Apple's US Black Friday shopping event has gift cards galore for select iPhones, iPads, and more
As confirmed earlier this week, a four-day Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping event is underway, offering Apple Store gift cards with purchases of select iPhone models, three iPad variants, an assortment of Macs, the entire Apple Watch Series 3 family, as well as the HomePod, both Apple TV versions, and select Beats headphones.
That may sound like a lot of deals, but unsurprisingly, there’s nothing for buyers of the hot new iPhone XS, XS Max, and iPhone XR, as well as the latest iPad Pro generation.
The select SIM-free iPhone models eligible for small $50 discounts (on future Apple Store purchases) are last year’s iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, as well as the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus released the year before.
Meanwhile, you can get gift cards of “up to” $100 with select iPad buys, although both the iPad mini 4 and iPad 9.7-inch (sixth-generation) are merely sold alongside free $50 coupons. You’ll have to splash the cash on a 10.5-inch iPad Pro to score a $100 voucher, while the Apple Watch Series 3, HomePod, Apple TV and Apple TV 4K, as well as six different pairs of Beats headphones, all come bundled with modest $50 gift cards.
The special offers are valid online, at apple.com, as well as in physical Apple Store locations nationwide, and by calling 1-800-MY-APPLE between today, November 23, and Monday, November 26. But for the good of your bank accounts, be sure to look around for sweeter Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals at reputable third-party retailers and carriers.