Black Friday 2022 is special for so many reasons, one of which is the plethora of deals on rarely discounted Apple devices. RetailMeNot shopping expert Kristin McGrath tells Yahoo that retailers like Walmart, Amazon, Target and Best Buy are probably offering the lowest Apple prices of the year — and even the new Apple Watch Series 8 (we found it cheaper at $50 ) to offer. Need a new iPhone? We found models for $100 off. It’s definitely the moment for AirPods (they’re down to $80 – that’s 50% off!!), even AirPods Pro – they’re almost $50 off at Amazon. Let us begin. It’s competitive out there folks!
Apple AirPods early Black Friday deals
Apple AirPods with charging case (2nd generation)
With over 24 hours of listening time on a pop, these comfy (and obviously awesome) AirPods make it easy to jam along to your favorite tunes, watch Netflix on the train, and more. You can also access Siri with just a few words. And look at the selling price!
$79 at Walmart
“Very comfortable in the ear. Had them on and forgot they were in my ear, didn’t think I’d wear them for long as I don’t like headphones. And the case can be charged separately,” said one customer.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd generation)
The AirPods Pro have improved noise cancellation, a more powerful H2 chip and four pairs of silicone ear tips for maximum comfort. With better battery life, these wireless earbuds are a great option for everyday use.
$200 at Amazon
“These are perfect in every way. The sound, the noise cancellation, the quality, the battery life, everything…” said one customer.
Apple MacBook deals early Black Friday
Apple 2020 MacBook Air laptop
This model of the MacBook Air 2020 is slightly less powerful than its more expensive cousin and has 8 GB of RAM, a 256 GB SSD and a 13-inch Retina display. It also offers up to 18 hours of battery life with normal use.
$799 at Amazon
“The best laptop I’ve used in years. You won’t regret it,” said one user.
Apple 2020 MacBook Air laptop
This Macbook Air is light, portable and powerful. With 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, it can handle almost any task you throw at it, including video and photo editing. It’s great for the WFH audience.
$998 at Amazon
“The laptop is very thin. It is of good quality and equipped with everything you need. It works perfectly, there is nothing wrong with this computer. I would recommend 10/10…” said one satisfied customer.
Apple MacBook Pro
At 20% off, this is a great deal on a MacBook. It packs a 10-core CPU, a 16-core GPU and 16GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD storage. Translation: It’s a workhorse. This thing can handle intensive video and photo editing but is portable enough to carry around.
$2,000 at Amazon
“Bought this to replace my 2015 15″ MacBook Pro and I have no regrets. The screen is stunning and the colors are extremely accurate. This thing is fast and handles anything I throw at it! I use it for Excel and video editing and music production through GarageBand. The build quality is excellent and feels premium. The speakers sound better than most portable Bluetooth speakers…” said one customer.
Apple Watch early Black Friday deals
Apple Watch SE (2nd generation)
Take calls, answer texts, and even pay for your lunch—all from your wrist. This smartwatch can also track workouts like tai chi and pilates, as well as distance walked, calories burned, and more.
$229 at Amazon
One customer said: “The Apple Watch SE (2nd generation) has to be the most affordable Apple Watch in the range.”
Apple watch series 7
The Apple Watch Series 7 has a larger screen, a shatterproof face and a range of features including an EKG, blood oxygen sensor and more. Track your workout and respond to texts on the fly.
$310 at Target
“I don’t know how I lived without it even though I’ve never worn a watch and I’m 73! Most love to control earbuds for Audible books and podcasts. And ping my iPhone to find it around the house. And taking calls when my phone isn’t handy. And memories on my wrist,” said one customer.
Apple iPhone early Black Friday deals
“Great. Bought a replacement for my wife’s older iPhone. Brand new, works great, shipped faster than expected and was an easy switch,” said one customer.
