Best Black Friday Deals on Apple Watch, AirPods Pro, MacBook Pro, More

Black Friday 2021 has kicked off, and you can now get some of the year's best deals on numerous Apple products. In this article we're providing a quick summary of all the best sales we've seen so far this season. For more on the best sales happening this week, visit our Black Friday Roundup.

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A Note On Availability

More so than in years past, in 2021 we've had bigger and steeper sales in the lead-up to Black Friday, making it easier to finish up your shopping before the holiday even begins. Because we're still a few days out from Black Friday, and because many solid sales began days ago, be sure to shop now if you see something you want. Availability on particularly great deals can - and will - dwindle fast, as we saw on Walmart's $90 discount on the Apple Watch Series 3.

Where To Shop

Over the past few weeks we've been spotlighting the best deals coming to Walmart, Target, and Best Buy. If you like shopping at one retailer or another, we recommend browsing our spotlight posts this week to see what's available now, and what's still to come.

Additionally, Apple this week detailed its annual Black Friday sale event, and as usual it's offering Apple Gift Cards alongside the purchase of regularly priced Apple products on Apple.com.

Although there may be instances in which this is beneficial for certain people, overall the best deals and bargains on Apple products won't be found on Apple.com during the week of Black Friday, but on Amazon, Target, Walmart, Best Buy, B&H Photo, and other similar retailers. For this reason, you'll see a focus on these third-party retailers in this article.

AirPods Pro

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  • What's the deal? AirPods Pro with MagSafe for $169.99
  • Where can I get it? Amazon
  • When can I get it? Right now

Amazon's $90 markdown on the new AirPods Pro with MagSafe Charging Case has been coming and going this week as one of the highlights of Black Friday 2021. If you can catch it while it's at $159.00, that's probably the best deal you'll see, but as of now they're priced at $169.99. That's still a solid price, and you may want to lock things in since shipping estimates are pushing out to mid-December. You can also keep an eye on Walmart for a potential return of the $159.00 price tag there, but Walmart appears to have pulled its listing for them for the time being.

AirPods 3

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  • What's the deal? AirPods 3 for $149.99
  • Where can I get it? Amazon
  • When can I get it? Right now

You can get the newest model of AirPods, the AirPods 3, for $149.99 on Amazon this week, down from $179.00. This is beating the price we were tracking earlier this week and is now an all-time low price, and while availability has been good so far this week, we don't know how well stock will continue to hold up.

AirPods 2

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  • What's the deal? AirPods 2 for $99.99
  • Where can I get it? Amazon
  • When can I get it? Right now

Although they're now an older model, big savings can be found on Apple's AirPods 2 this Black Friday. Amazon currently has the model with a Wired Charging Case for $99.99, down from $129.00. You'll see this sale after an automatic coupon is applied to your order, and this is the second-best price we've ever seen on the AirPods 2.

AirPods Max

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  • What's the deal? AirPods Max in select colors for $429.00
  • Where can I get it? Amazon
  • When can I get it? Right now

Amazon currently has Apple's AirPods Max on sale for $429.00, down from $549.00. This is a match of the lowest price we've ever tracked on the AirPods Max, but as of now it's only available in Sky Blue on Amazon.

iPhone

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  • What's the deal? iPhone 12 and 13 deals everywhere
  • Where can I get it? AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Target, more
  • When can I get it? Most deals available now

Deals on iPhones are always abundant around the holidays, and 2021 is no different. A standout this year can be found at T-Mobile, which is offering a free iPhone 13 Pro, free AirPods 2, and free year of Apple TV+ when trading in an eligible device and placing the iPhone 13 Pro on a Magenta MAX monthly plan.

Otherwise, you'll find the usual installment plan offers from other carriers. AT&T began offering its Black Friday sales last week, and with them you can get an iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13, or iPhone 13 mini at no cost with a trade in and installment plan. You can also get $1,000 off the iPhone 13 Pro Max with the same requirements.

At Verizon you can get up to $1,000 when you trade in your old smartphone and purchase an iPhone 13 model. There are also some solid iPhone 12 deals, like a BOGO free offer and a free iPhone 12 mini with any Unlimited plan.

  • Target - Get up to $250 off iPhone 12 and 13 when adding new line; get up to $140 Target gift card with in-store activation of an iPhone SE
  • Walmart - Get up to $750 in eGift cards with activation and purchase of iPhone 12 and iPhone 13
  • Best Buy - Save up to $1,000 on iPhone 13 when trading in and activating on Verizon, AT&T, or T-Mobile

Apple Watch

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  • What's the deal? $60 off Apple Watch SE; $19 off Series 7
  • Where can I get it? Target, Amazon, and Best Buy
  • When can I get it? Right now

For the older Apple Watch models - Series 3 and SE - now is a great time to purchase the smartwatches. Target is offering the 40mm GPS Apple Watch SE for $219.99, down from $279.00. The 44mm GPS model is on sale for $249.99, down from $309.00.

