Black Friday is the onset of the Christmas shopping season in North America, and you can get some lucrative deals on this day from retailers both online and off. However, Black Friday itself has started to become a shopping season in itself, lasting longer and longer every year, and 2017 is no exception. Lots of online and offline retailers are already offering massive discounts on a range of products, including many of Apple’s best-selling offerings, including the latest iPhones, iPads, MacBooks and iMacs. That being the case, here are the best Black Friday deals on Apple products in 2017:
Apple iPhone Deals
iPhones are the best-selling smartphones on the planet, and account for about half of all smartphone sales in the U.S. So if you’re among the millions who simply can’t have enough of the half-eaten fruit, you might want to check out some of the deals on various iPhone models this Black Friday.
1. iPhone 6 32GB Space Grey, Prepaid Straight Talk (Walmart)
iPhone 6 may be getting a bit long in the tooth, but it’s still a pretty decent device in its own right and, offers possible the best option to get into the iOS eco-system for cheap. Walmart’s currently selling it at just $199, which is a massive $200 off of its sticker price of $399.
2. iPhone SE 32GB Gray, Prepaid Straight Talk (Walmart)
The iPhone SE is currently available on the Walmart site for just $129, lower than what most cheap Android devices sell for. Sure, it comes with a puny 4-inch screen, but if you feel nostalgic about smaller smartphones from the days gone by, you can get it for a $70 discount over its $199 price-tag.
3. Apple iPhone 7 32GB Black, Prepaid Straight Talk (Walmart)
Last year’s iPhone 7 is still blazing fast, will receive iOS 12 next year, and looks exactly like its successor, the iPhone 8. All of that makes it a great device to own especially, if you can get it at a $50 discount, which is exactly what Walmart is offering right now.
MacBook and iMac Deals
MacBooks are becoming ever-more popular, so if you’re planning to switch over from Windows or thinking of replcing your age-old MacBook, this could be as good a time as any to get one because of all the deals and discounts on offer.
1. Apple 15.4-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Late 2016 (B&H)
The 15.4-inch MacBook Pro (Late 2016 model) is currently up for sale at B&H for just $1,799, which is a whopping $600 off of its listed price of $2,399. It’s the high-end model with a Core i7 2.6GHz CPU, 16GB of RAM and 256GB SSD, and could be your best bet if you’re looking for a high-end laptop right now.
2. Apple 13.3” Macbook Pro (Mid 2017)
If you don’t want to spend nearly 2 grands on a laptop but still want a slice of the macOS pie, you can always grab the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro (mid 2017 model) with a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 CPU alongside 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. The device is currently on a $150 discount at B&H, which means you’ll have to pay only $1,149 for something that’s normally listed at $1,299.
3. 27” iMac with Retina 5K Display (Mid 2017)
If you’re looking for a mid-range desktop from Apple, look no further than the 27″ iMac with Retina 5K display. It’s a brand new model (mid 2017) that’s powered by a 3.4 GHz Intel Core i5 CPU and has 8GB of DDR4 RAM and a 1TB Fusion drive, while graphics duties are taken care of by the AMD Radeon Pro 570 (4GB). It’s also getting a $150 discount right now at B&H, and, can be had for $1,649 instead of $1,799.
iPads may not be half as popular as iPhones, but they are still great devices to own and gift. So if you’re looking to buy one for yourself or your loved one(s), you can take advantage of the following deals.
1. Apple iPad 9.7-inch, 32GB (2017, Wi-Fi Only)
B&H is offering a $30 instant discount on the 2017 iPad 9.7″ Wi-Fi model that comes with 32GB built-in storage. It comes in three colors – Space Gray, Silver and Gold, and the offer is applicable on all three models, so you can pick one up for just $299 instead of its $329 list price.
2. Apple 512GB 10.5-inch iPad Pro (Wi-Fi + 4G LTE)
If you want a more powerful tablet, especially one with LTE connectivity, you’ll be glad to know that B7H is also offering a discount on the 10.5-inch iPad Pro that comes with 512GB of internal storage. Thanks to a $70 discount, you’ll have to pay $1,049 for it instead of $1,119 during the offer period.
Apple Watch Deal
While there are quite a few deals available on iPhones, iPads and Macs right now, Apple Watches are conspicuous by their absence from the pre-Black Friday deals list. However, there’s one cool offer from Kohl’s, which we’re stating below, and a few more are slated to go live on the midnight of November 23rd, so check our next segment to more about that.
Apple Watch Series 3, 38mm
Apple Watches are some of the best-selling smartwatches around the world, and if you’re looking to get your hands on the company’s latest Series 3 devices, you can get yourself a $60 gift card to go with it at Kohl’s. Now monetary discount here, but still a cool deal to have nonetheless.
Upcoming Apple Black Friday 2017 Deals
Many retailers will offer deals on other Apple products as well, but they will only go live at midnight, November 23rd (unless mentioned otherwise). So without further ado, let’s take a look at the upcoming deals on Apple products this Black Friday:
1. Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
Target will offer a free $250 gift card with the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus on Black Friday. The deal is slated to go live at midnight, November 23rd
Offer: Free $250 gift card (Target)
2. Apple iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus, 7 and 7 Plus
The iPhone X is unlikely to see too many discounts this year, but Walmart is offering a $300 AT&T or Verizon discount card from if you buy Apple’s latest and greatest from them. The offer is also applicable on the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, but there are a few caveats to the deal, so do go through the fine print before signing up for anything.
Offer: Free $300 AT&T or Verizon Gift Card (Walmart)
3. Apple iPad Pro 10.5-inch, 64 GB, Wi-Fi
You can get a $120 discount on the Apple iPad Pro 10.5″ (64GB, Wi-Fi-only model) at Target this Black Friday. The device is currently listed at $649, but can be yours’ for just $529 come midnight, November 23rd.
4. Apple iPad 32GB, Wi-Fi, 5th Generation
You can get an $70 discount on the 32GB Wi-Fi-only iPad (5th-gen) if you pick pick one up at Walmart this Black Friday. It is currently listed at $329 on the retailer’s website.
5. Apple MacBook Air 13.3-inch, Core i5, 8GB, 256GB (Latest Model)
The latest MacBook Air can be yours’ for just $999 after a $200 discount at Target this Black Friday. It’s listed at $1,199.
6. MacBook Pro
BestBuy will be offering some great deals on Apple products on Black Friday, and will offer up to $250 off on 2017 MacBook Pro models.
Offer: Save up to $250 (Best Buy)
7. Apple Watch Series 3
Although you won’t get any direct discount on Apple Watches, Kohl’s will be offering a $90 gift card (Kohl Cash) on Apple Watch Series 3 Models that start at $329. The deal will go live on November 20th.
Offer: $90 Kohl’s Cash (Kohl’s)
8. Apple Watch Series 1
Macy’s is expected to offer $70 off on all Apple Watch Series 1 models, so after-discount prices will range from $179 to $229 depending on the variant you choose. The link will only go live on November 22nd.
Offer: Save up to $70 (Macy’s)
Check Out These Great Pre-Black Friday Deals
Black Friday and Cyber Monday once used to be the curtain-raisers for what’s to come during the Christmas shopping season, but over the past decade, they’ve taken a life of their own. Today, they are two of the biggest shopping days in the world alongside China’s Single’s Day shopping festivities that just got over earlier this month. So get in on the fun and grab your favorite Apple gadget at a reduced price this festive season.