Black Friday is all about exciting deals and discounts on amazing products. Apple products are always near the top of a shopper’s holiday shopping list. The Cupertino company has officially announced its annual Black Friday 2017 shopping event. Apple has sweetened the deal on a wide variety of iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple TVs, and Apple Watches. But you are likely to get much better deals from third-party retailers. Let’s check out the best Apple Black Friday deals.

Apple Black Friday Deals 2017
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Apple is offering merely gift cards on older products

Unsurprisingly, Apple isn’t offering customers any upfront discounts. The company is merely handing out Apple Store Gift Cards worth up to $150. You won’t get the gift card with any Apple product purchase. The gift cards are given only to the buyers of select devices including iPhones, iPads, and Macs. Apple’s official Black Friday deals are modest at best. Here’s the value of gift cards you’ll get on the purchase of these devices:

  • iPhone SE: $25 gift card
  • Apple Watch Series 1: $25 gift card
  • 5th-gen iPad: $50 gift card
  • iPad Mini 4: $50 gift card
  • iPhone 6S and 6S Plus: $50 gift card
  • iPhone 7 and 7 Plus: $50 gift card
  • iPad Pro: $100 gift card
  • MacBooks: $150 gift card

That’s right. There are no Apple Black Friday deals on the latest iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, the Apple Watch Series 3, Beats headphones, and the AirPods. Educational store purchases as well as refurbished products are not eligible for the offer. Anyway, the gift card deals are available both offline and online. The tech giant is also offering similar Black Friday deals in other countries such as Canada, Australia, France, the UK, Germany, Spain, and many others.

As I said earlier, you can get much better deals from third-party retailers on various iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple Watches. Let’s look at the best Apple Black Friday deals from third-party retailers:

Black Friday deals on iPhones

Walmart has one of the best deals on iPhones. The retail giant is offering a $300 gift card on the purchase of an iPhone X, iPhone 8, 8 Plus, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus. However, you have to be on Verizon Device Payment or AT&T Next plan. The deal is limited only to stores. If you are interested, head over to the nearest Walmart store.

Target is offering a $250 gift card on the purchase of an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus on installment plans from AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. Best Buy is giving buyers a discount of up to $200 on the purchase of the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus. Sam’s Club is also giving a $100 gift card if you buy “any Apple iPhone.”

Apple Black Friday deals on iPads

If you are interested in the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, head over to Best Buy to enjoy up to $150 discount. Target is also offering a $120 discount on the product. Walmart, Best Buy, and Target are offering the latest 32GB WiFi 5th-generation iPad for $250, down from the tablet’s regular price of $330. If you want to buy the cellular + WiFi iPad, Sam’s Club is offering a $130 discount on the product.

Black Friday deals on the Apple Watch

There are few good deals on the latest Apple Watch Series 3. Kohl’s is giving $90 Kohl’s cash on the purchase of the Series 3 Apple Watch. You can get the Series 1 Apple Watch at a $70 discount from Target or Macy’s. Their offers bring down the wearable device’s price from $250 to $180. Best Buy is offering the 38mm Series 1 for $199 and the 42mm Series 1 for $229.

Best deals on MacBooks

Best Buy is offering a flat $250 discount on all 15-inch MacBook Pro models. The retailer has also slashed the prices of 13-inch MacBook Pro models by $150 to $200. Also, you can get the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro with 128GB SSD, Core i5 processor, and 8GB RAM for $1269 on Amazon. The 256GB 13-inch MacBook Pro with 8GB RAM and Core i5 is available for $1567 on Amazon.

If you are interested in 15-inch MacBook Pro models, Amazon is selling the 256GB version with 16GB RAM, Core i7 chipset, and Touch Bar for $2249, down from the regular price of $2,399. The 512GB model is available for $2,649, down from its regular price of $2,799.

If you are looking to buy the MacBook Air, Best Buy has some of the most mouth-watering deals on the 2017 MacBook Air models that come with improved processors and up to 12 hours of battery life. The retailer is offering a flat $200 discount on the 128GB as well as the 256GB MacBook Air. This is the best deal you can get on the new MacBook Air this Black Friday.

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