I love my MacBook, and there isn’t just one reason. MacBooks are one of the best devices ever made. But they are a little costly.
Apple offers Black Friday deals on Macbooks (both Pro and Air models) every year.
MacBook deals during Black Friday are undoubtedly some of the most sought-after offers every year. This year all the Macbooks, especially the M1 models, will have the most discount. M2 and M1 Pro/Max chip models, too will be discounted a little but not much.
Let’s see all the offers that Apple has planned to offer during Black Friday.
Best Black Friday Deals on MacBook (Pro and Air)
Although Black Friday is edging closer every day, you don’t need to wait until the November 25 (or the 28th November, speaking of Cyber Monday) to find excellent deals on the best MacBooks presently available in the market.
I’m expecting to see both the MacBook Air (M1) and the MacBook Pro 13-inch (M1) receive some spectacular deals. MacBook Air M2 and Macbook Pro M2 will have some discounts as well.
Which Macbook to Buy?
There are several models available. Here’s a table that can help you decide whether or not buy a MacBook model.
|Device||Launch Date||Next Model||Should I Buy?||Why/Why Not|
|MacBook Air (M1)||Nov 2020||–||Yes||Still a great deal and plenty capable for most people|
|MacBook Air (M2)||Jul 2022||–||Yes||Great laptop with excellent performance.|
|MacBook Pro 13″||Jun 2022||–||No||Get a MacBook Air or an M1 Pro/Max MacBook|
|MacBook Pro 14″||Oct 2021||Oct 2022||Maybe||A new model with M2 Pro/ Max chips coming soon|
|MacBook Pro 16″||Oct 2021||Oct 2022||Maybe||A new model with M2 Pro/ Max chips coming soon|
MacBook Air M1 Black Friday
MacBook Air with an M1 chip was the innovation that took the world by storm. This all-loved model in the MacBook series still serves the purpose as the process is blazing fast. It was launched in 2020 during an Apple event. MacBook Air M1 comes with a 13.3-inch retina display, 8GB RAM and 256/512GB SSD storages. It has a backlit keyboard among other things like battery, processors etc.
Here’s the discount that Apple MacBook Air M1 has at the moment.
- All-Day Battery Life – Go longer than ever with up to 18 hours of battery life.
- Powerful Performance – Take on everything from professional-quality editing to action-packed gaming with ease. The Apple M1 chip…
- Superfast Memory – 8GB of unified memory makes your entire system speedy and responsive. That way it can support tasks like…
MacBook Pro M1 Pro Black Friday
The Pro model comes with extra GPU, power and better M1 processors called M1 Pro and M1 Max. This is a model loved by professionals and critics. MacBook Pro M1 comes with 14-inch/16 retina displays starting from 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage.
Here’s the discount that Apple MacBook Pro M1 Pro has at the moment.
- Apple M1 Pro or M1 Max chip for a massive leap in CPU, GPU, and machine learning performance
- Up to 10-core CPU delivers up to 3.7x faster performance to fly through pro workflows quicker than ever
- Up to 32-core GPU with up to 13x faster performance for graphics-intensive apps and games
Here’s the discount that Apple MacBook Pro M1 Max has at the moment.
- 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU
- 32GB Memory
- 1TB Storage
MacBook Air M2 Black Friday
This isn’t going to have much discount this Black Friday but I still expect a few percent of the reduction in price (around 5%).
- STRIKINGLY THIN DESIGN — The redesigned MacBook Air is more portable than ever and weighs just 2.7 pounds. It’s the incredibly…
- SUPERCHARGED BY M2 — Get more done faster with a next-generation 8-core CPU, up to 10-core GPU and up to 24GB of unified memory.
- UP TO 18 HOURS OF BATTERY LIFE — Go all day and into the night, thanks to the power-efficient performance of the Apple M2 chip.
MacBook Pro M2 Black Friday
MacBook Pro M2 won’t be having much discounts either. If you are lucky, you can use Amazon to save 5-10% during the Black Friday.
- SUPERCHARGED BY M2 — The 13-inch MacBook Pro laptop is a portable powerhouse. Get more done faster with a next-generation 8-core…
- UP TO 20 HOURS OF BATTERY LIFE — Go all day and into the night, thanks to the power-efficient performance of the Apple M2 chip.
- SUSTAINED PERFORMANCE — Thanks to its active cooling system, the 13-inch MacBook Pro can sustain pro levels of performance, so…
An Analysis of Black Friday Deals on MacBooks
In recent times, early deals on these laptops have started coming up ahead of Black Friday. These even include prices quite similar to some of the best Black Friday MacBook deals I saw last year. I’ve seen up to $200/£170 savings on certain MacBook Pro configurations.
We usually see the best Black Friday MacBook deals on the big day. Since these are some of the most sought-after products, not much of discounts are possible. Older iPhone models may have some good discounts during iPhone Black Friday events but MacBooks either stay true to their prices or just get out of stock.
When will Black Friday MacBook deals begin in 2022?
Generally, Apple starts reducing the prices by 15th November. But the real deal will be revealed this year on November 25.
Since these are some of the most coveted products in an overwhelmingly competitive category, retailers prefer to make the best of the opportunity by offering additional incentives and larger discounts on Black Friday itself.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t get a good deal before the November 25.
There are still some offers going on Macbooks.
Best MacBook Black Friday deals
Checkout the table below:
Tips for purchasing an Apple MacBook during Black Friday 2022
Now that you know what kinds of Apple MacBook deals you’re likely to see during Black Friday 2022, let’s look at a few tips for making better purchases on this much-awaited occasion.
Decide what you need: MacBook Pro or the MacBook Air?
Since the specs on a given Apple MacBook can be rather opaque, you might find it difficult to tell whether a particular deal is a good bargain or not. Therefore, you must first know that there are two different types of MacBooks and they’re intended for different kinds of users. Although the MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air are very similar when it comes to specs, the Air is much more portable by virtue of its thin build. Also, since it does not come with an internal fan for cooling, it runs very quietly.
Although the MacBook Pro’s internal fans make it noisier, they also make it more powerful by allowing it to push its hardware harder due to its active cooling. Thus, it is a good choice if you want to run intensive apps such as Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop. On the other hand, the MacBook Air is a great choice for users who regularly find themselves on the move.
Don’t have unrealistically high expectations regarding discounts
We may get to see upwards of 15% off on certain MacBook models, but higher-end model configurations start out at very high prices already. Thus, a 15% discount on a MacBook priced at $3,000/£2,400 isn’t going to do much good to your wallet. Thus, it is better to wisely take advantage of these discounts on laptops that fit well within your budget.
Try your best to sign up for AppleCare
Although AppleCare protection for a MacBook is obviously going to be expensive, you won’t regret investing in it if your expensive new MacBook gets damaged. It could literally make the difference between affording a configuration with high specs and it being beyond the range of your budget.
Ensure that you make your purchase from reputable online retailers
Be especially wary of Amazon vendors with unfamiliar names selling MacBooks. Some third-party retailers refurbish and sell old devices on Amazon as new devices.
Although these modified devices are technically new (since no one has used them), opening up a prebuilt computer almost always voids any warranty that comes with it. Since an Apple MacBook is already so expensive, you must do your best to maintain that warranty.
If you’re a regular Apple customer, you must know how notoriously tight the company is regarding major discounts. Therefore, the upcoming Black Friday sale is an excellent opportunity to grab that MacBook you always wanted so much. It is an especially good chance for finding reduced prices on older editions of laptops with processors that are now a generation or two behind.
I hope you make the best of this occasion and snag a great MacBook that will serve you well for many years!