Best Black Friday AirPods deals 2021

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You can head straight to the best Black Friday AirPods deals in your region just below. 

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Black Friday AirPods deals are still alive and well, even though the official day of sales have come to an end. While we’re already seeing some deals go back to their normal prices or scale back the savings (the new AirPods Pro have jumped slightly up to $169.99 (opens in new tab) from their $159 sales price yesterday at Amazon, but are still offering excellent value over the $249 MSRP), there’s plenty on the shelves. If you see something that fits your budget, we’d recommend jumping in sooner rather than later. 

However, we are seeing one of the best Black Friday AirPods deals sticking around for a little longer. The brand new AirPods 3 are still available for $149.99 (was $179.99) (opens in new tab) at Amazon – that’s a record low, but we don’t know how long it will hold out for. 

Over in the UK you’ll find the second-generation buds for their best price yet in today’s Black Friday AirPods deals. You’ll find the buds available with a charging case for £99 at Amazon (opens in new tab), with the wireless charging case for just £149 at Currys (opens in new tab).

You’ll find all of today’s best Black Friday AirPods deals still live right now just below.

The best Black Friday AirPods deals still live

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Black Friday AirPods deals in the US

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AirPods second generation (2019) | $159 $99.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $59 – Amazon was previously offering a record low $89 sales price on the second-generation AirPods, but that quickly bounced back up to $119 last week. However, we’re seeing a solid $99.99 cost available right now, courtesy of an extra $19 off at checkout.

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Apple AirPods 3 | $179 $149.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $30 – Amazon still has one of its best Black Friday AirPods deals. You’ll find a $169.99 price on the page itself, but you can save an additional $20 at checkout. That leaves us with record low prices on the latest release – but this offer may sell quickly today.

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Apple AirPods Pro | $249 $169.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $70 – This kit was down to $159 for a while, but it’s jumped up to $169 now that Black Friday AirPods deals have passed. That’s still a great price though, and you shouldn’t fret about the $10 difference, as it’ll likely go back to full price soon.

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AirPods second generation (2019) with wireless charging case | $199 $149.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $49 – This $49 discount offers an additional $10 off the savings we’ve been seeing over the last few months. We have, however, still seen the wireless charging second generation buds available for $20 less before, so this might be one to watch out for over the next couple of days.

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AirPods Max | $549 $479 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $70 – The AirPods Max are rocking a heavy discount on these luxury cups. While we were seeing prices reaching $439 yesterday, though, we’re seeing a little jump back up to $479 today.

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Black Friday AirPods deals in the UK

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AirPods second generation (2019) | £119 £99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £20 – This is a brand new record price low on the previous generation AirPods. Amazon has dropped us down as low as £106 before, but considering shipping here is free we’ve never seen a better offer. You might have to move fast, though, because when early Black Friday AirPods deals like this drop they tend to run off the shelves pretty quickly.

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Apple AirPods Pro | £239 £185 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £40 – This is a brand new record low on the AirPods Pro, beating the £189 price we saw just yesterday by an additional £4. That means the latest MagSafe charging buds have never been cheaper, excellent news if you’re looking to upgrade.

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AirPods second-generation wireless charging (2019) | 5 months Apple Music, Arcade & News+ | £168 £149 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Save £19 – Stock of the wireless charging version of the second generation AirPods has been difficult to come by recently. However, Currys is offering one of the better prices we’ve seen all year on this model – and you can pick up up to five months of Apple services for free. If you’re keen to test out some additional subscriptions, then, this is excellent value.

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AirPods Max | £549 £425 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £127 – We’ve seen tumbling discounts on the AirPods Max over the last few weeks, but certain colors have just hit some stunning prices in Amazon’s early Black Friday AirPods deals. You can save £118 on the luxury cups right now.

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More of today’s best Black Friday AirPods deals

If the offers above don’t quite suit, you’ll find all the lowest prices up for grabs in today’s Black Friday AirPods deals just below.

Black Friday AirPods deals: FAQs

How to find the best Black Friday AirPods deals

We’ve been tracking Black Friday AirPods deals for a few years now, which means we’ve picked up some handy tricks to getting the very best offers along the way. Of course, we’ll be rounding up all the biggest discounts right here, but if you’re looking for some solo deal hunting tips, you’ll find our top three just below.

1. Know what you want to buy
Knowing which model of AirPods you’ll be shopping for this November means you can head straight into the sales and find the lowest price without wasting too much time comparing specs. Of course, it’s always important to stay flexible – if a more expensive model has taken a huge price cut, it may well be the better value option. 

You’re deciding between the second generation AirPods with a standard charging case, a wireless charging version, the AirPods Pro and the AirPods Max. However, this year, the AirPods 3 may come along to disrupt that hierarchy. It’s worth keeping a close eye out for more announcements on the latest model if you are looking to spend between $150 and $199.

2. Get there early
Black Friday AirPods deals are some of the biggest on the shelves this November, so the biggest discounts often sell out quickly. If you’re looking for the best price possible we’d recommend you get in as early as you can. While there may be other offers later on in the weekend, they likely won’t beat the record price low we might see at the start of the event.

3. Price check
Once you’ve found the perfect deal it’s important to make sure it really is the perfect one. While many retailers simply price match each other over Black Friday, some stores can get away with a slightly lower sales price (though watch out for hidden shipping fees). It’s more likely, however, that you’ll find a retailer offering additional incentives to shop through them. You might find the same price available, but with free subscriptions, gift cards, or accessories also up for grabs.

Black Friday AirPods deals: what to expect

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The second generation earbuds usually see some heavy discounts in Black Friday AirPods deals, but that tradition has been muddied by the new release. 

We’re actually expecting second generation AirPods prices to plummet over the next couple of weeks, potentially running the buds off the shelves before the sales even have a chance to begin. That means we might not see them available in Black Friday AirPods deals at all. 

We’d recommend picking these up if you’re looking to pay as little as possible, but better value will be found in the new model. At $179, the AirPods 3s are around $60 more than the $119 sales price we’re seeing on the previous generation at the moment, but with plenty of upgrades under the hood we’d recommend the newest model to anyone who can stretch for it.

If we do see these buds hanging around for Black Friday AirPods deals, we will see sales beat previous $99 record lows with ease. However, it’s unlikely that the older model will survive the next couple of weeks. 

  • Price prediction: MSRP – $159 | Expected price – $89-$99 or out of stock

Black Friday AirPods 3 deals: what to expect

AirPods 3

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The AirPods 3 were released just a couple of weeks ago. That means this year’s Black Friday AirPods deals will have a brand new model to contend with, but that doesn’t mean we don’t see any discounts. Last year, for example, Apple launched the iPad Air 4 and M1 MacBook just before the holiday sales and we still saw some early savings hitting both releases. 

The $179 / £179 price of the new AirPods is, obviously, a little lower than the costs of these devices which means there’s a little less wiggle room for retailers to play with. However, we’re confident that flash sales will likely offer around $10 / £10 off the MSRP during the main event, especially considering we’ve already seen $5 off in the US. Competition on these discounts is going to be high, though, which means stock could fly off the shelves as soon as a price cut is announced.

  • Price prediction: MSRP – $179 | Expected price – $169-$179

Black Friday AirPods Pro deals: what to expect

Apple AirPods Pro

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In its latest event, Apple also sneaked in a new set of AirPods Pro earbuds. That means the $169.99 sales price of the ANC earbuds may be a distant memory, with retailers opting to only show the latest set of buds on their pages. However, you’ll still find Amazon listings (opens in new tab) for the cheaper previous generation, so it’s well worth keeping a close eye out for some record low prices in the wake of the new release. 

As for the 2021 model, that $249 MSRP is back in business but we’ve already seen it give way to a $219 sales price (opens in new tab) early in its lifetime. That means it’s likely to take part in this year’s Black Friday AirPods deals, but we’d recommend keeping watch over the previous generation for even lower prices.

  • Price prediction: (2019 model) MSRP – $249 | Expected price – $149-$169
  • Price prediction: (2021 model) MSRP – $249 | Expected price – $219.99

Black Friday AirPods Max deals: what to expect

Apple AirPods Max

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The biggest discounts might be reserved for the AirPods Max, but only because it’s got the highest starting price. These luxury cups initially launched in December last year at $549, but quickly dropped to $499 throughout 2021. We’ve been seeing $489.99 price tags far more regularly over the last few weeks. 

That may well be the cost we return to in this year’s Black Friday AirPods deals, though we wouldn’t be surprised to see an additional $10 or $20 off the price here. 

  • Price prediction: MSRP – $549 | Expected price – $449-$479
AirPods 2019 AirPods 2021 AirPods Pro 2021 AirPods Max MSRP$159$179$249$549Record low$99$174.99$229$449Expected Black Friday price$89-$99 $169 – $174$219-$229$449

AirPods don’t make great gaming headphones, but we’re rounding up our expectations for this year’s Black Friday gaming headset deals and Black Friday PS5 headset deals elsewhere. It’s worth doing some research if you are on the hunt for some new cups, with our guide to the best gaming headsets on the market right now.

Or, to complete your ecosystem, check out our predictions for the best Black Friday iPad deals in 2021.

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