The Best Apple Cyber Monday 2018 deals
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Apple Cyber Monday deals are giving us the best prices available for 2018, meaning the iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, and MacBooks are all getting prime discounts.
Everything is discount, but some price drops are better than others. It really depends on where you shop. And that's where we come into play. Our editors sorted through the best deals available, even though we're a bit early for Apple Cyber Monday.
Pro tip: while Apple's big 'Shopping Event' concludes on November 26, which is when Cyber Monday ends (no coincidence), getting a $200 gift card to the Apple Store isn't as good as saving $300 on a MacBook from B&H Photo. We'll point you in the right direction. Who doesn't want to save an additional $100 on Cyber Monday.
Cyber Monday Apple deal quick links
- Amazon Cyber Monday deals
- Best Buy Cyber Monday deals
- Newegg Cyber Monday deals
- B&H Photo Cyber Monday deals
- Adorama Cyber Monday deals
Apple's Cyber Monday 'Shopping event'
Apple has its own version of Cyber Monday weekend running on its site, but it's calling it a 'Shopping Event' and there aren't any actual discounts on devices.
Instead, Apple is offering gift cards with purchases of certain products until November 26. Remember, you may find bigger discounts further below from Authorized Apple retailers like B&H Photo.
$50 Apple Store Gift Card when you buy select iPhones
Buy a SIM-free iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7 and get a $50 gift card.View Deal
Apple Store Gift Card up to $100 when you buy select iPads
Bag yourself an Apple Store Gift Card of up to $100 when you purchase an iPad Pro 10.5 ($100), iPad 9.7 ($50) or iPad mini 4 ($50) from Apple.View Deal
$200 Apple Store Gift Card when you buy select Macs
You can nab a sizable $200 gift card (which will easily cover a pair of AirPods) when you buy a MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro or Mac Pro from the Apple website.View Deal
$50 Apple Store Gift Card when you buy Apple Watch Series 3
Whichever variant of the Apple Wartch Series 3 you decided to buy, Apple will give you a $50 store card. Unfortunately there's no such deal if you want to buy the newer, Apple Watch 4 though.View Deal
Best Apple Cyber Monday iPad deals
iPad 9.7 (32GB, 2018):
$329 now $249 at Walmart
This is quite simply a great price for the new iPad, and it's currently in stock. Be warned though, availability comes and goes. There's no guarantee there will be stock when you click through, so you'll want to act quick.View Deal
iPad 9.7 (128GB, 2018):
$429 now $379 at Walmart
Another great price, this time for the 128GB iPad 9.7, but just like the deal from Walmart further up, we're seeing stock come and go. At time of writing it's in stock at this price, but that could change at any moment.View Deal
iPad 9.7 (128GB, 2017):
$429 now $349 at Walmart
Last year's iPad with 128GB is even cheaper at $349. You can save some money if you don't need an Apple Pencil-compatible iPad, but do need additional storage beyond 32GB.View Deal
LOW STOCK: iPad Pro 10.5 (256GB, 2017):
$799 now $649.99 at Walmart
Last year's iPad Pro is still a powerful productivity machine, and you can get this high-storage version for a bit cheaper already. It can also connect to cellular services if you need to work (or browse) in the field - but act fast, there's very low stock at this price.View Deal
Best Apple Cyber Monday MacBook deals
MacBook Pro deals
MacBook Pro (13.3-inch, 2018):
$1,799 $1,649 at B&H
Apple's best 13-inch laptop to date is available from B&H Photo for a neat $100 off list price. That includes an Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD, plus the Apple Touch Bar.View Deal
MacBook Pro (13.3-inch, 2017):
$2,399 now $1,949 at Adorama
Adorama has a sweet deal on a souped-up 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar, packing in an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD space for a whopping $450 off.
