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Cyber Monday Apple deals 2021: browse early sales on iPads, MacBooks and more

TechRadar logo TechRadar 11/24/2021 Tom Bedford
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Another year, another slate of amazing Cyber Monday Apple deals. This year we're expecting to see some big savings on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and AirPods - with some deals already going live ahead of the big day.

Cyber Monday 2021 is November 29 this year, just three days after Black Friday. We're in the midst of Cyber Week, and retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart have been rolling out impressive offers just days ahead of the busiest online shopping day of the year.

Since Apple sells a wide range of tech products – from phones and tablets to smartwatches, laptops, and much more – you can be sure there will be plenty of discounts on these products, although the quality of the reductions will vary wildly depending on the device you're looking for.

Keep reading to see today's best pre-Cyber Monday Apple deals and sales. We'll be updating this guide up to and during Cyber Monday (and beyond), so make sure to bookmark this page for all the latest news and offers.

Today's best Apple deals

If you don't want to wait just a few more days to bag a Cyber Monday Apple deal, we've rounded up a selection of the best current offers and sales you can take advantage of right now. 

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Today's best pre-Cyber Monday Apple deals

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Apple iPhone 11: $499 free with eligible trade-in at Apple Apple directly has one of the best trade-in schemes for the iPhone 11 right now, offering a free device with eligible trade-ins. Of course, as the device is pretty affordable now, even cheaper smartphone trade-ins will save you a considerable amount on this device right now.

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Apple Pencil 2: $129 $99 at Amazon Save $22 - The Apple Pencil 2 is 18% off ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This gets you the second-generation Apple stylus, which works with newer iPads only, but packs additional features like magnetic attachment and wireless charging.

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AirPods with wired charging case: $159 $109 at Amazon Save $50 - If you're looking for the cheapest Black Friday AirPods deal, Amazon has the AirPods with wired charging case on sale for just $109 - which is just $20 more than the record-low price. Before August, the earbuds were usually available for about $130, which means you're still getting a great deal on the standard 2019 AirPods.

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Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS): $279 $219 at Amazon Save $60 -  The best Black Friday Apple Watch deal we've spotted so far is the Apple Watch SE on sale for just $219 at Amazon. That's a $60 discount and the cheapest deal we've seen for the budget smartwatch. Discounts on Apple Watches have been extremely rare as of late due to stock issues, so we'd grab today's record-low price while you can.

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Apple AirPods Max: $549 $429.99 at Amazon Save $109 - If you're looking to snag a Black Friday deal on the luxurious AirPods Max, you can currently find the headphones on sale for $430 at Amazon - just $1 more than the record-low price. The over-ear headphones feature active noise cancellation to block out unwanted noise and provide up to 20 hours of battery life. Note that this discounted price is for the Sky Blue and Space Gray colorways. (Meanwhile, it's $10 more in Silver.)

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Apple MacBook Air (2020): $999 $849 at Amazon Save $150 - You can get the 2020 MacBook Air on sale for $849 at Amazon's Black Friday sale. That's a match of the record-low price. The 13-inch laptop features Apple's powerful M1 chip, 256GB of storage, 8GB of RAM, and provides up to 18 hours of battery life.

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iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2021 (128GB, Wi-Fi): $1,099 $999 at Amazon Save $100 - Amazon has the all-new 12.9-inch iPad Pro on sale for $999. That's a $100 discount and the lowest price we've seen for the 2021 tablet. The Apple iPad Pro delivers laptop-like power and speed thanks to Apple's M1 chip. This Black Friday deal has been flashing in and out of stock so we'd snag today's discount before it's too late.

Need more storage? Other variants are also on sale.

256GB: $1,199 $1,099 at Amazon

512GB: $1,399 $1,249 at Amazon

1TB: $1,799 $1,649.99 at Amazon 2TB: $2,199 $2,049 at Amazon

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Cyber Monday Apple deals: FAQs

When will the best Apple Cyber Monday deals start in 2021?

The Cyber Monday deals will start on, well, Cyber Monday - that's November 29. But we'll see discounts start before then – and we're already seeing some stellar offers even ahead of Black Friday.

Several of these Apple deals may have run out of stock by Cyber Monday, but others may get the discounts increased as retailers look to get rid of all their stock. Waiting for Cyber Monday is always a gamble, as the device you're looking for could sell out before the biggest reductions begin.

Should I wait for the Cyber Monday Apple deals?

If you need a new gadget now, there's no reason to hesitate to pick it up, but if you've decided you'll wait until the sales, opting for the Cyber Monday deals over the Black Friday ones is a risky move.

Retailers will discount a product for Black Friday, and if it doesn't sell out then, they'll step up the reduction for Cyber Monday to ensure it's gone. So depending on how popular each item on your shopping list is, waiting for Cyber Monday might not always be a smart play.

Obviously all Apple products are 'popular', but some are really popular - an iPad Air deal will likely sell out a lot quicker than an iPhone Mini one, with the latter product famously underselling. To avoid disappointment, it's honestly worth sticking with Black Friday deals - if, a few days later, you find your chosen product available for even less thanks to Cyber Monday, you can always buy it again and cancel or return your first order.

What Cyber Monday Apple deals do we expect to see?

What Cyber Monday Apple deals don't we expect to see? We'll probably see iPads, Apple Watches and MacBooks all get fair discounts over the sales season, as well as accessories for them too.

iPhones and iPads will almost definitely see reductions too, though the money cut from the price might not be too much in the grand scheme of things.

So which products? Well, Apple has too many to list here, but we wouldn't expect very new devices to get discounts - that'll be the iPhone 13 and whatever launches alongside it in September - but older gadgets probably will.

