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


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Guys, these early Apple Black Friday deals are even better than I thought. So many of Apple’s 2022 products deliver really decent savings, and this deal is no exception.

On Very, the all-new MacBook Air (M2, 2022) has a £124 cut off the retail price (£1,369), bringing it down to £1,225 (opens in a new tab). Getting that amount on one of Apple’s super-powerful laptops would be a steal, so seeing it on the latest offering is pretty special. It’s hard to overstate the power of this unassuming-looking machine – read exactly what it’s capable of (in short, a lot) in our in-depth MacBook Air (M2, 2022) review. (opens in a new tab).

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

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

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Hey everyone, Kerrie back. It’s early morning in the UK and I’m dreaming of Apple deals. Lo and behold, I woke up to a deal on the all-new Apple Watch Series 8 – now £399 on Amazon (opens in a new tab). Ok, so £20 off might not be the biggest discount, but anything about a product as new as this is not to be sniffed at. We saw some slightly better deals in October (during Amazon’s Early Access sale), so we may see more next week. But that’s not guaranteed, so if you’re looking for Apple’s new smartwatch, this is a deal to consider.

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

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Like I said, for most people’s needs, a MacBook Air will do just fine with more than adequate performance, especially if you go for the 16GB configuration. But if you work in video editing or you produce complex 3D visuals, you might want the performance and efficiency of MacBook Pros with the M1 Pro or M1 Max chip, which make more graphically demanding jobs easier to work with.

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

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

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I scoured the web for MacBook deals again, trying to figure out what the best current deal on an Apple laptop is. For most people’s needs, a MacBook Air will do the trick nicely, and we mentioned earlier that B&H Photo has Apple’s latest laptop, the M2 MacBook Air discounted from $130 to $1,269. (opens in a new tab) for a 16GB RAM configuration. If you don’t need that much memory, Amazon offers cheaper 8GB configurations starting at $1,199 $1,099 (opens in a new tab).

But the cheapest MacBook we can buy right now – and I’m guessing throughout Black Friday – is the previous M1-chip model. Amazon has the 2020 MacBook Air reduced by $200 from $999 to $799 in the US (opens in a new tab) and reduced from £999 to £877.99 in the UK (opens in a new tab).

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

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

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

Well, now there is good news for those in the UK as well. Amazon UK has just dropped the price of the Apple Watch 8 by £20. This means you can get the Apple Watch Series 8 41mm GPS for £419 £399 (opens in a new tab). The 45mm is £449 $429 (opens in a 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 both for coming so soon after release and also so soon, before 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 Apple Black Friday deals.

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

Yes, it’s still outrageously expensive, but it’s a saving of $500 and the lowest price we’ve seen in over a year – Amazon last had the display at this price for a few days in September 2021. If you can splash that much for a nice screen, though, you’ll want to be fast. There are only 16 left in stock at the moment. Remember to make sure you have some cash left over if you want a stand as well – Apple sells the Pro Stand Pro Display stand separately. VESA mount adapters are sold separately – for nearly $1,000. (opens in a new tab).

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If you’ve now totally lost track of Apple’s AirPods iteration, you’re not alone. After double (and triple) checking, I can confirm that the newest model is the AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), which retails for £249 on the Apple Store. However, if it’s the wireless headphones you want, you can save a cheeky ten on Amazon UK, where they’re now £239. (opens in a new tab).

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It’s time for you guys in the UK now. Once again, this deal is for an all-new 2022 Apple product – and this time it’s the iPad Pro’s turn. The 12.9-inch 6th-gen iPad Pro is currently £1,319 at Very (opens in a new tab)that’s £50 cheaper than if you bought that 256GB version direct from Apple.

That might sound like a lot at first, but divide that by the number of years this device will serve you and it’s great value for money – especially with an extra £50 off.

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

Buying this model, which features an 8-core chip and 8-core GPU and 16GB memory, directly from Apple would cost $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 start talking about amazing Apple deals for a week, but it seems retailers everywhere just can’t wait – Apple Black Friday deals are here. Hooray!

I have to say these first deals we see are pretty awesome (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 starts on Friday next (November 25), so it’s worth noting that retailers may well hold off on their best deals until then.

But if, like them, you can’t wait to get involved, there are already amazing 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 Gen) – now down to $399 (opens in a new tab). In a bright blue and with 64GB of storage, it’s the cheapest you’ll find this model on the web right now.

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