My 6 favorite Apple Black Friday deals — iPads, AirPods, and…

 Best Black Friday Apple Deals
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There are a surprising number of great Black Friday deals on Apple products this year, even more than last year. This is great because it gives people a lot more shopping options, but for some people, it may be too much information to understand or deals to hunt for. Luckily, we’ve collected some of our favorite deals on various Apple products, from the AirPods Pro 2 to the latest M3 Pro MacBook Air Pro 16″, so if you’re looking for the best of the best, be sure to check out these deals below.


  • Apple AirPods Pro 2 – $190, was $249
  • 10.2-inch iPad – $230, was $329
  • Apple Watch Series 9 (GPS, 41mm) – $329, was $399
  • Apple iPad Mini 6 – $400, was $499
  • M1 MacBook Air 13 – $750, was $1,000
  • M3 MacBook Pro 16 – $2,299, was $2,499

Apple AirPods Pro 2 – $190, was $249

Apple AirPods Pro 2 with USB-C and MagSafe buds on a table with a case in the background.
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The latest Apple AirPods Pro 2 come with a USB-C charging case, which will likely help many people who prefer to go with one type of cable. They come with Apple’s H2 chip, so you get high-end audio fidelity, as well as special features Apple supports in H2 chips, such as spatial audio. Some other interesting features include personalized volume and conversation awareness, both of which can make a big difference if you trust your earbuds’ automation. Either way, this is probably one of the best AirPods Black Friday deals you’ll find, so it’s worth picking up a pair if you’ve always wanted these.

10.2-inch iPad – $230, was $329

iPad 10.2 on a table.
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Although the 9th generation of the Apple iPad may not be the latest, it is still an excellent choice if you want to enter the Apple ecosystem on a relatively low budget. It comes with the A13 chip, which is a few generations behind, but still powerful, as well as 64GB of storage, which is definitely not a lot. You can always upgrade to the 256GB version, and it’s a deal

, so it’s worth grabbing it if possible. Otherwise, you’ll get a stunning 10.2-inch Retina display, a 12MP front camera, and a battery life that will last around 10 hours.

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Apple Watch Series 9 (GPS, 41mm) – $329, was $399

Apple Watch Series 9 with Snoopy watch face.
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The Apple Watch Series 9 is the latest and greatest in Apple’s lineup, that is, if you exclude the Ultra 2, which is another beast entirely. Unless you need an ultra-high-end Apple Watch, the Series 9 is an ideal choice, especially since it has the latest software and a full suite of sensors. There’s also a new double-tap feature, which is pretty fun, and it’s not available on the older Series 8 watch, so it’s a nice little extra feature if you’re thinking about upgrading. Of course, if you want something different, you should also check out these Apple Watch Black Friday deals.

Apple iPad Mini 6 – $400, was $499

An iPad Mini 2021 displaying the homescreen with multiple apps.
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While the 9th generation iPad is great, if you want something with a little more power under the hood, you might want to try something like the iPad Mini 6. It comes with the latest A15 Bionic chip, so you’re getting one of the most powerful tablets Apple sells. It comes with a smaller but slightly nicer 8.3-inch Retina display, Wi-Fi 6, and 12MP cameras for both front and rear. Unfortunately, storage is still a bit low at 64GB and there is also a 256GB version, but the discount on it isn’t that big,

, Of course, if you’re not really happy with any of the iPads on this list, it’s worth checking out the rest of the iPad Black Friday deals for alternatives.

M1 MacBook Air 13 – $750, was $1,000

The back of Apple's 15-inch MacBook Air.
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The Apple MacBook Air M1 is probably the best when it comes to getting the most for your money from the latest MacBook Air that uses Apple’s M-lineup of chips. It’s fast, it’s quiet, and it barely produces any heat, which is impressive for such a small laptop. It has a 13.3-inch Retina screen with a 2560 x 1600 resolution, and depending on your settings it has up to 18 hours of battery life, which is also quite impressive, even if not necessarily the longest battery life. Even though it’s an older MacBook Air, it’s probably one of the better MacBook Black Friday deals we’ve seen in the past few days, so it’s worth picking up.

M3 MacBook Pro 16 – $2,299, was $2,499

Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch M1 Pro placed on a table.
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Apple’s latest M3 chip is pretty powerful, and even though laptops running it only came out a few months ago, we’re already seeing some great deals on them. That said, if you want one of the best, this M3 Pro MacBook Pro 16 is top notch, with a $200 discount, and an additional $50 off if you have My Best Buy Plus or Total . You’ll also get up to $875 in trade-in value, although this usually requires you to trade in the latest device, so you’ll likely only see a fraction of that trade-in value.

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