Apple Black Friday deals 2021: everything you need to know for the mega sale
Apple products don’t often go on sale, so Black Friday is the perfect time to bag a bargain on a new iPhone, Macbook or the latest AirPods. Every year, we see major savings on bestselling tech—we’ve brought together everything you need to know about shopping and saving in Apple’s Black Friday deals 2021!
These are the best Apple Black Friday deals available now:
When does the Apple Black Friday sale start?
Apple likes to keep its cards close to its chest for Black Friday, but this tech company has participated in Black Friday every year since 2016. The official sale date is 26 November, with deals expected to run through ‘til the end of Cyber Monday, on 29 November,
Where can I find the best Apple Black Friday deals?
Apple does things a little differently on Black Friday. In previous years, the official Apple Store has opted for free gift cards with purchase instead of offering direct discounts. These gift cards can be pretty hefty though—last year, customers could bag a gift card of up to £160 when shopping on Cyber Weekend!
Are there Apple Black Friday discount codes?
If you are after some old school discounts on new Apple tech, check out EE, Carphone Warehouse and Three for iPhone contracts or Amazon, Currys and Argos for MacBook and iPad Black Friday deals. These retailers usually offer some great discounts on Apple products over Cyber Weekend.
Our predictions for the Apple Black Friday deals 2021 (and our top picks from 2020)
Last year, we were spoilt for choice with Black Friday offers—these were some of our top picks:
Apple iPad Pro: £80 off at Amazon
Apple iPhone 11: £200 off at JD Williams
Apple MacBook Pro: £120 gift card plus a free year of Apple TV+ at the Apple Store
Apple iPhone XR: £40 gift card plus a free year of Apple TV+ at the Apple Store
Apple Watch Series 3: £20 gift card plus three months of free Apple Fitness+ at the Apple Store
If previous years are anything to go by, the official Apple store will be offering free gift cards with purchase on big-ticket items. Other retailers are sure to discount Apple products, too—with a brand new iPhone just released, we’re hoping for some major savings!
Here’s where we are expecting the biggest discounts on Apple for Black Friday 2021:
Black Friday AirPods deals
Last year, we bagged some major discounts on AirPods. Apple gave out £20 gift cards with every set sold, and Very dropped the price of AirPods Pro by over £34. If you're trying to find the cheapest retailer for Black Friday, check out our handy guide to the best AirPods deals—we hunt down the best offers and cheapest prices every week.
Black Friday Apple Watch deals
The Apple Watch Black Friday deals were impressive last year: The Apple Store offered a £20 gift card and three months’ Apple Fitness+ for free with the Apple Watch Series 3, and Currys slashed £20 off the RRP. We’ve seen some pretty great discounts on the Apple Watch 6 already this year—bookmark our guide to the best Apple Watch deals for the latest price drops.
Apple iPhone deals
Apple dished out £40 gift cards on the iPhone XR, iPhone 11 and iPhone SE last year, while other retailers offered even bigger discounts—especially on ‘pay monthly’ deals. Carphone Warehouse offered £130 off iPhone 11 handsets and contracts from just £30 a month! Keep your eyes peeled for big savings from Giffgaff, Three and EE this year.
How to save more in the Apple Black Friday sale (and beyond)
Making the most of Black Friday isn’t just about finding the biggest discounts. Shop smarter by scoping out your must-have items in advance, and make sure you’re on top of when major retailers are starting the sales. Shopping around is key when it comes to Apple promo codes—whether you’re after a new iPhone or the latest Macbook, it’s worth comparing prices to make sure you get the best price.
If you’re looking for other great ways to save on Apple products on Black Friday, we’ve got you covered—check out our top tips for saving big.
Trade in an old model and save. The Apple Store has a handy recycling scheme, where you can trade-in an old device for credit towards a future purchase. You could get up to £810 back on an iMac Pro, or £265 back on an iPhone X, for a few examples.
Get free delivery. The Apple Store offers free shipping as standard, so you won’t have to pay any extra to have your Black Friday haul delivered.
Make the most of the Apple University offer. Apple has some pretty decent deals for students and teaching staff. Register your student status to get discounts on Mac and iPads, and enjoy perks like free AirPods, discounted accessories and more!
Buy refurbished and save. Did you know you can buy certified refurbished products straight from the Apple Store? All products come “as new” and with a standard one year guarantee—at hundreds of pounds less than the standard price. You can check out the current offers on the refurbished page online.
The inside scoop on saving in this year's mega-sale
Apple Black Friday Deals
Looking to upgrade your tech? We've got loads of Black Friday deals to help you save in the 2021 sales.
If you're looking to save on iPhones, iPads and Macbooks, look no further—we've brought together all of our top tips, tricks and predictions for Apple’s Black Friday deals in 2021.