These are the best early Black Friday Apple deals at Walmart, Amazon, and beyond as of Oct. 13

The best Black Friday deals on Apple devices and accessories as of Oct. 13:

  • BEST MACBOOK AIR DEAL: MacBook Air (M1, 256GB) — $899.00 (save $100)

  • BEST MACBOOK PRO DEAL: MacBook Pro (Intel Processor, 512GB) — $1,499.99 (save $299.01)

  • BEST IPAD DEAL: iPad Air (WiFi, 256GB) — $639.00 (save $110)

  • BEST IPHONE DEAL: iPhone 12 Mini (64GB) at AT&T — $349.99 (save $349.99)

  • BEST AIRPODS DEAL: AirPods Pro — $197.00 (save $52)

  • BEST REFURBISHED DEAL: 2018 MacBook Pro (Intel i5, 128GB) — $440.99 (save $59)


Historically, Apple is a brand that does not love offering a ton of sales, at least, not through their own website and stores. Even with the fanfare of Black Friday, you don’t get the same major price cuts you’d expect from other retailers during the holiday.

So what does this mean for the person on the hunt for a new iPad or MacBook? Are you destined to pay full price forever? Dear reader, absolutely not. Apple deals are out there for the taking all across the internet year-round, but especially once we enter Black Friday season.

SEE ALSO: Here’s where all the best Black Friday 2021 deals will be

Though you likely need absolutely no reminder, we continue to live in unprecedented times, meaning those Black Friday deals are already emerging. So, we’ve started rounding up the best of the best for you. In addition to this being a prime opportunity to knock some early shopping out of the way, supply chain shortages are definitely going to be a thing this holiday season, so early shopping on popular items (like that MacBook you’ve been eying) is the best way to make sure there is a gift to give come December.

So whether you’ve got your eye on the iPhone 13, continue to wait with bated breath for an AirPods announcement, or are hoping these new releases mean discounted older models, we’ll be updating you constantly on all the best Black Friday Apple finds from Amazon to Walmart to Best Buy and wherever else is offering savings worth hearing about.

IPHONES

OUR TOP PICK: iPhone 12 Mini (64GB) at AT&T — $349.99 (save $349.99)

  • A14 Bionic chip

  • 5G connectivity

  • Super Retina OLED display

Click here to read Mashable’s official review of the iPhone 12 Mini.

Finding a deal on a new iPhone that doesn’t involve trading in an iPhone is difficult to say the least. And if you’re upgrading from an older model, chances are the savings won’t be as great as a trade-in deal paints them out to be. That’s why we’re fans of this iPhone 12 Mini deal at AT&T, which requires no trade-in for a 50% savings on this phone.

blue iphone 12 mini

Credit: Apple

iPhone 12 Mini

Buying Options

Save $349.99 at AT&T

More deals on iPhones:

  • iPhone 13 (128GB) and iPhone 13 Pro at AT&T — free with an eligible trade-in on an unlimited plan

  • iPhone 13 Mini (64GB) at Verizon — free with select trade-in and unlimited plans

  • iPhone 13 Pro at Verizon — free with select trade-in and unlimited plan

  • iPhone 11 (64GB), XR, and SE at Verizon — free with an unlimited plan and new line

  • iPhone 12 Mini (64GB) at Verizon — free with a new line

  • iPhone 12 (64GB) at Verizon — free with an eligible trade-in with an unlimited plan

AIRPODS

Our top pick: AirPods Pro — $197.00 (save $52)

  • Active Noise Cancelation and Transparency modes

  • Up to 4.5 hours of listening time (+19.5 hours with the included wireless charging case)

  • Sweat- and water-resistant

Click here to read Mashable’s official review of the AirPods Pro.

Last Thanksgiving, we saw the AirPods Pro go all the way down to a mere $169 (their biggest-ever discount). And this year, though we’re only in early October, we’ve already seen them get close to that ultra low price. Even at $197.00, you’re still saving $50 on one of the best pairs of Bluetooth earbuds out there.

two airpod pro earbuds

Credit: Apple

AirPods Pro

Buying Options

Save $52 at Walmart

More deals on AirPods:

  • AirPods 2 — $119.99 (save $49.01)

  • AirPods Max — $469.98 (save $79.02)

APPLE WATCHES

Our top pick: Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm, GPS) — $349.00 (save $50)

  • Always-On Retina OLED display

  • S6 chipset

  • SpO2 sensor for blood oxygen level readings

Click here to read Mashable’s official review of the Apple Watch Series 6.

