Walmart Kicks Off Black Friday Sales Early With Discounted iPad Air 2, iPhone 6

ipadair2cWalmart today announced that it is planning to offer discounts on select Apple products a week ahead of Black Friday, with the deals kicking off on Friday, November 21 at 8:00 a.m. at Walmart stores across the United States.

"The retail environment is incredibly competitive and we know that our customers are looking to us for the lowest prices and great deals all season long," said Duncan Mac Naughton, chief merchandising officer, Walmart U.S. "That's why we've more than doubled the amount of items included in our Pre-Black Friday Event. Combined with our Black Friday weekend, there is absolutely no other place to shop this holiday season."

Walmart will be selling the new 16GB Wi-Fi only iPad Air 2 for $489, with a $100 Walmart gift card included in the purchase. That essentially drops the price down to $389 for frequent Walmart shoppers and is nearly on par with Best Buy's iPad Air 2 deal, which will see the retailer discounting all of its iPad Air 2 stock by $100.

Walmart will be selling the 16GB iPhone 6 for $179 with a two-year contract, which is $20 off Apple's standard price, but it will also include a $75 Walmart gift card. A similar $75 gift card deal is available for the iPhone 5s, priced at $79 with a two-year contract. iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s purchases made with AT&T Next or Verizon Edge will require $0 down from qualified customers and will include the gift card.

Walmart's deals will be available for as long as "supplies last," but it's likely that hot ticket items like the new iPad Air 2 and the iPhone 6 will go quickly.

Earlier this month, Walmart began matching prices with Amazon.com and other online retailers, and Walmart will be matching prices on select Black Friday deals from other companies as well. Along with its pre-Black Friday sales, Walmart will be offering deals that are limited to November 27 and November 28 (the traditional Black Friday day), including a 16GB Wi-Fi only original iPad mini for $199 plus a $30 gift card and a $100 gift card with the purchase of an original iPad Air.

For a full list of Walmart's Black Friday deals and the deals other retailers have shared thus far, make sure to check out our comprehensive Black Friday Roundup.

Top Rated Comments

JAQ Avatar
81 months ago
Hint: if a sale takes place on a day other than Black Friday, it is not a "Black Friday sale". It's a "sale".

If you want some further way to refer to it, try thinking of other adjectives that actually describe what it is, or when it actually takes place, such as "very early gift-purchasing-season sale", "gratuitous zero-sum retailing stunt", or "sale catering to vile and petty consumers who don't really give a ******* about Jesus, peace, or goodwill to humanity".

Thank you, and have a nice day.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
taptic Avatar
81 months ago
Meanwhile the iPad mini 3...

Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
spencers Avatar
81 months ago

2)I don't fall for the gift card carrot. Whether it's $20 or $200...I am not going to be forced to go spend it on stuff I don't need/want...


Buy groceries. You know, stuff you need.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Plutonius Avatar
81 months ago
You can buy an iPhone 6 at Walmart but you can't use it there (Apple Pay) :D.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
skestes Avatar
81 months ago


2)I don't fall for the gift card carrot. Whether it's $20 or $200...I am not going to be forced to go spend it on stuff I don't need/want...or forced to wait days/weeks to use the gift card (not to mention some retailers mail you the gift card 6-8 weeks after your purchase). The only exception is if I could use the gift card, buy something (can I use it to buy a Visa gift card so I can shop anywhere?), don't open it, return it 15 days later and get cash back...but that never happens...it's always a store credit or another gift card. As a shopper, just give me the darn discount and dump the gimmicks.


In the case of a WM giftcard since you can buy food and gas with it that's like real money.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cdmoore74 Avatar
81 months ago

the problem with gift cards is that i spend them on stuff that i usually don't need. i just figure that i have a gift card, so what the hell? in that sense it's not practical for me to have them lying around for future purposes. i would rather just use the git card on the spot. this is how target gets their money back on the deal.


Walmart and Target gift cards are like cash to me. Unless you're buying everything off Amazon or you have some dreaded prejudice against these stores I can think of tons of stuff I need. From toilet paper to car tires especially at a super Walmart.
Last time I checked single people need soap, toilet paper, toothpaste, deodorant and food which are items sold by Walmart. Don't tell me your mom buys all that for you? Sooner or later we all need the essentials. This is not a Gap or Burger King gift card.

----------

Buy groceries. You know, stuff you need.


I don't understand either. It's like people can't think of things to buy at Walmart or their too proud to shop there with all the other low life. And it can't be prices because Walmart will price match a pack of oreo cookies. Where do these people buy their toothpaste from?

----------

Wait, so if a person who wants to save a few bucks on an iPad is automatically a "vile and petty consumer who doesn't really give a **** about Jesus, peace, or goodwill to humanity"? That's some seriously f'ed up reasoning you've got going there.


