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The Apple Friday promo is here, but there are much better deals out there

Apple’s new Black Friday deal offers plenty of gift cards, but no discounts

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Apple just unveiled its Black Friday deals for 2022, and as always they’re frivolous gift cards that only apply to subsequent purchases. Here’s what’s on offer, and where you can get actual, better discounts instead.

Continuing on from our new 2022 holiday gift guide, Apple has announced that the Black Friday sale runs from November 25, 2022, to November 28. Almost all Apple devices are included in the offering, but not all — and none for the iPhone 14.

Significantly, as buying an Apple Watch SE during the period means getting a $50 Apple Gift Card, there is no such amount for the Apple Watch Ultra. Nor for the Apple Watch Series 8.

Likewise, there is no gift card offer when you purchase an Apple TV 4K, iPad Pro, or Mac Studio. And only the second generation Apple Pencil gets a gift card included.

  • $50 Gift Card with Phone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 12, or iPhone SE
  • Gift card worth up to $75 with AirPods Pro (2nd generation), AirPods (2nd generation), AirPods (3rd generation) with Lightning Charging Case, or AirPods Max.
  • $50 with the Apple Watch SE
  • $50 with iPad Air, iPad, or iPad mini.
  • Gift card worth up to $250 with a MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, or iMac
  • Up to $50 off with Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro, iPad Air, Smart Keyboard Folio, Apple Pencil (2nd generation), or MagSafe Duo Charger
  • Up to $50 off with Studio3 Wireless, Solo3 Wireless, Powerbeats Pro, Beats Fit Pro, Beats Studio Buds, or Beats Flex

Better deals on Macs

MacBook Pro 14-inch on a wooden desk stand with pink wallpaper

Many MacBook Pro models are hundreds of dollars off.

Keep up with our Black Friday deals on Camel New offers are also announced. But at the time of this writing, there are many, many more options for Macs.

MacBook Air deals

  • M1 MacBook Air (7-core GPU), 8GB, 256GB: $799.99 at Amazon
  • M2 MacBook Air (octa-core graphics), 8GB, 256GB: $1,049 ($150 off + $40 off AppleCare) with promo code Appensider and Adorama
  • M2 MacBook Air (octa-core graphics processor), 16GB, 256GB Midnight: $1,269 ($130 off) at B&H
  • M2 MacBook Air (8-core graphics processor), 24GB, 1TB Midnight: $1,899 ($100 off + $40 off AppleCare) with code Appensider and Adorama
  • M2 MacBook Air (10-core GPU), 16GB, 256GB Midnight: $1,399 ($100 off + $40 off AppleCare) with discount code Appensider and Adorama
  • M2 MacBook Air (10-core GPU), 16GB, 512GB Space Gray or Midnight: $1,599 ($100 off + $40 off AppleCare) with promo code Appensider and Adorama

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The best discounts for the 14-inch MacBook Pro

  • 14-inch MacBook Pro (M1 Pro 8C CPU, 14C GPU, 16GB, 512GB) Silver: $1,599.99 ($400 off)
  • 14-inch MacBook Pro (M1 Pro 8C CPU, 14C GPU, 16GB, 1TB) Space Gray: $1,949 ($250 off + $70 off AppleCare)
  • 14-inch MacBook Pro (M1 Pro 8C CPU, 14C GPU, 16GB, 2TB) Space Gray: $2,299 ($300 off + $70 off AppleCare)
  • 14-inch MacBook Pro (M1 Pro 10C CPU, 16C GPU, 16GB, 1TB) Space Gray: $1,999.99 ($500 off)
  • 14-inch MacBook Pro (M1 Max 10C CPU, 32C GPU, 64GB, 2TB) Space Gray: $3,799 ($300 + $70 AppleCare)
  • 14-inch MacBook Pro (M1 Max 10C CPU, 32C GPU, 64GB, 4TB) Space Gray: $4,099 ($600 off)

