday fun with a one-day event. Offers came in the form free gift cards up to £120/US$150 with certain purchases.
If you missed it, don't worry! Our team of Apple experts have been scouring the web for the top deals, offers and discounts on Apple products – using their knowledge of Apple, its products and the retailers who sell them to pick out only the best money-off offers.
From here on we'll be focusing on UK deals, as we're based in the UK. For the best Apple deals in the US, check out Macworld US's guide to what's on offer.
Best Apple deals right now
On Cyber Monday, retailers offer huge discounts to shoppers ahead of the holiday season. It all began in the US, falling on the day after Thanksgiving, but over the past three or four years it has really taken off around the world, including here in the UK.
It follows Black Friday, so called because it’s the day when stores traditionally go from the red (debit) to the black (credit).
A more recent trend is Cyber Monday. It came about because it tended to be the busiest day of the year for online shopping. It always falls on the Monday after Black Friday.
All week, and into December, here is where we are bringing you the very best deals on gifts and gadgets from across the web to make sure you don’t miss out. Many of the deals offered will run for a limited time or offer limited stock, so you’ll want to keep on top of things in order to get everything you want.
We’d strongly recommend making a list of what you’re looking for in the sales. Try not to buy things on a whim because they sound like a good deal, because you could soon find you have lots of things you didn’t need and have actually spent far more money than you would have otherwise (we discovered this the hard way).
If you're looking for deals on more than just Apple products, you can check out our sister title Tech Advisor's complete guide to Cyber Monday deals.
Where to find Cyber Monday Apple deals
Third-party reseller KRCS has some great deals on Macs and other Apple products. Discounted Macs include built-to-order configurations, too.
If you’ve found that you’re missing out on Amazon’s Lightning deals, which run for just a few hours and offer limited stock, we’d recommend signing up for Amazon’s 30 day free trial of Prime, which will get you access to deals 30 minutes before everyone else. Plus, you’ll get free next-day delivery with the Prime trial, as well as access to Prime Instant Video and more.
Sign up for Prime now.
Apple itself repeated its offer from last year, with a one-day only bundle deal for a free gift card when you buy a Mac, iPad, iPhone or Apple Watch. The amount on the gift card depended on the product you purchased (a pricey Mac will result in a more valuable gift card, for example), and the gift card can be spend on products from the Apple Store.
The biggest gift cards were £120/US$150 for purchases of a MacBook or iMac, right down to £20/$25 back for buying an Apple Watch Series 1 or iPhone SE. It's worth noting though that the deal didn't apply to the company's most recent products, like the iPhone 8 and X, Apple Watch 3, or Apple TV 4K - if you're looking for a discount on one of them, you're better off looking to other retailers this year.
We've also been seeing Apple deals from the following retailers:
- Carphone Warehouse
- John Lewis
- Mobile Phones Direct
If you're looking for a particular Apple product, visit our individual articles:
We've also got the best deals for designers and artists here.
Best Apple Cyber Monday deals
1. iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi 128GB Space Grey
Now: £335 (£134 off)
Amazon is selling the iPad mini 4 way cheaper than Apple itself right now.
2. Apple Refurbished Mac Store
Now: Up to £470 off
Get a Mac from Apple at much lower prices in the Refurbished Store. Find out more about Refurbished Macs here.
3. Apple Refurbished iPad Store
Now: Up to £160 off
Refurbished iPads at hugely discounted prices. Wondering whether refurbished iPads are worth buying? See our complete guide.
4. Fitbit Alta HR
Now: £97 (£42.99 off)
Amazon is offering up to £40 off the Fitbit Alta HR wristband.
5. Apple 10.5in iPad Pro 64GB
Now: £600.43 (£19 off)
Apple premium reseller KRCS is offering almost £20 off the 10.5in iPad Pro 64GB.
6. Apple iPhone SE 32GB
Now: £299 (£50 off)
A brilliant price on Apple's iPhone SE, Apple's most recent phone with a 4in display.
7. UE Boom 2 Bluetooth Speaker
Now: £146.65 (£23.34 off)
A durable waterproof and shockproof bluetooth speaker. See more great speaker options: best cheap Bluetooth speakers.