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Apple Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals in 2021

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Apple has a history of offering very small – if any – Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts. So the best way to save on Apple products is to shop sales from other stores like these.

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Best Buy, Amazon , Walmart and other top retailers often beat Apple to the punch to sell the brand's products at discounted prices. Here are some deals from previous years to give you an idea of what to expect.

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Is Apple holding a Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale?

Apple has been known to hold a four-day shopping event over the holiday weekend, though it doesn't officially call it a Black Friday or Cyber Monday sale, and this year is no different. Get an Apple gift card of up to $150 when you buy a gift from Apple — here's the breakdown:

  • Get a $50 gift card when you purchase an iPhone or pair of Beats headphones.
  • Get a $25 gift card when you purchase an Apple Watch or AirPods, plus free engraving.
  • Get up to a $100 gift card when you purchase an iPad or Apple TV and HomePod, plus 1 free year of Apple TV and free engraving.
  • Get a $150 gift card when you purchase a Mac, with 1 free year of Apple TV.

Key dates to know for Apple's Black Friday sale this year:

  • Early shopping— starts Monday, November 23rd.
  • Black Friday— Apple's biggest deals are typically released on Black Friday itself, which is November 27th this year.
  • Cyber Monday— you can continue shopping through the weekend and into Monday, November 30th.
  • Expected end date— its sales may trickle into December 1st, but deals will likely be gone after that.

Who sells discounted Apple products on Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

Save on Apple products at Target's Black Friday sale

Even if Apple doesn't get in on Black Friday sales, you still might be able to save some cash on expensive tech gifts at Target's Black Friday sale. Keep in mind the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released guidelines that deem shopping in crowded malls in the days around Thanksgiving a high-risk activity for the spread of COVID-19. Shopping online is your best bet to get Target deals without the risk.

The Target REDcard™ Credit Card may just free up more of your holiday budget when you take advantage of these perks:

  • Save 5% on Target and Target.com purchases. The Target REDcard™ offers a 5% discount on qualified purchases at Target stores and online. If you're planning on making a big purchase on Apple products, this could be a sizable discount.
  • Early access to Black Friday deals. Cardholders get access to select deals online on November 27 — a full two days earlier than Black Friday.
  • Free two-day shipping on qualifying orders. Use the Target REDcard™ and spend $35 or more to qualify for free two-day shipping — and let's be honest, you'll easily meet that minimum when buying Apple products.
  • 30-day extended returns. Get an extra 30 days on top of the normal return window when you buy with the REDcard. This applies to purchases made at Target locations and Target.com.
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    Will I find deals on the new iPhone?

    Apple isn't offering any direct discounts on the iPhone 12 right now, but you might be able to find deals when you purchase them through other retailers.

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    Will I find Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on the Apple iPhone 12?

    It's not surprising that lots of Macheads are wondering if they'll snag a Black Friday deal on this hot new product, which will be available on October 23.

    Keep an eye out for websites that might be offering deals on the updated phone, including providers like Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.

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    Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on the Apple iPhone 11

    If you're looking for the iPhone 11, you could be in luck. These phones were discounted even in 2019, which makes even greater savings likely in 2020.

    Here's how customers scored in 2019:

    • Save up to $400 on the iPhone 11, after trading in a qualifying phone at Verizon.
    • Save up to $575 on the iPhone 11 Pro, after trading in a qualifying phone at Best Buy.
    • Save up to $700, after trading in a qualifying phone at AT&T.

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    How to save on Apple products on Cyber Monday

    The Apple Store doesn't always participate in Cyber Monday sales, so you may have to look elsewhere to save on a new device. Be on the lookout for price cuts on popular Apple phones, laptops, tablets, accessories and more from other retailers, like Amazon, eBay, Best Buy, Walmart, Target and Newegg.

    In previous years, most retailers that slashed prices on Apple products for Black Friday carried those same deals through the weekend and into Cyber Monday.

    How can I save on previous generation of iPhones?

    While you might not find huge deals on the latest Apple releases, you can save big on previous models. Here are a few tips for finding older generation iPhones for less on Black Friday and Cyber Monday:

    • Look for refurbished and second-hand iPhones from retailers like eBay, MacMall, Newegg and Best Buy.
    • The iPhone SE is one of the most affordable iPhones available, but you'll need to get it from a marketplace or other retailer, since the Apple Store no longer carries this model.
    • Check out the iPhone 9 or 10. These models have some of the latest technology and updates, but without the hefty price tag of the newest iPhones.

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      CrisSeptember 12, 2019

      Can education pricing be applied on top of Black Friday discounts, or is it usually a choice between the two?

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        JackieSeptember 13, 2019Staff

        Hi Cris,

        Thanks for your inquiry. Apple typically does not allow two discounts to be applied together on the same order. You’ll likely have to choose the better deal between education pricing and Black Friday deals.

        I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us again.

        Cheers,
        Jackie

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      TanujNovember 22, 2018

      Can i place a order i phone from india in black friday in caneda

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        nikkiangcoNovember 23, 2018Staff

        Hi Tanuj,

        Thanks for reaching out! You may certainly order an iPhone and have it delivered to you. Please check the international shipping, returns and policies, and fees of the website you’re buying the gadget from to set expectations.

        Hope this was helpful. Don’t hesitate to message us back if you have more questions.

        Best,
        Nikki

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