Black Friday is tomorrow, but the biggest shopping event of the season is upon us and the deals have already started. If you’re looking for a great deal on a new Mac, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve reviewed the best resellers in the US and UK and tracked down the best deals you can get right now. We’re here to help you save money on a new Mac this Black Friday.
We’ll start by sharing the best deals we’ve found so far, including some for the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, which we cover elsewhere, see: The best Black Friday MacBook deals.
You’ll find deals for every desktop Mac, so if it’s an iMac you’re after you can skip to that section, or if you’re looking for a Mac mini you’ll find specific deals in the section below, we’ve also found deals for Mac Studio. We’ve also got some shopping tips that should help you get the best deals available this Black Friday.
The best Black Friday Mac deals so far
Here are the biggest savings we’ve seen so far on iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro:
We often find that the best savings are for older models.
Be sure to confirm which model generation is on discount so you know exactly what you’re buying and what it’s really worth.
Sometimes resellers switch to selling refurbished or used products once their stock of new models is depleted. Be sure to check that the discounted model isn’t actually a used Mac, and therefore not as great a deal as it might seem. On Amazon, for example, look for Buy New prices.
Mac deals aren’t limited to Black Friday. There are great deals throughout the year, so don’t feel pressured to shop on Black Friday.
However, for our readers outside of the US, this might be the best time to buy a new Mac: Apple seems willing to raise Mac prices at some point, as it did iPad prices later. launch in October. Read more about it here: Is Apple ripping off the rest of the world with inflated prices?
If you’re in the UK, you’ve probably noticed that KRCS offers the best deals. If you want to know who KRCS is and find out more, read: KRCS tops everyone’s Black Friday Mac deals in the UK.
The best Mac deals in Apple’s Black Friday sale
Apple runs a Black Friday shopping event, but instead of offering discounts, it only gives out gift vouchers with certain products. This year you can get gift vouchers if you buy the following Macs:
$100/£100 Apple Gift Card: Mac mini
$150/£150 Apple Gift Card: MacBook Air M1, MacBook Air M2, iMac 24-inch
$200/£200 Apple Gift Card: 13-inch MacBook Pro M2
$250/£250 Apple Gift Card: MacBook Pro 14-inch, MacBook Pro 16-inch
The best Black Friday iMac deals
The 24-inch Apple iMac has an M1 chip and comes in a selection of different colors. The 27-inch model was discontinued some time ago, and while you might find a deal on one, we don’t recommend buying it. A Mac Studio or MacBook Pro would be a better option.