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Black Friday Deals: the best sales and discounts this weekend

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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, but it’s still taking part in the fun with a three-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 or Apple Watch, $100 for an iPad, and $200 for a Mac. Even some smaller purchases like Beats headphones come with gift cards. These offers mostly apply to last-generation devices – sadly there are no discounts on the X-generation iPhones or the new iPad Pro. Check out the available deals here on the Apple Store website.


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! We recommend you cross-reference the deals using trusted price-tracker 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 incredible discounts for limited periods.


We’re big fans of the iPhone Photo School. They provide all kinds of great photography tips completely free on their website, and their paid course is second to none. If you’ve wanted to improve your photography skills for a while but have been reticent about opening your wallet, good news: the iPhone Photo School is offering huge discounts for Black Friday.

Course founder Emil Pakarklis told us: “I almost never discount this course. I’ve worked hard to create the best iPhone photography training in the world. And 59,471 past students agree that my course offers great value. However, I decided to make an exception for this Black Friday. That’s because I want to get my course in the hands of even more people, including those who can’t afford the regular price.” Check it out here.