The best 16-inch MacBook Pro deals

  • 16-inch MacBook Pro (M1 Pro 10C CPU, 16C GPU, 16GB, 512GB) Silver: $2,079 ($420 off)
  • 16-inch MacBook Pro (M1 Pro 10C CPU, 16C GPU, 16GB, 1TB): $1,999.99 ($500 off)
  • 16-inch MacBook Pro (M1 Pro 10C CPU, 16C GPU, 32GB, 512GB) Space Gray: $2,599 ($300 off)
  • 16-inch MacBook Pro (M1 Pro 10C CPU, 16C GPU, 32GB, 2TB) Space Gray: $3,149 ($350 AU)
  • 16-inch MacBook Pro (M1 Max 10C CPU, 24C GPU, 32GB, 512GB) Space Gray: $2,699 ($400 off)
  • 16-inch MacBook Pro (M1 Max 10C CPU, 24C GPU, 64GB, 1TB) Space Gray: $3,349 ($350 AU)
  • 16-inch MacBook Pro (M1 Max 10C CPU, 24C GPU, 64GB, 2TB) Space Gray: $3,699 ($400 + $80 AppleCare)
  • 16-inch MacBook Pro (M1 Max 10C CPU, 32C GPU, 32GB, 1TB) Space Gray: $3,199 ($300 off)
  • 16-inch MacBook Pro (M1 Max 10C CPU, 32C GPU, 64GB, 1TB) Space Gray: $3,649 ($250 off + $70 off AppleCare)
  • 16-inch MacBook Pro (M1 Max 10C CPU, 32C GPU, 64GB, 8TB): $5,499 ($600 off)

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Better deals on AirPods and Beats

AirPods Pro 2 on a wooden table with the HomePod implanter

The price of the Apple AirPods Pro 2 has fallen to a record low on Amazon.

Whether it’s for you or you’re getting early Christmas presents, wireless headphones are amazing. It’s just more amazing when you get a discount with them.

Top AirPods deals

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Better deals on Apple Watch

Highest savings Apple Watch

  • Apple Watch Ultra (Alpine Orange, medium or large band): $779.99 ($20 off) at Amazon
  • Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm, GPS, Aluminum case, Sport Band) in various colors: $349 ($50 off) at Amazon
  • Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm, Cellular, Stainless Graphite, Milanese Loop): $699 ($50 off) at Amazon
  • Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm, Cellular, Stainless Steel, Milanese Loop): $699 ($50 off) at Amazon

Better deals on iPad, iPad Pro, and accessories

Early iPad sales on Black Friday

  • iPad 9th Gen (64GB, Wi-Fi): $299 ($30 off) at Amazon
  • iPad mini 6 (64GB, Wi-Fi): $399.99 ($100 off) at Amazon
  • 2022 11-inch iPad Pro (M2, 128GB, Wi-Fi) Silver: $729 ($70 off) at B&H
  • 2022 11-inch iPad Pro (M2, 128GB, Wi-Fi): $749 ($50 off) at Amazon
  • 2022 12.9-inch iPad Pro (M2, 256GB, Wi-Fi): $1,099 ($100 off) at B&H
  • 2020 11-inch iPad Pro (1TB, Wi-Fi): $799 ($500 off) with code Appensider and Adorama
  • 2021 iPad Pro 12.9-inch (M1, 512GB, Wi-Fi) Silver: $999 ($400 off) at Amazon

iPad accessories

  • Apple Smart Keyboard for 10.5-inch iPad Pro and iPad Air: $64.99 ($105 off) with promo code Appensider and Adorama

Better deals on iPhones

iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro side by side

Wireless carriers are offering strong incentives on the iPhone 14 line.

Sometimes it’s not just about whether you can get any money out of an Apple device, it’s about whether you can get the device at all. It’s at least likely that this will be the case with the new iPhone 14 range, as Apple struggles to keep up with demand.

All the more reason, then, to leave checking the Apple Store to everyone else, while you investigate stock from other sellers. And that would be stock with discounts.

iPhone deals before black friday

  • AT&T: Save up to $800* on an iPhone 14 with select trade-in deals or get an iPhone 12 mini for $1*
  • Verizon: Free with trade* iPhone 14 Pro offer, savings on iPhone 13 models
  • Cricket: Apple iPhones for as low as $29.99* when you bring your number and activate the $60 per month plan
  • Red Pocket Mobile: Save up to $429 in monthly credits when you buy any unlocked iPhone*
  • Visible: Buy an iPhone 14, Pro, or Pro Max and get up to a $250 prepaid gift card and Beats Studio Buds — but check the terms and conditions on the Visible website first.
  • Trade-in: Get the best price with your Apple Trade-in program

Shop for the best deals

Deals move and change quickly, especially on Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday. But almost always, it’s the third-party companies that offer actual discounts on Apple gear, rather than gift cards for future purchases.

If you know you’ll be buying from Apple again soon, their gift cards might work just as well. However, you can always do better by shopping around and keeping an eye out Camel Deal guides.