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Apple Store Black Friday deals unveiled, but here’s finding good prices on Apple Gear

Apple Store Black Friday deals unveiled, but here's finding good prices on Apple Gear

The Apple Store’s Black Friday deals are here and they are not.

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Apple has revealed its Black Friday weekend deals, which run from Friday, November 27th Cyber ​​Monday, November 30. As in previous years, the catch is: New sale Offers less on the way to discounts on iPhones, iPods, Macs or devices Apple TVs, Air pods And Homepods. Instead, you get a $ 150 Apple Store gift card, depending on the product.

The exact value of a gift card varies, but you will have to buy one to get the full $ 150 gift card Intel-equipped MacBook Pro 16-inch Or 21.5-inch iMac. Including other Macs The new 13-inch MacBook Pro Those features Apple’s M1 chip, Not eligible. The new MacBook Air is neither the Mac Mini, nor the larger 27-inch iMac or iMac Pro.

If you can still find a 13-inch Intel-equipped MacBook Air or Intel-equipped 13-inch MacBook Pro with two Thunderbolt ports, you will receive a $ 50 Apple Store gift card. Since Apple has discontinued both models, you will need to find one of these in the physical Apple Store.

Beyond the Max, most new Apple Gear gift cards do not qualify for promotion. You can get a $ 50 gift card IPhone 11, XR Or I know (So, not the new iPhone 12 line). Gift cards for iPads are limited to $ 50 for the iPad mini or $ 100 for the size of the iPad Pro, with no offers available for the new iPad or iPod Air.

Apple also does not refund double Apple card cash, It did last year. This year the cashback rate looks to be at its normal 3%.

Promotions are another reminder that the best Apple deals will always appear outside of Apple’s own physical or virtual store. New set, for example, at the Apple Store Air pods ($ 159) or AirPods Pro (9 249) You can get a $ 25 Apple Store gift card, but no discount from the regular price. Wood, by contrast, has already slashed the price of the Air Pods Pro by $ 250 Currently $ 190, And Walmart will offer them from Wednesday 25 November to 9 169. Standard airpods are currently available 9 119 at Amazon, And has dropped to less than $ 99 at online retailers in recent weeks. It saves $ 59 to $ 80 on the Pro model and $ 40 on the standard AirPods – both more than a $ 25 gift card, which can only be redeemed later.

All major US carriers are included Promotions are running for the latest iPhones However Amazon is running deals Apple watches (including the latest Series 6), iPods (regular, new Air and Pros) and Intel MacBook Air (currently Off 100 off at Amazon, But it rose from $ 150 earlier this week).

Apple does not make a complete list of which products are easily accessible on its promo page, but you can find it if you are interested in the full list Here.

The best deals appear Full-size homepod, Which gives you a gift 100 gift card and Apple TV 4K, Which gives you a gift 50 gift card. Despite the HomePod, no product this season has seen the same level of discount in other stores Previously dropped to $ 200 at Best Buy.

You have been told, if you want one of those two devices or do not buy anything directly from Apple, it is a good idea to shop elsewhere for deals on Apple products.

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