Apple Black Friday 2016: What to Expect

Apple Black Friday 2016: What to Expect is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.

The Apple Black Friday 2016 deals start early in November so you don’t need to wait for Thanksgiving or for Black Friday 2016 proper to save. We are already seeing major Apple Black Friday 2016 deals that users can buy in early November.

Apple is now teasing a special Apple Black Friday 2016 ad that will take place on Friday November 25th. This announcement doesn’t include specific deals, so you may still want to jump on major Apple Black Friday 2016 deals at retailers like Walmart, Best Buy and Target.

This is what you need to know about the 2016 Apple Black Friday deals, including the price you can expect to pay for the iPad Pro, iPad mini, iPhone, Apple TV and a variety of MacBook Black Friday deals.

The Black Friday 2016 ads will surely include a number of discounts on popular Apple products. Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving, but the deals start very early in the month and you don’t need to go into the stores for every deal.

What to expect from Apple Black Friday 2016 deals now that Apple announced a day of special savings.

What to expect from Apple Black Friday 2016 deals now that Apple announced a day of special savings.

We expect that many of the best Apple Black Friday 2016 deals will be available online, but you may need to go in to stores for most of the iPhone 7 Black Friday 2016 deals.

Keep your eyes on Walmart who typically offers a one-hour guarantee on a variety of products including an iPad mini or other Apple item. If you are in line during the hour window you will either get one on Black Friday or get one delivered later at Black Friday pricing.

After spending a decade shopping and covering Black Friday deals, we know what you can count on at Apple and at other retailers like Walmart, Target, Amazon and Best Buy during the Black Friday 2016 season.

Where to Find the Best Apple Black Friday 2016 Deals

You will find the best Apple Black Friday 2016 deals at other retailers. Apple doesn’t need to get you in the door the same way that retailers like Walmart and Target do. This means the official Apple Black Friday 2016 ad will likely include smaller discounts than you see at bigger stores.

We see this every year and don’t expect a major shift in where you will find the Apple Black Friday 2016 deals. This is especially true when it comes to iPhone 7 deals. Most of these will be at retailers like Walmart, Best Buy and Target — not at Apple or cell phone carrier stores.

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Here’s what you need to know about the Apple Black Friday 2016 deals that you can buy now, on Thanksgiving Day and on Black Friday.

iPad Black Friday 2016 Deals

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iPad Black Friday 2016 Deals

We expect more iPad Black Friday 2016 deals than ever this year. There is no brand new iPad, which means retailers have room to play with discounts on the entire product lineup.

You may see some older iPads mixed in as doorbusters, but you can expect a wide range of deals including some iPad Pro Black Friday 2016 deals.

  • iPad Pro 12.9 & 9.7 inch - $150 or more off.
  • iPad Air 2 - $125 off.
  • iPad mini 4 - $100 to $150 off
  • iPad mini 2 - $50 or more off.

We expect at least one iPad mini Black Friday 2016 deal at Walmart as part of a guaranteed in stock Thanksgiving Day deal.

You should keep an eye out for early Black Friday 2016 deals at Best Buy, Target and Walmart that cut the price of many iPads close to the lowest of the year.

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Apple Black Friday 2016: What to Expect is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.

Amazon deals: Anker chargers, discounted Kindles, Fossil Q Founder, and more

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Remember when “Black Friday” was an actual, specific day in the calendar? Yeah, those times are gone.

Retailers are already announcing their Black Friday deals, and Amazon is leading the pack. The online retail giant hopes to get into your wallet right now with deals on its Kindle line-up and other electronics, as well as special promos for Alexa owners.

Right now, you can get:

Amazon is also offering various early access deals for subscribers of its Prime premium service. For $99, Amazon Prime provides free shipping on many products, access to millions of songs, videos, and books, as well as special deals on various products, including discounted smartphones. Read more about the benefits of Amazon Prime here or sign up for a free one-month trial.

Amazon really wants customers to use the Alexa personal assistant to shop, and to make the process easier, the company is handing out a $5 gift card for every customer who buys something via Alexa. The promo is open to Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap, or Fire TV device owners. In addition to the five bucks, ordering through Alexa will net you special discounts on certain products, including the excellent Fossil Q Founder Android Wear smartwatch for just $160.

