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Black Friday Deals: the best sales and discounts this weekend

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.

Apple’s App Store team has put together a list Special Offers on Amazing Apps, focusing mostly on free apps running promotions within the app itself – such as discounted subscriptions or IAP.

Meanwhile, we’ve picked out ten of the best discounts on premium apps that normally cost a one-off fee. If you missed the App Store Bargains post earlier, know that each of these apps and games comes highly recommended even at full price. Act quickly and you can snag them on the cheap.

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.

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. Well, not since last Black Friday anyway. Until Monday you can get a massive 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.

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