Are you one of the savvy shoppers waiting for the Apple Black Friday 2018 deals ad to arrive? Apple may abstain from participating in the Black Friday 2018, but thanks to the steep discounts from major retailers. The deals on Apple products will be some of the biggest discounts this Black Friday 2018. So how much discounts on the iPhone, iPad, Watch, iMac, MacBook and Beats by Dr. Dre headphones we should expect for Black Friday 2018? The past several years will give us a pretty good ideal on what to expect on Apple Black Friday deals this coming Thanksgiving.
Last year, Apple did not released an official Black Friday ad, but the ads from Walmart, Target, Best Buy and B&H Photo Video are fueled with a great number of Apple devices. Due to the past Black Friday, Apple products follow an routine every holiday sales season. Here’s what Apple hardware products shoppers should expect on Black Friday, according to Forbes Magazine.
- iPhone XR — $200 direct price cuts
- iPhone XS, Max, XR — Up to $300 Store Gift Card
- MacBook Air 13.3-inch for $674 ($325 off)
- MacBook 12-inch for $1,049 ($250 off)
- MacBook Pro 13.3-inch for $1,049 ($250 off)
- iPad 9.7-inch for $229 ($100 off)
- iPad Mini 4 for $239 ($160 off)
- Watch Series 4 with $30 Store Gift Card – $399.99
- Watch Series 4 for $379.99 ($20 off)
With the budget-friendly iPhone XR recently hit the market a few weeks before the Black Friday, we expect a soaring demand for the smartphone to be one of the doorbuster items. In the past years, Walmart offered the best iPhone Black Friday deals. While Best Buy will likely offer up to $250 direct price slashes on the new iPhones, Walmart will compete by offering a $300 store gift card.
Apple itself has not had an official Black Friday ad in years, and it’s unrealistic to release an advertisement for 2018. However, there are third-party retailers will definitely feature Apple products in their respective Black Friday ad. Nearly all of major Black Friday ad will be launched in the first two weeks of November. Expect the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR to appear in the cover page of the top Black Friday ads.
Apple will likely tip off its sale on Turkey Day, but keep in mind that the first-party store s the one that should be avoided. Based on the previous holiday sales season, there’s a solid indication that Apple Store will only offer a small amount of gift cards when scoring an expensive device at full price.
If you’re in the market for a real and actual heavily-discounted Apple Black Friday deals this 2018, head over to Walmart, Best Buy and Target. The “Big Three” major retailers will have a massive discounts on a number of popular Apple products starting on Monday of the Thanksgiving Week. The popular membership wholesale retailer Sam’s Club’s will hold its annual “One-Day Sale” pre-Black Friday sales that features the latest iPhones and iPads.
While the early sales basically have just a handful of good bargains, we advise you to wait until the Black Friday week arrives for the best deals and deep discounts. The non-chain retailer B&H Photo Video is popular for its best Black Friday deals on Apple products especially on iPad and Mac computers.
While the Apple Store is offering free shipping and in-store pickup on all orders, nearly all major chains will also have be waiving delivery feels on Apple deals. If the past holiday sales is the case this year, Target and Best Buy will likely offer free shipping on all orders throughout the Cyber Week. Meanwhile, Walmart and Amazon will offer free shipping with minimum orders of $35 and $25, respectively. But the good news is that every Apple hardware — iPhone, iPad, Watch, MacBook and Beats by Dr. Dre headphones — is very expensive enough to qualify on free shipping minimums on Walmart and Amazon.