Update (11/20 1:00pm): We’ve published a more comprehensive roundup of the best upcoming Apple Black Friday deals.
Believe it or not, we’re only a little over two weeks away from Black Friday. Over at 9to5Toys we’ve been tracking a steady stream of Black Friday ad leaks, reveals, and news since last month. While we haven’t seen every retailers’ deals yet, we have seen enough to get a good idea of what types of discounts top Apple products will be getting this holiday season:
Update (11/10 8:45am): Best Buy’s Black Friday ad is now live. Standout Apple deals include up to $100 off Apple Watch, up to $125 off iPad Air 2, Buy One-Get One 40% off iTunes Gift Cards, and $150 off 12-inch MacBook.
There’s no shortage of iPad Air 2 deals. Most notably, Staples will be offering the 16GB Wi-Fi model for $374, while Sam’s Club is taking $175 off 64GB/128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular models. Target is going the free gift card route: $150 with iPad Air 2, $100 with iPad mini 4, $80 with iPad mini 2, and $100 with iPad Air. iPad mini 4 will be $299 at Staples (Reg. $400).
Those of you looking for a deal on Apple Watch will want to shop at Target. Every model of Apple’s smartwatch will come with a free $100 gift card. On the 38mm Apple Watch Sport that’s an effective savings of nearly 30%.
iPhone 6s/Plus are also set to be discounted. Sam’s Club will take $100 off both models when purchased on a 2-year contract or include a free $200 gift card on an installment plan. Target offers a $50 discount on contract pricing or a free $250 gift card for installment plans. Don’t feel like dealing with Black Friday crowds? T-Mobile has iPhone 6s/Plus available right now for $100 below retail.
If you’re planning to take advantage of any deals from Staples, make sure you snag this gift card at 15% off to save even more.
We haven’t seen any MacBook deals yet, but that should change
once we get ahold of Best Buy (Update: Now live!) and MacMall’s Black Friday ads.