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 iPhone 11 Pro (64GB) with 100GB data

From: Three

Now: £62 per month (plus £240 cashback)

Pick up the new iPhone 11 Pro on contract with Three with a huge amount of data. There's no upfront fee, and once you factor in the cashback offer it works out at an effective £52 a month - nice.

2. Apple Watch Series 5 (40mm, cellular) + PowerBeats 3 headphones

From: EE

Now: £30 a month, no upfront fee

If you don't mind signing up for a 24-month contract, EE is offering the Apple Watch Series 5 (40mm) with cellular connectivity and unlimited data for £30 a month with no upfront cost, and you'll also get your hands on a pair of PowerBeats 3 headphones.

You've also got the option of upgrading to a 44mm model or a Nike+ 44mm model for an upfront cost of £30. The only catch? You need to have an existing iPhone contract with EE to cash in on the deal. 

3. Apple Watch Series 5 (40mm)

From: Amazon

Was: £399

Now: £379  (£20 off)

Apple's latest and greatest smartwatch is available for a sliver less than usual, thanks to this great Amazon deal.

4. Apple iPhone XS with 100GB data

From: Three

Now: £36 per month

Three's excellent deal has dropped even lower. The monthly cost beats the competition, there's no upfront fee, and you get masses of data. Superb.

5. Apple iPhone 11 with 60GB data

From: O2

Now: £99 upfront, £39 per month

Pick up the latest iPhone from Carphone Warehouse and get 60GB data from O2 in this online-only deal.

6. Apple 15in MacBook Pro, 2.3GHz six-core i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB (2019)

From: Laptops Direct

Was: £2,799

Now: £2,499.97  (£300 off)

Laptops Direct has serious money off the 2019 15in MacBook Pro with Intel's 8-core 2.3GHz i9 processor which was discontinued and replaced with the new 16in model in November 2019. We've seen a bigger sidcount at Laptops Direct in the past, but this is still a good saving.

7. Apple 21.5in iMac, 3.6GHz quad-core, 4K Retina Display, 1TB Hard Drive (2019)

From: John Lewis

Was: £1,249

Now: £1,100  (£149 off)

John Lewis has money off the 2019 3.6GHz quad-core iMac (£1,249 at Apple).  This model isn't the cheapest iMac - Apple still sells a 2017 model at the entry-level, but with this price cut this Mac is much better value than the entry-level model.

Laptops Direct also discounts this model and sometimes has a bigger discount here (although not right now).

8. Apple 27in iMac, 3.0GHz six-core, 5K Retina Display, 1TB Fusion Drive (2019)

From: Laptops Direct

Was: £1,749

Now: £1,547.98  (£201 off)

Get money off the new 2019 27in iMac with Laptops Direct. This is 2019's 3.0GHz six-core model with 1TB Fusion drive that normally costs £1,749.

It's also worth tracking Amazon's offering as they often match Laptop Directs's prices.

9. 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.

10. Apple Watch Series 4 (44mm, refurbished)

From: Apple Refurbished Store

Was: £379

Now: £319  (£60 off)

If you can live without cellular connectivity, you can save even more money on the discontinued Apple Watch Series 4 (44mm) at Apple's Refurb Store.

11. Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.6GHz dual-core, 128GB (2019)

From: John Lewis

Was: £1,099

Now: £999  (£100 off)

John Lewis is offering money off the 2019 MacBook Air with this deal. You can get money off the Gold or the Space Grey edition.

Very has a similar deal here but it's currently a few pence more.

12. Apple Mac mini, 3.6GHz quad-core, 128GB (2018)

From: Amazon

Was: £799

Now: £709.97  (£89.03 off)

This is a small but decent saving on the price of the 2018 quad-core 3.6GHz Mac mini. Note Amazon and Laptops Direct chase each other's prices on this one so it might be worth checking to see if the other is beating it first.

13. 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.

14. Apple Watch Series 3 (38mm)

From: Argos

Was: £199

Now: £189  (£10 off)

With £10 off the relatively affordable RRP, this is a good saving on the smaller 38mm version of the Series 3. In fact, this is the cheapest you can buy it online right now. 

15. Apple iPhone XR with 16GB data

From: EE

Now: £125 upfront, £28 per month

A good deal on the XR with a moderate allocation of data; the upfront fee has dropped £25 since February.

16. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case (early 2019)

From: Laptops Direct

Was: £199

Now: £158.97  (£40.03 off)

Laptops Direct has the best AirPods deal at the moment and you can get the non-wireless charging case model for just £128. This is a solid deal (Apple is still asking the full £199 for this model, but be aware that AirPods Pro have since been launched.)

17. Apple iPhone 8 with 100GB data

From: Three

Now: £29 per month

This is an excellent iPhone 8 deal with a whole heap of data. Grab it now.

18. Best iPhone 11 deals

From: Macworld UK

Now: Contract & SIM-free

Don't pay any more than you need to for Apple's new iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max handsets.

19. Apple Watch Series 4 (44mm, cellular, refurbished)

From: Apple Refurbished Store

Was: £479

Now: £409  (£70 off)

If you want to pick up the discontinued Apple Watch Series 4, you'll get £70 off the cellular 44mm variant via Apple's own Refurbished Store. 

20. Apple iPad Pro 11in (64GB)

From: Amazon

Was: £769

Now: £730  (£39 off)

Amazon has a good deal on the 11in iPad Pro 64GB storage. Other models in this range also have similar discounts, but this is the cheapest.

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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