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Best Black Friday Apple Ads: Save $150 on iPad Pro With 256GB Storage

Just because Apple doesn't do Black Friday doesn't mean you can't save on all your favorite Apple devices!
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Black Friday Apple Ads

Update: Black Friday deals are now live! We're rounding up the best Apple deals here, so make sure to bookmark the page and check back often throughout the week.



Best Black Friday Apple Ads

Many people are surprised to learn that they can score a deal on Apple devices during Black Friday, but everything from the iPhone to the iMac will be on sale. We've reviewed all the ads that have dropped so far, and below we've highlighted the best options for your money.

Read on to see how you can save, then consider signing up for our newsletter to have the deals delivered to your inbox.

iPad

  • NEW! Apple iPad Pro 10.5" 256GB WiFi Tablet for $649.99 at BJ's Wholesale Club
    Looking to upgrade to a top-of-the-line iPad? We predicted that we'd see $150 price drops on Apple's iPad Pro line, and this high-capacity model comes in at $149 off list price. It may not be the first discount we've seen on this model, but it's still a good one.

  • iPad 9.7" 32GB WiFi Tablet for $279 at Staples
    Technically, we've seen Staples offer this iPad for $5 less, but this price is still one of the best we've seen for the 5th-generation iPad, which was released earlier this year.

  • iPad mini 4 128GB WiFi Tablet for $274.99 at Best Buy
    Best Buy unveiled this deal earlier this week, but it's set to return again if you missed it. This iPad mini 4 is well equipped with 128GB of storage, and it's the lowest price we've seen by $25. It also blows our prediction for this model out of the water.

Apple Watch

  • NEW! Apple Watch Series 1 from $179 at Macy's
    In line with our predictions, Macy's will be dropping all models in the Apple Watch Series 1 line by $70. While it's a bit older, Apple definitely made improvements to the Series 1, so it's a great buy for anyone looking for a smartwatch.

    Target will have the 38mm model for the close price of $179.99.

  • Apple Watch Series 3 + $90 Kohl's Cash for $329 at Kohl's
    We expected this item to come with a larger credit, but this is still the best ad yet for a newly released Apple product. The Series 3 watch is being sold at full price, so the Kohl's Cash is what makes the deal.

  • Up to $10 off the Apple Pencil for iPad Pro at Best Buy
    This deal might not seem that exciting, but it's pretty rare for us to see discounts on the Apple Pencil. Typically we see refurbs for only $20 off, so any savings at all on a new unit is (unfortunately) noteworthy.

iPhone

  • Apple Device Purchase + $300 Walmart Gift Card with select plans at Walmart
    So far, Walmart has trumped every other store with this iPhone ad, which includes both the iPhone 8 and (surprisingly) the iPhone X. Shoppers who buy these phones with an installment plan (via AT&T Next, AT&T Next Every Year, or select Verizon plans) will walk away with a $300 gift card. Currently, Walmart is the only store to include the iPhone X in such a promotion.

    Alternatively, Target is offering a similar deal but with a lesser gift card. Shoppers who buy the iPhone 8 with a qualifying installment plan will receive a $250 gift card. That's obviously inferior in value, but some shoppers may strongly prefer a Target gift card over a Walmart card. Target's offer is more flexible as well, as it's valid for Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T.

  • Up to $200 off iPhone 8 or 8 Plus with select plans at Best Buy
    Sprint fans don't need to wait until Black Friday for an iPhone 8 deal, and they can choose to pay less overall instead of opting for a gift card. Get an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus at Best Buy with a Sprint installment plan, and you'll pay less per month, saving you $200 over the course of two years.

  • Up to $150 off iPhone 6s 32GB Phone with select plans at Best Buy
    Best Buy will bring back one of its early deals, knocking a cumulative $150 off the total price of the iPhone 6s when you buy it with an installment plan. This offer applies to Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint.

  • iPhone SE 32GB Prepaid Phone for Walmart Family Mobile for $99 at Walmart
    We predicted this deal to a T: If you commit to Walmart wireless service, you can snag the SE at the lowest price we've ever seen. Currently Walmart charges $30 more for this phone on its prepaid plans.

  • iPhone 6 32GB Prepaid Phone for Straight Talk for $129 at Walmart
    This is not only $70 less than what Walmart normally charges for this phone on Straight Talk, but it's also the best price we've ever seen for it on a prepaid plan.

iMac and MacBook

  • MacBook Air Core i5 13.3" Laptop for $799.99 at Best Buy
    We're including this deal in our list with some major caveats. Although we've seen this model at this price a few times, it isn't often discounted. So this will be a good opportunity to get $200 off list price for something that typically sees only sporadic discounts. However, Best Buy itself has offered this model for $50 less before, which is a little hard to swallow.

  • iMac Core i5 21.5" Desktop for $899.99 at Best Buy
    This is the first time we've seen this specific model on sale. Plus, we haven't seen this price for an iMac with these specs since last Black Friday. Finally, this deal slices $200 off the retail price.

  • MacBook Pro Core i5 13" Laptop with Retina for $1,149.99 at Best Buy
    Best Buy once again scores with a Mac deal, cutting $150 off the recently refreshed 13" MacBook Pro. That beats our price prediction by $50.

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Lindsay Sakraida specializes in writing about retail trends and lifestyle subjects. She's also obsessed with music, movies, and tennis. Follow her on Twitter at @LinSakraida.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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6 comments
OL1
I want Iphone SE discounted!
JACOBJK72
I bought AT&T iPhone X from Costco wireless today with free iPhone 8 (BOGO) + Accessory pack + taxes paid by Costco wireless for both the phones.
jhk002
Do you need to activate a new line with any of the iPhone deals?
djrobsd
And also for the iPhone X you forgot T-Mobile's amazing deal, trade in any iphone starting with the 6 and they will give you $300 towards the X. :)
djrobsd
I don't know why people get excited about that $799 macbook air. It's so outdated it pains me to even look at the non-retina display on it, and the 128 gig SSD that is so small you'll constantly be deleting your pictures and music from the computer. But hey if your entire life is in the cloud, and you don't need a lot of storage, AND you can't afford to pay a bit more for the Macbook Pro then go for it. It's a great gateway drug to get people hooked on Apple.

The Best Buy discounts don't surprise me at all. Last year they frequently discounted Apple products before, during, and after the holidays. In fact, I held off on purchasing the 512GB Macbook until after the holidays and they ran a $200 off deal on it. :)
Ottoman
Wasnt the new IPad going to be $249 at Walmart on Black Friday?