As Black Friday is fast approaching, get your shopping baskets at the ready to swoop up thousands of savings in the biggest shopping event of the year.
Hailing from America, the mad day of discounts originally began on the day after Thanksgiving, but has since arrived in the UK and now spand the weekend and the following Monday, aka Cyber Monday.
Big-name brands such as John Lewis & Partners, Currys PC World and Argos, along with other major UK retailers are expected to take part with discounts across everything from gaming to kids toys.
Our tip is to start getting your shopping list in order now, so you can bag the best deals possible, as we’ll be rounding up the best offers across the sale.
Tech giant Apple is notorious for its lack of participation and it can often be near impossible to find a discount on it products, especially on Black Friday, as typically it offers gift cards with qualifying purchases instead, which we’re predicting will be available this year too.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t find discounts across some of its most popular products such as the iPhone, AirPods, Macbooks and more, you simply need to know where to shop. Which is where we come in.
We’ve hunted down the deals we expect from Apple this year, and if you ever needed an excuse to treat yourself, 2020 is the year.
Here's our roundup of the best discounts on everything from headphones to laptops.
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The Apple Black Friday deals to expect
The tech giant is known for its lack of participation in sales, unlike its competitors, but it does have a select few offers across the Black Friday weekend.
Last year, it didn’t have any discounts when shopping directly with Apple, however it did give customers gift cards of up to £160 with qualifying purchases, based on how much you spent.
For example, if you bought an iPad Air or mini, HomePod smart speaker, Power Pro wireless earphones, you would be eligible for a complimentary £40 Apple Store gift card, while purchasing either Beats Studio3 wireless headphones, an iPad Pro, you would get an £80 Apple Store gift card.
It’s expected that the tech retailer will offer the same type of deals this year too, however if you’re hoping to get a new laptop, smartphone or home devices, other retailers that stock Apple products will have bigger discounts.
Elsewhere at Currys, the iPhone 11 Pro was originally £1,049 but came down to £999.
Amazon also offered deals on the Apple Watch Series 4, reducing it from £429 to £299.
John Lewis & Partners Black Friday sale offered savings on this Apple 2019 MacBook Pro 13.3", space grey, which was £1,395 but came down to £1,345 and included Apple TV+ free for a year, along with home speaker system Apple HomePod, White, which was reduced from £279 to £229. The now-discontinued iPhone XS also dropped from £1,099 to £849.
How to get the best Black Friday deals at Apple?
Here at IndyBest, our team will be bringing you all the details you need to know on the offers available, so you can shop smart and tick off your shopping list. Make sure to check back here for regular updates before the sales kick off and throughout the weekend.
As the coronavirus rumbles on, it’s expected that the best deals will be found online rather than in-store to be ready for 27 November to avoid disappointment.
As the best of Apple’s Black Friday offers are often from other tech retailers, shop smart and keep your eyes peeled on shops such as John Lewis & Partners, Argos, Amazon and Currys PC World.
How long will the discounts last?
On Apple’s site, it’s Black Friday sale is expected to run from Black Friday (27 November) through to Cyber Monday (30 November), as it has done in previous years.
Other retailers are predicted to follow suit too, with John Lewis & Partners, Argos and Currys PC World are set to do the same.
For more on Black Friday, read our guide to the best Currys deals we predict will be on offer, from speakers to fridges along with the best deals expected from John Lewis