Apple deals live blog: the best early Black Friday deals on iPad, MacBook, AirPods and more

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Oooh, the Apple deals just keep coming this morning. If you’re looking for an iPad in the UK, Amazon has a lot on Apple’s entry-level model. Usually from £369, the 2021 iPad (9th generation) is currently £309.98 on Amazon (opens in new tab) – that’s just under £60 off.

This isn’t the lowest we’ve seen this model (with Wi-Fi and 64GB of storage), dropping to £298 in August, but it’s not far off. The 9th generation iPad was replaced by a new, more powerful 10th generation version last month, but the fact that Apple has kept it shows what a brilliant little machine it is for everyday use.

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Hi everyone, Kerrie here again. It’s early morning in the UK and I’ve been dreaming about Apple deals. Look, I’ve woken up to a deal on the all-new Apple Watch Series 8 – now £399 at Amazon (opens in new tab). Okay, so £20 off might not be the biggest discount, but anything on a product as new as this is nothing to sneeze at. We saw some slightly better deals in October (during Amazon’s Early Access sale), so we might see even more next week. But that’s not guaranteed, so if you’re after Apple’s new smartwatch, this is a deal worth considering.

Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch 2021

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If you want a bigger screen, I’ve also dug out the best early Black Friday Apple deal for the MacBook Pro 16, and again it’s a record savings. Amazon has the MacBook Pro 16, 16GB RAM, 512GB RAM for it $2,499 $1,999 (opens in new tab). That’s $500 off – another 20% savings. I just looked up the price history and can confirm that, like the deal on the 14 below, this is the lowest price yet for this MacBook’s base configuration since it was released last year.

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As I said, for most people, a MacBook Air will do a great job and provide more than enough performance, especially if you go with a 16GB configuration. But if you’re working on video editing or producing complex 3D graphics, then you might want the performance and efficiency of the M1 Pro or M1 Max chipped MacBook Pros, which make graphically demanding work smoother.

We’ve been seeing savings of around $400 on some of the heavier configurations for a while – those with 1TB or more of storage. But there are some great early Black Friday Apple deals on more affordable configurations right now. Amazon has the 2021 MacBook Pro 14 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD up front $1,999 $1,599 (opens in new tab). That’s the lowest price we’ve seen since the laptop’s release, and a savings of $400, or 20%.

MacBook Air 2022

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I should point out that there are also discounts on the newer M2 2022 MacBook Air in the UK. The best price I’ve seen so far is at Very, with the base 8GB configuration reduced from £1,249 to £1,109 – a saving of £140 (opens in new tab).

MacBook Air 2020

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I’ve been scouring the internet for MacBook deals again, trying to find out what the current best price deal is for an Apple laptop. For most people, a MacBook Air will do just fine, and we mentioned earlier that B&H Photo has Apple’s latest laptop, the M2 MacBook Air, reduced by $130 to $1,269 (opens in new tab) for a configuration of 16 GB RAM. If you don’t need that much memory, Amazon has cheaper 8GB configurations of $1,199 $1,099 (opens in new tab).

But the cheapest MacBook we can buy right now – and I suspect for all of Black Friday – is the previous model with M1 chip. Amazon has reduced the 2020 MacBook Air by $200 from $999 to $799 in the US. (opens in new tab) and reduced from £999 to £877.99 in the UK (opens in new tab).

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Sticking with Apple Watch for now, if you’re not set on the latest model, then there are some decent early Black Friday Apple deals for the Apple Watch Series 7 on both sides of the Atlantic right now.

It’s Amazon again. In the US you can get the Apple Watch Series 7 45mm GPS for it $429 $369 (opens in new tab), although it appears discounts are only available on the 45mm in red. In the UK, Amazon has the 41mm Apple Watch 8 up front £369 £319 (opens in new tab).

Apple Watch Series 8

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We were quite surprised yesterday to find an early Apple Black Friday deal for the new Apple Watch Series 8. Amazon has the 41mm GPS Apple Watch Series 8 for $399 $349 (opens in new tab) and the 45mm GPS Apple Watch Series 8 for $429 $379 (opens in new tab), a savings of $50. Not bad at all considering the Watch was only released two months ago today.

Well, now there’s good news for those in the UK too. Amazon UK has just slashed the price for the Apple Watch 8 by £20. That means you can get the Apple Watch Series 8 41mm GPS for it £419 £399 (opens in new tab). The 45mm is £449 $429 (opens in new tab). Not as generous as the US deal, but still very welcome on such a new product.

These are the first discounts of any kind we’ve seen on Apple’s latest smartwatch, and they’re surprising for coming so soon after release and also so early, ahead of the official Black Friday week.

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Hi, this is Joseph Foley, taking over from Kerrie for a while as we continue to track the best early Black Friday Apple deals.

Well, the Pro Display XDR is one of the most expensive products in Apple’s current lineup, so if you’re looking to spend a small fortune for a screen you really want to make sure it’s when there’s a Black Friday deal is. . And now there is, if you are quick. Amazon has the 32-inch Retina 6K Apple 32-inch Pro Display XDR for it $5,999 $5,499 (opens in new tab).

Yes, that’s still insanely expensive, but it’s a $500 saving and the lowest price we’ve seen in over a year – Amazon last had the screen at this price for a few days back in September 2021. If you can splash that much for a nice screen, you have to be fast. There are currently only 16 left in stock. Don’t forget to make sure you have some cash to spare if you want a stand too – Apple sells the Pro Display’s Pro Stand separately, the VESA mount adapter is sold separately – for almost $1,000 (opens in new tab).

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If you’re completely lost track of which AirPods iteration Apple is working on, you’re not alone. After double (and triple) checking, I can confirm that the most recent model is the AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), which retails for £249 on the Apple Store. However, if these are the wireless headphones you want then you can save a cheeky tenner at Amazon UK where they’re now £239 (opens in new tab).

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Time for you in the UK now. Again, this deal comes on an all-new 2022 Apple product – and this time it’s the iPad Pro’s turn. The 6th generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro is currently priced at £1,319 at Very (opens in new tab)that’s £50 cheaper than buying this 256GB version directly from Apple.

It might seem like a lot up front, but divide this by the number of years this device will serve you and it’s excellent value – especially with an extra £50 off.

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Well, the surprise discounts just keep coming. This time it’s on the all-new MacBook Air (M2, 2022). Released in June of this year, this powerhouse of a machine is a firm favorite here at CB, and now you can get $130 off Apple’s latest super-thin laptop at B&H Photo – now $1,269 (opens in new tab).

To buy this model, which has an 8-core chip and 8-core GPU and 16 GB of memory direct from Apple, costs $1,399, so this deal will be hard to beat this Black Friday.

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Hello Apple Fans! Kerrie, CB editor here. I didn’t expect to be talking about great Apple deals for another week, but it seems retailers around the world just can’t wait any longer – the Apple Black Friday deals are here. Hurrah!

I have to say these early deals we’re seeing are pretty impressive (and believe me when I say I’ve seen more than a few to know when they’re good), but the official Black Friday event kicks off next Friday (25 November ), so it’s worth noting that retailers can hold back their very best offers until then.

But if, like them, you can’t wait to get involved, there are already great discounts. One of the best I’ve seen so far is at B&H, where you can get $50 off a brand new 2022 Apple iPad (10th generation) – now down to $399 (opens in new tab). In vibrant blue and complete with 64GB of storage, this is the cheapest model you can find on the web right now.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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