Black Friday is here! Though the sales have been ramping up all week, most retailers save the very best ones for the day itself – and they often run right through the weekend until Cyber Monday.

We’ve scoured the web to find the very best deals an iPhone or iPad user could want, from a variety of sources. This is the best day of the year to pick up a bargain – let’s see what’s available!

Apple Store

Apple typically doesn’t discount its products for Black Friday – or ever – but it’s still taking part in the fun with a four-day shopping event. Instead of offering money off, Apple is giving away gift cards of up to $200 that can be spent on other products in the Apple Store. It’s a sneaky way to encourage you to spend more money on Apple stuff, but if you’re planning to buy something soon anyway it’s a no-brainer to do it this weekend!

You can get a $50 gift card when buying an iPhone, $100 for an iPad, and $200 for a Mac. Many other purchases like Apple Watch and AirPods come with gift cards, too. The catch? These offers mostly apply to last-generation devices – sadly there are no offers on the very latest models. But if you’re happy with last-gen technology, it’s a great way to stretch your money a little farther. Check out the available deals here on the Apple Store website.

Amazon

Amazon is the undisputed king of Black Friday. It has thousands of deals and tends to price-match the best prices from around the web, so you can be sure you’re not missing out. The only thing it can be guilty of is promoting barely-discounted products alongside genuine bargains – it can be hard to know which is which!

That’s why we recommend you cross-reference the deals using trusted price-tracker camelcamelcamel.com to see how the Black Friday discounts hold up to historical sales. If a product is at an all-time low, you know it’s a good deal!

Amazon’s offerings change by the hour and differ by region, so your best bet is to get online and do some browsing yourself. You can find a full roundup of every Black Friday deal right here on Amazon’s website (or here if you’re in the UK). In particular, look out for blink-and-you’ll-miss-it Lightning deals which offer big discounts for limited periods.

Around the web

There’s no need to go fighting through crowds to get a good deal today. Pretty much all your favorite retailers are taking part in Black Friday to some degree. Some of the best deals we’ve found include Best Buy’s $500 discount on the iPhone 11 range when you trade in an old device, and $200 off the new MacBook Pro at B&H – but search around and you’re bound to find plenty more.

Anything else?

We mentioned earlier this week, but in case you missed it: this is perhaps the best time of year to improve your skills with the iPhone Photography School, or protect your privacy with a NordVPN subscription. We recommend both even at their regular price, but they’re extremely heavily discounted right now!

And of course, you’ll find a load of apps discounted on the App Store this weekend. Apple has compiled a list of its favorite app sales, and we’ll be posting our own finds later today.