Cyber Monday, the last day of the Black Friday sales weekend, may have originated from the US, but it's becoming increasingly popular in the UK. After all, who doesn't want to indulge in incredible discounts online on big-brands products?

In this article we outline how to make the most of the current Apple deals, but also share everything we know about Cyber Monday 2019.

When and what is Cyber Monday 2019?

Cyber Monday is Monday, 2 December 2019. Cyber Monday always falls on the Monday after US Thanksgiving and Black Friday, which is the day after Thanksgiving. The deals continue across the weekend, through Cyber Monday and on into the week after (often referred to as Cyber Week). Sales seem to last longer every year as retailers try to squeeze every possible drop out of the season.

On Cyber Monday retailers across the globe offer huge discounts to shoppers both online and in stores. Cyber Monday was given that name because it tended to be the busiest day of the year for online shopping.

It's unusual to find a retailer or brand that doesn't take part in Cyber Monday, and as the event gets more popular the deals become even more aggressive. Expect to see plenty of incredible bargains.

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.

What is Apple doing for Cyber Monday 2019?

Apple kicked off a 'shopping event' on Black Friday and this will continue up to and including Cyber Monday 2019.

Read our guide to Apple's Black Friday shopping event for the full details. But here's the gist: instead of offering discounts on its products, Apple gives out free gift cards when you purchase selected products from the Apple Store.

Here's what you stand to receive. To reiterate, this is not a reduction in the price, but the value of the gift card you get in addition, after paying full price for the product. It's added at the checkout.

You may note from the above that Apple isn't including purchases of new devices. The iPhone 11 generation, iPad 10.2in, Apple Watch Series 5, AirPods Pro and 16in MacBook Pro are not part of the promotion.

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.

Thankfully, Apple isn't the only place you'll find deals on its products. Third-party retailers across the US, UK and beyond are offering deals on iPhones, iPads, Macs and more on Cyber Monday, and we'll be sharing the best bargains right here.

How to get the best Cyber Monday deals

Spotting a good Cyber Monday 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.

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:

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 Cyber Monday Apple deals

Beyond Apple, you can expect to find great Cyber Monday deals from authorised Apple resellers such as KRCS. KRCS covers the full range of Apple products, including AppleCare coverage and Beats headphones.

Of course, Amazon is the ultimate Cyber Monday juggernaut to watch. We would recommend signing up for the 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime so you can take advantage of the Lightning Deals.

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, which can come particularly handy in the madness of Cyber Monday.

Amazon has a dedicated Cyber Monday deals page. Keep tabs on this for some top Apple deals.

It's a good idea to keep an eye on the competing retailers that offer Apple products, some of which include:

If you're in the US, see these major retailers:

How to prepare for Cyber Monday deals

Remember, don't jump into a deal before understanding whether the device will be right for you. If you know you're looking for a new Apple device, but not sure where to start, check out our range of buying guides for Apple:

We also have more specific buying guides for those interested in Macs:

Cyber Monday deals for students

Cyber Monday is also a good opportunity for students in need of a discount. Macworld UK has a dedicated Student Deals page where you can save up to 10% on Apple products already. This includes up to 10% off Mac, 5% off the iPad, 50% off AppleCare and up to 8% off accessories.

To get the student discount, you will first need to create an account and verify your student status. Sign up for Macworld student deals here.

Best Apple deals

Here are the best Apple deals you can take advantage of on Cyber Monday:

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: £1,983.07  (£715.13 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 MacBook Air, 1.1GHz dual-core, 256GB (2020)

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.

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.