People are butt hurt that they paid full price at launch. I told people from the get go that deals will be popping off. The market is over saturated with iPads. I wouldn't be surprised to see a iPad deal right before Christmas and after the New Year.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

iphone 5s black slate

Images of Unreleased iPhone 5s in Black and Slate Shared Online

Sunday January 17, 2021 9:47 am PST by
Twitter user @DongleBookPro has today shared images of a prototype iPhone 5s in an unreleased Black and Slate color. The iPhone 5s was launched in September 2013. The device featured Touch ID, a 64-bit processor, and a True Tone LED flash for the first time. Other new features included a five-element lens with an f/2.2 aperture, a 15 percent larger camera sensor, Burst Mode, and Slo-Mo...
iP12 charge airpods feature 2

Hidden iPhone 12 Hardware Feature Could Still be Unlocked

Thursday January 14, 2021 2:51 am PST by
All iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models purportedly have a hidden reverse wireless charging feature, according to an FCC filing. The feature has not yet been activated, but could yet be unlocked for an upcoming Apple accessory. The FCC filing suggests that iPhone 12 models contain the hardware for Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) to accessories: In addition to being able to be charged by a...
Top Stories 43 Feature

Top Stories: MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro, and iPhone Rumors, Best of CES 2021

Saturday January 16, 2021 6:00 am PST by
This week was sure a busy one in the Apple world, with a flurry of announcements out of CES early in the week followed by a rash of Mac- and iPhone-related rumors later in the week. The new rumors this week included details on updated MacBook Pro, iMac, and Mac Pro models, as well as a few other tidbits, so make sure to read on below to get caught up! Kuo: New MacBook Pro Models to...
foldable iPhone concept feature

Apple Testing In-Display Fingerprint Sensor for iPhone 13, Foldable iPhone Also in the Works

Friday January 15, 2021 1:46 pm PST by
Apple has started "early work" on an iPhone that has a foldable display, according to a new report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Though testing of a foldable iPhone has begun, Apple has not committed to releasing a device that has a foldable display. Development has not yet expanded beyond a display and Apple does not have full foldable iPhone prototypes in its labs. Like foldable...
16inchmacbookpromain

Kuo: New MacBook Pro Models to Feature Flat-Edged Design, MagSafe, No Touch Bar and More Ports

Thursday January 14, 2021 9:32 pm PST by
Apple is working on two new MacBook Pro models that will feature significant design changes, well-respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today in a note to investors that was obtained by MacRumors. According to Kuo, Apple is developing two models in 14 and 16-inch size options. The new MacBook Pro machines will feature a flat-edged design, which Kuo describes as "similar to the iPhone 12" ...
macbook pro flexgate

Apple Extends 13-Inch MacBook Pro Backlight Repair Program

Sunday January 17, 2021 10:31 am PST by
Apple this week extended its worldwide 13-inch MacBook Pro Display Backlight Service Program, authorizing coverage for eligible notebooks for up to five years after the original purchase date or up to three years after the start date of the program, whichever is longer. The previous cutoff was four years after the original purchase date. Apple launched the program on May 21, 2019 after...
iphone x camera close

iOS 14.4 Will Introduce Warning on iPhones With Non-Genuine Cameras

Thursday January 14, 2021 8:07 am PST by
In the second beta of iOS 14.4 seeded to developers and public testers this week, MacRumors contributor Steve Moser has discovered code indicating that Apple will be introducing a new warning on iPhones that have had their camera repaired or replaced with aftermarket components rather than genuine Apple components. "Unable to verify this iPhone has a genuine Apple camera," the message will...
Apple TV Ray Light 2 Triad

Apple Extends Free Apple TV+ Trials Until July

Friday January 15, 2021 10:50 am PST by
Apple is once again planning to extend its free Apple TV+ trial subscriptions, this time until July. When Apple TV+ launched in November 2019, Apple offered free Apple TV+ subscriptions to those who purchased a new Apple device in or after September 2019. Those free subscriptions were set to expire in November 2020, but in October 2020, Apple announced that it was extending free trials...
mac pro mini feature

Apple Working on Two New Mac Pro Desktops, One of Which Will Be Reminiscent of Power Mac G4 Cube

Friday January 15, 2021 10:23 am PST by
Apple is developing two versions of the Mac Pro to succeed the Mac Pro that was first released in December 2019, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The first updated Mac Pro is a direct successor to the current Mac Pro and it will use the same design. It may also be equipped with Intel processors rather than Apple silicon chips, and it could be one of the sole machines in the Mac...
macbook pro magsafe

MagSafe is Coming Back to the Mac: A Look Back at Apple's Original Magnetic Charging Technology

Friday January 15, 2021 12:16 pm PST by
Surprise late night rumors last night provided us with our first in-depth look at what we can expect from the new MacBook Pro models that are coming in 2021, and there are some significant changes in the works. Along with additional ports, a new flat-edged design, and the removal of the Touch Bar, Apple's updated MacBook Pro machines will readopt MagSafe. MagSafe in the 2021 MacBook Pro...