Super-old Apple tech - let's say, from 2018 or before - probably won't get reduced either, though there's a chance retailers will try to get rid of any leftover stock they have of these products.

Where are the best places to find Cyber Monday Apple deals? 

Oh boy, it'd be hard to name just one place to check for Apple Cyber Monday deals. That's because the products are so popular, that retailers try to one-up each other with deals to tempt you to them.

Make sure to check different retailers before you buy a new Apple gadget, including Walmart, Best Buy, Target and Amazon's websites. 

Of course, your one-stop-shop of all the best deals will be this webpage itself, as we'll be updating it on Cyber Monday with all the top discounts you should know about. So bookmark this page and check back here then for all that information.

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Apple iPhone 11: $699

$599 at Walmart

If you want to keep it simple, Walmart has a ton of great upfront purchase deals for a range of prepaid carriers. Sure this Cyber Monday iPhone deal isn't as eye-catching as the others, but if you want to have a cheap phone plus plan bill while still having a flagship device, this is a very strong option.

Total cost: $599 (excl plan)

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Apple iPhone SE: $399

$249 at Walmart

Walmart is currently offering some hefty price cuts for those looking to pick up their iPhone SE's upfront with the choice of two excellent pre-paid carriers. Straight Talk and Total Wireless are your options right now but they've both got cheap plans that can really cut down your phone bill in its entirety.

Total cost: $249 (excl plan)

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Apple AirPods Pro: $249.99

$189.99 at Woot

You can get the best-selling Apple AirPods Pro on sale for just $189.99 – the cheapest price we had seen in the run up to Cyber Monday before Walmart blew it out of the water. You should make sure you're happy with Woot's returns policy, which is far more restricted than Amazon's. Otherwise, Staples has the AirPods Pro on sale for $199.

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Great mini deal

iPad mini 5 (latest model) - 64GB: $399

$349.99 at Best Buy

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Apple doesn't make a mini iPad very often, and the mini 5 is a good mix of the latest tablet tech in a much more portable form factor. It's great if you've got a child in the house and also supports Apple Pencil. With a discount this hefty, it's likely to be one of the winners of Cyber Monday already.

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iPad Pro 12.9-inch (128GB, 2020): $999

$949 at Amazon

The newest iPad Pro sports a stunning 12.9-inch edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display, and the fastest processor you'll find in any tablet - and right now it's $70 less than usual at Amazon. The 128GB configuration is the cheapest version of this device, but if you want more storage, you'll find savings on all versions of Apple's premium tablet at Amazon right now:

128GB: $999 $949 | 256GB: $1,099 $999 | 512GB: $1,299 $1,149 | 1TB: $1,499

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Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm, GPS): $399

$349.99 at Amazon

The all-new Apple Watch Series 6 gets a massive $49 price cut at Amazon in this great deal. The all-new 40mm smartwatch features a new S6 processor, blood oxygen monitoring, an ECG app, and elevation tracking. This great deal is still available, but we expect it won't last much longer.

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Apple Watch Series 6 (44mm, GPS): $429

$409 at Amazon (save $40)

If you want the larger variant, you can also get $20 off the smartwatch. This isn't the best deal we've seen so far with some previously offering this smartwatch for $50 less, but was the best we saw throughout the Black Friday and Cyber Monday period.

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iPhone 11 64GB: £729

£579 at Amazon | £150 off RRP

Apple's 2019 flagship phone brought with it an improved camera, better battery life and - all important - an array of new colours! The £729 improved on previous years, too, but now it's cheaper still thanks to Black Friday iPhone deals. No fan of Bezos and co? Very has the exact same price at the moment.

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iPhone 12 Pro Max: at Three | £79 upfront | 100GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £59 per month

The Pro Max has spent less than a week on the virtual shelves, and this is the offer that has impressed us most so far. This massive mobile is more like a small tablet in structure, making it a fabulous device for your working and streaming needs.

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Apple AirPods Pro: £249

£195 at Laptops Direct

This Laptops Direct deal offers the lowest price we've seen for the AirPods Pro in the UK, cutting the price by a whopping £55. For your money you're getting noise cancellation, a nifty transparency mode, and a wireless charging case capable of topping up your AirPods to 24-hours of battery life, alongside great sound and Apple connectivity.

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Apple iPad Mini 5 - 64GB: £399

£377 at Currys

Save £22

on the iPad Mini 5 at Currys in this Cyber Monday iPad deal. We have seen a lower price this year, however, when this model dropped to £349. There's only £30 in it, though, and we haven't seen that price in a long time now.

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2020 iPad Pro 11-inch - 128GB: £769

£706.70 at Amazon

The 2020 11-inch iPad Pro is available for £706 at the moment at Amazon. That's a price drop of over £50, and it's near the lowest price we've ever seen for this model. It's temporarily out of stock, but we've seen loads of items like this flashing in and out all week.

256GB: £869 £816 | 512GB: £1,069 £1,010.20 | 1TB: £1,269

£1,199.20

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Best UK deal

Apple Watch 5 White Sport Band 40mm (GPS + Cell): £699

£452.99 at Amazon (save £246.01)

There's nearly £250 off this sporty-looking version of the Apple Watch 5, which is a pretty huge saving compared to the initial price. the 44mm version is on sale too but its reduction isn't as dramatic.

44mm: £749.99 £582.99 at Amazon (save £166)

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Apple Watch SE (44mm, GPS): £299

£285 at Amazon (save £14)

Want the larger version of the Apple Watch SE? This isn't a significant saving, but it is the best available with £14 off the RRP, and was the best we saw throughout Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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