Apple Watch Sport and Accessories Now Available at Walmart

Walmart has begun selling the Apple Watch Sport and accessories through its online store for U.S. customers. The discount retailer is currently only carrying 38mm and 42mm Sport models in Silver or Space Gray for $349 to $399 alongside the Apple Watch Sport Band and Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable.

Walmart joins a growing number of Apple Watch resellers carrying the wrist-worn device in the U.S. since its April launch, including Best Buy, B&H Photo, Maxfield, Sprint, Target, T-Mobile and dozens of other retailers nationwide. The device is not yet available in Walmart stores, but in-store pickup is available for online orders.

Unlike Best Buy, which is offering $100 off the Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch, Walmart is not offering any discounts on the Apple Watch or accessories at this time. Best Buy, Colette and Target also offered Black Friday deals on the Apple Watch, leading to some discussion about how well the Apple Watch is selling.

Walmart offers free shipping on orders over $50 in the U.S., and in-store pickup is currently estimated to take about one week.

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Apple Pay Usage Declined on Black Friday Over Last Year Per New Study

In a new study performed by InfoScout, nearly half as many possible Apple Pay customers used the mobile payments system on Black Friday in 2015 as they did in 2014 on the same sales-laden holiday (via Quartz). The study polled a total of 300,000 people to gather the information, discerning the time around March 2015 as Apple Pay’s peak, with another understandable resurgence in the fall surrounding the launch of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

The research organization found that Apple Pay was used for only 2.7 percent of total possible Apple Pay-eligible transactions on Black Friday this year. This is opposed to 2014, where new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus customers used Apple Pay in 4.9 percent of eligible transactions. As InfoScout points out, simple early adopter curiosity – Apple Pay was barely a month old at the time – could have helped in the service’s early-on surge in numbers.

InfoScout‘s survey didn’t track in-app payments made on Black Friday through Apple Pay, however, so customers who shopped on mobile devices in apps like Target and Best Buy were not included in the results. 300,000 participants is a large sample size, but given the popularity of mobile and online shopping, there’s a good possibility that a large swath of Apple Pay’s numbers were subsequently excluded from the poll.

Despite the tepid usage of Apple Pay on Black Friday this year as reported by the survey, Apple has been in full force behind the year-old service. With its launch in new countries like Canada and Australia, the company has continued to educate its customers on Apple Pay’s various features with new guided tour videos. Other stores have launched loyalty rewards support and the service is available at more places than ever thanks to Square’s $49 NFC and Chip reader.

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The Best Black Friday Deals on Macs, iPads, iPhones, Apple Watch, and More

With the Thanksgiving holiday well underway in the United States, Black Friday deals at both online and brick and mortar stores are starting to go live. Many major retail stores like Target, Best Buy, and Walmart will be opening up in the early evening, and most online-only deals are already live.

We’ve rounded up a few of the absolute best deals that can be had on products like the iPad, iPhone, MacBook, iMac, and Apple Watch below, and even more deals can be found in our full Black Friday roundup, which has a long list of retailers that are offering discounts.

Apple Watch

Both Target and Best Buy are offering Apple Watch deals. At Best Buy, the Apple Watch is up to $100 off, with a $50 discount for Apple Watch Sport models and a $100 discount for stainless steel Apple Watch models.

Target is offering a $100 Target gift card with the full price purchase of any Apple Watch or Apple Watch Sport.

iPhone

With the purchase of an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus on a device installment payment plan from Verizon, Sprint, or AT&T, Target is offering customers a $250 Target gift card.

With the purchase of an iPhone 5s, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, or 6s Plus using AT&T Next or a Verizon device payment plan, Walmart is offering $200 off in the form of a $100 bill credit and a $100 Walmart gift card.

iPad Air 2

There are a lot of deals available on the iPad Air 2, with discounts as high as $150 off.

Sam’s Club is discounting its entire stock of iPad Air 2 models by $150, dropping the price of the entry-level Wi-Fi only iPad Air 2 to $349.

Staples is selling the 64GB Wi-Fi only iPad Air 2 at a $150 discount, dropping the price to $449. The 16GB Wi-Fi only model is available at a $125 discount, dropping the price to $374.

Best Buy is selling the 16 and 64GB Wi-Fi only iPad Air 2 at a $100 discount, dropping the price to $399 and $499, respectively. The 128GB Wi-Fi only model is available at a $125 discount, dropping the price to $574.

For those who would prefer a gift card to a straight cash deal, Target is offering a $150 Target gift card with the purchase of any iPad Air 2 model.

iPad mini 4

Best Buy is selling the 64 and 128GB Wi-Fi only iPad mini 4 at a discount of $100, dropping the price to $399 and $499, respectively.

Staples is selling the 16GB Wi-Fi only iPad mini 4 for $299, a $100 discount off the regular price of $399.

For those who would prefer a gift card to a straight cash deal, Target is offering a $100 Target gift card with the purchase of any iPad mini 4 model.

12-inch MacBook

While Adorama and MacMall are offering $100 discounts on the 12-inch Retina MacBook, Best Buy and B&H Photos deals are the best, dropping prices by as much as $200.

1.1GHz/8GB/256GB Gold – $1,179, $120 off

1.1GHz/8GB/256GB Silver – $1,149, $150 off

1.1GHz/8GB/256GB Space Gray – $1,179, $120 off

1.2GHz/8GB/512GB Gold – $1,429, $170 off

1.2GHz/8GB/512GB Silver – $1,429, $170 off

1.2GHz/8GB/512GB Space Gray – $1,399, $200 off

MacBook Air

Best Buy and B&H Photo have the best prices on stock MacBook Air models. For non-stock models, MacMall is offering $81 off to $100 off.

11-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB – $774, $125 off

11-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB – $979, $120 off

13-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB – $879, $120 off

13-inch 1.6GHz/4GB256GB – $1,079, $120 off

MacBook Pro

B&H Photo, MacMall, and Best Buy all have deals on Macs, with the lowest prices on stock configurations listed below. MacMall has discounts on a wide range of non-stock models, with $150 to $250 off.

13-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB – $1,179, $150 off

– 13-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB (Best Buy) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) – $1,349.99, $150 off

13-inch 2.9GHz/8GB/512GB – $1,599, $200 off

15-inch 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB – $1,699, $300 off

15-inch 2.5GHz/16GB/512GB – $2,149, $350 off

iMac

On stock iMac models, Best Buy, B&H Photo, and MacMall have some of the best deals available. For non-stock configurations, MacMall is offering discounts between $101 and $201.

21.5-inch 1.6GHz/8GB/1TB – $899, $200 off

– 21.5-inch 2.8GHz/8GB/1TB (B&H Photo) (MacMall) – $1,179, $120 off

21.5-inch 4K 3.1GHz/8GB/1TB – $1,299, $200 off

27-inch 5K 3.2GHz/8GB/1TB – $1,599, $200 off

– 27-inch 5K 3.2GHz/8GB/1TB Fusion (B&H Photo) (MacMall) – $1,799, $200 off

27-inch 5K/3.3GHz/2TB Fusion – $2,029, $250 off

Apple TV

As a doorbuster deal, Target is offering 25 percent off all Apple TVs. Supplies for this deal are likely to be limited.

Accessories

iPods – $50 off

Beats by Dre Powerbeats – $99.99, $100 off

Pebble Time – $129.99, $70 off

Fitbit Charge HR – $119 $30 off

Beats Solo 2 headphones – $97, $103 off

Software

Fantastical for iPhone – $2.99, 40 percent off

Fantastical for iPad – $4.99, 50 percent off

VMware Fusion Pro – $119 to purchase/$71.99 to upgrade, 40 percent off

VMware Fusion 8 – $55.99 to buy/$34.99 to upgrade, 30 percent off

VMware upgrades from Parallels – 55 percent off

VMware Fusion Pro and Workstation Pro bundle – $224.98, 50 percent off

Adobe Premiere Elements 14 – $59.99, 39 percent off

Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 – $59.99, 39 percent off

Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac – $99, $34 off

Pixelmator for Mac – $14.99, 50 percent off

Pixelmator for iPhone – $1.99, 50 percent off

Parallels – $79. Comes with 7 free apps, including 1Password and Evernote Premium

Make sure to check out the Black Friday roundup for specific times on when retail stores will open and more information on each of the deals listed above.

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Black Friday Deals: Apple Accessories, Cases, Docks, Home Automation and More

In addition to Black Friday deals from Best Buy, MacMall and other major retailers, many smaller companies are offering discounts on Apple products, accessories and apps for U.S. Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

A number of those deals are highlighted below, with most beginning to go live, and more can be found in our Black Friday roundup. Please note that product availability may be limited, and prices are subject to change.

Intrepid Bag Co.

The Intrepid Bag Co., a site that makes high-quality leather bags, has an exclusive discount code for MacRumors readers. Between now and December 2nd, use the code WeLoveMacRumors10 to get a discount on any of the site’s products.

Casetify

Casetify, a site that specializes in customizable iPhone cases and Apple Watch bands, is offering 20% off site wide. MacRumors readers can get an extra 10% discount for a total of 30% off all products with the promo code MACRUMORS30. The deal will last from Friday, November 27 to Tuesday, December 1.

Sewell Direct

Sewell Direct is discounting several of its most popular products for Black Friday.

MOS Magnetic Cord Organizer – $6.95, 65% off

Monk Wallet cases for iPhone 4s/5s – $4.95 to $9.95, 50% off

MOS Spring 6-ft Lightning Cable – $25.85, 30% off

MOS Spring 1-ft Lightning Cable – $13.95, 30% off

MOS Kick iPhone stand – $14.95, 40% off

MOS Reach extension cord – $11.95, 40% off

SensoGlove

The SensoGlove Digital Golf Glove is available for 20% off from Thursday, November 26 to Friday, December 4 with the coupon code BlackFriday2015.

OWC

OWC has a large selection of used Macs on sale for customers who are looking to get a deal on an older machine. OWC is also offering discounts on a range of Apple-related products from Wednesday November 25 to Friday, December 4.

Apple Lightning Cables – $7, 63% off

Apple Earpods – $8.75, down from $29

SSDs – Several SSDs discounted, including 100GB for $29 and 240GB for $109.80

MagSafe Cables – New from $57.50, used from $35

Mac Memory Kits with 8GB RAM – Starting at $58

Mac DIY Drive Upgrade Kits – From $47

Griffin Loop Tablet Stand – $2.90, down from $29.99

Ten One Design Mountie Clip – $15, down from $24.95

Edimax AC 450 Wi-Fi Wireless Adapter – $15, down from $39

Edimax SP-2101W Smart Plug Switch – $25, down from $49

Situ Scale

Situ Scale, which we reviewed in July, is an iPad-connected scale that aims to offer a more precise picture of the calorie and nutrient content in food. The scale has gotten a lot of recent updates and is available at a 25% discount for Black Friday using the code BLACKFRIDAY when checking out. With the discount, the scale is available for $89.99 instead of $119.99. The deal is available from now until November 28.

Nodus

iPhone and iPad cases from Nodus are available at a 25% discount from Friday, November 27 to Monday, November 30.

Speck

On Black Friday through Cyber Monday, Speck will be offering 25% off all products site wide, with the exception of sale items. On MacBook items, Speck will be offering 40% off.

Zagg

On Black Friday, Zagg will offer a buy one get one free deal on its lineup of InvisibleShield screen protectors for the iPhone, iPad, and other electronic devices.

Brydge Keyboards

Brydge is offering discounts on a selection of its iPad keyboards. The BrydgeMini for iPad mini is available for $30 off, dropping the price to $99.99, while the BrydgeAir is available for $20 off, dropping the price to $129.99. The Brydge+ for older iPads is also $20 off, dropping the price to $79.99.

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Incipio

From Wednesday, November 25 to Sunday, November 29 Incipio is offering 30% off site wide and 70% off a selection of mobile accessories.

Clamcase

From Wednesday, November 25 to Sunday, November 29 Clamcase is offering 30% off site wide and 20% off select iPad Air 2 and iPad mini keyboard cases.

Braven

From Wednesday, November 25 to Sunday, November 29 Braven is offering $50 off any of its speakers or 50% off the Braven Mira, 710, and 770 speakers.

Kanex Products

Kanex is offering up to 60% off its selection of Apple accessories, including a $100 discount on its Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock, dropping the price to $149.95. The Sydnee tablet and smartphone charging station is available for 40% off, dropping the price to $49.95, and the 6,000 mAh GoPower battery pack is available for 60% off, dropping the price to $19.95.

Kanex’s deals are available from November 25 to November 30.

Apogee

Between Wednesday, November 25 and Tuesday, December 1 Apogee Electronics is offering up to 55% off its selection of refurbished products for musicians and audiophiles. This includes significant deals on the Duet, the Quartet, the JAM, and more.

Withings

Starting at midnight on 11/27, Withings will offer up to 60% off its selection of smart products, including the Smart Body Analyzer and the Activite Pop.

Canary

A two device Canary home security camera multi-pack is available for $349, down from $379.99. The deal will be available until Cyber Monday.

Ecobee

From Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, Ecobee is offering two additional room sensors with the purchase of the Ecobee 3 HomeKit-enabled thermostat.

Leviton

In partnership with Wink, Leviton is offering a 40% discount on any Wink-compatible Leviton Decora lighting product with the promo code WINKSALE. The discount goes up to 45% with the purchase of three products and 50% with the purchase of five. The sale will last until 12:00 a.m. ET on December 4.

OtterBox

OtterBox is discounting its Defender Series products for tablets by 40% and offering 15% off all other tablet cases. The deals will be available from Thanksgiving Day until Cyber Monday.

Bluelounge

Bluelounge is offering 20% off orders over $40 (promo code 20OFF), 25% off orders over $80 (promo code 25OFF), and 30% off orders over $120 (promo code 30OFF). All bags are also available for 50% off with the promo code 50BAGS. The sale is valid from Friday, November 27 to Monday, November 30.

Juli Clover contributed to this report.

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Target’s Black Friday Early Access Sale Now Live With Discounts on Apple Watch, iPad

Target is hosting a one-day Early Access sale ahead of the Black Friday shopping holiday, making some of its most appealing Black Friday deals available early. Deals are available in Target retail stores and online on Wednesday, November 25.

Like Best Buy, Target is one of the retailers offering deals on the Apple Watch. As of today, when purchasing one of the 20 Apple Watch or Apple Watch Sport models Target offers, customers can get a free $100 Target gift card. Pricing on the Apple Watch at Target starts at $349 for the 38mm Apple Watch Sport.

With the purchase of an original iPad Air, Target is offering customers a $100 Target gift card. Target carries several original iPad Air models, with prices that start at $399 for the 16GB Wi-Fi only version.

The iPad mini 2, priced starting at $269 for a 16GB Wi-Fi only version, is also available with a free $80 Target gift card with purchase. On Thursday and Friday, Target will have similar deals on the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 4, Apple’s more recent tablets.

Beats Solo2 headphones (wired version) are available for $96.99, which is a discount of $103 and one of the best deals that will be available this holiday season.

Starting later this afternoon and tomorrow, dozens of other retailers will be offering Black Friday deals with discounts on a wide range of Apple products. Make sure to check out our dedicated Black Friday roundup to find the best deals that will be available this week.

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