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 iPad Pro (2021, M1, 12.9in)
Now: Up to £43 off
KRCS is outdoing major retailers such as Amazon with discounts on the recently launched iPad Pro with M1. See our full coverage.
2. Apple iPad Pro (2021, M1, 11in)
Now: £734.03 (£15 off)
It's a small saving, but well worth having on Apple's brand-new and exceptionally powerful M1-equipped iPad Pro for 2021.
KRCS has also knocked £20 off the 12.9in iPad Pro.
3. Apple 24in iMac, M1, 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 256GB (2021)
Now: £1,376.56 (£72.44 off)
KRCS has a discount on Apple's 24in iMac with 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU. It normally costs £1,449 in the UK.
4. Apple 24in iMac, M1, 8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, 256GB (2021)
Now: £1,186.55 (£62.45 off)
KRCS is already offering money off Apple's 24in iMac. This is the entry-level model that normally costs £1,249 in the UK.
5. Apple iPad Air (2020, 64GB)
Now: £519 (£60 off)
6. Apple iPad Air (2020, 64GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular)
Now: £569.97 (£139.03 off)
This discount was previously £110 off, but now it's raised to £139.03 on the cellular-equipped Air in silver, which is among the best deals we've seen to date.
7. Apple iPad (2020, 128GB)
Now: £389.97 (£39.03 off)
Pick up the 8th generation iPad from Amazon with £39 off. This is the lowest price we're seeing right now. There's also £31 off from Costco on the 128GB option.
8. Apple 12.9in iPad Pro (2020, 128GB)
Now: £863.20 (£105 off)
Get a whopping £105 off the iPad Pro 12.9in from 2020. See our full review for more info.
9. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, M1, 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 256GB (2020)
Now: £1,151 (£148 off)
AO.com has a decent saving on the M1 MacBook Pro with 256GB SSD.
10. Where to Buy Apple iMac with M1 (2021)
From: Macworld UK
Now: All UK Retailers
Apple's new 24in iMac will be available to buy on 30 April. Here's where you can pick on up.
11. Where to buy Apple AirTags
From: Macworld UK
Now: From £29/US$29
After years of rumours, Apple finally launched AirTag at its 'Spring Loaded' event on 20 April. Here's all you need to know about buying one (or four).
12. Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS, 40mm)
Now: £349 (£30 off)
You can now save £30 on the 40mm Apple Watch 6 (GPS) in all colours.
13. Apple iPad Pro 11in (2020, 128GB)
Now: £613.29 (£155.71 off)
Apple has discontinued the 2020 iPad Pro (there's a new 2021 model to think about) but the tablet is still available from other retailers if you can manage without the M1 chip. This chunky saving from Amazon is worth serious consideration.
14. Apple iPhone 12 mini (64GB)
Now: £599 (£100 off)
£659 was previously the lowest the 12 mini had ever been - but now there's a whopping £100 off from Amazon. If it sells out, there's also £75 off from Very and John Lewis. It's a solid discount on a top-end handset which is only around six months old.
Read our guide to the best iPhone 12 deals for more buying advice.
15. Apple iPhone 12 (64GB)
Now: £708 (£90 off)
Amazon now has the lowest price for the iPhone 12 (64GB) with £90 off.
16. Parallels Desktop 16.5
Now: 10% off (with code 2KQ-PTG-DYZ)
You can now get 10% off the latest version of Parallels Desktop 16, whether the Standard, Pro, or Business version. Just use code 2KQ-PTG-DYZ at checkout. The offer ends 30 April.
17. Apple Watch Series 6 (44mm, GPS)
Now: £369 (£40 off)
Amazon has £21 off all other colours, but the Product Red (44mm) option now has £40 off! Currys is offering the same model for £388.
18. Apple Watch SE Nike+ Edition (44mm, GPS + Cellular)
From: Currys PC World
Now: £329 (£20 off)
The 44mm Watch SE with GPS and Cellular has £20 off from Currys PC World – one of the best discounts around right now. The offer also include free next day delivery with code FREENEXTDAYDELIVERY at checkout.
The 44mm standard edition also has £10 off from Currys PC World on eBay.
19. Apple iPhone 12 mini, 100GB data & free Nintendo Switch
From: Mobile Phones Direct
Now: £56 per month
Get the iPhone 12 mini and a Nintendo Switch console without any upfront costs from Mobile Phones Direct. The plan offers 100GB of data on Three for £56 per month.
20. Apple iPhone 12 (128GB)
Now: £748.97 (£100 off)
The iPhone 12 has £40 off from a few retailers, in the biggest discount since its launch – but Amazon now has up to £100 off! See the best iPhone 12 deals here.
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.