Black Friday isn’t usually kind toward shoppers looking for discounts on new Apple products. While a variety of other consumer electronics, such as television sets, are always a sure shot to be included among the best Black Friday deals, Apple’s iPhones, iPads, and Watch don’t usually get included among the top discounted products. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t any deals for those products – you just have to look a little harder for them.
Talking about Apple’s current flagship phone, the iPhone 7 isn’t exactly discounted, but there are several “deals with a twist” that you may consider. According to MacWorld, you can get a $100 gift card from Best Buy if you purchase an iPhone 7 on a Sprint installment plan or lease agreement. That’s not much, however, compared to the $250 gift cards offered by Target and Walmart. These deals are similar in nature, but they have their share of differences – Target’s iPhone 7 deal applies to monthly installments or lease agreements from AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon, while Walmart’s applies to any iPhone model available but only covers installment plans or leases from AT&T or Verizon.
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T-Mobile also has its own iPhone 7 “deal with a twist,” meaning you don’t get a discount off the price of the phone, but you do get another way to save money on Black Friday. A report from BGR details the program, which allows shoppers to trade in their old flagship-caliber phones, such as the iPhone 6s, Samsung Galaxy S6, or similar devices, in exchange for an iPhone 7 with no extra cost. Owners of the iPhone 6, Galaxy Note 4, or Galaxy S5 can pay $100 to trade up to the iPhone 7, while those who own the even older iPhone 5 or 5c have to pay $350.
While this is one of the best Black Friday deals for Apple’s iPhone 7, it also comes with a bit of a gotcha – you have to be signed up to T-Mobile’s One or Simply Unlimited plans.
While it’s virtually impossible to find actual price cuts on the iPhone 7, you can save big-time if you’re looking to buy a new iPad. Over at Best Buy, you can save $125 off the price of all iPad mini 4 models, as well as all iPad Air 2 and 9.7-inch iPad Pro variants, provided you’re buying the bigger tablets in-store. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro, which usually costs $599, is priced at just $449 at Target, while Walmart shoppers don’t have much to pick from, but they can still buy Apple’s older iPad mini 2 in-store for $199, instead of the regular price of $269.
Other Apple gadgets are also selling at lower prices this Black Friday 2016. The original, first-generation Apple Watch carries a starting price of $189 for the standard aluminum Watch Sport flavor or $250 for those who prefer the stainless steel models. MacWorld add that most first-generation Watch models are discounted “$350 to $400 from their original prices,” but the site also notes that newer Apple Watch models are still selling at full retail. You can, however, save $69 off the list price by purchasing the Apple Watch Series 1 at Target, as the retailer has that model available for just $200.
Best Buy, once again, has the best Black Friday pricing on Apple laptops. According to MacWorld, you can save $100 off the price of the newest, entry-level configuration 13-inch MacBook Pro, as the retailer is selling it for $1,399 instead of $1,499. Other than that, savings can go as high as $200 on select MacBook variants. If you don’t mind an older MacBook Pro with Retina Display, B&H Photo has that model selling for $100 to $400 off, depending on the configuration, as well as all 12-inch MacBook and MacBook Air configurations selling for $100 less than full retail.
That wraps up our list of best Black Friday deals on Apple products, but before you start shopping and taking advantage of the discounts, take note of the usual disclaimer for holiday shopping discounts, or any similar deals, for that matter – offers are always good while supplies last.
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