MacBook Pro (15.4-inch, 2017):
$2,799 now $2,499 at B&H
Score Apple's best laptop, albeit with slightly slower 2017 parts, for a pittance (relatively). Enjoy a still-powerful mobile Mac experience for a decent $350 off list price on B&H Photo.View Deal
MacBook Pro (15.4-inch, 2018):
$2,399 now $2,149 at B&H
Apple's greatest pro-grade laptop yet is going for a cool $100 off through B&H. That's the base 15.4-inch model with a 256GB SSD, Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and Radeon Pro 555X GPU.View Deal
MacBook deals you missed
Apple MacBook (mid-2017, refurbished):
$1,299 now $999.99 at Amazon
The 2017 12-inch MacBook is one of the most thin and light laptops on the market right now. And, with this awesome refurbished deal, you can score this high-end model for under a thousand bucks.View Deal
DEAL ENDED: Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018):
$2,799 $2,499 at Amazon
The latest 15-inch MacBook Pro is the most powerful MacBook yet, and it can be yours for a whopping $300 off on Amazon.View Deal
Apple iMac 21.5-inch:
$1,699 now $1,074.93 at Amazon
This mid-range 2017 iMac comes equipped with an Intel Core i5 processor, Full HD display and 1TB storage drive. That's a complete, powerful Apple desktop for more than $624.07 off list price.View Deal
Best Apple Cyber Monday iPhone deals
iPhone X 64GB prepaid on Straight Talk:
$999 now $899 at Jet
Get the 2017 iPhone X 64GB – a fleeting model now that the new iPhone XS is here – for $100 off. This is for a prepaid phone with Straight Talk.View Deal
iPhone XR / XS / XS Max / X: $100 to $300 at Verizon
Verizon is offering $100 off new iPhone models and last year's iPhone X for upgrading customers or $300 off for new lines with a trade in.View Deal
iPhone X: up to $750 off with trade-in at T-Mobile
T-Mobile is discounting the price of many phones up to $750 off with a new line and eligible trade-in. This deal includes the iPhone X as well as other iPhone models.View Deal
iPhone X / 8 / 8 Plus: $150 gift card w/ activation at Target
While the deal isn't so sweet for older iPhone models, you can still get a $150 gift card when picking up last year's (still powerful) iPhone X, an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus if you sign up with Verizon. Sprint or AT&T. View Deal
iPhone XR: free lease with second iPhone at Sprint
Sprint is offering a free iPhone XR lease when you lease another iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max.View Deal
iPhone XR / XS / XS Max: up to $750 off with trade-in at T-Mobile
T-Mobile is offering a substantial discount on new iPhones when you trade in an old phone. You can get up to $750 off in total. If you want an iPhone XR for free, this is the deal for you.View Deal
iPhone XR / XS / XS Max / X / 8 / 8 Plus: Buy one, get one up to $750 off at AT&T
AT&T is offering a buy-one-get-one deal on new iPhones with a qualifying service and new line. The deal is available on iPhone 8 and newer, and will discount the second iPhone by up to $750.View Deal
iPhone deals you missed
OUT OF STOCK: iPhone SE 32GB prepaid on Straight Talk: $139 at Jet
It's not exactly a deal, as Jet hasn't discounted the already-low price. But, with the new iPhone XS this September, Apple discontinued the iPhone SE, a much-beloved phone for its smaller design. This might be your last chance to get one!View Deal
Apple Watch deals
Best Apple Cyber Monday Watch deals
Apple Watch Series 3 38mm:
$279 now $229 at Best Buy
This is a great deal for the third generation Apple Watch. You get to save a cool $50 off the list price, and in return treat your wrist (or a loved one's wrist) to the stylish 38mm Series 3 watch in either Space Grey or Silver.View Deal
Apple Watch Series 3 42mm:
$309 now $259 at Best Buy
This is a great deal for the third generation Apple Watch. You get to save a cool $50 off the list price, and in return the stylish 42mm Series 3 watch gives you a larger screen and longer battery life than the smaller 38mm version.View Deal
Apple Watch Series 3 38mm(Cellular):
$379 now $329 at Best Buy
If you want connectivity without having to carry your iPhone around you'll want the Series 3 Apple Watch with cellular support. This Cyber Monday weekend deal from Best Buy gives you a sweet $50 off.View Deal
Apple Watch Series 3 42mm (Cellular):
$409 now $359 at Best Buy
If you want connectivity without having to carry your iPhone around -and have larger wrists - you'll want the 42mm Series 3 Apple Watch with cellular support. This top Cyber Monday deal from Best Buy gets you $50 off making it more affordable.View Deal
Apple Watch Series 3 38mm, Stainless Steel (Cellular):
$579 now $529 at Best Buy