“Love the iPhone 11. It was easy to set up and the Straight Talk SIM card went right in and the service continued. I have to get used to the bigger screen but I love the phone. I switched from the iPhone 6s to the iPhone 11,” said one customer.
iPad early Black Friday deals
“If you’re like me, you want something to watch shows in your living room or bed, but you don’t like the TV and your phone is too small. Well that’s the perfect thing for you, the screen is just the right size and very sharp and clear (maybe better than my iPhone X), the responsiveness is excellent, and all streaming sites work perfectly with it. Plus, my AirPods automatically switch between this and my phone so I don’t have to worry about messing around with the settings every time,” said one viewer.
Apple iPad Mini with Wi-Fi – 64GB
If you’re looking for a handheld iPad that still has all the power of a full-size device, look no further. Powered by an A15 Bionic chip, this 8.3-inch display has a battery life of up to 10 hours and works with Wi-Fi 6.
$400 at Best Buy
One happy buyer said, “I bought this for my little one to play Roblox on. Perfect for children’s hands. She loves it and no longer complains about her lagging game. The speakers sound really good too. The screen is beautiful. I’m thinking about getting one myself. Worth the price.”
2022 Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro (Wi-Fi, 256GB)
Early Black Friday Beats deals
Outperforms Studio Buds
Eight hours of listening time and a comfortable fit make these headphones ideal for quietly jamming at your desk, while active noise cancellation and transparency mode ensure you don’t miss anything important.
$90 at Amazon
One customer said, “They do their job just as well, probably better than Apple. I feel like AirPods are honestly overrated. The magnet on these is strong, the battery life is amazing and the sound quality is fire!”
“I can’t express how much I love these headphones. I’ve been looking for wireless noise canceling headphones for YEARS and have bought so many pairs; these are by far my favorites. I would even say that they change my life. I have TMJ issues so high performance headphones that cover the ears are not an option for me. But I really wanted something that would work with Bluetooth so I wouldn’t feel tethered from having to plug them in. It is,” said one customer.
Apple AirTag early Black Friday deals
Apple AirTag (4-pack)
AirTags make it easy to keep track of things like your purse, laptop bag and more. Slip one in your wallet so you never lose it. This pack contains four tracking medallions.
$90 at Best Buy
“I went hiking, dropped my keys and someone picked them up. My phone told me where they are and I was able to find them on the side of the road within minutes of a few hours later. When I found the keys, they were damaged and broken in half, but the AirTag was perfectly fine. I am amazed at the impact it has survived and it still works like new! I will buy more,” said one customer.
The reviews cited above reflect the latest versions at the time of publication.
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Does every store have Black Friday deals?
Not every store has Black Friday discounts, but many do. This includes major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Target, Kohl’s, Best Buy, Lowe’s, Home Depot and more.
When is Black Friday?
Black Friday is Friday November 25th. It’s the day after Thanksgiving and historically a great time to get next-level deals on a range of must-have items.
Does Black Friday have deals on everything?
Not all is on sale for Black Friday, but plenty is. You’ll see amazing discounts on items like air fryers, TVs, vacuums, furniture, sneakers, clothing, electric toothbrushes, makeup, and more. If there’s an item you’ve been waiting for to go on sale, it’s most likely on sale during the Black Friday season.
Will inflation affect Black Friday this year?
Last year, consumers spent nearly $9 billion on Black Friday, only slightly down from the year before – proving that the economic volatility sparked by the pandemic most likely affected spending habits. Experts say it’s unclear how inflation will affect Black Friday behavior this year, but they have their theories.
“According to our survey, 70% of shoppers are considering inflation this year,” confirms McGrath. That means people aren’t necessarily waiting for Black Friday itself to maximize their savings, instead “starting their holiday shopping earlier than ever to spread cash flow,” Gall adds.
To meet this demand, major retailers are already launching large “pre-sale” events leading up to Black Friday. “Distributing their purchases helps prevent that [consumers’] Budgets from hitting all at once,” notes Ramhold. A possible caveat? “If the entry prices are higher, then that means [potentially] higher deal prices when all is said and done.”