Boxing Day and the limbo days between Christmas and New Year are a great time to look for final bargains on iPhone, iPad, Mac, MacBook, Apple Watch or Apple accessories. Boxing Day has been and gone but the sales continue, with retailers like Currys PC World and Carphone Warehouse kicking off their New Year and January sales.
Whatever you're looking to get out of the sales, there are sure to be great Apple deals around.
The team here at Macworld has been searching the web for the best Apple deals. We've got some quick links to the biggest Apple resellers followed by where you can find our expertly curated, regularly updated collections of deals for the exact Apple products you're looking for.
Best Apple deals available right now
Before we help you find the Apple deal for you this Boxing Day, here's an overview of some of the best Apple deals right now. Don't miss out!
1. Apple Back to School Sale
From: Apple Education Discount
Now: Up to £280 off Mac, £80 off iPad (with free AirPods)
Apple's education pricing is available all year round. To be eligible, you just need to prove your status as a current or newly accepted university student, parent buying on behalf of a university student or member of teaching staff at any level. You'll then get up to £280 off a new Mac or up to £80 off a new iPad along with a free pair of AirPods. Here's what you need to know.
2. Apple AirPods Max
From: Laptops Direct
Now: £499.97 (£49.03 off)
This near-£50 saving on the AirPods Max is the biggest we've seen to date.
3. Apple MacBook Air (2020, M1, 8GB/256GB) - Refurbished "Very Good"
Now: £869.99 (£129 off)
MusicMagpie also has £129 off the MacBook Air (256GB). This option is graded in a "Very Good" condition.
4. Apple MacBook Pro (2020, M1, 8GB/256GB) - Refurbished "Pristine"
Now: £1024.99 (£259 off)
If you prefer, there's also £259 off an M1 MacBook Pro with 256GB storage in "Pristine" condition from MusicMagpie.
5. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, M1, 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 256GB (2020)
Now: £1,129.97 (£169 off)
Amazon also has £169 off 512GB M1 MacBook Pro, normally £1,499. Get that deal here.
6. Apple iPhone 12 (64GB)
Now: £679 (£120 off)
7. Apple 12.9in iPad Pro (256GB, 2020 model with A12Z)
Now: £893.92 £175.08
Amazon has an incredible £175 off last year's iPad Pro 12.9in with the A12Z Bionic chip. See why it received 4.5/5 stars in our review, along with the Macworld Editor's Choice badge.
8. Apple Watch SE (44mm, GPS + Cellular)
Now: £323.28 (£25.72 off)
Save over £25 on a brand new Watch SE 44mm from Amazon.
9. Apple iPad Pro (2021, M1, 11in, Cellular)
Now: £957.78 (£41.22 off)
Amazon has knocked over £40 off the brand new iPad Pro 11in with 5G connectivity. It's strong saving on Apple's brand-new and exceptionally powerful M1-equipped iPad Pro for 2021. There's also £62 off the 512GB option.
10. Bitdefender Antivirus For Mac - 1 Year, 3 Devices
Now: £24.99 (£15 off)
One of our top picks for Mac is Bitdefender, which has £15 off right now for up to three devices.
Normally £39.99, this deal lets you protect three Macs for £24.99. Note that this is the price for the first year only.
11. Apple iPad Pro (2021, M1, 11in)
Now: £986.72 (£62.28 off)
Save £62 on the 512GB 11 iPad Pro with the M1 chip from Amazon. We're looking at where to buy the M1 iPad Pro at the best price separately here.
12. Apple iPad Air (2020, 64GB)
Now: £529.97 (£49.03 off)
13. Apple iPhone 12 mini
Now: £579 (£120 off)
14. Apple Watch Series 6, 40mm, Nike Sports Band
From: John Lewis
Now: £349 (£30 off)
John Lewis is offering money off the Apple Watch Nike Series 6 GPS, 40mm in Space Grey. You may also be able to save up to £120 if you trade in an old Apple Watch.
15. Apple iPhone 12 mini (128GB)
Now: £613.97 (£135.03 off)
An impressive saving on the 128GB version of the iPhone 12 mini.
16. Apple MacBook Air, M1, 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 512GB (2020)
Now: £999.97 (£249.03 off)
An excellent deal, this. Save almost £250 on the MacBook Air with 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU from Amazon. This means you can get the 512GB MacBook Air for the price Apple sells the 256GB model for, and get the 8-core GPU too!
The discount only applies to the Rose Gold version.
17. Apple iPhone 12 mini (256GB)
Now: £645 (£204 off)
The 256GB iPhone 12 has £204 off from Amazon, outdoing the £140 discount over Prime Day! Read our guide to the best iPhone 12 deals for more buying advice.
18. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, M1, 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 512GB (2020)
Now: £1,329.97 (£169 off)
This is a great deal from Amazon for the top-of-the-range M1 MacBook Pro (512GB).
19. Apple iPhone 11 Pro (64GB)
Now: £924 (£125 off)
Save £125 on the 64GB iPhone 11 Pro - this deal's open to all Amazon members.
