Forget the turkey coma or the lingering effects of the Thanksgiving wine; Black Friday is here, and Apple’s one-day deals are live. This year, Apple is offering a gift card worth up to $150 with the purchase of select devices, including the iPhone, iPad, Macs, and Apple Watch.
The gift cards are a nice added extra if you were about to pull the trigger on something from Apple’s store anyway. But if you’re on the hunt for the best deals on iPhones, MacBooks, or iPads, you’ll want to check out some of our other deals instead.
The amount of the gift card varies based on what Apple product you’re planning on buying. For the iPad iPad Pro, or iPad mini, you get a $100 gift card. The iPhone 7 gets you $50, while older iPhones like the 6S or SE. The Apple Watch Series 1 is worth a $25 gift card, and any MacBook gets you a discount of $150.
Notably absent are any incentives on Apple’s hottest holiday products, including the iPhone 8, iPhone X, AirPods, or the new Apple Watch. With stock of some of those still hard to find, it’s no surprise that Apple is focusing on clearing out old stock.
More importantly, bear in mind that while Apple is offering the gift cards, you still pay full retail price for those devices. There are actually better Black Friday sales on Apple products to be found elsewhere, including a buy-one-get-one offer on iPhones, big in-store discounts at Best Buy and Target, and some resellers offering big money off MacBooks and iPads.
You can find all the best Apple Black Friday deals here, and we’ve highlighted some of the best Apple deals from other retailers below:
- Amazon: Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones: $199.99 (save $100)
- Amazon: BeatsX Wireless In-Ear Headphones: $99.00 (save $50)
- B&H: Apple 13.3″ MacBook Pro (Space Gray, Late 2016): $1149 (save $350)
- B&H: Apple 15.4″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Late 2016, Space Gray): $2099 (save $700)
- Target: Free $250 Target Gift Card with iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus activation (AT&T, Sprint, Verizon)
- Target: $99.99 iPhone SE no-contract phone with Total Wireless (save $60)
- T-Mobile: BOGO deal on iPhone 8, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7
- Best Buy: Save up to $150 on 10.5-iPad Pro
- Best Buy: $274.99 iPad mini 4 128GB (save $125)
- Best Buy: $249.99 9.7-inch iPad 32GB (save $80)
- Sam’s Club $327 32GB iPad 5th-generation (save $130)
- Target: $329.99 Apple Watch Series 3
- Target: $179.99 Apple Watch Series 1 (save $70)
- Target: $159.99 Beats Studio 2 wireless headphones (save $220)
- Target: $49.99 urBeats headphones (save $50)