The Apple Black Friday 2014 deals are now out thanks to details about the current Product Red promotion, spilling all the deals and sales well before Apple had time to share the Apple Black Friday 2014 ad.
Apple doesn’t beat the competition on the cheapest items, but if you want an iPhone that isn’t rocking the least amount of memory possible you can save on pretty much every product that Apple sells. This includes the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 and many other products.
You can also still cash in on pretty generous Apple trade in offers to help with the out-of-pocket costs. Apple does not offer cash discounts, and the gift card bonus is something you need to use on iTunes, not at an Apple Store on products like cases and other accessories.
We’ll likely see the official Apple Black Friday 2014 ad arrive late Wednesday as the retail stores are closed for Thanksgiving Day. The Apple Store Black Friday hours start at 8 AM on Friday, two hours earlier than normal.
Thanks to the terms and conditions for the Apple (RED) special shopping promo on November 28th we know exactly what kind of Apple Black Friday deals you’ll find online from Apple and at your local Apple Store.
Apple Black Friday 2014 Deals
You should definitely compare these deals with what you can find at a store like Best Buy, Walmart and Target where the gift card bonuses are much higher for the iPad and iPhone and there are even bigger cash discounts on the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. There are still several reasons to shop at Apple though.
Most stores only offer the 16GB iPhone 6 or iPhone 5s, but at Apple you’ll find all storage sizes available. You can also score deals on the iMac with Retina 5K Display, which you won’t find at Best Buy or other stores. Finally, you can go for higher end and customizable iMac, MacBook Pro Retina and MacBook Air models and even an older MacBook Pro and save.
There are limits to these deals, including two iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus deals for a household and two iPad Air 2 or iPad mini deals per household. If you return any of these items you need to return the gift card or Apple will deduct the amount from your refund.
iPhone Black Friday Deals
The Apple Black Friday deals offer deals on all of the current iPhone models. This includes the free on contract iPhone 5c up to the most expensive iPhone 6 Plus. If you plan to buy the iPhone 6 16GB or iPhone 5s 16GB you’ll find bigger and better deals, but this is still a nice option for users looking to get the higher end models. You must be eligible for an upgrade and purchase on a compatible carrier without using the $0 down option online.
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone 5c
This includes a $50 iTunes gift card with purchase. You can get this deal even is the item doesn’t ship right away, which is handy if you plan to buy the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus that ship in a few days or weeks. You can score the Walmart iPhone 6 deal right now, which includes a $20 discount and a $75 gift card.
You can see how this compares to the other iPhone Black Friday 2014 deals in the chart below.
|iPhone Model||Price||Store||Catches||Trade In Bonus|
|iPhone 6||$179 + $75 Gift Card||Walmart||16GB Only||Up to $200 for old Smartphones|
|iPhone 5s||$79 + $75 Gift Card||Walmart||16GB Only||Up to $200 for old Smartphones|
|iPhone 6||$179 + $30 Gift Card||Target||16GB Only|
|iPhone 5s||$79 + $30 Gift Card||Target||16GB Only|
|iPhone 6||$99.99 with Trade||Target||16GB Only||$100 Minimum Trade for iPhone|
|iPhone 5s||$1 with Trade||Target||16GB Only||$100 Minimum Trade for iPhone|
|iPhone 6||$99||Sam's Club||$99 for 16GB, $199 for 64Gb, $299 for 128GB|
|iPhone 4||$99 off contract||GameStop||Used|
|iPhone 6||$99.99 with Trade||Best Buy||Deal only with trade.||$100 minimum trade value for old iPhone|
|iPhone 5s||$1 with Trade||Best Buy||Deal only with trade.||$100 minimum trade value for old iPhone|
|iPhone 6||$199 + $50 Gift Card||Apple||All storage sizes. No $0 down offers|
|iPhone 6 Plus||$299 + $50 Gift Card||Apple||All storage sizes. No $0 down offers|
|iPhone 5s||$99 + $50 Gift Card||Apple||All storage sizes. No $0 down offers|
|iPhone 5c||$0 + $50 Gift Card||Apple||All storage sizes. No $0 down offers without contract.|
iPad Black Friday Deals
You’ll find a similar set of iPad deals in the Apple Black Friday 2014 ad. Apple offers a $50 gift card with the purchase of any new iPad, including the higher capacity models that are not on sale at most retailers.
Target and Best Buy are offering discounts on higher capacity iPad models, with $100 or more off, which beats the $50 iTunes gift cards Apple offers on these iPads.
