Black Friday Offers For Apple: $ 219 Watch SE, Reductions On iPads, MacBooks, AirPods Professional, And Extra – CNET

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Apple products rarely see discounts, however Black Friday is a good time to start tracking down the popular brand for a reasonable price. Finding savings on Apple products can feel like looking for a needle in a haystack. That’s why we went out of our way to find the best deals on everything Apple this holiday season.

When buying Apple products, keep one rule in mind: You never get the best price in the Apple Store. Instead, shop at authorized Apple retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Target, and other well-known names. They often have discounts of $ 30 to $ 100 or more on a variety of Apple products.

We’ll update this page with the latest news about Apple deals we find, so check back often. This article was last updated Friday, November 19th.

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Here are some of the best deals that are about to fall. They’ll hit store shelves (and online shopping carts) next week.

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  • Apple AirPods Pro will be priced $ 159 next week at Walmart while supplies last. This is a $ 90 savings over the Apple Store. Maximize your comfort with adjustable sizes of these AirPods Pro headphones with active noise cancellation and up to 4.5 hours of listening time on a single charge. This is the 2021 version of the Pro that includes the MagSafe Compatible Charging Case. Read our comparison of the AirPods Pro and AirPods 3.
  • Walmart marked the Apple Watch Series 3 next week down and the cost down only $ 109. Although the price is cheap, this model is quite old, which makes it difficult to recommend.
  • From November 21st Staples and target will knock $ 50 off the price of 40mm and 44mm Apple Watch SE, but Best Buy already beats this price. The Watch SE is the step-down model in Apple’s Smartwatch line 2020, which lacks functions such as the always-on screen and the ECG function. However, it has a more powerful processor and a larger retina display than the Series 3.

The best AirPods deals

There are several great options for AirPods, and with Black Friday deals, now is the time to find the right option for you at the best price. So far we have found the following:

The best deals for the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch Series 7 is available now. That means there are now significant discounts available on the previous generation Series 6 and smaller savings on the Midrange Watch SE. You can also find the Apple Watch Series 3 for just $ 169, but this model is so old at this point that we recommend you stay away from it and go for the SE instead.

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The Apple Watch SE has been a hot product this holiday season and Best Buy is the first major retailer to offer it. The $ 219 price is for the 40mm mode, but the 44mm model is also $ 60 (sold for $ 249). These watches come in many cool color combinations, but sell out quickly (some colors are already gone), so we recommend moving quickly with this offer. You get six free months of the Apple Fitness Plus service included.

  • Amazon priced this deal.


The Series 6 Apple Watch has an always-on display and monitors both heart rate and blood oxygen levels. It’s technically discontinued after the Series 7 was released, but – aside from a smaller face and lack of quick charge – it lacks most of the features you’ll find on the Series 7 models from 2021.

More Apple Watch offers:

Best deals on iPads

We’ve already seen the new iPad 2021 and iPad Mini 2021 drop by $ 30 and $ 50, respectively, while the current iPad Pro and iPad Air models are sometimes up to $ 100 cheaper. These could decrease further in the coming days.

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The latest version of the iPad Pro 2021 features the same M1 chip found in some Mac models. This top model is aimed at designers who appreciate the 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR display with ProMotion, True Tone and P3 Wide Color.

Read our review of the Apple iPad Pro (2021).

Other current offers for early Black Friday on iPads:

Best accessory offers

If you’re investing in one of the iPads, it may be time to grab an Apple Pencil as well. This accessory helps in an artistic and professional endeavor and currently costs less than a hundred dollars.


This pen makes creating a breeze. Draw or take notes with ease. It is compatible with the iPad Mini (6th generation), iPad Air (4th generation), iPad Pro 12.9 inch (3rd, 4th and 5th generation), iPad Pro 11 inch (1st, 2nd and 5th generation) 3rd generation).

Read our Apple Pencil 2 preview.

Great deals on Apple MacBooks

The MacBook is experiencing a renaissance thanks to the latest models powered by Apple’s supercharged M1 and M1 Pro / Max CPUs. The models are often $ 50 to $ 100 less than the Apple Store price at many retailers, and those prices can drop further through November and December.

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The 2020 version of the MacBook Air was the first to feature this M1 chip, which unlocked up to 18 hours of battery life. This is by far the best Mac laptop for most users right now.

Further offers for Apple MacBooks:

The best deals on Apple desktops

If a laptop isn’t your speed, Apple offers two types of consumer desktops: the Mac Mini (add your own keyboard, mouse, and monitor) and the iMac, an all-in-one. Both the Mini and 24-inch iMac have been upgraded to Apple’s new M1 chip. Most people should steer clear of the larger 27-inch iMac until it receives its inevitable M1 upgrade (rumored to be in 2022).

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Turn any screen into a Mac with this compact, portable desktop computer. With new technologies that take on intensive tasks and use up to 60% less energy than the previous generation, it’s time to give up the tower. With the Apple M1 chip, this versatile desktop fits anywhere and is also great for Mac beginners.

Other offers for Apple desktops:

The best Apple TV deals

You pay a high premium for an Apple TV box compared to under $ 50 rivals like the Roku, Fire TV, and Chromecast models. But for Apple completists – and those who want a more privacy-friendly streaming experience – the Apple TV is worth it. Note that you should stay away from models other than the 2021 model (below) with the upgraded remote and the latest chip.

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The latest model of Apple TV finally delivers a long overdue – and improved – remote control. It also features an A12 Bionic chip so you get buttery smooth performance and full Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos support when streaming from Disney Plus to HBO Max and everything in between.

Read our Apple TV 4K (2021) review.

Other Apple TV offers:

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