The standard Series 3 comes with an aluminum watch body, but for those who fancy a little more exclusivity on their wrist, the stainless steel Watch adds an extra layer of premium appeal to an already desirable smartwatch.View Deal
Apple Watch Series 3 42mm, Stainless Steel (Cellular):
$629 now $449 at B&H
In a rare deal, B&H has considerably discounted this more premium version of Apple Watch Series 3 with a stainless steel frame rather than aluminum and with cellular capabilities included for $180 off.View Deal
Apple TV deals
Best Apple Cyber Monday TV deals
Apple TV 4K (32GB):
$179 now $169 at B&H
Just in case you're looking for one, here's a quite modest discount on Apple's latest set-top box with 32GB of storage inside. Expect to see even better deals in the coming days.View Deal
Beats Powerbeats 3 Wireless Earphones:
$199.95 now $99 at Walmart
Save over $100 on the Powerbeats 3. They're solidly built and with a great battery life - the final piece of the puzzle was the price. And now they're just $99 they're a great buy.View Deal
$159 now $154 at Walmart
It's not a huge discount - just $5 to be exact - but this is currently the cheapest Apple AirPods Cyber Monday weekend deal, so if you're in the market for the wireless buds this is as good as you get right now.View Deal
When is Black Friday 2018?
Since the dawn of time, or something like that, Black Friday has taken place on the Friday immediately after Thanksgiving.
That means this year Black Friday is on November 23 2018. However, the deals onslaught will begin well before that, likely on Thanksgiving itself.
When is Cyber Monday 2018?
Cyber Monday always falls on the Monday immediately following Black Friday weekend, making Cyber Monday 2018 land on November 26.
Again, however, Cyber Monday deals will likely begin on the Saturday or Sunday beforehand, so don't find yourself left out.
How to get the best Apple deals on Cyber Monday
Apple rarely ever discounts its own devices, particularly not its latest and greatest gadgets, like the iPhone XS or iPad Pro 10.5. The company sometimes bundles in some extra App Store credit with a deal, but that's about as far as it goes from Apple directly.
That means you’ll need to pay close attention to online retailers in order to find the best iPhone deals, you might even find a sale on the iPhone X. And, even when the price is cut, there’s a premium to Apple devices, so set a budget and stick to it – could you get a faster, newer product in a similar category if you don’t buy Apple? Consider any Android or Windows alternatives – there are sure to be plenty of Dell Cyber Monday deals out there.
Oddly enough, camera hardware retailers in the US, particularly B&H Photo and Adorama, are known to sell MacBook products at below list price during Cyber Monday weekend. Specifically, last year's models will be found at favorable prices. Here are the current top MacBook Pro 13-inch deals:
iPad deals on Cyber Monday aplenty
For whatever reason, it tends to be iPads that are especially prone to deals season discounting, so that's a fine place to begin your prep work. Take note of the size (Mini, standard or Pro in their many guises) that you want, and start tracking its price now. If you catch an older device rise steeply in price in the next couple of weeks, you can assume that's because it's bound to fall back down again for Cyber Monday, giving the stores a chance to slap even bigger price-slashing stickers on them.
Apply the same methods to MacBook and iPhone deals, too. What are you mainly going to use the MacBook for? Do you truly need a chipset strong enough for heavy video editing if that's not what you plan to use it for? And, is an iPhone in a Plus or Max-sized configuration truly necessary if you're already carrying a tablet everywhere you go? And, what about smartwatches – do you, really, truly need one? Unless you're a fitness fanatic, we doubt it.
Keep in mind that, with the mobile devices, you're not just buying the hardware, but a data package to go with them is basically required. Before purchasing a SIM-free iPhone, review all the options that retailers have available – they become awfully competitive around Cyber Monday weekend, and could save you lots of scratch in the long run if you score a savvy phone-data-and-streaming-service combo deal.
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Cyber Monday weekend can be a particularly trying exercise in web-window shopping, with tons of retailers slashing prices on devices all over. We dig deeply through the retailers' Cyber Monday deals – all for you – with the aid of dangerous levels of caffeine, and will fill you in on which deals are worth getting hyped about.
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