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Air
- iPad mini 3
- iPad mini 2
- iPad mini
You can compare the best iPad Black Friday deals in the table below, to see how much you can save at other retailers and compare this to the Apple deal.
|iPad mini||$199 + $30 Gift Card||$80||Walmart||16GB, 1 Hour Gaurantee Detials|
|iPad Air||$397 + $100 Gift Card||$103||Walmart||16GB|
|iPad Air 2||$499 + $140 Gift Card||$140||Target||Includes other storage sizes.|
|iPad Air||$399 + $100 Gift Card||$100||Target||Wednesday November 26th, Includes other storage sizes.|
|iPad mini 3||$399 + $100 Gift Card||$100||Target||Wednesday November 26th, Includes other storage sizes.|
|ipad mini 2||$299 + $100 Gift Card||$100||Target||Includes other storage sizes.|
|iPad mini||$249 + $80 Gift Card||$80||Target||Includes other storage sizes.|
|iPad Air 2||$399.99||$100||Best Buy||$100 off higher capacity models as well|
|iPad mini 3||$324.99||$75||Best Buy||$75 off higher capacity models as well|
|iPad Air||$299||$100||Sam's Club||16GB only|
|iPad Air 2||$499 + $50 Gift Card||$75||Apple||iTunes Gift Card|
|iPad Air||$399 + $50 Gift Card||$50||Apple||iTunes Gift Card|
|iPad mini 3||$399 + $50 Gift Card||$50||Apple||iTunes Gift Card|
|iPad mini 2||$299 + $50 Gift Card||$50||Apple||iTunes Gift Card|
|iPad mini||$249 + $50 Gift Card||$50||Apple||iTunes Gift Card|
Mac Black Friday Deals
If you buy a qualifying Mac at Apple on Black Friday you’ll earn a $100 iTunes gift card. This is not as good as the deals at Best Buy where you’ll save at least $120 on the MacBook Air and up to $200 on the iMac and MacBook Pro Retina. If you want the iMac 5K or need to customize the MacBook you want, this is a better deal, but keep in mind this is iTunes credit.
- MacBook Pro
- MacBook Air
- iMac 5K
- MacBook Pro with Retina Display
You can get the $100 iTunes gift card with the purchase of the Apple notebooks and computers listed above. The Mac Mini and Mac Pro are not included.
iPod Black Friday Deals
Apple only offers a $25 gift card to iTunes with the purchase of an iPod touch or iPod Nano, which is not that great. You can find $30 to $50 off at other stores, so make sure you check the list below before you decide to buy direct from Apple.
|32GB iPod Touch 5||$249 w/ $50 Gift Card||$50||Target|
|16GB iPod Touch 5||$195 w/ $30 Gift Card||$30||Walmart|
|16GB iPod Touch 5||$149||$50||Best Buy|
|8GB iPod Touch 4||$79||$50||GameStop|
|Any iPod Touch||$199+ w/ $25 Gift Card||$25||Apple|
|Any iPod Nano||$149+ w/ $25 Gift Card||$25||Apple|
|16GB iPod Touch 5||$149 after MIR||$50||RadioShack|
Apple TV & Beats Black Friday Deals
With the purchase of any Apple TV, Beats Headphones or Beats Speakers at Apple on Black Friday you can score a $25 gift card. This is about average on the Apple TV, but not as big of a deal for Beats.
Walmart offers 10-40% off Beats Headphones including big discounts on select models including one that is guaranteed in stock. Make sure to compare prices before deciding on Apple.
Walmart iPhone 6 Black Friday Deal
The Walmart Black Friday 2014 ad includes an iPhone 6 deal that is the best option for buyers without an old iPhone to trade in.
You can buy the iPhone 6 for $179, a savings of $20 and then stack on a $75 Walmart gift card to use on a future order. You can use this on gadgets or groceries, just not on this iPhone purchase.
In total you'll save $96 from buying the iPhone 6 at regular carrier pricing. You still need to pay tax and activation, but you'd pay that anywhere you go.
You can buy the iPhone 6 at this price in all color options, but you can only get it in 16GB of storage, which may not be enough for many users. There is also an iPhone 5s for $79 with a $75 gift card.
You can go to Walmart now, well ahead of Black Friday to get this deal. That means no standing in a huge line and dealing with crowds and the chance of a sell out.
Walmart also offers up to $200 for your old smartphone. If you trade in, you can use this to pay for the iPhone 6 and still get the Walmart gift card.