(Pocket-lint) - Apple's AirPods are excellent wireless headphones, offering some great convenience features for iOS users, like auto switching between devices, one-tap connecting and announcing notifications and calls.
Deals on AirPods - whether the first generation or the latest models - aren't common, though if there's ever any money off, the Black Friday sales period is typically the time you'll find it.
We're following all the Apple AirPods deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday here to help you get a pair for the best price.
What AirPods deals are we expecting?
Apple announced the third-generation AirPods in October 2021, which means the second-generation AirPods and the first-generation AirPods are seeing some discounts during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.
With the AirPods Pro no longer new, and the AirPods (3rd generation) creeping into their space a little by offering some of the same features, like Adaptive EQ and sweat and water resistance, there are also some great deals on the noise-cancelling Pro model too.
Best US Black Friday deals
You can click on any of the retailer links below to take you directly to any AirPods deals and offers at each respective store, or you can choose from our top picks.
The second-generation AirPods are no longer the latest model, but that doesn't mean they're not super convenient for iPhone users. Sound is decent, and the AirPods are reliable and so user-friendly. This deal of $114 instead of $159 is for the standard charging case.
Best UK Black Friday deals
We've added our top Apple AirPods deal picks below, but it's always worth having a look at the individual retailer's pages too, most of which will likely offer some discounts on at least one AirPods model.
The Apple AirPods (2nd Gen) with standard charging case are well worth considering, offering great features at a much lower price. This deal sees them cost £99 instead of £159.
The Apple AirPods Pro are the top-of-the-range AirPods, offering Active Noise Cancellation, Adaptive EQ and silicone tips for a better fit. This deal is for the wireless charging case and it sees them cost £173 instead of £249.
The second generation AirPods with wireless charging case are still excellent, even if no longer the latest model. This deal sees them cost just over £143 instead of £199.
When is Black Friday?
Black Friday always falls the day after Thanksgiving, which for 2021, is the 26 November. Cyber Monday - which got its name from previously being associated with tech deals online - then takes place the following Monday, which for this year is 29 November 2021.
In reality, the Black Friday sales don't just take place on that Friday through to that Monday though. The Black Friday sales period typically starts a couple of weeks prior to the main event, sometimes even from the beginning of November so you don't need to wait until the day itself to grab yourself a bargain.
More Black Friday discounts
- Echo Dot 3rd Gen: 53% saving
- Fire TV Stick 4K: Now $/£24.99 from $/£49.99
- Ring Video Doorbell: 30% saving today
- Kindle Paperwhite: Now $/$104.99 w/ 18% off
- Roku Streaming Stick+: Just $/£29.99
- Echo Show 8: Get 40% off at $/£59.99
- Ring Video Doorbell + Echo Dot: Over 50% down in price
- Echo Show 5 (2nd gen): Reduced by 47%
- Fire HD 8: Discounted by 50%
- Fire TV Stick: $/£19.99 w/ 50% off
- Fire HD 10: Over 45% off RRP
- Beats Solo 3: Discounted by over 47%
- Fire 7: Save 30% today
- Ring Stick Up Cam: More than 25% off
- TickWatch Pro 3: Now under $/£200
- Echo Dot (4th gen): Down to $/£29.99
- Fitbit Sense: $/£100 saving
- Bose QuietComfort Earbuds: Over a 27% saving
- Kindle: Now $/£49.99
- Eero 6 w/ 1 router & 1 extender: 40% off RRP
- Jabra Elite 85t: Over 30% discount to $/£149.99
- Blink mini: $/£19.99, saving over 30%
- PlayStation Plus membership: Save 34% on usually price
- Samsung Galaxy Watch 4: $/£50 off to $/£199