These deals are both all-time low prices on the Apple Watch SE, and you can find similar sales at Best Buy and at Amazon this Black Friday. Target shoppers should remember that you can get an additional 5 percent off your order with the Target RedCard.

On Monday, Walmart had $90 off the Apple Watch Series 3, available at just $109, but given how steep that sale was it didn't last very long. It may be worth keeping an eye on Walmart through this week, and on Friday, as the company may restock the Series 3 models at these all-time low prices.

You can also currently find all-time low prices on the Apple Watch Series 7, but the discounts aren't particularly deep. The best sales you'll find as of today are $19 off Series 7 models on Amazon. This is only for select models, and some discounts only reach up to $9 off. Still, if you want to own the newest Apple Watch model, you can at least save a little bit of money on Amazon.

MacBook Pro

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  • What's the deal? Lowest price on the new 14-inch MacBook Pro
  • Where can I get it? Amazon
  • When can I get it? Right now

Amazon has the 8-Core M1 Pro/512GB 14-inch MacBook Pro for $1,949.99, down from $1,999.00. Although just $50 off, this is a match of the lowest price we've tracked to date on this model of the new MacBook Pro, so anyone still shopping for this model should take a look at this model soon. Unfortunately, this model currently has a shipping estimate in early January, so it won't make it in time for the holidays when shipped from Amazon. Only Amazon has this sale as of writing.

If you want a little more storage, the 10-Core M1 Pro/1TB 14-inch MacBook Pro is on sale for $2,449.99, down from $2,499.00. This model will still arrive before the holidays.

iMac

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  • What's the deal? Record low prices on 2021 iMacs
  • Where can I get it? Amazon
  • When can I get it? Right now

Amazon has Apple's M1 24-inch iMac at $50 off in multiple configurations, starting at $1,249.00 for the M1 iMac with 7-Core GPU/256GB, down from $1,299.00. Additionally, this week Amazon has discounted the M1 iMac with 8-Core GPU/512GB for the first time ever, available for $1,649.99, down from $1,699.00.

Amazon sales always come and go quickly, and we haven't had a clear picture on what kind of iMac deals to expect on Friday, so if you've been waiting for a sale these are solid all-time low prices on the newest iMac.

iPad Pro

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  • What's the deal? Tons of iPad Pro deals starting at $999.00 for 12.9-inch models
  • Where can I get it? Amazon
  • When can I get it? Right now

Amazon has a massive sale on 12.9-inch iPad Pro models, offering savings on all models and lowest ever prices on nearly every single one. Prices start at $999.00 for the 128GB Wi-Fi tablet, and jump to $2,249.00 for the 2TB Cellular device.

  • 128GB Wi-Fi - $999.00 at Amazon ($100 off, lowest ever)
  • 256GB Wi-Fi - $1,099.00 at Amazon ($100 off)
  • 512GB Wi-Fi - $1,249.00 at Amazon ($150 off, lowest ever)
  • 1TB Wi-Fi - $1,649.00 at Amazon ($150 off, lowest ever)
  • 2TB Wi-Fi - $2,049.99 at Amazon ($149 off, lowest ever)
  • 128GB Cellular - $1,199.99 at Amazon ($99 off)
  • 256GB Cellular - $1,299.99 at Amazon ($99 off, lowest ever)
  • 512GB Cellular - $1,449.99 at Amazon ($149 off, lowest ever)
  • 1TB Cellular - $1,849.99 at Amazon ($149 off, lowest ever)
  • 2TB Cellular - $2,249.00 at Amazon ($149 off, lowest ever)

There are a few 11-inch iPad Pro discounts happening today, but far less compared to the 12.9-inch model. You'll find them listed below.

  • 128GB Wi-Fi - $749.99 at Amazon ($49 off)
  • 256GB Wi-Fi - $799.99 at Amazon ($99 off, lowest ever)
  • 2TB Wi-Fi - $1,648.99 at Amazon ($250 off, lowest ever)
  • 128GB Cellular - $899.99 at Amazon ($99 off, lowest ever)

Apple Gift Card

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  • What's the deal? $15 in store credit when purchasing $100 Apple Gift Card
  • Where can I get it? Target and Best Buy
  • When can I get it? Right now

Depending on which retailer you prefer, you can get a $15 gift card from Target and Best Buy when purchasing the $100 Apple Gift Card. These are the best offers you'll find this season on the new Apple Gift Card, as we don't see straight cash discounts on these gift cards. If you were planning to buy an Apple Gift Card already, the $15 store credit could also help knock down the price of an Apple Watch SE or pair of AirPods to an even steeper all-time low price.

