The Black Friday weekend is here, and retailers are slashing prices on Apple products to celebrate. It is, after all, the busiest shopping day of the year, with sales and deals across thousands of retailers globally.

In this article we guide you through the discount carnage and help you find the best deals on iPhone, iPad, Macs and other Apple products.

When is Black Friday 2019?

This year it landed on 29 November 2019: Black Friday always falls on the day after Thanksgiving. But the deals didn't end there. They continue across the weekend up to and including Cyber Monday on 2 December. Here's everything you need to know about Cyber Monday.

While discounts and deals directly from Apple are far and few between, you can expect loads of Apple deals from other retailers. Amazon has a mighty array of Black Friday deals, while others worth checking out include Currys PC World and Carphone Warehouse.

What is Black Friday?

On Black Friday, 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 few years it has really taken off around the world, including here in the UK.

A more recent trend is Cyber Monday. It came about because it tends to be the busiest day of the year for online shopping and always falls on the Monday after Black Friday.

Best Apple deals for Cyber Monday

Before we help you find the Apple deal for you, here's an overview of some of the best Apple deals right now.

Is Apple joining in with Black Friday 2019?

Apple isn't offering discounts on its products over the Black Friday weekend, but the company is running a shopping event for four days, covering Cyber Monday too. On offer is a free Apple Store Gift Card worth up to £160/US$200 when you purchase a qualifying product from the Apple Store.

Selected iPhones, Apple TVs, HomePods and Apple Watches come with a £40/$50 voucher, while iPads and Beats headphones come with up to £80/$100 and Macs go up to £160/$200. Read all the details in our Apple Black Friday shopping event guide.

The catch, unfortunately, is that very recent products are not included - so the 16in MacBook Pro and the iPhone 11, for example do not come with gift cards.

That's not all Apple is doing though. The company hasteamed up with Shazam (which Apple now owns) to give away six months of Apple Music for free to new users (and three months free music to lapsed subscribers). Here's how to get your six months free subscription to Apple Music.

Official Black Friday shopping event aside, we'd also keep an eye out on the Apple Refurbished Store for any discounts on iPhone handsets, iPads, Watches, MacBooks and other devices.

You'll be pleased to hear that you'll find Apple products available with big discounts from third-party retailers in the UK and US on Black Friday, so Apple's gift cards aren't the only option.

How to get the best Black Friday deals

Spotting a good Black Friday deal takes a bit of work but luckily we have pulled together all the best Apple deals by product in the following deal roundups. We include the prices that you would pay if you bought the product (or equivalent product) from Apple.

Our team of Apple experts is always scouring the web for the top deals, offers and discounts on Apple products and accessories on sale, whether it's Black Friday or not.

We use our knowledge of Apple, its products and the retailers that sell them to highlight only the best money-off offers and weed out the deals that aren't as good as they appear to be.

We have picked out the current best Apple deals we've found across all retailers in the UK below.

Where to find Black Friday Apple deals

In the UK, Apple Premium Reseller KRCS is offering some tasty deals on new Macs, while Currys PC World, John Lewis and Laptops Direct also have deals on older models plus iPads and accessories.

Don't forget to look for Apple discounts on Amazon, which is an official reseller, and for iPhone deals try Mobiles.co.uk or Carphone Warehouse for the cheapest contracts.

Thousands of retailers across the globe are taking part in Black Friday, including:

Don't forget Mac software deals either, especially on cleaning tools like MacPaw's CleanMyMac, antivirus, and VPNs. See our separate roundups of the best Antivirus deals for Mac and best VPN deals for Mac.

Best Apple Deals

1. Apple iMac Pro, 3.2GHz, 8-core Xeon, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 5K Retina display (late 2017)

From: eBuyer

Was: £4,899

Now: £4,103  (£796 off)

This model of the iMac Pro has been discontinued by Apple, and you can now get the iMac Pro with 10 cores for £4,999. However, this is a remarkably good deal which can save you a lot of money on what is still one of Apple's fastest Macs.

2. Apple 27in iMac, 3.1GHz six-core, 10th-gen, 256GB SSD (2020)

From: KRCS

Was: £1,799

Now: £1,709.05  (£89.95 off)

KRCS has already discounted the new 2020 27in iMac. You can get the 3.1GHz 6-core, 10th-gen, 2020 iMac for £1,709.05 - a really decent discount for such a new model.

3. Apple 21.5in iMac, 3.6GHz quad-core, 4K Retina Display (2019) with 256GB SSD

From: KRCS

Was: £1,299

Now: £1,234.06  (£64.94 off)

It might only be a small discount - and even smaller if you compare it to the £1,249 that this iMac was selling for before the 'update' in August, but the fact that you get a better SSD for less than the old model (which was hampered by the hard drive) makes this a decent deal.

4. Apple 15in MacBook Pro, 2.3GHz, eight-core i9, 16GB RAM, 512GB (2019)

From: Amazon

Was: £2,699

Now: £1,990.87  (£708.13 off original price)

Save money on the top-of-the-range 2019 15in MacBook Pro with this Amazon deal. That's an 8-core 2.3GHz i9 9th generation Intel processor!

Apple has discontinued this Mac but its spec is actually quite similar to the new 16in model that would cost £2,799.

5. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, 2.4GHz, quad-core, 256GB, Silver (2019)

From: Currys PC World

Was: £1,699

Now: £1,199.97  (£499.03 off original price)

Here's a saving on the 2019 13in MacBook Pro with 2.4GHz Quad-core processor - it's the 256GB version that would have cost £1,699 at launch, while the newer equivalent retails at £1,799.

6. Apple AirPods Pro

From: Appliances Direct

Was: £249

Now: £199.97  (£49 off)

The AirPods Pro are Apple's ultimate in-ear headphones. They offer active noise cancellation and three sizes of soft flexible silicon tips for a customisable, comfortable fit. Right now you can get £49 off the usual price with Appliances Direct (who are claiming it's £59 off but that's not true!).

7. Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max

From: Amazon

Was: £1,149

Now: £999  (£150 off)

You can save £150 if you buy a iPhone 11 Pro Max right now. The 64GB model, which usually costs £1,149, is currently £999 at Amazon.

Amazon also has the 256GB iPhone 11 Pro Max for £1,162.66 - that's a discount of £136.34 here. While the 512GB model is currently £150 off, at £1,349 here.

8. Apple iPhone 11 with 20GB data

From: iD Mobile

Now: £49.99 upfront, £34.99 per month (£889.75 TCO)

This deal offers twenty times as much data as the one we recommended in July, but still costs £119 less over the course of the contract. Great value!

iD is really smashing the deals right now. Some of these are so good that it's almost tempting to buy now despite the looming iPhone 12 launch...

9. Apple iPhone SE (2020, with 2GB data)

From: EE

Now: £100 upfront, £20 per month (£580 TCO)

An excellent deal on Apple's new 4.7in handset (even if the company has bumped the upfront fee by one measly pound since mid-May). Scroll down to see the details.

10. Apple 16in MacBook Pro, 2.3GHz i9 8-core 16GB/1TB Silver (2019)

From: John Lewis

Was: £2,799

Now: £2,479  (£320 off)

John Lewis has money off the top of the range 16in MacBook Pro! It means that you can get the most powerful MacBook Pro laptop ever for much less than Apple's asking price.

Earlier this summer John Lewis had an even more amazing saving (it was listed for £2,149, which is £650 off) but that sold out quickly!

11. Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.1GHz quad-core, 512GB (2020)

From: Currys/PC World

Was: £1,299

Now: £1,185  (£114 off)

This is the 2020 quad-core MacBook Air with 512GB storage. You can get it from Currys/PC World or there is a similar deal over at AO.com.

12. Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max with unlimited data

From: iD Mobile

Now: £99 upfront, £49.99 per month (£1298.76 TCO)

This is a big improvement, both in data allocation and price, from the Vodafone deal we were recommending last month; no doubt iD is influenced by the upcoming iPhone 12 launch.

We'd recommend waiting until Apple reveals the next generation, but if you need to buy now this is the deal to go for.

13. Apple iPhone XS Max with 72GB data

From: Vodafone

Now: £49.99 upfront, £51 per month

Pick up Vodafone's high-data XS Max deal for £49.99 upfront.

14. Apple iPhone XS with 100GB data

From: Three

Now: £39.99 upfront, £36 per month

Three is offering the best XS deal right now - click the Three logo to see the details. We prefer this to EE's offering (nothing upfront, but £38 per month) because it works out slightly cheaper over the course of the contract (£903.99 rather than £912), and comes with twice as much data.

15. Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.1GHz dual-core, 256GB (2020) [KRCS]

From: KRCS

Was: £999

Now: £949.06  (£49.94 off)

You can get money off the 2020 MacBook Air from KRCS.

The deal isn't quite as good as it was earlier this summer when you could get it for £899, but it's not bad.

Amazon also has an identical deal on this model, but it has a long delivery time (up to two months!). You can check it out here.

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16. Apple iPhone 11 with 72GB data

From: Vodafone

Now: £49 upfront, £43 per month

Pick up the latest iPhone from Carphone Warehouse and get 72GB data from Vodafone.

If you can afford £99 upfront, the total cost of ownership comes down by £16 - this alternative deal is available from the same link.

17. Apple iPhone XS (SIM-free)

From: John Lewis

Was: £999

Now: £629  (£370 off)

A fantastic deal. The XS remains an excellent phone, despite having been effectively replaced by the iPhone 11 Pro.

18. Apple Watch Series 4 Nike+ (44mm, cellular, refurbished)

From: Apple Refurbished Store

Was: £479

Now: £409  (£70 off)

You can grab yourself a sweet deal on a refurb of the larger 44mm variant of Apple Watch Series 4 right now. It's the Nike+ edition too, with a cool matching sports band and Nike+ watchfaces available too. 

19. Apple AirPods with Charging Case (2019)

From: BT Shop

Was: £159

Now: £129  (£30 off)

BT is offering the AirPods with Charging Case for £30 less.

20. Apple iPad Pro 10.5in (2017, renewed)

From: Amazon

Was: £529

Now: £384.99  (£144 off)

This is a great price on the Wi-Fi 10.5in iPad Pro. Note that it's part of the generation before the current one, having launched in 2017 - the iPad Pro 10.5in is still a powerful device, though - and 'renewed' devices are Amazon's equivalent of Apple's refurbished line, which means it's second-hand but fixed up and backed by a new guarantee.

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.

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