Is Black Friday a Good Time to Buy an Apple Watch?

By Lauren Schwahn

Apple  (AAPL) – Get Report announced its latest wearable tech, the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE, in September. However, this Black Friday, it might be better to keep an eye out for previous-generation models like the Apple Watch Series 5.

In past years, Best Buy,  (BBY) – Get Report Walmart  (WMT) – Get Report and other retail giants have discounted a variety of smartwatches from Apple’s lineup during the sales extravaganza. Rarely does the brand-new Apple Watch make an appearance. Here’s what the deals are looking like this year.

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What Are The Best Black Friday Apple Watch Deals In 2020?

We’re seeing a sprinkling of Apple Watch deals among retailers’ Black Friday sales. Check out our findings below:

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Here Are The First Apple M1 MacBook Deals

Amazon Black Friday 2020 sales are accelerating and Amazon has already launched many of its doorbuster deals which you can buy right now. Headlining these are big savings on Echo, Fire and Kindle devices as well as discounts on Apple’s red hot M1 MacBook and Mac Mini. Here are my top picks of the best Black Friday Amazon deals you need to know about.

Tip: bookmark this page, because deals will be updated daily (new 11/23 updates)

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Amazon Black Friday tip: if you are not already a member, remember to sign up for a free one month Amazon Prime account. You’ll get fast, free 24-hour shipping on thousands of items as well as access to Prime-exclusive deals. You can

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Apple 4-Day Shopping Event Starts Friday; Gift Cards Offered

Apple  (AAPL) – Get Report said that its four-day shopping event will start Friday in the U.S, U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand among other countries, according to media reports.

Apple will offer customers up to a $150 Apple Store gift card with purchases of select products from Black Friday through Cyber Monday, Nov. 27 through 30, according to the Cupertino, Calif., tech giant’s company’s announcement.

The $150 gift card comes with purchase of the 16-inch MacBook Pro and the 21.5 inch iMac.

The $25 gift card will come with purchases of the Apple Watch Series 3, AirPods, and AirPods Pro, while the $50 gift card comes with the iPhone SE, iPhone 11, iPhone XR, 13-inch MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Apple TV, and five models of Beats headphones.

The offer in the four-day shopping event excludes the M1 Macs, Apple Watch Series 6, HomePod mini, and the new

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Apple extends the deadline for required group event in-app purchases

Apple on Monday announced an extension to its deadline for requiring in-app purchases for online events and classes offered within iOS apps to June 30th, 2021. Apple previously adjusted what types of events are subject to its in-app purchase policy and standard 30 percent cut back in September, with the original intention of requiring in-app purchases in all appropriate apps by December of this year.

Apple cited the coronavirus pandemic, writing in a developer update posted to its website, “As the world fights COVID-19, we recognize that adapting experiences from in-person to digital continues to be a top priority.”

Requiring in-app purchase options for outside services like video streaming and exercise classes offered through iOS has been part of the company’s policy for quite a while, but this specific change is focused on

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Cell Phone Black Friday Deals 2020: Best Samsung Galaxy, Apple iPhone, Google Pixel, OnePlus & More Smartphone Deals Ranked by Deal Tomato

Here’s a round-up of the top cell phone deals for Black Friday, featuring offers on Samsung, Google, Apple, OnePlus, Motorola & more top brands

Find all the latest cell phone deals for Black Friday, including all the top Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, OnePlus, Google Pixel & more discounts. Find the full range of deals in the list below.

Best Cell Phone Deals:

  • Save up to 66% off on Apple iPhone (12, 11, SE), Pixel 5, Galaxy S20 & more flagship smartphones at Verizon – check Verizon’s latest live deals on a wide range of top-rated smartphones 
  • Save up to 70% off on a wide range of Samsung Galaxy, iPhone, Pixel, LG & more top-rated smartphones at AT&T.com – check out the latest deals on flagship & budget-friendly smartphones from Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel, OnePlus & more top brands
  • Save up to $150 on a wide range of prepaid
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Apple to Pay $113 Million Over Battery Throttling

Here’s what you need to know:

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Apple agreed on Wednesday to pay $113 million to settle an investigation by more than 30 states into its past practice of secretly slowing down older iPhones to preserve their battery life.

