Black Friday Spotlight: Best Buy's Apple Doorbuster Event Kicks Off Early With Sales on Everything From HomePod to MacBook Pro

We've begun keeping a track of early Black Friday deals in our dedicated Black Friday Roundup, and in an effort to prepare our readers for the big shopping event we're highlighting sales store-by-store in the lead-up to November 29.

Today we're starting with Best Buy, which announced its Black Friday sales today while simultaneously kicking off a notable early sale on Apple doorbusters.

Apple Doorbusters - Live Now


Ahead of Black Friday, Best Buy has opened up numerous discounts on Apple devices and accessories today, with a sale that will last through Sunday, November 10 at 11:59 p.m. CT. All of the discounts found below will be live through that time, unless they sell out.

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Highlights in the sale include HomePod for $199.99, lowest-ever prices on the 2019 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, and solid discounts on both storage capacities of the new 10.2-inch iPad. Check out all of the discounts below and if you're interested be sure to make your purchase before Sunday night.

Macs

iPhones and iPads

  • 10.2-inch iPad - My Best Buy members save $80 or $100 on select models / starting at $249.99 with lowest-ever prices
  • iPad Pro - My Best Buy members save $150 or $200 on select models / starting at $649.99
  • iPhone 11 - Save up to $500 with activation and in-store trade-in
  • iPhone 11 Pro - Save up to $500 with activation and in-store trade-in

Apple Watch, HomePod, and Accessories

Best Buy Black Friday - Doors Open 11/28 at 5 p.m.



Like in years past, Best Buy's Black Friday sales include a lot of markdowns on quality TV sets, Blu-Rays, smartphones, Dyson vacuums, smart speakers, video games, and much more. The sales listed below will not be live until Thanksgiving, unless otherwise noted.

Bluetooth speakers

Streaming Devices

Computer Accessories

Storage

Headphones

Miscellaneous

Video Games


There are quite a few solid video game deals set to hit Best Buy this Black Friday, including a headlining Nintendo Switch bundle that we've already seen pop up at places like Target. Best Buy is also offering the Nintendo Switch with a free copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bundled in, but will throw in a free screen protector for the console as well.

You'll be able to get Joy-Cons for $20 off, as well as a handful of first-party Nintendo games for $39.99, including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Super Mario Party, and Splatoon 2.


Moving over to Sony, another popular gaming bundle this year will see a discount at Best Buy this Black Friday: the 1TB PlayStation 4 console bundle with The Last of Us Remastered, God of War (2018), and Horizon Zero Dawn will be $199.99, down from $299.99. DualShock 4 controllers will be $39.99 ($20 off) and the official Sony Gold Wireless Headsets will be $30 off.

There are a few Xbox One bundles, with the lowest priced being the 1TB Xbox One S All-Digital Console for $149.99, down from $249.99. Those interested in the upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order game can also get the 1TB Xbox One X Deluxe Edition bundle with the game at $349.99, down from $499.99. Xbox One Controllers will also be $39.99 ($20 off).

We've rounded up some notable game discounts below:
To keep track of these Black Friday sales and more, head to our full Black Friday Roundup as well as our separate Deals Roundup.

Related Roundups: Apple Black Friday, Apple Deals

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2 weeks ago
FYI regarding the homepod that's on sale - I purchased a homepod last year, set it up and excitedly said "Hey Siri, play (e.g.) Bob Dylan" and it replied saying it couldn't find anything!! My music is essentially a lifetime of CDs that I've purchased and ripped into iTunes, but that miserable homepod couldn't find any songs at all in my library via voice command!! I called Apple support and they promptly told me that the homepod is intended for an Apple Music subscription (where I'm paying every month) and it doesn't work in situations like mine. I need to always be paying. So I promptly returned it, laughing all the way to store at the stupidity of the Apple marketing team behind that greed induced decision.
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2 weeks ago
Just ordered an Open Box HomePod for $179.99. Thanks for the heads up MacRumors!
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2 weeks ago


I must be dumb...I do not see the option for the $100 iTunes gift cards at 20% off. I am even logged in with my Best Buy account.

Only the ones that say "on sale now" have the discount now. Otherwise, these are previews of what you will see on Black Friday, November 29th.
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2 weeks ago


The one with the questionable CPU thermal cooling and butterfly keyboard. Even with the extended warranty on the keyboard for four years that is still down time for repairs and the thermal cooling issue with CPU that retina MBA is just looks waiting for a proper redesign.

I purchased some 2017 MBA i7 2.2GHz and 512GB as gifts, can’t beat that keyboard and upgradable storage. The benefit of the 900p res screen means 12hrs or more of battery life and of I am going to watch anything there’s AirPlay or Cast. Plus a SD card reader.

Can't you just be happy that I did some research and bought something that works for my purposes instead of picking and finding fault with other people's choices? That's ok, I refuse to allow your problems to become my problems.
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2 weeks ago
I’m now a HomePod owner.
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2 weeks ago


That Switch with Mario Kart combo, is it the new Switch with improved battery life or the old one?

Old one
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4 days ago at 01:51 pm


Well. As I think about it. I did not enter any proof of purchase. It just asked if I wanted to take advantage of the free year. I thought it was linked to my iCloud account.


I guess it recognizes a new machine when you first run the installation and sign in to iCloud on a new device. But it didn’t work for me.
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2 weeks ago
Looking for the iPad 12.9 to go on sale..
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4 days ago at 05:57 am


Yes. I purchased a Series 4 watch and an Apple TV 4K and got the 1 year tv+. Watching it now.
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i‘m kicking myself for missing the HomePod door buster sale. Will this likely go back on sale on Black Friday?


I never got it to work based on purchase. I had to call support and get a code. All good now.
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2 weeks ago


Where is the discount ?
It's full priced on Best Buy....


I think you have to log into your Best Buy account.
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