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 13in MacBook Pro, M1, 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 512GB (2020)
Now: £1,269 (£230 off)
Apple's offering the M1 MacBook Pro on its Refurbished Store - a great way to get a new M1 Mac for less than Apple sells it for.
The refurbished M1 MacBook Pro with 512GB SSD is £1,269 - a saving of £230. This price also puts it below the usual starting price of the 256GB model so you can get twice as much storage for less!
2. Apple MacBook Air, M1, 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 512GB (2020)
Now: £1,059 (£190 off)
The Silver 8-core CPU, 8-Core GPU MacBook Air with 512GB SSD is £1,019 in the Refurbished Store, that's £190 of Apple's usual price.
The cheaper 8-core CPU, 7-Core GPU MacBook Air is £150 off here.
3. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, M1, 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 256GB (2020)
Now: £1,099 (£200 off)
The cheaper £1,299 M1 MacBook Pro is being sold on Apple's Refurbished Store for £1,099 - a saving of £200.
4. Bitdefender Antivirus For Mac - 1 Year, 3 Devices
Now: £19.99 (50% off)
One of our top picks for Mac is Bitdefender, which has 50% off right now for up to three devices.
Normally £39.99, this deal lets you protect three Macs for £19.99. Note that this is the price for the first year of the subscription only.
5. VyprVPN three-year subscription
Now: US$60/around £42.59 ($1.66/£1.18 per month) (87% off)
VyprVPN's 'Valentine's Day special' is still running. It's a three-year subscription with 87% off the normal monthly price, which means an up-front payment of $60 (around £42.59) instead of $466.20 (around £330.92) for a two-year subscription. That's just $1.66/£1.18 per month.
If you're wondering why you should choose VyprVPN: it owns and manages all of its servers, and is a great choice if your priorities are security and privacy.
Also, as a bonus, the subscription lets you use up to 30 devices on the same account. That's a lot more than the typical 3-6 devices.
You can read our VyprVPN review for more details.
6. Apple Watch 3 (GPS, 38mm, Refurbished)
From: The iOutlet
Now: £139.99 (£15 off)
The iOutlet's price on a Grade A refurbished Apple Watch 3 (38mm) outdoes MusicMagpie's price on the same model in an equivalent condition.
7. Apple iPad Air 2020 (256GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 4th Gen)
From: John Lewis
Now: £800 (£59 off)
John Lewis has £59 off the 256GB iPad Air with cellular connectivity. If you miss the deal, pick it up from Amazon, but stock is low!
8. TalkTalk TV & Broadband with 1 Year of Amazon Prime
Now: From £25.50 per month (£79 off Amazon Prime)
TalkTalk just launched an incredible offer that includes a year of Amazon Prime for free. It's not just Prime Video, but a full Prime subscription that includes free next-day deliveries, Amazon Music, exclusive discounts, and a number of other perks. See our full guide to Amazon Prime.
9. Parallels Desktop 16 with free Intego Mac Internet Security X9
Now: From £39.99 (plus additional software worth £653)
10. Adobe Creative Cloud with £150 Amazon gift card
Now: £49.94 per month
Adobe is offering a £150 Amazon gift card with Creative Cloud All Apps purchases. This means you can save up to £280 on a new MacBook Pro on Amazon.
11. Apple iPhone 11 Pro (64GB)
From: John Lewis
Now: £899 (£150 off)
If the model you want is out of stock or John Lewis's prices go up, try Amazon, which has the same deal.
12. Parallels Desktop for Mac Student Edition
Now: £34.99 (50% off + free Gravit design software)
If you want to run Windows on your Mac, then Parallels Desktop 16 is one to consider. Students get a discounted plan, with 50% off the standard price. Until 28 February, Parallels is also bundling Gravit Designer for free, which costs £49 per year.
13. Smarty 30GB data SIM-Only
Was: £10 per month
Now: £7.50 per month (25% off first 3 months)
Bag 30GB of data per month for under £10 from Smarty for the first three months. If you're after more data, there's also 50GB for £12, again, for the first three months. You can cancel anytime.
14. CyberGhost VPN three-year subscription
Now: £77.61 (£1.99 per month) (82% off)
CyberGhost is a superb VPN service and its latest offer gets you 82% off the regular monthly price which makes it £1.99 per month.
Best of all, you also get three months on top of the three-year subscription: a total of 39 months' protection.
You'll find CyberGhost in our round-up of the best VPNs.
15. Apple iPhone 12 (64GB, refurbished) with 100GB data
Was: £135 upfront
Now: £39 per month (no upfront cost)
Mobiles.co.uk is slashing the iPhone 12's upfront cost. The deal includes 100GB of data on Vodafone for £39 per month.
16. Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS, 40mm)
From: BT Shop
Now: £358.99 (£20 off upfront cost with APPLE3WATCH20)
BT Shop has the biggest discount on the Apple Watch 6 right now (device only). Save £20 with code APPLE3WATCH20 at checkout.
17. NordVPN two-year subscription
Now: £65.86 (£2.74 per month) (£154.94 off)
NordVPN just turned 9 year old. To celebrate, it's offering customers who buy the 2-year plan additional months of service for free. Depending on your luck, you can either get a month, three months or another full two years for free.
You pay for the first 24 months, then the remaining months are free.
NordVPN tops our round-up of the best VPN services you can buy, and has just rolled out its NordLynx protocol (based on WireGuard) which offers up to twice the speed as before.
18. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, M1, 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 256GB (2020)
Now: £1,189 (£110 off)
19. Apple iPad Air (2020, 64GB, cellular)
Now: £649.97 (£59.03 off)
Our top tablet of choice, the 2020 iPad Air packs in serious performance in a sleek build and comes in a range of pleasing colours. There are discounts across both the Wi-Fi-only and cellular models, as well as multiple colourways.
20. Vodafone broadband with free Apple TV 4K
Was: £30.95p/m for 35Mbps
Now: £30.95p/m 63Mbps (plus £2 off for existing Vodafone mobile customers)
Vodafone's broadband offer includes 63Mbps speeds for the price of 35Mbps along with free access to Apple TV for a year. The offer also includes a free Apple TV 4K set worth up to £199. Plus, if you're already a Vodafone mobile customer, the bundle deal is yours for £28.95 per month.
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.