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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!

App Store

There are a huge amount of apps and games on sale on the App Store at this time of year – so many it can be hard to find the diamonds in the rough. That’s why we’re here to bring you a curated selection of some of the best App Store deals of the Black Friday period. And we’re talking about way more than a few cents here and there.

This year’s selection features some truly premium apps that would ordinarily set you back as much as $60. Tap here to check out our pick of the six best bargains currently 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 $150 that can be spent on other products in the Apple Store.

Note that much of Apple’s latest and greatest is exempt from the offer, so make sure you’re happy with last year’s models before being tempted by the gift card. For many, though, it’s a great way to make your money go further – especially if you were planning an Apple purchase anyway. Read more about the deals or explore them yourself 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. That said, it’s often guilty of promoting barely-discounted products alongside genuine bargains, making it hard to figure out which is which! That’s why 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 that offer big discounts for limited periods.

iPhone Photo School

We’ve talked about iPhone Photo School before, but we’ve never seen such a big discount on their paid course. Until Monday you can get 90% off their online academy lessons that promise to teach you everything you need to take stunning photos with your iPhone.

Read more here or click straight through to sign up now. If you’ve got one eye on Christmas shopping, this could be a great digital gift for the amateur photographer in your life.

Tips & Tricks eBook

Speaking of digital gifts, did you know we also sell a PDF eBook comprising all the core iPhone tips from our app? We’ve had a lot of requests over the years for a version of the guide that can be read on a computer or even printed out, so here it is!

Click through to our eBook shop and use the offer code BLACKFRIDAY for 50% off. Note that the current version for sale covers everything in iOS 13, but you’ll also get an exclusive code to upgrade to our full iOS 14 guide (coming soon) for just $1. Both guides are broadly the same, so either way you’ll be able to get the basics down and plenty more besides!

If you’ve found the tips in this app helpful over the years, the PDF makes a great standalone gift for anyone in your life who may need a helping hand with a new Apple device this year.