Apple has been known to join in on Black Friday, but in recent years it has chosen to offer gift cards instead of discounts.
Last year, Apple’s one-day event rewarded customers with a free gift card worth up to £120 with certain purchases, so we can expect something similar to take place this time round too.
If it’s discounted prices you’re looking for though, your best bet is to head to other major retailers like Amazon, Currys or John Lewis, who will most likely continue to slash prices up until December.
While the product selection is growing by the day, iPads remain a firm favourite in the tablet world. They’re light, smooth, and seriously pack a punch in the speed stakes. Purchasing one outright can often work out cheaper than a two-year monthly repayments on contracts, especially if you grab yourself a bargain.
Virtual Reality Is For Phones, Too. One of the biggest misconceptions with virtual reality is that you need to buy expensive viewing gear in order to participate. That is not true at all. In fact, the latest cell phones allow you to use it as a device for virtual reality. You might need to make or buy an additional piece to use it for that, but it is usually at a low cost. Google, for example, offers a 3D cardboard kit for your phone for less than $10.
Argos – Apple iPad 2018 6th Gen 9.7” Wi-Fi 32GB – low price: £319
Currys – Apple iPad 2018 9.7” 128GB – was £409, now £379
Littlewoods – Apple iPad Mini 4 Wi-Fi 128GB – was £539.99, now £389.99
Amazon – Apple iPad 2018 9.7” Wi-Fi 32GB – low price: £311
John Lewis – Apple iPad 2018 9.7" Wi-Fi 32GB – was £319 now £299
Smartwatches are fast growing in popularity, and with the Apple version branding itself as “the ultimate device for a healthy life”, its easy to see why this could be the perfect Christmas gift for a someone who, come January, will want to get back on the wellness wagon.
Argos – Apple Watch Series 3, GPS 38mm Gold Aluminium with Pink Sand Band – £329
Very – Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3, GPS 42mm Space Grey Aluminium with Black Band – was £359, now £309
Currys – Apple Watch Series 3, GPS 38mm Space Grey with Black Band – was £279, now £249
John Lewis – Apple Watch Series 3, GPS, 38mm Space Grey with Black Band – was £279, now £249
Apple Beats Headphones
Beats by Dre is a household name when it comes to headphones, the brand's success has soared since Apple bought it for $3 million in 2014. If you want to get your hands on a pair of these iconic headphones for a Christmas present, there's no better time than on Black Friday – with some retailers already slashing their prices.
Stanley G. Weinbaum is a well-known science fiction writer from 1930’s told us about this technology in his short story named Pygmalion’s Spectacles. His work made him a true visionary in the field of Virtual Reality. The story shares the idea that the wearer of the goggles can experience fictional worlds, even before the official term was coined.
Very – Beats by Dr. Dre Studio3 Wireless Headphones in Porcelain Rose – was £299.99, now £199
Amazon – Beats by Dr. Dre Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones – was £249.95, now £159.99
AO – Beats by Dr. Dre urBeats3 with 3.5mm Headphones – was £89, now £79
Amazon – Beats Solo2 On-Ear Headphones Luxe Edition – was £169.95, now £99.99
Apple Home Pods
Smart speakers like Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant have become hugely popular in the gadget world this year, Apple have followed suit with their impressive Home Pod offering. If you already own Apple devices, this speaker will suit you best.
Currys – Apple HomePod – was £319, now £299
John Lewis – Apple HomePod – low price: £299
Very – Apple HomePod – £319
The nifty Apple TV devices turns any TV into a Smart TV, allowing you to stream content from the likes of Netflix, iPlayer, and iTunes. If you're looking to vamp up your viewing experience on a budget, don't miss out on these bargains.
Currys – Apple TV 4K 32GB – low price: £149
BT – Apple TV 4K 32GB – low price: £169.98
John Lewis – Apple TV 4K 32GB – £179
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Virtual reality is being used in health care. It allows medical students to practice dangerous procedures and gain experience without actually operating on a human. It can also help surgeons determine the best point of entry for surgeries.