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Best Black Friday UK Apple deals 2018

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Apple has been known to join in on Black Friday, but in recent years it has chosen to offer gift cards instead of discounts.

Last year, Apple’s one-day event rewarded customers with a free gift card worth up to £120 with certain purchases, so we can expect something similar to take place this time round too.

If it’s discounted prices you’re looking for though, your best bet is to head to other major retailers like Amazon, Currys or John Lewis, who will most likely continue to slash prices up until December.

Here we will be constantly updating the best deals for MacBooks, iPhones, iPads and Apple watches in the lead up to Black Friday.


Whether you're after a featherlight laptop for working on the go, or a full-blown bonanza of a widescreen for all your graphic and editing needs, Apple has you covered. Macbooks are traditionally at the pricier end of the laptop scale, so these deals are really worth your time.

Very – Apple Macbook Air 13", Intel Core i5 Processor, 8GB RAM 128GB – was £949, now £799

John Lewis – 2018 Apple MacBook Pro 15“ Touch Bar, Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD – was £2,699 now £2,599

Currys – 2017 Apple MacBook Air 13.3“Intel i5 8GB 256 – was £1,049, now £899

Argos - 2018 Apple MacBook Pro 13“ Touch i5 8GB 256GB – was £1,749 now £1,649


Like it or not, the iPhone is far and away the most popular smartphone choice – few would be seen dead without theirs. With the influx of new models on the market, there are serious bargains to be had on monthly deals, offering enough data to keep you Snapchatting to your hearts content.


Very – Apple iPhone 6s 32Gb – was £449, now £296

Carphone Warehouse – Apple iPhone X, 64GB, 26GB Data – Upfront Cost £49.99, Monthly £54

Vodafone – Apple iPhone XR 64GB, 26GB Data – Upfront Cost £49, Monthly £40

Three – Apple iPhone 8 Plus, 64GB, 12GB Data – Upfront Cost £79, Monthly £53

O2 – Apple iPhone 8, 64GB, 50GB Data – Upfront Cost £39.99, Monthly £39.89

John LewisSim Free Apple iPhone X, 64GB with 3 months subscription to Apple Music – was £899 now £799


While the product selection is growing by the day, iPads remain a firm favourite in the tablet world. They’re light, smooth, and seriously pack a punch in the speed stakes. Purchasing one outright can often work out cheaper than a two-year monthly repayments on contracts, especially if you grab yourself a bargain.

Littlewoods – Apple iPad Mini 4 Wi-Fi 128GB – was £539.99, now £389.99

Argos – Apple iPad 2018 6th Gen 9.7” Wi-Fi 32GB – was £319, now £299

Currys– Apple iPad 2018 9.7” 128GB – was £409, now £379

Amazon – Apple iPad Mini 4 – was £469, now £299

John Lewis – Apple iPad 2018 9.7" Wi-Fi 32GB – was £319 now £299


Apple watches

Smartwatches are fast growing in popularity, and with the Apple version branding itself as “the ultimate device for a healthy life”, its easy to see why this could be the perfect Christmas gift for a someone who, come January, will want to get back on the wellness wagon.


Argos – Apple Watch Series 3, GPS 38mm Space Grey with Black Band – was £279 now £255

Very – Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3, GPS 42mm Space Grey Aluminium with Black Band – was £359, now £309

Currys – Apple Watch Series 3, GPS 38mm Space Grey with Black Band – was £279, now £249

John Lewis – Apple Watch Series 3, GPS, 38mm Space Grey with Black Band – was £279, now £249


Apple Beats Headphones

Beats by Dre is a household name when it comes to headphones, the brand's success has soared since Apple bought it for $3 million in 2014. If you want to get your hands on a pair of these iconic headphones for a Christmas present, there's no better time than on Black Friday – with some retailers already slashing their prices.

Very – Beats by Dr. Dre Studio3 Wireless Headphones in Porcelain Rose – was £299.99, now £199

Amazon – Beats Studio3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones – was £249.95, now £149.99

Amazon – Beats Solo2 On-Ear Headphones Luxe Edition – was £169.95, now £109

Apple Home Pods

Smart speakers like Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant have become hugely popular in the gadget world this year, Apple have followed suit with their impressive Home Pod offering. If you already own Apple devices, this speaker will suit you best.

Currys – Apple HomePod – was £319, now £299

John Lewis – Apple HomePod – low price: £299


Apple TV

The nifty Apple TV devices turns any TV into a Smart TV, allowing you to stream content from the likes of Netflix, iPlayer, and iTunes. If you're looking to vamp up your viewing experience on a budget, don't miss out on these bargains.

Currys – Apple TV 4K 32GB – low price: £149

John Lewis – Apple TV 4K 32GB – £179