Apple AirPods Black Friday Deals
Early Apple AirPods Black Friday deals are in effect, with double-digit savings offering some of the season's cheapest prices.
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Early AirPods Black Friday Deals
With Black Friday around the corner, deal hunters on the lookout for the best AirPods sales can find cash savings on the wireless earbuds leading up to the big event. Every single AirPods model is discounted, from cheap AirPods with Charging Case to high-end over-ear AirPods Max.
Here are the top deals going on now. And be sure to bookmark this page for the latest Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday deals on Apple products and premium accessories.
- AirPods Pro 28% off at Amazon
Latest AirPods prices
Black Friday AirPods deals often sell out quickly, which means having the lowest prices at your fingertips is a must. The AppleInsider Price Guide is home to top offers from a variety of Apple Authorized Resellers, so you can quickly find the cheapest prices on every AirPod model before, during and after the mega shopping day.
Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama is currently discounting AirPods Pro to $199 with promo code APINSIDER when shopping through this activation link. This deal is available only at AppleInsider.
Which AirPods Should You Buy on Black Friday?
Apple has four versions of AirPods in its current lineup. In this guide, we're breaking down the differences between the models, as well as which factors are most useful when determining which pair is right for you.
If you're looking for Black Friday deals on AirPods, you likely already have a good idea what AirPods are and how they work. Here's a quick overview:
Apple AirPods with Charging Case
These are the second generation model, having completely replaced the first-generation upon release. While these are the second generation, there is no change to the naming scheme, and are still referred to as AirPods. They are the most affordable option in Apple's wireless earbud lineup, retailing for $159. But as mentioned at the top of this page, discounts are often in effect, bringing the Bluetooth earbuds well under that $160 mark, especially on Black Friday.
When price is king, choosing the regular charging case makes the most sense, especially since the earbuds themselves are identical regardless of case choice. You'll still get the universal fit and "Hey Siri" support.
The only difference between the models is how you charge the case. The standard charging case has only the lightning port for charging. If wireless charging is a must for you, move to the choices below. Otherwise, you can always purchase Apple's wireless charging case separately later on, or opt for a cheaper third-party option entirely.
Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case
AppleInsider reviewed the AirPods 2 and gave them a 5 out of 5.
With a retail price of $199, Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case are the next step up in Apple's AirPods line. Introduced in March 2019 along with the second-generation standard charging case option above, this model (MRXJ2AM/A) offers wireless charging capability. Otherwise, they share the same design and functions as the ones with a non-wireless charging case. You can distinguish the two cases by the charge-indicating light, as the wireless charging case has an indicating light on the outside.
Apple AirPods Pro
AirPods Pro retail for $249 and are the premium earbuds option in the product line. Released in October 2019, they feature water resistance, ANC and Transparency Mode, and changeable ear tips, as opposed to a one size fits all approach of the previous models.
These ear tips provide a better seal for the ear canal, which is essential for Active Noise Cancelling. Using microphones inside and outside the ear, the H1 chip analyzes the audio to produce anti-noise for canceling out external noises. Simultaneously, audio being piped in by your device will continuously be adjusted for perfect sound quality. Transparency Mode uses the same technique to pipe in external audio to prevent the seal from blocking all sound when ANC isn't desired.
Apple's over-ear AirPods offering delivers spatial audio support with an H1 chip in each ear cup. Available in five colors, the premium headphones retail for $549. Deals have driven prices to as low as $449, so it'll be interesting to see if retailers compete for Black Friday sales by discounting the AirPods Max below that sub-$450 price point.
Check out AppleInsider's hands-on AirPods Max review.
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