Make sure to check out Amazon’s electronics gift guide if you need some inspiration and come back often for new promos. Amazon says it will have new deals every day through Black Friday.

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iPhone 7 Black Friday Deals Offer Up to $250 Off Today

iPhone 7 Black Friday Deals Offer Up to $250 Off Today is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.

The first iPhone 7 Black Friday 2016 deals are here and you don’t need to mess with awful crowds, shopping on Thanksgiving or getting up early to get them.

There is no doubt that there are incredible iPhone 7 Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday, but you don’t have to wait — and you can even order some online.

Best Buy now offers the iPhone 7 with a $100 gift card or $250 gift card when you buy in store or online today through November 26th. This is valid on Sprint, AT&T and Verizon.

These are smaller than the $250 gift card that comes with the iPhone 7 Black Friday deals, but if you don’t want to go in stores it is an option that many users will want to look at.

Early Black Friday 2016 deals cut $100 off the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

Early Black Friday 2016 deals cut $100 off the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

With the early iPhone 7 Black Friday 2016 deals you can save $100 to $250 on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in any storage capacity and on most major carriers. The deal includes Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.

The $100 to $250 Best Buy deal is a gift card, so you still pay full price through monthly payments, but you get a nice bonus for accessories.

  • 256GB iPhone 7 eligible for $250 Best Buy gift card (in store only)
  • 32GB and 128GB iPhone 7 eligible for $100 Best Buy gift card

With this deal you do miss out on any trade-in offers from carriers and switch offers from carriers. You can still sell your old iPhone to a service like Gazelle or put it up on Craigslist or eBay to get significant money towards a new iPhone. Depending on the model you can easily get a few hundred dollars from your old iPhone.

You can use the money you save towards one of the best iPhone 7 cases or one of the best iPhone 7 Plus cases.

23 Best iPhone 7 Cases

Speck Presido iPhone 7 Cases

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Speck Presido iPhone 7 Cases

Speck chose to deliver a new line of iPhone 7 cases that look and feel amazing. The new Presidio iPhone 7 cases use upgraded material to deliver better shock protection while arriving in a thinner design. 

The Presidio Grip, Inked and Wallet can protect your iPhone 7 from a 10 foot drop while the Presidio Clear, Clear + Glitter and Clear + Print are tested for an 8 foot drop.

We already have these iPhone 7 cases on our iPhone and love the look and feel that they offer.

$39.95 to $44.95 at Speck

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iPhone 7 Black Friday Deals Offer Up to $250 Off Today is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.

Amazon launches curated holiday gift guides and Black Friday deals store

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Amazon has launched a selection of curated holiday gift guides and a dedicated Black Friday deals store in preparation for the holiday season. The deals store will be home to “thousands” of sales between now and December 22, while the curated gift guides will help customers find the right products for them.

The Black Friday Deals page is what Amazon calls its “leading deals destination” for customers – this is where its thousands of site-wide sales are displayed. Amazon says it will deliver as many as 20 “Deals of the Day” products in a single day and new offers could arrive to the store as frequently as every five minutes.

Meanwhile, Amazon’s curated lists cover a number of categories like Electronics, Home, and Handmade, providing a tailor-made space for Amazon-selected items. The electronics guide features more than 500 gifts across 10 subsections including Smart Home, Wearables, Photography, Gaming and Gadgets, plus it provides “expert reviews and product demonstration videos” for certain items. The methodology behind how it curated the lists and prioritized products isn’t made clear in the press material.

Amazon is also providing Alexa support for the first time this year. Exclusive to Prime members, customers will be able to ask Alexa about current deals and make complete purchases through Alexa-enabled devices.

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Last week, Amazon posted its Q3 2016 financial results, reporting a 29 percent increase in net sales against the previous year, reaching $32.7 billion in Q3 2016, compared to $25.4 billion in Q3 2015.

Amazon listed a number of its achievements this year in its announcement but its founder and CEO Jeff Bezos highlighted Alexa as one of its most successful ventures. “Alexa may be Amazon’s most loved invention yet — literally – with over 250,000 marriage proposals from customers and counting,” he said, referring to the number of people who have asked its voice-enabled digital assistant to marry them.

You can view the items currently on sale at Amazon here. Let us know in the comments what’s worth checking out.