Apple TV 4K

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  • What's the deal? 32GB 2021 Apple TV 4K for $159.99
  • Where can I get it? Amazon
  • When can I get it? Right now

Amazon this week introduced a new low price on the 32GB Apple TV 4K from 2021, available for $159.99, down from $179.00. This price will be reflected in your cart after an automatic coupon has been applied.

Secondly, you can get the 64GB Apple TV 4K for $169.99, down from $199.00 on Amazon, following the application of an automatic coupon at the checkout screen. With this sale, Amazon now has the best price we've ever seen on this model of the Apple TV 4K.

As of writing, stock is somewhat low on the 32GB Apple TV 4K. Amazon estimates that the product will ship within 10 days, so there's still plenty of time for it to arrive before the holidays.

HomePod mini

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  • What's the deal? HomePod mini for $89.00
  • Where can I get it? Staples
  • When can I get it? Right now

We aren't seeing many particularly steep discounts on the HomePod mini this week, so if you had your eye on one and want to save even a little money, Staples is the best bet. That retailer has the speaker at $89.00, down from $99.00. Otherwise, B&H Photo has the speaker for $94.99.

Lastly, if you have a Costco membership, you can get the HomePod mini for $79.99 today.

Apple Pencil 2

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  • What's the deal? Apple Pencil 2 for $99.00
  • Where can I get it? Amazon
  • When can I get it? Right now

Amazon has the Apple Pencil 2 for $99.00 this week, down from $129.00. This is an Amazon all-time low price and one of the most consistent discounts that we track on the Apple Pencil 2.

MagSafe

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  • What's the deal? Solid deals on MagSafe accessories
  • Where can I get it? Amazon and Verizon
  • When can I get it? Right now

If you're on the hunt for MagSafe accessories for stocking stuffers this year, Amazon and Verizon have a few good deals. The MagSafe Charger is $29.99 at Verizon, down from $39.00; the MagSafe Duo Charger is $103.99 at Amazon, down from $129.00; and the MagSafe Battery Pack is $74.24 at Verizon, down from $99.00. These sales are solid offers across the board.

Beats Studio Buds

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  • What's the deal? Beats Studio Buds for $99.95
  • Where can I get it? Amazon and Best Buy
  • When can I get it? Right now

Amazon is offering the new Beats Studio Buds for $99.95, down from $149.99. This is the best price we've ever tracked on the earbuds, and it's matched at Best Buy beginning on Thursday.

Shoppers should note that stock on the Beats studio Buds has been fluctuating today on Amazon. Be sure you're purchasing a new pair and not a used version from a third-party Amazon reseller.

We're keeping track of all this season's best deals in our Black Friday 2021 Roundup. You can also find more of our daily deals and other offers in our Deals Roundup.

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Top Rated Comments

webbuzz Avatar
25 weeks ago
Costco HomePod mini sale 11/25 thru 11/29

HomePod mini 2-pack is $159.99 - White or Space Gray only.

HomePod single is $79.99 - White, Space Gray, Yellow, Orange, and Blue.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ghanwani Avatar
26 weeks ago
If it looks too good to be true, it probably is. Pay attention to the fine print.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Banglazed Avatar
25 weeks ago
AirPods Pro at Sam’s club for $149.98 for scan and go customers

https://www.samsclub.com/content/black-friday-electronics-savings?mid=hp_socialbnr_211122_apple_airpods_sng&xid=hpg_headerGrid_5_1
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
turtlebud Avatar
25 weeks ago

Costco HomePod mini sale 11/25 thru 11/29

HomePod mini 2-pack is $159.99 - White or Space Gray only.

HomePod single is $79.99 - White, Space Gray, Yellow, Orange, and Blue.
That’s a pretty good deal even with the $3 shipping. Price per HomePod is the same with the 2 pack but you save a $3 on shipping vs buying two separate ones. Thanks op!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sw1tcher Avatar
25 weeks ago

Can someone explain why the Apple Black Friday Roundup includes non Apple products?

I’m sure it’s useful to some, but it’s a bit of a scope creep, no?
Just a wild crazy guess here, but I'm going to say some (all?) of those retailers listed are affiliate partners of MR, so the more product listings there are (even if they're not Apple related), the greater the chance someone will see a deal they like and buy something using the posted affiliate link. That means $ in MR pockets.

Haven't you ever seen the notes at the bottom of some posts that reads:

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.


Again, this is just a wild crazy guess.
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Bremse Avatar
25 weeks ago

That’s a pretty good deal even with the $3 shipping. Price per HomePod is the same with the 2 pack but you save a $3 on shipping vs buying two separate ones. Thanks op!
This also allows you to buy more than their limit of 2. But if one breaks you have to return both (Costco has unlimited return period on these so that might be a consideration).
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