Apple’s special offers for Black Friday 2021 are now live, in a four-day event that will last until 29 November.
As has become traditional for the company, the event involves the bundling of gift cards with purchases rather than discounts on the price of Apple products. In other words, you’re making the saving on the next product you buy, not this one.
The value of the gift card varies depending on the product you buy, and can be as little as £40/$50 (with an
Apple Watch SE, for example) or as much as £160/$200 (with an iMac 27in).
Click here for Apple’s Black Friday event page
Here’s a list of the gift cards you can pick up with purchases
direct from Apple between 26 and 29 November 2021.
- iPhone 12 mini: £40/$50
- iPhone 12: £40/$50
- iPhone SE: £40/$50
- AirPods (2nd gen, 3rd gen, Pro or Max: Up to £60/$75
- Apple Watch Series 3: £40/$50
- Apple Watch SE: £40/$50
- iPad Pro 11in (2021): £80/$100
- iPad Pro 12.9in (2021): £80/$100
- Mac mini: £80/$100
- MacBook Air: £80/$100
- MacBook Pro 13in: £80/$100
- iMac 27in: £160/$200
- Apple TV 4K: £40/$50
- Apple TV HD: £40/$50
- Selected Beats products: Up to £40/$50
- Apple Pencil, AirTags and other selected accessories: Up to £40/$50
You’ll notice that the offers do not apply to Apple’s most recent products. The iPhone 13 range, the Apple Watch Series 7 and the 14in and 16in MacBook Pros, for example, do not come with gift cards. For the biggest discounts on those devices, see our round-ups of the
best iPhone 13 deals,
best Apple Watch Series 7 deals and
best 2021 MacBook Pro deals.
But these are still decent offers, not least because stock shortages mean the actual discounts on products at other retailers may not be as good this year as in previous ones. And the value of the gift cards compares favourably to 2020, when the smallest card was £20/$25 and the biggest was £120/$150. (In 2019 Apple was slightly more generous, with cards ranging from £20/$25 to £160/$200.)
Read our guide to the
best Apple Black Friday deals for the latest discounts available on Apple products from a wide variety of retailers. We’ve embedded our current top picks at the bottom of this article.
We’re constantly scouring the web for the latest deals on a range of Apple products. Check them out below:
Best Apple deals right now
Top 10 Apple Deals
Apple 11in iPad Pro (2021, M1, 2TB) – Wi-Fi + Cellular
We’re not sure if Amazon will bring back the £639 discount we saw in October on this iPad Pro M1 variant, but almost £600 off is still an excellent deal. See our review of the 11in iPad Pro with M1.
Adobe Creative Cloud – All Apps (1 Year)
Was: £49.94 per month
£39.95 per month
Adobe’s slashed 20% off its Creative Cloud subscription prices. The offer ends 14 April.
Apple AirPods 3
The brand-new AirPods 3 offer better battery performance, an updated design, and support for Spatial Audio and Adaptive EQ. Save £10 from Amazon or Boots.
Smarty 12GB data SIM-Only
Was: £8 per month
£4 per month
(50% off for 3 months)
Grab three months of 12GB data for just £4 per month. If you’re after more data, you can see all its plans here. You can cancel anytime.
Apple iPad mini (2021, 6th gen, 64GB, Cellular)
This is the best deal we’ve seen on the iPad mini you can get the 64GB Cellular (RRP £619) for just £464 – which is less than the RRP for the Wi-Fi model!
Apple MacBook Air, M1, 8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, 256GB (2020)
From: John Lewis
For some time a gang of retailers have been offering the entry level MacBook Air for £889, but this month John Lewis has dropped the price to £887, RRP £999. Very has the same deal.
You can also get the £999 MacBook Air with 8-core CPU and 7-core GPU in gold for £889 from Currys or Amazon, and AO.
Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm)
Bag the last gen Watch 6 for under £300 at Amazon’s Spring Sale!
Apple Watch Series 6 (44mm, Cellular)
Amazon’s just slashed £160 off the Watch Series 6 with Cellular connectivity as a part of its Spring Sale.
Apple 10.2in iPad (2021, 256GB, Wi-Fi)
Save over £30 on the latest iPad in Amazon’s Spring Sale. This is the cheapest price around, and the lowest we’ve ever seen this model.
Logitech Combo Touch Keyboard for iPad Pro 11
Save an excellent £74 on this Logitech keyboard for the iPad Pro 11 – this is currently the best discount we can see. The Combo Touch works with the 1st, 2nd and 3rd gen models.
Grab this set of Apple AirTags for just under £80 – that’s a saving of roughly £9 per AirTag, which costs £29 separately.
Apple Watch Series 7 (GPS, 41 mm)
The latest Apple Watch also has a solid £50 discount in Amazon’s Spring Sale. The price did drop as low as £314 early last month but currently, this is the best price around.
Beats Solo 3 Headphones
Get £80 off the Beats Solo3 Wireless on-ear headphones (which we gave four stars in our review). They’re available in a range of colours.
Apple AirPods Pro with MagSafe charging case
From: John Lewis
Amazon’s excellent £64 saving on the AirPods Pro from March is no longer available. Multiple sites are selling for £189 (a £50 saving), including AO and Laptops Direct – but we’d go with John Lewis on account of its two-year guarantee.
Apple Watch SE (44mm, GPS)
Save a solid £20 on last year’s Apple Watch SE from Amazon.
Want a more affordable alternative to the Apple Pencil? Check out the Logitech Crayon, which works with all iPads from 2018 and later.
Apple iPhone 12 mini (256GB)
The 256GB iPhone 12 mini has over £100 off from Amazon.
Apple iPad mini (2021, 6th gen)
From: Currys PC World
A handy saving on Apple’s new iPad mini model for 2021, but note that this price applies to the Starlight colour finish only. eBuyer is matching the deal on certain colours.
Apple iPad Air (2022, 256GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular)
KRCS has knocked money off the 2022 iPad Air. You will find savings across the whole range.
Apple MacBook Air, M1, 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 512GB (2020)
An excellent deal, this. Save money on the MacBook Air with 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU from Very. The discount applies to the silver version only.
This deal is only slightly better than Currys who has the silver model for £1,099.97. John Lewis had the same deal, but it is currently out of stock there.