These early Black Friday deals on Apple products are epic: Save big on iPads, AirPods, Apple Watches, and more

Rudie Obias
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Holiday shopping—and saving—starts now. (Photo: Apple)
Holiday shopping—and saving—starts now. (Photo: Apple)

Anybody miss the mall, specifically the Apple Store? Being surrounded by grown-up toys and lively folks in monochromatic shirts? Unfortunately, easygoing in-person shopping (and other forms of nonessential gathering) are still probably a ways off. But what we can offer you here might be even better: A special early Black Friday sale on Apple products, so you can gift yourself something special and save a bundle at the same time.

Whether you’re a longtime Apple loyalist or are just now crossing over from the other side, you’ll find what you’re looking for, at an unbeatable price—from the tiny-but-mighty AirPods above to the MacBook laptop of your dreams.

We combed through all the early Black Friday options to assemble the best Apple deals for you. A preview: $30 off the brand new iPad, a whopping $130 off Beats wireless noise-canceling headphones, and $30 off the Apple Watch.

Of course, you’ll get free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

Shop the hottest Apple early Black Friday deals below:

Apple MacBooks

Apple MacBook Air. (Photo: Apple)
Apple MacBook Air. (Photo: Apple)

On sale for $929 (down from $999), the Apple MacBook Air is a big highlight of this weekend, and a huge bang for the buck. What you get: a brilliant 13.3-inch display, 8GB of memory paired with 128GB of storage, and of course, the design and easy-to-use interface for which Apple is beloved.

“The screen is beautiful. The Magic Keyboard feels very nice and a definite upgrade from the previous butterfly mechanism,” wrote a happy five-star reviewer. Grab it now. This price is truly special.

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Apple iPads

Save $30 on the brand new Apple iPad. (Photo: Apple)
Save $30 on the brand new Apple iPad. (Photo: Apple)

Wait, what? The brand new 2020 8th-generation Apple iPad is already discounted? Yes, dear ones, your eyes do not deceive you. Although it was just released last month, the newest Apple iPad is currently on sale. Amazon has slashed $30 off the price, bringing it down from $329 to just $299.

With up to 10 hours of battery life, the latest iPad iteration (32GB/Wi-Fi model) has the same impressive 10.2-inch display, quick Touch ID fingerprint sensor and 3GB of memory as the last version, but it features a speedier processor. You’ll notice—and appreciate—the speed with any videos, web sites, or games. (For tech nerds playing from home, the speed comes from Apple’s A12 Bionic chip).

“I love it! It’s fast and easy to use plus it’s super affordable compared to the other models,” wrote a thrilled Amazon shopper. “The display is beautiful and picture quality is great...It’s working great, the multitasking is amazing and it’s like I have a mini laptop everywhere I go. Perfect for students, the screen quality is amazing and the battery lasts all day long.”

It’s back in stock on November 6, but you can pre-order now to take advantage of this low sale price before it jumps back up.

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Apple iPhone

Save 33 percent on the Simple Mobile pre-paid version of the Apple iPhone XR. (Photo: Amazon)
Save 33 percent on the Simple Mobile pre-paid version of the Apple iPhone XR. (Photo: Amazon)

While it was only released in 2018, the Apple iPhone XR—which is on sale for just $399 (from a whopping $600)—is still one of the best iPhones you can buy. It features a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina Display that goes nearly edge-to-edge with more screen real estate for bigger apps and immersive videos. This version is a pre-paid model on the Simple Mobile network. All you have to do is pick your data plan and go month-to-month.

It’s back in stock on December 5, but you can pre-order now to lock in this low sale price.

Want more? Check out more Apple iPhone deals below:

Apple AirPods

Apple AirPods with Charging Case. (Photo: Apple)
Apple AirPods with Charging Case. (Photo: Apple)

You can score a pair of Apple AirPods (second generation with the standard charging case) for $129, or $30 off at Amazon. This is the cheapest we’ve ever seen these earbuds for. You get high-quality audio and a perfectly seamless experience when you pair them to an iPhone or any other Apple device.

“They are amazing. It's as simple as just opening the case and you're in,” raved a satisfied shopper.

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Apple Watches

Apple Watch Series 3. (Photo: Apple)
Apple Watch Series 3. (Photo: Apple)

Right now, you can get $30 off the Apple Watch Series 3—38mm GPS model. It’s still one of the best smartwatches available with a GPS tracker and a barometric altimeter built-in. The Series 3 can track your heartbeat and other vital functions, plus it can keep going up to 18 hours on a single charge.

“The screen is exceptionally sharp and bright and I was very pleasantly surprised by the battery life,” wrote a five-star reviewer. “At night, I put it into battery saving mode and can get through the whole weekend on a single charge.”

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Apple accessories

Apple Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad. (Photo: Apple)
Apple Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad. (Photo: Apple)

Originally $129, the Apple Magic Keyboard is on sale for just $119—that’s $10 off, at Amazon. It comes complete with a numbers pad, so plugging in digits and crunching numbers is a breeze. The keyboard is wireless and charges with a Lightning cable.

“Having the numeric keypad on this keyboard makes it a huge improvement,” raved a delighted shopper. “What is more amazing is the battery life. I charged it 100 percent when I initially connected it to my MacBook. I have used it every work day for more than five weeks, even taking it on a trip with me because its so thin and light. It currently has 67 percent remaining on the battery. If this holds up, that means i will have to charge it about 4 times per year.”

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Beats by Dre

Save $130 on these Beats Solo Pro Wireless Noise Cancelling On-Ear Headphones. (Photo: Beats)
Save $130 on these Beats Solo Pro Wireless Noise Cancelling On-Ear Headphones. (Photo: Beats)

On sale for $170 from $300, these amazing headphones are at their all-time lowest price. The Beats Solo Pro Headphones sync to just about any smartphone or laptop via Bluetooth, delivering rich audio and heart-thumping bass. Super sleek, the pro-level headphones come in Light Blue, Red, and Dark Blue. They’re noise-canceling, so you can block out just about all background and ambient sound to enjoy your favorite music and podcasts—and you can get up to 40 hours(!) of battery life per charge.

“These are the best Beats so far. Sound is really crisp,” wrote a five-star reviewer. “Very worth it. The Noise Canceling feature is so good. You basically cannot hear anything around you!”

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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