20. Apple Mac mini, 3.0GHz 6-core, 512GB (2020)
Now: £899 (£200 off)
Where to find the best Boxing Day 2020 deals - Quick links
With the chances of finding Apple discounts directly from Apple low, we'd recommend checking out other retailers.
Below is a list of retailers that currently have Christmas sales – though Currys and Carphone Warehouse has already started its January sales. We'd highly recommend keeping an eye on these retailers for New Year offers:
- Amazon - £106 off MacBook Pro with M1, 30% off Apple Watch 5 and more
- AO.com - £30 off Apple Air Pods and AirPods Pro
- Box.co.uk - Deals across iPad Pro (4th gen) with up to £20 off
- Carphone Warehouse - Big data deals on iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini in January Sale
- Currys PC World - Up to £106 off Apple MacBook Pro with M1, £130 off Apple Watch 5, and £10 off Watch 6, £20 off iPhone 12 mini. We're separately covering the best Currys deals here
- ESET - 25% off ESET Internet Security until 18 January
- Best Fitbit deals
- John Lewis
- KRCS - 5% off Macs and Apple TV, plus discounts on iPad and Watch
- Mobiles.co.uk - Cheap Apple iPhone SE deals
- Mobile Phones Direct
- NordVPN - 68% off and three months free if you sign up for two years. NordVPN is our top VPN pick.
- Oculus Quest 2 - Where to buy one now
- Parallels - 10% off Parallels Desktop 16 until 1 January with code EKA-K75-3C1, 50% off for students with free Gravit (graphic design software) until 15 January
- PlayStation 5 - Where to buy PS5
- Smarty - Just £18 per month for unlimited data SIM. Ends 31 December.
- Tesco Mobile - Free AirPods with iPhone SE, free AirPods Pro with iPhone 11
- Three - No upfront costs on iPhone 11, 50% off first six months on select iPhone 12 plans
- Very - £20 off iPhone 11 (64GB) and other tech and lifestyles deals
- Wex Photo Video- Discounts on cameras. microphones, lighting equipment, rigs and more
- Xbox Series X & Xbox Series S - Best deals across the web
How to find the best Apple Boxing Day deals
Spotting a good Boxing Day Apple 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.
We've been searching the web, spending hours scouring the web for the best promotions every month so you have them at your fingertips. You can follow the links below to see our pick of the top ten and the best of the rest.
- Best iMac deals
- Best Mac mini deals
- Best MacBook Pro deals
- Best MacBook Air deals
- Best Silicon Mac with M1 deals
- Best iPad deals
- Best iPad Air 2020 deals
- Best iPad 8th gen deals
- Best Apple Watch deals
- Best Apple Watch 6 deals
- Best Apple Watch SE deals
- Best Apple Watch 5 deals
- Best AirPods deals
- Best HomePod deals
- Best Apple TV deals
- Best AirPods deals
- Best iPhone deals
- Best iPhone 12 deals (all models)
- Best iPhone SE 2020 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
Boxing Day Apple sales buying advice
We'd highly recommend knowing what you want before you shop. It'll help you spend your money wisely, because it's easy to fall into the trap of seeing something cheap and assuming it's a bargain. Think about what you really need in terms of specs too: how much storage and power do you really need?
It's also worth setting yourself a realistic budget. Sales are marketing events, designed to get you to spend money that you would otherwise keep safely hidden away in your pocket.
Make sure you're staying safe online too. Buy from reputable retailers, ensuring that they have a UK street address, a good returns policy and good user reviews.
Plus, if a deal looks too good to be true, it probably is. And if you're almost completely confident but have even the smallest of doubts, it's worth paying by credit card. That way any money you lose is the bank's money so they'll do their best to help you get it back.
Get extended returns on Apple purchases over Boxing Day 2020
Bought an iPhone 12 over Christmas only to find the price is now lower on Boxing Day? Don't worry. With so many retailers offering extended returns into January, you can now just pick up the cheaper offer and claim a return on the original purchase. Amazon for instance is allowing customers to make returns on items bought as far back as October!
Not everyone has extended returns, however, so just make sure the returns period covers your purchase date. Below we've listed extended return dates from popular retailers that sell Apple products.
- Argos - Purchases made between 18 October 2020 can be returned up to 24 January 2021.
- Amazon - Purchases that are eligible for return and are shipped between 1 October and 31 December can be returned until 31 January 2021. The standard 30-day period applies to items delivered after 31 December, 2020. Head to Your Orders on your account to make a return.
- AO.com- AO offers a free 100-day return policy
- Apple - Purchases that are received between 10 November and 25 December can be returned until 8 January 2021. The standard 14-day return request policy applies to purchases made after 25 December.
- Currys PC World - Purchases made between 29 October and 24 December can be returned up to 14 January 2021. Online orders from Currys can be collected from your home or returned at selected stores.
- John Lewis - Purchases made after 8 October can be returned until 28 January 2021
Buying Guides - Best iPhones, iPads & Macs
We review, rate and rank every Apple product. So if you are considering making a purchase, we are sure to have reviewed it. You can find all of our Apple reviews here. See below for quick links to our most popular buying guide.