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Best Apple deals on Cyber Monday 2021: last year's deals and what to expect

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Best Apple deals on Cyber Monday 2021: last year's deals and what to expect
Cyber Monday deals on Apple devices never disappoint. The shopping event is one of the best in terms of great offers and a variety of products on sale. Cyber Monday 2021 wouldn’t be an exception to this rule. If you need to replace your iPhone or iPad with a new one, or want to join the world of smart gadgets, then Apple is offering plenty of choices.

For you, Apple fans, we will gather the best offers here when November 29 comes. While you wait for the best Cyber Monday Apple deals, you might want to check what were the best Apple deals during last year’s event below. 

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Where will be the best Apple deals on Cyber Monday?


All of the major retailers are expected to offer Apple devices during the shopping event. You can expect sales at Amazon, B&H Photo, Best Buy, and Walmart. Apple could again offer gift cards and trade-in discounts on its online store just like it did last year. Big network carriers T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon are expected to have their offers on Apple devices as well.

What Apple devices will have discounts on Cyber Monday 2021?


You can expect the iPhone 13 and iPhone 12 series to have great deals during the shopping event. Older iPhones like the iPhone 11, XR, and SE (2020) should have discounts too. Apple's iPad Pro (2021) models could be offered, together with the 4th Gen iPad Air, the iPad 10.2, and the iPad Mini 5. The new iPad Mini that is reportedly coming soon could be offered as well as part of the wider Cyber Monday Apple deals.

As for other Apple-branded gadgets, expect the Apple Watch Series 6 and Watch SE smartwatches to have plenty of deals during Cyber Monday. Apple's AirPods and AirPods Pro earbuds should be on sale too. Apple accessories, MacBook, and iMac devices could also be offered with a discount by the big retailers.

iPhone deals on Cyber Monday


There were plenty of iPhone 12 deals on last year’s Cyber Monday. Apple, for one, offered a $50 gift card and up to $210 worth of discounts with trade-in during Cyber Monday at its online store. The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro were $150 off at Walmart and $100 off at Best Buy, while Verizon offered a 'buy one get one free' iPhone 12 with new unlimited plan. This year expect similar deals for the iPhone 13 series too, especially from carriers. 

Apple iPhone 13
8.5

Apple iPhone 13


The Good

  • Much improved battery life
  • Dynamic and jolly photos in more challenging conditions
  • Easy to view outdoors display with perfect calibration
  • Snazzy Cinematic video mode
  • Double the predecessor storage for the same price

The Bad

  • Slow display refresh rate for the price point
  • Wired and wireless charging take comparatively long
  • Cinematic video mode is finicky without good lighting
  • Taller notch eats into some video formats
  • Worse value for money ratio than the iPhone 13 Pro
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
9.3

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max


The Good

  • Amazing battery life
  • Super bright display with great colors
  • Fastest performance of any phone
  • Improved camera
  • Best video quality of any phone

The Bad

  • Lacks fast charging
  • Size is a bit extreme and it is a heavy phone
  • Cinematic Mode needs some more polish
  • No USB-C makes life more complicated


The iPhone 12 mini was offered by AT&T for free with an eligible trade-in and a new unlimited plan as well. The regular iPhone 12 was offered for free too, by T-Mobile with a trade-in and switch to the carrier. The new iPhone 13 mini will probably see similar discounts on Cyber Monday.

Apple iPhone 13 mini
9.0

Apple iPhone 13 mini


The Good

  • Compact, light, comfortable to carry
  • Bright and accurate screen
  • Great camera system
  • Fast performance
  • 128 GB base storage

The Bad

  • 60 Hz screen
  • Small screen is not for powerusers - feels cramped
  • Battery life is OK, but still the worst in the lineup


AT&T offered the iPhone 11 for half the retail price with contract during Cyber Monday last year. Apple offered the same half-off offer with an eligible trade-in and a discount at its online store. The unlocked iPhone 11 was also $100 off on Walmart. The iPhone 12 and 12 mini are now the new mid-range Apple phone in the lineup, so you should expect simmilar deals.

Apple iPhone 12
9.0

Apple iPhone 12


The Good

  • New design is pretty and compact
  • OLED screen, finally!
  • MagSafe is cool and has potential
  • Outstanding performance
  • One of the best cameras on a smartphone

The Bad

  • No charger, no headphones in the box
  • 64 GB of storage is fine, but feels a bit stingy in current ecosystem
  • No telephoto lens
  • No ultra high refresh rate


The iPhone 11 Pro was $350 off from Verizon, making it one of the best Cyber Monday Apple eals on iPhones. AT&T offered the phone with $700 savings if you trade-in an eligible device and sign a new unlimited plan.

Apple iPhone 11 Pro

Apple iPhone 11 Pro


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The iPhone SE (2020) was free on AT&T with new unlimited contract and eligible trade-in. The iPhone SE (2020) in particular was $150 off at Walmart with a choice of two prepaid carriers. This year the iPhone SE (2020) could see even bigger discounts for as much as half off its retail price. 

