The Apple Black Friday 2014 deals finally leaked and we have our first iPhone 6 Plus bLack Friday deal of the year, and possibly the only deal you’ll see. Walmart trounces the iPhone 6 deal from Apple, but the popular Black Friday destination doesn’t offer any iPhone 6 Plus Black Friday deals.
For the second year in a row, the Apple Black Friday deals involve gift cards, and this year Apple ties into the Product Red promotion it is currently running with apps. Apple teased gift cards and now thanks to the terms and conditions for the promotion we know about the very tempting iPhone 6 Plus Black Friday deals.
Read: iPhone 6 Plus Review
All of these iPhone 6 Plus deals are online and in store through Apple. Local Apple Stores will open early for Black Friday 2014 at 8 AM and you can shop online for these deals, but there is a catch that you need to know about.
Starting on November 28th the Apple Black Friday deals will kick off with a $50 gift card for any iPhone purchase through the Apple Store or Apple Online store. This is an iTunes gift card, so you’ll need to spend it on apps, movies or music. There is no time listed for the start of these deals, but Apple traditionally starts sales events at 12:01 AM Pacific, which is 3:01 AM Eastern.
There isn’t a huge reason to wait up until 3 AM on the east coast. Although Apple says there are limited quantities of the gift cards it is unlikely that they will run out overnight. You can only qualify for two gift card bonuses for an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus per household, so keep that in mind.
The iPhone 6 Plus Black Friday deals are not valid if you buy online and choose a $0 down plan like AT&T Next or Verizon Edge. It’s not clear if this is only online, or if this exclusion also applies to in store. If you return the iPhone 6 Plus, you need to return the gift card or Apple deducts $50 off the refund amount.
In addition to offering $50 off, this iPhone 6 Plus deal includes $50 off in the form of a gift card on all the models — including the 64GB and 128GB options that aren’t on sale at other stores and websites. The same goes for the iPhone 6 Black Friday deals. While most retailers are only offering deals on the 16GB iPhone 6 or require membership.
If you want to get in on these iPhone 6 Plus Black Friday deals you’ll need to go online or in store on November 28th. This is the only day they are available, so there is no way to shop on Thanksgiving or later on in the weekend. Apple does not normally discount new products like the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, so you won’t likely see a similar deal through Apple for a while.
You can use the Apple Store gift card on your next purchase, but you cannot use it on the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus purchase, so you’ll be paying full price, plus tax and activation. You’ll also need to be eligible for an upgrade. This is valid on Sprint, AT&T and Verizon and if you buy T-Mobile without the financing it appears to be part of this deal as well.
You can see a listing of the best iPhone Black Friday deals below to see how these compare to what Apple is offering.
|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.|
Walmart offers the deepest discount without the need to trade in, cutting $20 off the price of the iPhone 6 and adding in a $75 gift card.
In addition to the $50 gift card on the iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6, Apple also offers the same $50 bonus on the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and all of the current iPad lineup from the iPad mini to the iPad Air 2. There is also a $25 gift card offer with the purchase of Beats headphones and speakers.
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.