Apple typically keeps a pretty tight rein on retailers' promotions, even around Black Friday, but the retailers often find a way around these restrictions by bundling phones with gift cards and other goodies. Apple itself typically slips a few Black Friday deals out close to the Thanksgiving holiday. But here are deals we know about already on iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches and more.
Best Buy: Apple Watch
Best Buy hasn’t yet revealed detailed discounts other than to say it will offer savings of up to $100 on Apple Watches that cost from $350 to $700
Best Buy: iPad mini 4 tablet
The retailer is knocking $100 of the regular $500 or $600 price for the 64GB and 128GB models of the Apple tablet.
Best Buy: MacBook Pro with 13.3-inch display
This Apple laptop, normally priced at $1,050, will be knocked down to $900 for Thanksgiving/Black Friday in store and online. Powered by an Intel i5 quad-core processor, this machine boasts 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive.
Best Buy: iPhone 6S/6S Plus
The retailer is promising a $200 gift card for those who trade in an iPhone 5 or newer and buy or lease a new iPhone with activation of service on Verizon, AT&T or Sprint.
eBay: Apple MacBook Air with 11.6-inch screen
EBay’s Black Friday special offers this 128GB laptop for $720, about 20% off the usual $900 price. The lightweight machine (2.38 pounds) comes with an Intel Core i5 processor and boasts 12 hours of battery life.
eBay: Apple iPad Air 2 tablet 16GB
The online auction site is offering up the lightweight Apple tablet for $360, which is 28% off the usual $500 price. Features a 9.7-inch Retina display and 802.11ac WiFi connectivity.
Walmart is offering the 16GB iPad Air 2 Gold for $400, which is $100 off, and the 16GB iPad Mini 2 for $200, which is $70 off.
Gordmans: Beats headphones
These super special wireless headphones have a $300 sticker price, but Gordmans is offering doorbuster deals from 6pm on Thanksgiving to 1pm on Black Friday at $180. After 1pm, the price rises to $250. The Bluetooth headphones from Beats by Dre (now part of Apple) feature 12-hour rechargeable batteries.
hhgregg: iPad Air 2
Save $100 for a 16GB edition of Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad tablet, priced at $400 by the retailer, which kicks off its Black Friday madness at midnight online on Thanksgiving Day.
hhgregg: Apple TV
The new Apple TV 64GB edition with Siri will sell for $180 rather than the usual $200.
Target: iPhone 6S/6S Plus
Target will be aiding Apple by hawking the latest iPhones for $50 less than the usual $200 (iPhone 6S) and $300 (iPhone 6S Plus) for 16GB models, with qualifying 2-year service plan from Verizon or Sprint. Or you can put nothing down and get a $250 Target gift card if you want to go the installment billing route. Available as of 9pm on Thanksgiving day.
Target: Apple TV
Apple TVs, which currently sell for $149 (32GB) and $199 (64GB) will be 25% off.
Target: Apple Watch
Apple Watch models that come at 38mm high will be available for purchase at the usually $350 price, but you’ll get a $100 Target gift card. Just make sure that if you’re buying one of these for a gift that the recipient owns an iPhone 5 or newer and is running iOS 9.
Sam’s Club: iPad Air 2
$150 off either an iPad Air 2 with 64GB or 128GB of storage, so that would set you back either $440 or $540. Available in store or online, with free shipping. Starts Thanksgiving day, with stores opening at 7 am on Black Friday.