Apple's Black Friday Event Begins in US, Offers Up to $200 Apple Store Gift Card With Select Products

Apple's four-day Black Friday shopping event has now begun in the United States, offering customers free Apple Store gift cards worth up to $200 with the purchase of select new Apple products.

apple black friday 2018
Apple Store gift card values:

  • iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro, and old MacBook Air without a Retina display: $200

  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro: $100

  • iPad mini 4 and sixth-generation 9.7-inch iPad: $50

  • SIM-free iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus: $50

  • Apple Watch Series 3 models: $50

  • HomePod: $50

  • Apple TV 4K and fourth-generation Apple TV: $25

  • Beats Solo3, Powerbeats3, and Studio3: $50

There is a limit of two Apple Store gift cards per product category per customer.

What doesn't qualify:

  • Apple's latest products, including the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, new MacBook Air with Retina display, new Mac mini, Apple Watch Series 4 models, and new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models

  • Refurbished products

  • Apple products purchased with educational discount

  • iPhones purchased via iPhone Upgrade Program

  • Non-SIM-free iPhones

  • Special edition Beats headphones

The deals are available via Apple.com, by phone at 1-800-APPLE, and at Apple Stores through November 26, which is Cyber Monday, an increasingly popular online-focused shopping holiday that follows Black Friday.

Apple's event is also live in the United Kingdom, France, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and select other countries.

Black Friday marks one of the few times in a year that Apple offers deals on its products. Be sure to read our Black Friday roundup for several other deals on Apple products and accessories, with larger discounts in many cases.

Related Forum: Community Discussion

Top Rated Comments

Pelea Avatar
55 months ago
Who doesn’t qualify :



* Apple products purchased with educational discount“

Nice to see how much apple cares about students!!
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple 26.2 Avatar
55 months ago
What an absolute let down... just awful.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kawalerzysta Avatar
55 months ago
What gets me, is that in addition to weak deals, gift cars is not available when picking up the bought item. So if somebody buys 10.5 iPad Pro, they cannot use that gift card to buy lets say pencil, cover or other accessory in the store. They have to wait 24hrs and then they can use that card in physical store or online.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DrJohnnyN Avatar
55 months ago
Pass. Better deals to be had.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
levitynyc Avatar
55 months ago
Better deals by Best Buy, Target, and Walmart.

Nothing from Apple at all.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Spizike9 Avatar
55 months ago
Typical greedy Apple.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

dewey airtag

Report Highlights Danger of Using AirTags for Tracking Dogs

Monday January 30, 2023 1:45 pm PST by
AirTags may be a convenient way for tracking dogs that might get off leash or otherwise lost, but there are dangers associated with the practice, as outlined by a report from The Wall Street Journal. At 1.26 inches in diameter, AirTags are able to fit easily on a dog's collar, but that size also makes the tracking devices small enough to swallow, at least for a medium to large-sized dog, and ...
General iOS 16 Feature Yellow

Five New iOS Features Coming to Your iPhone Later This Year

Tuesday January 31, 2023 11:58 am PST by
Apple has previously announced several upcoming iOS features that are expected to be added to the iPhone this year. Some of the features could be introduced with iOS 16.4, which should enter beta testing soon, while others will arrive later in the year. Below, we have recapped five new iOS features that are expected to launch in 2023, such as an Apple Pay Later financing option for purchases ...
Apple Silicon Teal Feature

The Next Big Apple Silicon Device May Not Be a Mac or iPad

Wednesday February 1, 2023 3:57 am PST by
Apple's next device with an Apple silicon chip may not be a Mac or an iPad, but rather an advanced external display, according to recent reports. The display, which is rumored to arrive this year, is expected to sit somewhere between the $1,599 Studio Display and the $4,999 Pro Display XDR – but more exact information about the device's positioning and price point is as yet unknown. While ...
Multi Display CarPlay 1

Apple Launching All-New CarPlay Experience Later This Year With These 5 Features

Sunday January 29, 2023 10:15 am PST by
In June 2022, Apple previewed the next generation of CarPlay, promising deeper integration with vehicle functions like A/C and FM radio, support for multiple displays across the dashboard, personalization options, and more. Apple says the first vehicles with support for the next-generation CarPlay experience will be announced in late 2023, with committed automakers including Acura, Audi,...
MKBHD HomePod 2 White Ring Stain

New HomePod Can Still Stain Some Wooden Surfaces

Tuesday January 31, 2023 8:29 am PST by
When the original HomePod launched in 2018, it was discovered that the speaker can leave white rings on some wooden surfaces. Now, well-known YouTuber Marques Brownlee has confirmed that the issue persists to a lesser extent with the new HomePod. In a side-by-side test, he showed that the white second-generation HomePod left a white ring on the wooden surface that he placed the speaker on,...
HomePod 2 White and Midnight Feature Purple Blue

Apple Explains Why HomePod Was Released Again, Wi-Fi 4 Limitation, and More

Thursday February 2, 2023 7:57 am PST by
Apple's VP of hardware engineering Matthew Costello and product marketing employee Alice Chan recently spoke with Men's Journal and TechCrunch about the new second-generation HomePod in wide-ranging interviews about the smart speaker. Apple discontinued the original full-size HomePod in March 2021 after multiple reports indicated that sales of the speaker were lackluster, but Chan told Men's ...