Apple’s practice of throttling phones was a black eye for the company when it was revealed in 2017, seeming to confirm some customers’ suspicions that their devices got slower when Apple released new phones. Apple said at the time that its software had slowed down phones with older batteries to prevent them from shutting off unexpectedly. Apple offered some customers free battery replacements in response to the controversy.

As part of its settlement with the states, Apple must be more transparent about how it manages battery life on its devices. Apple previously agreed to pay up to $500 million to affected customers to settle a separate class-action

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Best Black Friday headphone deals 2020: Save on Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones, Apple AirPods Pro, more

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

Black Friday deals are happening all month long. Have you been thinking of treating yourself to a new pair of headphones or give someone a pair as a gift? We’ve collected the best Black Friday headphone deals for you. Several of the deals listed here are for some of our favorite models. The sales aren’t limited to just one type of headphone, either — there are excellent bargains on on-ear, over-ear, noise-canceling and true-wireless headphones. 

In some cases, prices for headphones are matching their all-time lows or even dipping below all-time lows. Here are the best headphone deals available right now. I’ll update this list as more models continue to go on sale and other deals expire.

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Xbox Series X Controllers Will Work On Apple Devices In A Future Update

According to Apple, you will be able to use Xbox Series X controllers on iPads, iPhones, Apple TVs, and Macs. Apple’s support page updated with a sentence, stating, “Microsoft and Apple are working together to bring compatibility for the Xbox Series X controller to customers in a future update.”

Apple currently supports Xbox Wireless controller, Xbox Elite Wireless Series 2 controller, Xbox Adaptive controller, and PlayStation DualShock 4 Wireless controller.

Getting Xbox Series X controllers to work on Apple devices will make it easier for Microsoft’s xCloud service–a feature that allows Xbox players to stream games to a screen of their choice–to gain greater traction. While xCloud only works on Android devices currently, Microsoft plans to extend the function to Apple devices in 2021. According to The Verge, Microsoft is working on getting xCloud on Apple products by creating a “direct browser-based solution.” xCloud is integrated with Xbox Game Pass

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Walmart Black Friday 2020 deals: Save on TVs, $169 AirPods Pro and $119 Apple Watch coming soon

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

Are you just now starting to look for a Black Friday sale? Look no further — Walmart’s Black Friday deals have been going on all month. Even better, now that Thanksgiving and Black Friday are less than a week away, we’re starting to get to some of the best sales. Walmart’s Black Friday sale will start online at 4 p.m. PT (7 p.m. ET) on Wednesday, Nov. 25. (Meanwhile, Amazon’s Black Friday deals start Friday, and Best Buy’s Black Friday deals start Sunday.)

Walmart has already revealed a strong stable of deals, including all-time low prices on the AirPods Pro and Apple Watch Series 3. And if you’re still in the market for a PS5 or an Xbox Series

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The Apple TV remote has yet another alternate option that includes buttons

Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) has introduced its version of the notoriously unpopular Apple TV remote “specifically developed and designed” for cable, satellite, and MVPD (multichannel video program distributor) customers, the company announced.

The remote uses Bluetooth low energy or infrared to connect with the box, has a microphone to speak commands to Siri, and its universal remote function allows control of TVs and audio devices from any brand or manufacturer. It has backlit keys, which activate via an ambient light sensor, a button to flip through channels, and a mute button, according to UEI.

“We’re excited that customers worldwide will soon be able to enjoy this new remote, designed specifically for the growing number of MVPDs offering Apple TV 4K to their subscribers,” said Paul Arling, CEO of Universal Electronics, in a statement.

Universal Electronics new remote is for Apple TV
Universal Electronics

Universal isn’t the first company to introduce

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