Apple iPhone SE (2020)

Apple iPhone SE (2020)


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The older iPhone XS and XR were offered by AT&T for $1/month with a new unlimited plan. The XR was offered for $5/month by Verizon too. Now that the XR is gone it has been replaced with the iPhone 11, which is an even better value for money iPhone. The iPhone 11 could be offered for free with a contract and an eligible trade-in during this year's Cyber Monday 2021. It could also see some nice discounts of up to 30% for its unlocked version in the big retail stores.

Apple iPhone 11
8.5

Apple iPhone 11


The Good

  • Snappy performance
  • Versatile dual-camera setup with Night Mode
  • Speakers are LOUD
  • Cool design and colors
  • Face ID is fast and reliable
  • Affordable pricing

The Bad

  • Display leaves a lot to be desired


iPad deals on Cyber Monday


Probably one of the best offers on an Apple tablet was the one for the 10.2-inch iPad (2020) and its 128GB Cellular version, which was $200 off at Best Buy. For the discount to apply, you needed to sign a contract with Verizon. This offer is still available, and you can check it out by clicking the ‘Buy at Best Buy’ button below. This year Apple released an updated version of the 10.2-inch affordable iPad and it will probably see similar to its predecessor discounts. We'll be curious to see what offers the Cyber Monday Apple deals for 2021 offer.

Apple iPad 10.2-inch (2021)
9.0

Apple iPad 10.2-inch (2021)


The Good

  • The full iPadOS experience at a low cost
  • TrueTone display
  • 64 GB base storage
  • Has a headphone jack
  • Dependable battery life

The Bad

  • Dated design
  • One-sided speakers
  • Lightning port
  • Non-laminated screen
  • Camera is not great


The 2020 12.9-inch iPad Pro was 50 to $100 off at Amazon, depending on the storage and connectivity variant. The Apple Magic Keyboard for the same iPad saw a minor $20 discount at Amazon as well. Now we have the 2021 iPad Pro lineup which features Apple's M1 chip. It could see similar, if not bigger discounts this year. 

Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021)
9.2

Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021)


The Good

  • Beautiful and large OLED-rivaling mini-LED display
  • Unparalleled performance
  • Best speakers on a tablet
  • Surprisingly thin and light for its size

The Bad

  • iPadOS 14 doesn't take advantage of those specs
  • Expensive accessories


If you are looking for a smaller Apple tablet, then you might have liked the $100 off deal on the iPad mini 5 at Best Buy last year. The offer was for the 64GB Wi-Fi only and the 256GB Cellular versions. This year though we have a newly released iPad mini 6. This means that while it might see some discounts during Cyber Monday 2021, they will be more minor. 

Apple iPad mini 6
9.0

Apple iPad mini 6


The Good

  • Perfect size and weight for reading and jotting down notes
  • Unrivaled performance on a small tablet
  • Punchy stereo speakers
  • USB Type-C
  • 2nd-gen Apple Pencil support

The Bad

  • Unimpressive display, wavy scrolling in portrait mode


The 11-inch iPad Pro (2020) was also $50 off, but at Amazon. The 4th Gen iPad Air had a modest discount of $30 at Amazon. This year though the iPad Air could see discounts of around $100 for the Cyber Monday Apple deals this year.

Apple iPad Air (2020)
9.0

Apple iPad Air (2020)


The Good

  • Gorgeous design
  • Magic Keyboard and 2nd-gen Apple Pencil support
  • Superb stereo speakers
  • USB Type-C, meaning better support for third-party accessories

The Bad

  • Expensive first-party accessories

Apple Watch deals on Cyber Monday


Cyber Monday isn’t all about smartphones and tablets. On this date, there are plenty of offers on cool gadgets too. For example, the Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm) was $50 off last year at Amazon. The 44mm version of the Series 6 was also $50 off at Amazon. Target offered the Series 6 smartwatches with the same discount during Apple's Cyber Monday deal. The new Apple Watch Series 7 though might see slightly smaller discounts, as it has just been released. But this means that the Series 6 might be in stock in many retailers with a discount of up to $100 during the Cyber Monday shopping event.

Apple Watch Series 7 (41mm)

Apple Watch Series 7 (41mm)


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Both the 40mm and 44mm versions of the Apple Watch SE were $20 off at Best Buy. The older Apple Watch Series 3 saw a minor $15 discount, again at Best Buy. Expect bigger discounts of up to $100 on these smartwatches this years Apple Cyber Monday.

Apple Watch SE (40mm)

Apple Watch SE (40mm)


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Apple AirPods deals on Cyber Monday


The AirPods have become the perfect wireless earbuds for every iPhone user, and we must say, we’ve come to like them a lot too. There were plenty of deals on the Apple earbuds on last year’s Cyber Monday. The AirPods Pro were $80 off at Walmart, while Amazon and Best Buy offered a smaller, $50 discount at their stores.

Apple AirPods Pro

- true wireless earbuds with ANC

As for the regular AirPods, they saw some great deals too. The Apple AirPods with wireless charging case were $60 off at Amazon. The non-wireless charging case version of the earbuds was $60 off at Amazon and $50 off at Best Buy.


Stay tuned for the best Cyber Monday Apple deals in 2021


So, the stage is set. Apple Cyber Monday discounts are going to be an interesting watch this year, so make sure to bookmark this page before the big day comes. We'll be updating this article with all the best Apple deals in real time during the event itself. See you soon!
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