Early Black Friday Apple deals: MacBooks, Apple Watches, and AirPods galore


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The MacBook Pro 14-inch that was released last year is an impressive piece of computer. The M1 Pro chip under the hood is extremely powerful, and the new 14-inch screen is big, and crucially, beautiful. This $400 saving doesn’t bring the laptop down to its lowest price, but it does make it less than if you were to head on over to Apple and spec up a 13-inch MacBook Pro to be similar.

And yeah, I know which MacBook I’d go for.

iPad mini 6

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The iPad Mini is a wonderful little tablet, perfect for when you’re on the go. This deal over at Amazon is pretty monster, however – you can currently save $100 off one of the smaller iPads, in all the colors. That makes the 64GB tablet $399 – its lowest price ever.

It may not have the power of the iPad Air, or the yellow of the newest iPad 2022, but its smaller footprint and A15 make it a contender against both. Honestly? There’s possibly no better time to grab an iPad Mini than now – even if it is almost Black Friday.

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Upgrading your HomeKit smart home can be pricey, but that’s why Black Friday is the perfect time to search for deals on the best Homekit accessories.

The Arlo Video Doorbell (opens in new tab) offers impressive video, fast response times, and a familiar interface for answering your door, making it one of the best options around. Save yourself $40 and make sure you get a doorbell that can help you receive packages, keep an eye on your property, and sync in with the rest of your HomeKit items easily. You can’t go wrong with the Arlo Video Doorbell.

HyperX Cloud Gaming Wireless headphones

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Thousands of gamers rely on this gaming headset whether playing on Mac, PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, or PS5.

The battery lasts for up to 300 hours, allowing players to dive into game after game without needing to worry about running out of juice. To make it easier to communicate with friends online, the microphone offers excellent noise-cancelling while the DTS Spatial Audio helps you identify exactly where a sound is coming from. As far as comfort goes, the memory foam padding on the connecting band and earphones is nice and soft for a relaxing experience.

What are the iMore team looking out for this Black Friday? Gaming Editor Rebecca Spear and Contributor Tshaka Armstrong are both looking to replace aging TVs with newer, brighter models at a bargain price – and can’t wait to see what’s coming over Black Friday.

There are likely to be some great offers on TVs over the next few weeks for any budget, so keep your eyes peeled!

LinkBuds S

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The Sony LinkBuds S are some of the best true-wireless earbuds I’ve ever tried, and with this price they’re back at their previous best.

They’re cheaper than the AirPods Pro 2, and they offer most of the same features – for a much lower price. There’s noise canceling on board, along with some stellar sound quality. The best thing I found out though? Their size – they are tiny and I find they blend in beautifully when I’m wearing them. This deal is on all colors.

AirPods Pro 2 on a mosaic table

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Fancy some new AirPods? This might not be the biggest discount, but It’ll save you some money on one of the pairs of the best true wireless earbuds. The AirPods Pro 2 are a pretty decent update to the AirPods Pro, piling on more features than you can shake an AirPods-sized stick at.

This deal isn’t the biggest, but it brings them back down to their lowest price ever. If nothing else, this points to the potential for further discounts that may come closer to Black Friday proper.

iPad Air 5 using picture-in-picture

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One of the best iPads ever, the iPad Air brought the M1 chip to a more affordable package. The screen is excellent, the chassis slick and attractive, and the performance is to die for. What could be better? A new lowest price.

This iPad Air price is the lowest the tablet has been for some time, shopping $80 off full price. It’s a great saving on a fantastic iPad. The price drop is on all the different colors, as well as storage options. There is a reduction on the Wifi + Cellular version, but it’s only around a $40 drop at Amazon.

Apple Watch series 8

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The Apple Watch Series 8 is a very solid little smartwatch, and one of the best Apple Watches that you can buy. It’s almost becoming a must for iPhone users, and the GPS + Cellular model brings even more features to the table.

This deal makes it the cheapest that it has ever been, with a massive $110 discount. That now brings it to the same price as the GPS variant of the same size, so you can get more watch for the same price. The larger 44mm variant is also reduced, but only by $40 at Amazon. Not sure which is the best model for you? Check out the differences between the Apple Watch GPS VS GPS + Cellular.

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