Find the Best Holiday Shopping Deals With MacRumors' Black Friday Roundup
Black Friday, which is a major shopping day in the United States, marks the kickoff of the holiday shopping season.
During Black Friday, retailers often offer significant discounts on popular products to lure customers into their stores, so we've gathered all of the best deals on Apple products and accessories into a comprehensive roundup.
In the roundup, we've listed the best deals on popular Apple products at the top of the page, which is followed by a list of deals by retailer. There's also a list of notable discounts on accessories and software, as well as a section that covers broader holiday deals.
Currently, the best deals on iPads can be found at Target, where an iPad Air is essentially priced down to $379 after taking into account a $100 Target gift card with purchase. Walmart is offering the original iPad mini for $199 ($299 with a $100 Walmart gift card). As for the Retina iPad mini, Target is offering a $75 gift card with the purchase of any mini, but it is unclear how much Retina mini stock stores will have. Target stores have begun receiving small quantities of Retina iPad minis this week.
For the iPhone 5s, Walmart is offering the best price at $114 (including $75 gift card) with a two year contract. Target is offering a $50 discount, bringing the price to $150. Walmart also has the best price on the iPhone 5c, essentially paying customers $30 to purchase one ($45 base price plus a $75 gift card). Sam's Club also has a holiday sale on November 24 where the iPhone 5c will be sold for $0.96.
Because there is a week remaining until Black Friday, there are still multiple retailers who have yet to release holiday pricing. Apple, for example, always offers small price cuts on its products and is likely to do so again this year.
We will continue to keep tabs on the best deals available and update our Black Friday roundup over the course of the next week as new discounts continue to surface. The Black Friday roundup, along with the rest of our roundups, can be accessed through our roundup index page or through the "Roundups" tab in the navigation bar on all MacRumors pages.
Top Rated Comments
Walmart also has the best price on the iPhone 5c, essentially paying customers $30 to purchase one ($45 base price plus a $75 gift card).
Does anyone else find this a little sad? I personally think the 5C is a good phone that has some unfortunate circumstances surrounding it.
I find it sad only in that people think they are being paid, yet have to pay over $2000 in the next two years for the contract. Now *thats* sad.
While you are correct that it can't be applied to the purchase of the iPad itself, the assumption is that a gift card to a place like Target or Walmart is as good as cash for almost everyone. Do some grocery shopping or something there to use it up.
The point is there are people like me who pay $35 tax included for service, and I could add data for another $10 so $45 monthly for national service including roaming on T-Mobile. I would never buy a phone on contract with ATT or Verizon and pay $85+ monthly for cell service. For those of you comfortable paying that much for a monthly phone bill, a subsidized phone can be a good deal, but there are many who think that's a ridiculous amount to pay. Then again I also don't have cable tv. It's about total cost of ownership, and it's misleading to look only at the up front price which is a small portion of the overall cost of using the device.
You're assuming that people can't shop online on Black Friday while at home enjoying a beer. :p
Why would it be, it's the latest machine in high demand. That's why the XBOX ONE and PS4 were released prior to BF. Black Friday isn't for selling the hottest and latest merchandise, it's for getting rid of cheap junk to shoppers who really think they are getting a deal. NOT.