Black Friday is no longer just the biggest shopping day of the year, it’s the biggest shopping event of the season. It kicks off on November 25 of this year and to make sure you get the best deals, do a little research. Here’s what you can do to make sure you don’t miss out on a great deal on Apple products.
How to get the best Mac deals this Black Friday
Before you buy, always check the generation of the discounted model – the best deals may be on older models. These older models could be new units that the reseller sells, but they could also be refurbished models, in which case the deal won’t be as good as it seems. Our price comparison tables below will help you determine which model is on offer.
Also keep in mind that Mac deals are not limited to Black Friday. You may see a good discount and wonder if you should go ahead and buy now, keep Black Friday in mind as it is possible this year will bring new lows.
These are the best deals we’ve found so far.
Best MacBook Air Deals
There are currently two types of MacBook Air on sale from Apple. The older M1 MacBook Air and the M2 MacBook Air that went on sale in July 2022.
See our monthly roundup for the latest MacBook Air deals for each model.
There are currently three sizes of MacBook Pro on sale from Apple. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 chip that came on the market in July 2022, and the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro that comes with the M1 Pro or M1 Max.
See our monthly roundup for the latest MacBook Pro deals on each model.
There are also two Mac Studio models available from Apple. One has an M1 Max and the other an M1 Ultra. The best deals on all models can be found here: Best Mac Studio Deals.
The M1 Max model starts at $1,999 / £1,999.
Mac Studio, from $1,999 / £1,999
We couldn’t find any special offers for the Mac Studio. Keep an eye out for this space as Black Friday approaches.
Black Friday Mac Deals from Apple
Apple usually has a four-day holiday shopping event during Black Friday weekend, with gift cards on offer in lieu of actual discounts. In 2021, Apple offered up to £160/$200 worth of Apple gift cards on select purchases. Previously, Apple offered $150 gift cards with the iMac and 16-inch MacBook Pro. We await details of Apple’s 2022 deal.
Amazon Black Friday Mac Deals
We often see Amazon discounting the entire range of Macs – in recent months, the retail site has often discounted the MacBook Pro by as much as $400! So we expect more of the same for Black Friday. This is what the discounts looked like at Amazon’s October shopping event.
We could see prices drop at Best Buy for Black Friday, but if you can’t wait, you can take advantage of Best Buy’s »Black Friday prices guaranteed” plan, where the retailer pays back the difference if the price falls. Best Buy also offers offers such as six months of free Apple Music or other free trials of Apple services.
Black Friday Mac Deals from Costco
Costco will likely offer offers and discounts to members.