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Everyone's favorite sale event is finally here: Cyber Monday. The penultimate holiday shopping day is today, November 28, and alongside tons of deals on clothing, furniture and mattresses, you're bound to find steep discounts on tech, including highly anticipated Black Friday and Cyber Monday Apple deals.
Year after year, Apple's latest gadgets make their way to the tip-top of millions of wishlists: AirPods, Apple Watches, iPhones, iPads and MacBooks are among the most coveted gifts out there. But if you're an Apple user yourself, you'll know that all of those gadgets are also big-ticket items and sales are few and far between. Luckily, we've done our research to answer all your pressing questions in time for Apple's 2022 Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, ahead.
Does Apple do Black Friday sales?
Sort of. While you can find Apple products on sale during Black Friday at retailers like Amazon and Walmart, Apple's own Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions are not major sales. In past years, they've given out free Apple Store gift cards worth up to $100 to customers who buy eligible products at full price, and we are expecting the same promotion this year. The store card makes a pretty sweet accompaniment to any Apple gift you're giving but is much less compelling for those hoping to save upfront.
What are the best places to buy Apple products on Black Friday and Cyber Monday?
Amazon: It's one of our favorite places to shop Apple products year-round. The e-commerce giant is known for regularly slashing prices on Apple products, like AirPods and Apple Watches, lower than competitors, especially during sale events like Black Friday. Already, 2nd Generation AirPods and the 2020 MacBook Air are at the same all-time low prices during Amazon's Black Friday sale as they were during Prime Day.
Walmart: As one retailer that gives Amazon a run for its money when it comes to Apple deals, Walmart's discounts typically match Amazon's for the most popular Apple products (like AirPods). Still, we often find steep savings on unexpected Apple products, like older models. Right now, the Apple Watch SE with GPS is only $149 and you can get an unlocked iPhone SE for only $165. Walmart also tends to have good deals on iPads.
What are the best Apple Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals in 2022?
This is the first time that the new 2nd Generation AirPods Pro have gone on sale since they were released in September 2022. They feature upgrades from the original AirPods Pro, including 2x more active noise cancellation, a custom-built driver for even better audio quality, and a fourth set of ear tips for a more customizable fit.
Backed by over 547,000 reviews and an overall rating of 4.8 stars, Apple's second-generation AirPods are by far the most popular AirPods on Amazon. They're also the most affordable model of AirPods and are majorly discounted to an all-time low price of $79. If you're on a budget and just looking for the basics (i.e. no noise-cancelation or adaptive EQ technology), these will do the trick.
AirPods Max is Apple's take on over-ear headphones. They provide the most premium audio experience and most comfortable fit of the AirPods product lineup, perfect for those who spend multiple hours per day wearing headphones. In addition to spatial audio and active noise cancellation, AirPods Max also features a custom-built driver that delivers virtually undistorted sound directly into your ears.
If you're looking to monitor workouts without breaking the bank, the Apple Watch SE is the way to go. It has the core fitness trackers like steps and heart rate and seamless iPhone connectivity features that users have come to expect from Apple Watches. And at only $149, it's an all-time low price for Cyber Weekend.
For the first time since it was released in September 2022, the Apple Watch Series 8 is on sale. One of the hottest tech gifts and gifts for fitness enthusiasts this year, it features new temperature sensors, sleep stage trackers, an upgraded edge-to-edge screen that stays on all the time and an 18-hour battery life.
While it isn't the newest MacBook Air model, the Cyber Monday deal on the 2020 Apple MacBook Air brings it down to $799, which is the lowest price we've ever seen for a MacBook Air on Amazon (same as the Amazon Prime Day deal that sold out). The notebook offers up to 18 hours of battery life, weighs just 2.8 pounds, and has the Apple M1 chip for ultra-fast processing.
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