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Apple Black Friday 2022: What you need to know about Apple’s sale

Wednesday November 2, 2022. 04:36 PM , from Macworld UK
The biggest shopping day of the year is almost upon us—Black Friday is only a week away. We’ve already seen lots of discounts on Apple products from various Apple resellers, but the real sales won’t start until late Thanksgiving (November 25) and they’ll run all the way through till Cyber Monday (November 28).

If you are looking for a deal on a new Apple product you may be wondering whether to wait for Apple’s Black Friday sale, or to take advantage of a deal from elsewhere.

We’re here to help you find the best deals on Apple products including the Apple Watch, MacBooks, iPhones, AirPods and iPads. You can peruse our individual round ups of the best deals for Black Friday to find a bargain.

But what of Apple? Will Apple hold a Black Friday sale? We wish they would, but unfortunately, Apple’s Black Friday deal is – as usual – a giveaway of gift cards with certain purchases.

Black Friday 2022: Will Apple have a sale?

Apple has announced that for Black Friday 2022 it will be giving customers Apple Gift Cards with the purchase of eligible Apple products.

Details of Apple’s Shopping Event can be found on Apple’s website.

Black Friday 2022: What is Apple’s Black Friday deal?

During the four-day shopping event – which will run from Black Friday to Cyber Monday (November 25-28 this year) customers will be able to ‘save’ as much as £250 on a new Apple product thanks to the gift vouchers that Apple will be giving away. For example, you could purchase a new 14-inch MacBook Pro and use your £250 voucher to get the AirPods Pro 2nd generation for ‘free’.

Unfortunately Apple isn’t offering vouchers with every product it sells. Notably absent are new products such as the iPhone 14 series, Apple Watch 8 and Ultra, iPad 10th generation, and the 2022 iPad Pro models.

Apple will offer gift cards with purchases of the following products:

$25/£25 Apple Gift Card: AirPods 3rd generation with Lightning case, MagSafe Duo Charger, Apple Pencil 2nd Generation, Smart Folio Keyboard

$30/£30 Apple Gift Card: iPad 9th Gen

$50/£50 Apple Gift Card: iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone SE, iPhone 12, iPad mini, iPad Air, Apple Watch SE, AirPods Pro 2nd Gen, Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro

$75/£75 Apple Gift Card: AirPods Max

$100/£100 Apple Gift Card: Mac mini

$150/£150 Apple Gift Card: M1 MacBook Air, M2 MacBook Air, iMac 24-inch

$200/£200 Apple Gift Card: M2 MacBook Pro 13-inch

$250/£250 Apple Gift Card: MacBook Pro 14-inch, MacBook Pro 16-inch

You can also get vouchers with Beats products:

$50/£50 Apple Gift Card: Studio3 Wireless, Solo3 Wireless, Powerbeats Pro, Fit Pro, Studio Buds

$25/£25 Apple Gift Card: Beats Flex

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Black Friday 2022: How good is Apple’s Black Friday deal?

This year’s deal actually goes a little further than Apple’s 2021’s Black Friday offer. Although that depends on your perspective – you could also think that the Apple’s Black Friday shopping event is somehow worse this year.

In 2021 the biggest Apple Gift Card on offer was for $200/£160, which was the saving offered with the sale of the 27-inch iMac (which has been discontinued).

But, while the discounts on offer are generally a bit better than 2021, Apple isn’t matching the offers from other resellers such as Amazon. You can see some of the best offers we are seeing right now below.

Black Friday 2022: Apple deals you can get right now

U.S. deals

Macs

Amazon, M1 MacBook Air (256GB): $800 ($199 off)Amazon, M2 MacBook Air (256GB): $1,050 ($149 off)Amazon, 14-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro (8-core CPU, 14-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD): $1,600 ($399 off)Amazon, 14-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro (10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD): $2,000 ($499 off) Amazon, 16-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro (10‑core CPU, 16‑core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD): $2,000 ($499 off)Amazon, 16-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro (10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD): $2,299 ($400 off)AirPods

Amazon, AirPods Max: $450 ($99 off)Amazon, AirPods Pro (2nd gen): $230 ($19 off)Walmart, AirPods Pro (1st gen): $159 ($90 off)Amazon, AirPods (2nd gen): $90 ($39 off)Amazon, AirPods (3rd gen, Lightning Charging Case): $160 ($9 offiPads

B&H Photo, 2022 iPad (10th gen, 64GB): $399 ($50 off)B&H Photo: 2022 12.9-inch iPad Pro (256GB): $1,099 ($100 off)Coscto, 2022 11-inch iPad Pro (128GB): $770 ($29 off)Amazon, 2021 iPad mini (64GB): $400 ($99 off)Amazon, 2022 iPad Air (64GB): $520 ($79 off after $30 instant savings at checkout)Amazon, 2021 iPad (9th-gen, 64GB): $299 ($30 off)Apple TV

Amazon, 2021 Apple TV 4K, 32GB: $100 ($79 off) Amazon, 2021 Apple TV 4K, 64GB: $114 ($85 off)U.K.