It may not be the latest and greatest model anymore, but it remains a high-performing smartwatch with an impressive battery life that’s well-suited for any fitness fanatic.

pink apple watch series 6

Credit: Apple

Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm, GPS)

Buying Options

Save $50 at Walmart

More deals on Apple Watches:

  • Apple Watch Series 5 (44mm, GPS) — $406.71 (save $22.29)

IPADS

Our top pick: iPad Air (WiFi, 256GB) — $639.00 (save $110)

  • 10.9-inch Retina display

  • A14 Bionic chip with Neural Engine

  • Up to 10 hours of battery life

For over $100 cheaper than you’ll find it at Apple, you can grab an iPad Air with a powerful processor and plenty of space for you to download, take pictures, and work on projects with ease.

a blue ipad air

Credit: Apple

iPad Air (WiFi, 256GB)

Buying Options

Save $110 at Walmart

More deals on iPads:

iPad Air (10.9-in, 4th gen)

  • iPad Air (WiFi, 64GB) — $539.99 (save $60)

  • iPad Air (WiFi, 256GB) — $639.99 (save $110)

iPad Pro (11-in, 4th generation)

  • iPad Pro (WiFi, 128GB) — $699.99 (save $100)

iPad Pro (12.9-in, 4th generation)

  • iPad Pro (WiFi, 256GB) — $999.99 (save $100)

iPad Pro (11-in, 5th generation)

  • iPad Pro (WiFi, 512GB) — $999.99 (save $99.01)

iPad Pro (12.9-in, 5th generation)

  • iPad Pro (WiFi, 128GB) — $999.00 (save $100)

MACBOOKS

Our top pick: MacBook Air (M1, 256GB) — $899.00 (save $100)

  • 13.3-inch Retina display

  • Apple M1 chip

  • Up to 18 hours of battery life

Read Mashable’s official review of the late-2020 MacBook Air here.

A MacBook that sits under $1000 is a good find, and a MacBook with an M1 processor that sits there even more so.

gold macbook air

Credit: Apple

MacBook Air (M1, 256GB)

Buying Options

Save $100 at Amazon

More deals on MacBooks:

  • MacBook Pro (Intel Processor, 1TB) — $1,699.99 (save $299.01)

  • MacBook Pro (Intel Processor, 512GB) — $1,499.99 (save $299.01)

  • MacBook Pro (M1, 512GB) — $1,349.00 (save $150)

  • MacBook Air (M1, 512GB) — $1,149.99 (save $100)

  • 2020 Mac Mini (M1, 512GB) — $749.99 (save $149.01)

  • 2020 21.5″ iMac with Retina 4K (Intel Core i3, 256GB) — $999.99 (save $300)

REFURBISHED FINDS

Our top pick: 2018 MacBook Pro (Intel i5, 128GB) — $440.99 (save $59)

  • 13.3-inch Retina display

  • 9 hours of battery life

  • USB, HDMI, and SDXC card ports

If you’ve never been able to wrap your head around Apple’s prices, buying pre-owned might be for you. Though this laptop isn’t Apple certified, it has been professionally inspected by Amazon-qualified suppliers and will not show visible imperfections when held at an arm’s length. This MacBook Pro is still a relatively recent model with a good amount of storage, and all the old ports (unlike newer MacBooks) so no adapters will be necessary for basic USB and HDMI wires or SD cards.

2018 macbook pro

Credit: Apple

2018 MacBook Pro (Intel i5, 128GB)

Buying Options

Save $59 at Amazon

More refurbished finds:

iPhone

  • iPhone 8 (64GB) — $229.99 (save $20)

Apple Watch

  • Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular, 42mm) — $189.95 (save $10.04)

iPad

  • 2021 11-in iPad Pro (WiFi, 256GB) — $809.99 (save $90)

  • 2021 12.9-in iPad Pro (WiFi, 128GB) — $989.99 (save $110)

MacBook

  • Early 2016 MacBook (Intel core m3, 256GB) — $379.99

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