UPDATE: Nov. 15, 2022, 1:00 p.m. EST This post has been updated with the latest Apple deals from early Black Friday sales.
BEST MACBOOK DEAL: The MacBook Air (M2, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)(opens in a new tab) updates Apple’s most portable laptop in almost every way, and it’s back down to its lowest price ever — $1,049
$1,199at Amazon (save $150) 🔥
BEST IPAD DEAL: The 2021 iPad Mini (WiFi, 64GB)(opens in a new tab) brings portability and power in one small package — $399.99
$499at Amazon (save $99.01)
BEST APPLE WATCH DEAL: The Apple Watch Series 7 (45mm, GPS)(opens in a new tab) has an ECG sensor, a blood oxygen sensor, and 45mm of an always-on display— $309
$379at Best Buy (save $70)
BEST AIRPODS DEAL: The AirPods Pro (first gen)(opens in a new tab) with ANC lets you give the gift of peace and quiet at a reasonable price this holiday season — $159
$249at Walmart (save $90) 🔥
BEST ACCESSORY DEAL: The Beats Studio Buds(opens in a new tab) offer a worthy alternative to the AirPods Pro, and they’re back at their Prime Day 2 price — $99.95
$149.95at Amazon (save $50)
Apple is not famous for its sales — at least not through its own website and stores. Luckily, several other retailers have no problem marking down Apple products.
Basically, that means that the good Apple deals we find year-round are even better at the moment. Case in point: the M1 MacBook Air is back down to $800 for the second time this shopping season, some Apple Watches are back down to their all-time low prices, and the iPad Mini is entering its second week at $400.
If you don’t see your wishlist items on sale, don’t worry. We’ll be updating this post constantly leading up to Black Friday’s official start on Nov. 25. Until then, it never hurts to glance at the best deals that are live beforehand. Check them out below.
Please note: All newly added deals have been marked with a ✨. Anything with a
strikeout was either sold out or no longer available at the sale price as of this writing, and anything marked with a 🔥 has dropped to an all-time low price. Check back often — we’re updating this page constantly.
Mac and MacBook deals
Why we like it
The 2022 MacBook Air comes at a slightly higher starting price than its 2020 counterpart, but for a few good reasons. One, it underwent a total redesign that gives it a more Pro-like look, while still maintaining the thin look the Air is known for. The keyboard is miles better than the Butterfly monstrosity, and you also get a full-sized function role. We wish its 60Hz refresh rate offered a little more, but the M2 chip gives top-of-the-line performance. And that slightly larger 13.6-inch screen and 1080p webcam make a difference.
More Mac and MacBook deals
2022 MacBook Pro
2022 MacBook Air
2021 MacBook Pro
14-inch MacBook Pro (M1 Pro, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)(opens in a new tab) — $1,599
$1,999at Amazon (save $400)
14-inch MacBook Pro (M1 Pro, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD)(opens in a new tab) — $1,999.99
$2,499at Amazon (save $499.01) 🔥
14-inch MacBook Pro (M1 Pro, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)(opens in a new tab) — $1,599 $1,999 at Best Buy (save $400)
14-inch MacBook Pro (M1 Pro, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD)(opens in a new tab) — $2,099 $2,499 at Best Buy (save $400)
16-inch MacBook Pro (M1 Pro, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)(opens in a new tab) — $2,099 $2,499 at Best Buy (save $400)
16-inch MacBook Pro (M1 Pro, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)(opens in a new tab) — $2,199
$2,499at Amazon (save $300)
16-inch MacBook Pro (M1 Pro, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD)(opens in a new tab) — $2,299
$2,699at Amazon (save $400)
2020 MacBook Air
Why we like it
Even with the release of iPadOS 16, let’s be real — no one is really using their iPad as a complete laptop replacement. When it comes down to it, most people want a tablet to be portable, to stream shows and videos easily, maybe run some creative work, and not run out of battery quickly. The iPad Mini checks pretty much most of those boxes. For casual use, the battery does well, but the A15 Bionic chip brings the speed (you don’t need an M1 or M2 chip to play games and watch YouTube). The 8.3-inch display is compact without being way too small, the USB-C charging port adds a level of convenience the iPhone would be well suited to follow, and the stereo speakers sound great. All these factors together make it clear why this tablet is a Mashable Choice pick.
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iPad (10th Gen)
Apple Watch deals
Why we like it
If you want to grab the latest Apple Watch with a 45mm band you’ll be paying at least $419. Opting instead for last year’s Series 7 still gets a large, bright, always-on, crack-resistant display. In terms of fitness features, you get blood oxygen and ECG sensors, as well as a heart rate monitor. You won’t get the crash detection and temperature sensors of the Series 8, but if those weren’t must-have features for you anyway, saving over a hundred bucks and going for the Series 7 is the move.
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SE (Second Gen)
SE (First Gen)
Why we like them
The biggest con of Apple’s noise-canceling earbuds was their price. But with a new generation out and Black Friday around the corner, the first-gen AirPods Pro are back down to their lowest price ever at $159. With a case that gives up to 24 hours of battery life and some of the best active noise cancellation in the game, this price is hard to pass up.
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Apple accessories deals
Why we like them
If you’re interested in the idea of the ANC of the AirPods Pros but less interested in their price tag, the Beats Studio Buds offer a worthy alternative. The ANC might not quite match up to the Pros standard, but with 8 hours of battery life per charge (that’s longer than the second-gen Pros) and impressive bass for buds, you might just find them worth the trade-off. Plus, you get more color options.
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This post will be updated throughout the holiday shopping season.
Haley Henschel, Bethany Allard