Cyber Monday Apple deals 2019: Best Apple Watch, Airpods and iPhone offers to buy today

IndyBest Team
Cyber Monday is the online-only day of the annual sale: iStock/ The Independent

Cyber Monday 2019 has arrived, with huge savings on tech, fashion, furniture and toys from a range of online and high street retailers.

Some of the most sought after discounts are on Apple products, but the huge technology company is renowned for not taking part in annual sales.

Aside from offering in-store vouchers when you buy items, Apple isn't slashing its product prices for Black Friday. But the good news is that other third party retailers are offering deals on Apple products.

Stores such as Currys PC World, Amazon, John Lewis & Partners and Argos are discounting best-selling items, such as AirPods, iPhones, MacBooks, iPads and Apple watches.

We've accepted the challenge of hunting down the best Black Friday Apple deals of 2019, so here's our roundup of the best discounts on everything from headphones to laptops.

You can trust our independent reviews. We may earn commission from some of the retailers, but we never allow this to influence selections, which are formed from real-world testing and expert advice. This revenue helps to fund journalism across The Independent.

Apple Watch

Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS, 44mm) - Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band – was £429, now £409, Amazon

Apple Watch Series 3, GPS, 38mm Space Grey Aluminium Case with Sport Band, Black – was £279, now £189, John Lewis & Partners

Apple Watch Series 3 - Space Grey & Black Sports Band – was £279, now £199, Currys PC World

Apple Watch Series 3 - Silver & White Sports Band, 38 mm – was £279, now £199, Currys PC World

Apple Watch Series 3 (2018 GPS), 38mm Space Grey Aluminium Case with Black Sport Band – was £279, now £189, Very

Apple Watch S3 2018 GPS 38mm-Space Grey Alu/Black Sport Band – was £279, now £189, Argos

Apple Watch Nike+ S3 2018 GPS 38mm – was £279, now £189, Argos

Apple Airpods

Apple AirPods with Charging Case 2nd Generation – was £159, now £128.97, Laptops Direct

Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case – was £199, now £169, Argos

Apple AirPods with Charging Case – was £159, now £139, Argos

Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case – was £199, now £159, BT

AirPods (2019) with Wireless Charging Case – was £159, now £138, Carphone Warehouse

Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case – was £199, now £168, Currys PC World

Apple MacBook

Apple MacBook Air (13-inch Retina display, 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 256GB) - Space Grey (Previous Model) – was £1,399, now £999, Amazon

Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina, 2.3GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD) - Space Grey – was £1,249, now £1,124, Amazon

Apple 2019 MacBook Pro 13.3", Space Grey – was £1,395, now £1,345, includes Apple TV+ free for a year, John Lewis & Partners

APPLE 13“ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (2019) - 128 GB SSD, Space Grey – was £1,299, now £1,146, Currys PC World

APPLE 13.3“ MacBook Air with Retina Display (2019) - 256 GB SSD, Space Grey – was £1,299, now £1,149, Currys PC World

APPLE 13.3“ MacBook Air with Retina Display (2019) - 128 GB SSD, Space Grey – was £1,099, now £985, Currys PC World

Apple MacBook Pro (2019) 13 inch with Touch Bar, 2.4GHz Quad-Core 8th Gen Intel Core i5 Processor, 8Gb RAM, 256Gb SSD with Optional MS Office 365 Home – was £1,799, now £1,599, Very

Apple MacBook Pro (2019) 13 inch with Touch Bar, 2.4GHz Quad Core 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 Processor, 8Gb RAM, 512Gb SSD with Optional MS Office 365 Home – was £1,999, now £1,749, Very

Apple iPad

iPad 2019 7th Gen 10.2in Wi-Fi 128GB – was £449, now £409, Argos

Apple iPad, 9.7-inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 128 GB, Silver – was £539, now £399, Amazon

Apple iPad (10.2-inch, Wi-Fi, 32GB) – was £349, now £299, Amazon

Apple 2019 iPad 10.2 – was £479, now £449, John Lewis & Partners

Apple 10.2" iPad (2019) - 32 GB, Gold – was £349, now £299, Currys PC World

Apple 10.2" iPad (2019) - 32 GB, Space Grey – was £349, now £299, Currys PC World

Apple iPhone

Apple iPhone 6s Plus, 32Gb – was £349, now £299, Very

Apple iPhone XS (256GB) - Silver – was £999, now £699, Amazon

Apple iPhone XR 64GB (Sim Free) – was £629, now £549, Argos

Apple iPhone 6s Plus, 128Gb – was £449, now £349, Very

Apple iPhone Xs, 64Gb – was £999, now £699, Very

Apple iPhone Xs, 256Gb – was £1,149, now £849, Very

iPhone 6s Plus 32GB Mobile Phone, Silver, SIM free – was £349, now £299, Argos

SIM Free iPhone 6s Plus 32GB Mobile Phone, Rose Gold – was £349, now £299, Argos

iPhone 11 red, 64GB – £37 a month, £75 upfront cost, Mobiles.co.uk

O2 is offering up to £200 off the iPhone XR 64GB: From £312 a month, £39.99 upfront. Visit its Black Friday deals page for more

Three is offering a £144 saving on the iPhone 11: unlimited data and minutes for £49 a month with a £49 upfront cost. Visit its Black Friday deals page to secure the offer.

Apple iPhone 11 64GB Black, 100GB data, unlimited minutes and texts, 24 month contract with Three: £41 a month and £19 upfront, Fonehouse​

Where will Apple products be on sale?

Apple notoriously does not offer discounts, or partake in sales, so if you’re looking for a deal on a new iPhone or iPad or any of the other products, it’s best to go to other retailers, such as John Lewis & Partners, Argos or Currys who will be offering great deals on these products.

But what Apple does do in its own stores is offer gift cards. These are incentives added onto the product when you buy it (full price, of course), which are aimed at encouraging buyers to make the initial purchase.

It’s also great for shoppers who are going to be making multiple purchases.

The value of the gift cards depends on the value of the product you’re buying, but starts from £20 and escalate up to £120.

What we expect the best Apple deals to be this year

As the new iPhone 11 and 11 Pro phones launched in September, we’re expecting to some good deals on these, so you would have been wise to wait the two months from when it was launched until this sale date.

These deals will most likely come in the form of extra data, lower monthly costs and lower upfront costs, wihch could even be removed entirely.

If you’re not so fussed on the latest model, you’ll find ever better deals on the iPhone X and earlier.

But what's more exciting is that this is set to be the first year that we will see discounts on airpods, which currently retail from £159.

MacBooks Airs and Pros, as well as iPads have previously seen between £100 and £200 discounts during this sale, so it’s well worth waiting until later in the month if you’re planning on buying one soon.

We’re also expecting Apple Watches to be included in the sales, but most likely will not see the same sort of level of discount as other Apple items.

How to get the best Cyber Monday deals

The key to making the most of this annual event is not getting sucked into deals that look too good to be true. Instead, do your homework and come up with a list of products you're actually interested in. That way, you won’t buy lots of pointless things.

Then shop around for the best price, and make sure you know the actual RRP of the product, so you’ll know a good deal when you see one.

To find the original price of a product, use PriceSpy or CamelCamelCamel – the latter is especially useful for Amazon.

Finally, be sure to check back in closer to Black Friday where the IndyBest team will be hand-selecting the best deals from a range of retailers. If you can't wait that long, read our other Black Friday guides right now.

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