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The 2021 Black Friday AirPods sales event has begun and Apple's entire lineup of AirPods are being heavily discounted by popular retailers (even the recently-released third-generation AirPods are on sale).
AppleInsider has gathered the best Black Friday deals and discounts from retailers like Amazon, B&H, and Expercom and listed them here for easy discovery by our readers. Every model from the second-generation AirPods to the AirPods Max have been placed on sale.
Featured deal: AirPods Pro with MagSafe for $159 ($90 off) at Amazon
The new third-generation AirPods mix the design of the AirPods Pro with the price point and functionality of the previous model. Shorter stems, force press controls, Adaptive EQ, Spatial Audio, and MagSafe charging are all features of the latest AirPods. While they occupy a space between the previous price points at $179, discounts and sales take them well within the range of the second-generation model.
Apple sets the AirPods Pro apart with special features and customization. Users can change the ear tips for size, fit, and material options that work best for them. Also, these are the only Apple earbuds with Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency Modes.
AirPods Pro with MagSafe
Apple AirPods Pro feature Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency Mode and changeable ear tips. Prices are in USD and are subject to change at any time.
The AirPods Max are Apple's most premium headphone offering with a unique design and special audio features. Every feature of the AirPods Pro is turned up to 11 with better audio drivers, improved ANC and Transparency modes, and long battery life. However, the controversial storage case and lack of lossless audio playback are some notable drawbacks.
Even after being superseded by a new model, the second-generation AirPods stuck around at a much lower price point. These are still the most popular truly wireless earbuds with ear detection, fast switching, and a portable charging case. Sales bring this model close to a stocking stuffer budget thanks to the new low retail price.
Even more tech deals
AppleInsider and Apple Authorized Resellers are also running specials on Mac and iPad hardware that will not only deliver the lowest prices on many of the products, but also throw in bonus savings on accessories, software and more. Here are just a few of the deals leading up to Black Friday: