If you’re looking to pick up a pair of Apple AirPods, waiting until Black Friday probably makes a lot of sense. Chances are, both current Apple AirPods models will be discounted during the big sales extravaganza.
But if you don’t want to wait a few more weeks for Black Friday 2019, then this discount on the AirPods with a wireless charging case should get your attention. Even better, Amazon has this same discount on both sides of the pond.
Amazon: Apple AirPods with wireless charging case – Save $30/£30
The updated Apple AirPods are more of an incremental upgrade over the original model. There’s a new H1 chip inside, promising improved wireless performance. Considering the W1 chip in the old model was no slouch, that’s impressive.
The biggest improvement is the ability to summon Apple’s digital assistant Siri using a hands-free “Hey Siri” voice prompt. Apple also promises more talk time off a single charge. Otherwise, battery life remains the same with more than 24 hours of listening time through the charging case.
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The H1 chip is designed to make pairing your AirPods with iOS or Mac devices incredibly seamless, but they will work with non-Apple devices just like any other Bluetooth headphones, too.
Black Friday sale for AirPods
So what if you are willing to wait it out for Black Friday? Well, patience is a virtue. The date you want to keep in mind is Friday 29 November. But expect discounts to start appearing throughout the month of November and into Cyber Monday on 2 December.
There’s a strong chance both the standard model and the wireless charging case model will hit new record low prices.
Chances are, however, those discounts won’t come direct from Apple. The Cupertino firm hasn’t typically gotten as heavily involved in Black Friday discounts as other retailers, at best offering gift cards with purchases.
Last year, on the original first-gen AirPods, we saw the price drop as low as $129. We’ve seen the standard AirPods already hit $139.99, so hitting a similarly-low $129 for this year’s Black Friday isn’t out of the question.
Considering the above discount on the wireless charging case model, we would expect a discount of at least $40 for this year’s Black Friday.
With that in mind, we would keep an eye on Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and Target in the US. Amazon, again, John Lewis, Argos and Currys PC World are hot prospects in the UK for Black Friday AirPods deals.
If you want to keep tabs on other Black Friday 2019 discounts, be sure to bookmark our other articles ahead of the big day.
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