It’s been a great year for Apple so far. The latest iPhone 14 pro has managed to convince anyone who seriously doesn’t need another smartphone upgrade with one little addition of the “Dynamic Island” display. The new AirPods Pro model is getting praise left and right because, apparently, it can block out even more noise. And the introduction of the more outdoor-friendly Apple Watch Ultra proves that Apple hasn’t lost its creative edge. A raise for Tim Cook is definitely in the talks.
But it’s been an even better year for us Apple loyalists—or anyone who won’t settle for less when it comes to wireless headphones or laptops—as well. Both AirPods Pro and AirPods Max once dropped to their all-time-low prices for several weeks; Apple Watch Series 7 has also been on sale since April; and, with the earlier-than-ever arrival of holiday shopping, some of Apple’s most-sought-after, big-ticketed devices are already on sale for Black Friday 2022.
While the best is yet to come, these early Apple Black Friday deals are already better than what we could ask for. (Really, if you don’t think $400 off a MacBook is possible, now you will.) Below, we’ve gathered the most impressive Black Friday Apple deals of the bunch across AirPods, Apple Watches, iPads, MacBooks, and Beats. Take advantage of them before your stomach gets too bellied with turkey and booze.
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When is Black Friday 2022?
It’s, well, a Friday, on November 25th, the day right after Thanksgiving. But, per custom, Black Friday sales will extend to the following weekend, which is November 26th and 27th this year. And the newer annual shopping event called Cyber Monday, falling on November 28th, will keep all these Black Friday deals going for one more day.
Does Apple have Black Friday sales?
You mean on its own website? That, honestly, we don’t know. Last year, Apple did launch its own saving-ish event that rewards a gift card of up to $200 to anyone buying directly from the site. That was probably Apple’s own Black Friday sales: Through gift cards, not discounts.
As for this year, we can’t say for sure things over at apple.com will get better (or worse). But we do know, through our gut-feeling and fact-checking, that there are already Black Friday Apple deals happening on third-party retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Target, B&H Photo Video, Best Buy, and more. Their Apple Black Friday deals are often the best, like how AirPods Pro glided down to only $170 on Amazon last year. MacBooks and Macs have also joined the Black Friday gameplay on several retailers with a few hundred dollars off.
Lastly, don’t forget Beats—which is owned by Apple—and all of its top-notch audio products. Some of their enviable headphones are already on sale over at Amazon or Walmart, and as Black Friday approaches, we’ll welcome the discounts on their Esquire-endorsed earbuds and sleek portable speaker.
Maverick Li is the Assistant eCommerce Editor at Esquire, where he covers tech, home, and all things related to lifestyle.