Cyber Monday is the last day of the Black Friday sales weekend. Originally, it was the most popular online shopping day of the year, but in more recent years it’s just another excuse for even more incredible discounts on big-brand products.
In this article we outline how to make the most of the current Apple deals, but also share everything we know about Cyber Monday 2020.
When and what is Cyber Monday 2020?
Cyber Monday is Monday, 30 November 2020. Cyber Monday always falls on the Monday after US Thanksgiving and Black Friday, which is the day after Thanksgiving. The deals continue across the weekend, through Cyber Monday and on into the week after (often referred to as Cyber Week). Sales seem to last longer every year as retailers try to squeeze every possible drop out of the season.
On Cyber Monday retailers across the globe offer huge discounts to shoppers both online and (usually, but not so much this year) in stores. Cyber Monday was given that name because it tended to be the busiest day of the year for online shopping.
It’s unusual to find a retailer or brand that doesn’t take part in Cyber Monday, and as the event gets more popular the deals become even more aggressive. Expect to see plenty of incredible bargains.
Best Apple deals for Cyber Monday
Before we help you find the Apple deal for you, here’s an overview of some of the best Apple deals right now.
1. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, M1, 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 512GB (2020)
Now: £1,424.05 (£74.95 off)
KRCS already has money off the new M1 MacBook Air!
They also have money off the entry-level M1 MacBook Air that normally costs £1,299 – you can get it from them for £1,234.06 – £64.94 off here!
2. Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Now: £1,088 (£11 or 1% off, up to £14 off)
A small but extremely rare discount on Apple’s new flagship, the top-of-the-line iPhone 12 Pro Max.
KRCS rarely offers huge discounts, but it’s a great place to make small savings on products that most retailers aren’t discounting at all.
3. Apple AirPods Pro
From: Appliances Direct
Now: £199 (£50 off)
The AirPods Pro are Apple’s ultimate in-ear headphones. They offer active noise cancellation and three sizes of soft flexible silicon tips for a customisable, comfortable fit. Right now you can get £50 off the usual price with Appliances Direct.
4. Fitbit Charge 4
Now: £99 (£30 off)
5. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, 2.4GHz quad-core 512GB (2019)
From: Currys PC World
This is a great discount off 2019’s top-of-the-range 13in MacBook Pro. It’s got a 2.4GHz 8th-generation quad-core processor and a generous 512GB SSD.
6. Apple iPhone 12
Now: Best Deals in the UK & US
Our dedicated iPhone 12 deals round up looks at where you can find the best offers on the iPhone 12. Leading deals includes £400 off with cashback and freebies like Disney Plus or AirPods.
7. Apple 12.9in iPad Pro (Wi-Fi, 256GB, 4th-Gen)
Now: £990.20 (£78.80 off)
Amazon has slashed £78.80 off the iPad Pro 12.9, which released earlier this year. See our full review.
8. Apple iPhone 11 Pro (256GB)
Now: £1074 (£125 off)
The outstanding Apple iPhone 11 Pro is without a doubt the finest iPhone to date and this Amazon deal knocks a not-insignificant amount off its asking price.
9. Apple iPhone 12 Pro
Now: From £40 per month (with free AirPods)
10. Apple 27in iMac, 3.7GHz six-core, 5K Retina Display, 2TB Fusion Drive (2019)
From: Currys PC World
Now: £1,599 (£650 off)
Save money on the 2019 iMac with this deal from Currys PC World. This was the top-of-the-range six-core 27in model that used to cost £2,249 (the equivalent now costs £2,299).
This model features a 9th generation Intel i5 processor and AMD Radeon Pro 580X graphics. Note that this includes a 2TB Fusion Drive – Apple is now shipping all iMacs with SSDs as standard.
11. Apple 21.5in iMac, 3.0GHz six-core, 4K Retina Display, 1TB Fusion Drive (2019)
From: Currys PC World
Now: £1,099 (£350 off)
You can get money off this 2019 top-of-the-range 21.5in iMac with Currys PC World. It’s almost identical spec to the 2019 entry-level 27in iMac, but way less money!
12. Apple iMac Pro, 3.2GHz, 8-core Xeon, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 5K Retina display (late 2017)
From: Currys PC World
Now: £3,299 (£1,600 off)
The iMac Pro hasn’t been updated since it was introduced in 2017, but it is still one of the most powerful iMacs. It’s also the most expensive iMac – but Currys is offering money off!
