Black Friday deals on Apple’s iPhone, iPad and MacBook are so numerous across so many retailers that you might need a spreadsheet to track them all.
We’ll avoid the spreadsheet (for now) and show a selection of some of the best deals – so far – that are available for Black Friday – though some deals start early or are live now.
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Starting on Nov. 22, Walmart will offer a $300 gift card on the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. The retailer ups that to a $400 gift card for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X.
One day later, Target will offer a $250 gift card on the iPhone XS and XS Max.
Like most retailer deals, Walmart and Target are in-store-only and require activation on a carrier. And note that the gift card only applies toward future purchases and cannot be applied toward the purchase of the phone.
Starting Nov. 16, at T-Mobile, you can get a free iPhone XR when you activate two lines and trade in an eligible phone, which includes iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 and iPhone 6s.
Verizon is offering the iPhone XR 64GB free or get $750 off on any other iPhone X model. This is a buy-one-get-second-one-free kind of deal. So, the stipulation is, you must first get an iPhone XR, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS or iPhone X with monthly device payments. You’ll need to add a new line to one of these phones with credit applied to monthly payments.
AT&T is offering a similar deal: Buy the iPhone XR and get another for $700 off that’s applied as credit.
Remember, iPhone deals often come with lots of conditions. “Since phones are such a hot commodity – and Apple is pretty strict on the discounts they allow – the deals on these items tend to be very specific and they come with a lot of sticklers,” Sarah Hollenbeck, Shopping and Retail Expert at BlackFriday.com, told Fox News.
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Deals on Apple’s tablet are similar across many retailers.
Best Buy is selling the iPad Mini 4 (7.9-inch display) with 128GB of storage for $249.99. That’s $150 off the regular price of $399 for Apple’s smallest iPad.
Walmart is offering a 5th-generation 9.7-inch iPad with 128GB of storage for $349.99, $80 off the list price of $429. It is also discounting the 6th gen 9.7-inch iPad with 32GB to $249, $80 off the regular price of $329.
Other deals may pop up later. Typically, the better iPad deals will range between $100 and $150 off.
Some of the better MacBook deals are live now. Deals that appear later – either during Black Friday or even weeks after – from retailers such as Best Buy can be aggressive with discounts off new MacBooks ranging between $100 and $300.
B&H Photo has the just-released and redesigned 13-inch MacBook Air for $1,099, a discount of $100 off the regular price of $1,199. The retailer is also discounting the old MacBook Air to $879, a savings of $120 off the regular price of $999.
At B&H, the 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro has been cut to $2,049, a discount of $150 from the regular price of $2,199. This model comes loaded with the latest Intel Core i5 quad-core processor, 512GB of storage and 16GB of RAM. It is also offering $100 off the 13-inch MacBook Pro (2018 model) with 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM, dropping the price to $1,699 from the regular price of $1,799.