Black Friday is just round the corner, which can mean only one thing: it’s time to prepare for sale season.
At the top of everyone’s wish list this year will be the Apple Watch, with shoppers up and down the country hoping to grab a deal on Apple’s iconic smartwatch.
We’ve got everything you need to know ahead of the big event, including what to expect, when the sales will start and useful tips to ensure you grab yourself an Apple Watch Black Friday deal.
When will we see the best Apple Watch Black Friday deals?
It’s worth noting that, while Black Friday takes place on 26th November this year, we expect most Apple Watch deals to be revealed in the days leading up to the event.
Similarly, we expect a similar pattern to last year, which saw retailers begin their Black Friday sales much earlier than usual as a result of the pandemic and increased competition online.
We’ll be updating this guide to bring you all of best Apple Watch Black Friday deals as they come in, so check back for the latest and best prices.
When is the Apple Watch Series 7 being released?
According to Apple’s website, the Series 7 will be available to able to pre-order at 05:00 PDT (Pacific Daylight Time) on 8th October – or 12:00 pm in the UK. It will be widely available in-store the following week from 15th October.
Is Black Friday the best time to buy Apple Watches?
Black Friday is often the best time to pick up a great deal on the latest Apple gadgets – particularly this year.
Apple has already confirmed that the new Series 7 will be available later this Autumn, which means that we can almost certainly expect to deep discounts on older models including the Apple Watch Series 6 and SE.
This is also true for other Apple devices, which are refreshed or updated every year.
Once Apple announces the new generation of its devices at its annual event each September, we typically see a rush by retailers to slash prices.
This will likely mean a price reduction across older models including the Series, Series 3 and SE.
Overall, the smart thing to do is to wait at least until after the Series 7 has been released before pulling the trigger.
Where can you find the best Apple Watch deals this Black Friday?
Some of the best places we expect to find great deals on Apple Waches this Black Friday include:
Black Friday shopping tips
To help shoppers ensure they get exactly what they want for the best price we’ve pulled together some top tips below:
Do research ahead of time – preparation is key and getting some background knowledge on items you intend to buy will save you time and effort ahead of the big day. Don’t forget to read the reviews and expert round ups for an independent recommendation.
Register your interest – Sign up to specific retailer newsletters to stay in the loop and get the latest news on what they will be offering for Black Friday. Most retailers will be regularly updating shoppers on all the exciting promotions and the latest deals on thousands of products in the lead up and during the shopping bonanza.
Bookmark pages of products you want ahead of time , that way when the clock strikes midnight you won’t have to waste time scrolling through thousands of products.
Get online early – online demand last year was unprecedented, and we expect this year will be no different. It’s worth burning the midnight oil if you really want to score huge deals.
Compare prices across a number of retailers and look for free delivery options to maximise your savings. This will help ensure you get the best possible discounts on all your coveted items.
Best early Black Friday Apple Watch deals:
Can’t wait until Black Friday? We’ve rounded up some of our current favourite Apple Watch deals:
Created to provide you with even more health features, Apple Watch Series 6 now enables you to track your blood oxygen as well as your workouts. The handy always-on retina display has been updated, so it’s now 2.5 times brighter outdoors to help you see when you’ve hit your targets, and best of all? it’s all powered by a faster, S6 64-bit dual-core processor.
If you’re after a new Apple Watch but don’t want to spend a fortune, the Watch SE is the one to go for. It’s much cheaper than newer models but still one of the best smartwatches around.
The always-on display is sorely missing, but the fitness tracking – including motivating nudges to keep you active is as good as ever.
While the Series 6 is the best Apple Watch you can buy right now, the Series 3 is not only still a very decent smartwatch, but it’s still officially available through the Apple Store at a great, low price starting at just under £200.
It may be a little bulkier and missing some of the newer features in the newest and greatest Series 6, but the foundations that make the Apple Watch great are all still there. Take for instance its extensive fitness tracking capabilities, waterproofing, music playback, Apple Pay support, heart health notifications, interchangeable straps and iPhone notification mirroring.
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