Note that this is the 8-core model that Apple discontinued, which means you can now get 10-core model from Apple for £4,999, but this is still a decent deal.
13. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, 2.4GHz, quad-core, 256GB, Silver (2019)
From: Currys PC World
Now: £1,199.97 (£499.03 off)
Here’s a saving on the 2019 13in MacBook Pro with 2.4GHz Quad-core processor – it’s the 256GB version that would have cost £1,699 at launch, while the newer equivalent retails at £1,799.
14. Apple 27in iMac, 3.1GHz six-core, 10th-gen, 256GB SSD (2020)
Now: £1,709.05 (£89.95 off)
KRCS has already discounted the new 2020 27in iMac. You can get the 3.1GHz 6-core, 10th-gen, 2020 iMac for £1,709.05 – a really decent discount for such a new model.
15. Apple MacBook Air, 1.1GHz quad-core, 512GB (2020)
Now: £1,100.46 (£198.54% off)
There’s money to be saved on the 2020 quad-core MacBook Air over at Amazon.
We’ve seen this model for sale for even less though. This is the cheapest we’ve seen it so far.
16. Apple MacBook Air, 1.1GHz quad-core, 512GB (2020)
From: Currys/PC World
Now: £1,185 (£114 off)
17. Apple iPhone XS (SIM-free)
From: John Lewis
Now: £629 (£370 off)
A fantastic deal. The XS remains an excellent phone, despite having been effectively replaced by the iPhone 11 Pro.
18. Apple Watch Series 4 Nike+ (44mm, cellular, refurbished)
From: Apple Refurbished Store
Now: £359 (£120 off)
You can grab yourself a sweet deal on a refurb of the larger 44mm variant of Apple Watch Series 4 right now. It’s the Nike+ edition too, with a cool matching sports band and Nike+ watchfaces available too.
What is Apple doing for Cyber Monday 2020?
Apple is likely to kick off a ‘shopping event’ on Black Friday that continues until Cyber Monday. In the past, Apple has offered free gift cards with qualifying purchases from the Apple Store, rather than reducing its prices. In 2019, gift cards were between £20 and £160 ($25 and $200) depending on the product you purchased.
It’s worth noting that the company doesn’t tend to include purchases of its latest devices in this offer, which excludes lots of iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and MacBook options.
Thankfully, Apple isn’t the only place you’ll find deals on its products. Third-party retailers across the US, UK and beyond are offering deals on iPhones, iPads, Macs and more on Cyber Monday, and we’ll be sharing the best bargains right here.
How to get the best Cyber Monday deals
Spotting a good Cyber Monday deal takes a bit of work but luckily we have pulled together all the best Apple deals by product in the following deal roundups. We include the prices that you would pay if you bought the product (or equivalent product) from Apple.
Once you know what you’re looking for, check out our dedicated deals pages. We spend hours scouring the web for the best promotions every month so you have them at your fingertips:
If you want to compare the different Apple products and their prices, Apple conveniently charts configurations and starting prices on its products:
- MacBook and iMacs – see pricing differences across MacBook and iMac models based on screen size, processors, storage and more. You can choose up to two devices to compare side by side.
- iPads – compare capacities and prices across all iPads, including Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi and Cellular models
- iPhones – use the drop down on Apple’s site to compare configurations on up to three different iPhone models. Clicking through to an individual model will take you to the RRP.
- Apple Watch – see prices across all Series, both GPS and Cellular models.
- Apple TV – compare capacity and price across Apple TV against Apple TV 4K.
Where to find Cyber Monday Apple deals
Beyond Apple, you can expect to find great Cyber Monday deals from authorised Apple resellers such as KRCS. KRCS covers the full range of Apple products, including AppleCare coverage and Beats headphones.
Lightning Deals slash prices off limited stock items, which is why the deals only last a few hours. The benefit of a Prime membership is that you would be able to access the Lightning Deals 30 minutes in advance of non-members, which can come particularly handy in the madness of Cyber Monday.
It’s a good idea to keep an eye on the competing retailers that offer Apple products, some of which include:
If you’re in the US, see these major retailers:
How to prepare for Cyber Monday deals
Remember, don’t jump into a deal before understanding whether the device will be right for you. If you know you’re looking for a new Apple device, but not sure where to start, check out our range of buying guides for Apple:
We also have more specific buying guides for those interested in Macs:
Best Apple deals
Here are the best Apple deals you can take advantage of on Cyber Monday: