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Best Black Friday Apple Deals: $100 iTunes Credit for $85, iPad Air for $450

Save $15 on a $100 iTunes gift card and seriously consider getting the iPad Air for at a $49 savings.

Just because Apple isn't inclined to offer big Black Friday discounts doesn't mean you can't score a deal on an iDevice. But don't waste any time; these Apple deals are super hot and going fast! Be sure to check back often, as we'll continue to update this page with all the latest, best Black Friday Apple computer, iPhone, and iPad deals.

  1. $100 gift card$100 iTunes Gift Card
    Store: Best Buy
    Price: $85 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $15

    Is It Worth It?: While we did see a $100 iTunes gift card for $80 in March, you could do far worse than the $15 savings on this credit. And if you missed this Editors' Choice offer when it first appeared in September, here's your chance to score big! Of course, if $100 is a bit extravagant, check out the $50 credit for $40 below.

  2. Apple iMac desktopApple iMac Intel Core i5 2.7GHz 21.5" Desktop
    Store: Micro Center
    Price: $999.99 with free shipping in-store only
    Lowest By: $100

    Is It Worth It?: Few deals are worth venturing out for, but a current-generation 21.5" iMac at $1,000 is definitely one way to get us out of the house. That trumps Best Buy's sale by $100 and it's the all-time best price we've seen for this model. Features include an Intel Core i5-4570R 2.7GHz Haswell quad-core processor, 21.5" 1080p LED-backlit display, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, 802.11n, Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 ports, FaceTime HD camera, and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.

  3. MacBook ProApple MacBook Pro Intel Core i7 2.9GHz 13.3" LED-Backlit Laptop
    Store: B&H Photo Video
    Price: $1,249 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $80

    Is It Worth It?: This MacBook Pro model was just discontinued in October of this year, which probably explains this excellent discount; it's a current low by $80, but it's also $250 under the original retail price. It features a more-than-capable Ivy Bridge dual-core processor too, so you needn't worry about it being "out of date." Additional features include 13.3" 1280x800 LED-backlit LCD, 8GB RAM, 750GB hard drive, SuperDrive, AirPort Extreme (802.11n wireless), Bluetooth 4.0, SDXC card slot, FaceTime camera, Thunderbolt port, and Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.

  4. iPhone 4Apple iPhone 4 8GB Prepaid Smartphone for Virgin Mobile in White or Black
    Store: RadioShack
    Price: $99.99 in-store
    Lowest By: $100
    Expires: November 30

    Is It Worth It?: It may be a few generations old, but the technology that powers this device is far from antiquated. While it does lack Siri and a Retina display, this off-contract iPhone 4 for Virgin Mobile is a steal at just $100. Features include an Apple A4 processor, 326-ppi (pixel per inch) Retina 3.5" display running at 960x640, gyroscope, front- and rear-facing cameras, 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, 720p video capture at 30 fps, 802.11n wireless networking, and dual microphones.

  5. TKRefurbished Apple MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.5.3GHz 15.4" Laptop
    Store: MegaMacs
    Price: $579.99 with $2 s&h
    Lowest By: At least $125
    Expires: December 4

    Is It Worth It?: This mid-2009 MacBook Pro is the second iteration of its kind to feature a the unibody design and a non-swappable battery. That said, it does boast an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.53GHz dual-core processor and a 15.4" 1440x900 LED-backlit display. It's powered by 4GB RAM, 250GB hard drive and has a super SuperDrive, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GT 256MB video card, webcam, and Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) ... and it's all for $30 less than our mention earlier in the month.

    MegaMacs is also discounting the refurbished Apple MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.6GHz 15.4" Laptop for $649.99 and the refurbished Apple MacBook Pro Core i5 2.4GHz 15.6" Laptop for $729.99.

  6. iPad AirApple iPad Air 16GB WiFi Tablet
    Store: Best Buy
    Price: $449.99 with pickup
    Lowest By: $49
    Expires: November 30

    Is It Worth It?: Although we've seen better overall deals for the iPad Air this week, they were extremely short-lived. (The best offers sold for $29 more and came with a $100 gift card.) This deal thus has the honor of being the only in-stock discounted Air available, which isn't too shabby for a brand-new Apple gadget. The super slim 1 lb., 0.29"-thick tablet features a 9.7" 2048x1536 Retina display, Apple A7 64-bit processor, M7 motion coprocessor FaceTime HD front-side camera, dual microphones, 5-megapixel iSight camera, 802.11n wireless with MIMO, Lightning connector, 10-hour battery life, and iOS 7.

    If your storage needs are much greater, then consider one of the other iPad Air models on sale at Best Buy; discounts range from $50 to $70 off. The 32GB version, for example, checks in at $539.99, or $60 off.

  7. Apple iPhone 5CApple iPhone 5C 16GB Smartphone for Sprint
    Store: Best Buy
    Price: $48 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $2

    Is It Worth It?: Here's your Editors' Choice excuse to buy the bright new iPhone 5C: Best Buy offers it for just $48; most merchants still charge $99 or more. CNET loved the iPhone 5C's colorful body: "The smooth, shiny polycarbonate shell around the back feels like a candy lacquer coating ... It has a comfortable feel — maybe even better than the more hard-angled metal iPhone 5/5S." Running on iOS 7, the iPhone 5C sports an Apple A6 processor, a 4" 1136x640 Retina display, an 8-megapixel iSight camera, and a 1.2-megapixel FaceTime camera.

    Note that a $35 activation fee applies.

  8. iTunes gift card$50 Apple iTunes Gift Card
    Store: GiftCardMall via eBay
    Price: $40 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $10

    Is It Worth It?: An iPod touch is a great gift on its own, but you can take your gifting to the next level with this Editors' Choice offer on a $50 iTunes gift card. At just $40, it's a $10 savings and the best deal around for this much iTunes credit. Whether you use give it away or give it to yourself, that $50 will buy a lot of MP3's, movies, TV shows, and more.

Features Editor Emeritus

Emily Dovi is a former DealNews Features Editor. She occasionally switched from red to black to pen some of DealNews' features. Follow her on Twitter at @emilydovi.
Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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10:22 AM PDT. In yet another typical Best Buy bait & switch, NONE of the iPad Air models are available for shipping -- despite still being featured on their Home Page as "Free Shipping!".

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