Macs

eBuyer, M2 13in MacBook Pro, 256GB: £1,192.98 (£156.02 off)Laptops Direct, M2 MacBook Air, 256GB: £1,217.97 (£131 off)Amazon, M1 Pro 14in MacBook Pro, 14-core GPU: £1,729 (£170 off)AO.com, M1 Pro 14in MacBook Pro, 14-core GPU: £1,729 (£170 off)John Lewis, M1 Pro 16in MacBook Pro, 16-core GPU: £2,129 (£270 off)Amazon, M2 MacBook Air 256GB: £1,109 (£140 off)Laptops Direct, M2 MacBook Air 512GB: £1,397.97 (£151 off)Very: M1 MacBook Air 256GB £879 (£120 off)AirPods

John Lewis, AirPods Pro 1st-gen £184 (£55 off, were £239)iPads

Laptops Direct, 10.9in iPad, 64GB, Wi-Fi £484.97 (£14 off)Amazon, 10.9in iPad, 256GB, Wi-Fi. £649 (£30 off)Amazon, 9th gen iPad, 64GB, Wi-Fi (was £319, now £369 at Apple). £309.98 (£59 off)Amazon, Currys, and John Lewis all have the 9th gen iPad, 256GB Wi-Fi (was £459, now £549 at Apple) £424.99 (£124 off)Amazon has the iPad Air, 64GB, Wi-Fi (was £569, now £669 at Apple) £569 (£100 off) Currys and Amazon have the iPad Air, 256GB, Wi-Fi (was £719, now £849 at Apple) £719 (£130 off)Amazon, iPad Pro 11in iPad Pro, M2, 128GB, Wi-Fi £859 (£40 off) Amazon, iPad Pro 11in iPad Pro, M2, 256GB, Wi-Fi £976.09 (£43 off) Amazon, iPad Pro 12.9n iPad Pro, M2, 512GB, Wi-Fi £1,531.66 (£67 off) Amazon, iPad mini, 64GB, Wi-Fi (was £479, now £569 at Apple) £459 (£110 off) Currys, iPad mini, 256GB, Wi-Fi (was £619, now £749 at Apple) £579 (£170 off) Apple Watch

Amazon: Apple Watch Series 8, Red: £399 (£20 off) AO: Apple Watch Series 8, Midnight: £399 (£20 off) Amazon: Apple Watch Series 7, red: £319 (£50 off)John Lewis: 2021 Apple Watch SE (44mm): £254 (£15 off, plus two-year warranty)iPhone

Amazon, iPhone 13 mini: £639 (£10 off)Amazon, iPhone 13 mini (256GB): £721.68 (£37.32 off)Amazon, iPhone 13 (128GB): £715.52 (£30 off)Amazon, iPhone 13 (256GB): £826.48 (£32.52 off)Amazon, iPhone 13 Pro (128GB): £826.48 (£32.52 off)Black Friday 2022: Best deals for Apple products

Check out these roundups for the best Apple deals

Best Black Friday 2022 Apple deals

Best Black Friday 2022 MacBook deals

Best Black Friday 2022 Mac Deals

Best Black Friday 2022 AirPods deals

Best Black Friday 2022 Apple Watch deals

Best Black Friday 2022 iPad deals

Best Black Friday 2022 iPhone deals

Best Black Friday 2022 Apple TV deals

Best Black Friday 2022 Mac monitor deals

Best Black Friday 2022 SSD and external hard drive deals

Black Friday 2022: When do the sales begin?

Black Friday officially begins at 12.01am on the day after Thanksgiving, which is November 25 this year. However, many sales begin well before that, as you can see by the deals spotlighted above. The main event runs through the weekend and concludes on Cyber Monday, November 28.

Black Friday 2022: What Apple products will be on sale?

No matter which Apple product you’re looking for, you’ll be sure to find it on sale during Black Friday weekend. But there are a few caveats. We don’t expect to see huge deals on the newest iPads or iPhones unless you have a device to trade in, and the Apple Watch Ultra is unlikely to see deep discounts as well.

But other products should reach all-time low prices. The 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro have been up to $400 off in recent months, so a return to those prices—and perhaps even lower—is likely. The iPad Air and iPad mini have also seen major discounts of $100 recently, so we expect deep discounts on those models too. And of course, AirPods are always among the biggest Black Friday sellers, though we doubt the new 2nd-gen AirPods Pro will see the same massive discounts as last year.

Black Friday 2022: Where to get the best deals

Spotting a good Black Friday deal takes a bit of work but we’ll be doing most of it for you. All throughout Black Friday weekend, we’ll be posting deal roundups and calling out specific sales that are worth checking out. Stay tuned to Macworld as we call out the best—and worst—deals all throughout the weekend. These are the retailers that are most likely to have the best prices:

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AppleAmazonBest BuyCostcoTargetWalmartU.K.

AppleAmazonArgosCarphone WarehouseCurrysJohn LewisKRCSVeryBlack Friday: Should I wait for Cyber Monday to purchase?

While it’s always possible that a better deal is waiting around the corner, if you see a good deal, don’t wait. While Cyber Monday promises impressive deals, prices are usually lowest on Black Friday. Plus there’s always the risk that the Apple device you want sells out and you miss out on the great deal everyone else got.
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