There will be plenty of deals to be had on Black Friday. But if you’re looking to beat the rush, Best Buy is serving up some Apple Watch discounts well before Americans even begin carving up the Thanksgiving turkey.
On Tuesday, the big box electronic retailer has two large discounts available on the Apple Watch -- $50 off the Apple Watch Sport and $100 off the stainless steel Apple Watch. To get the deal from Best Buy, online shoppers have to use the code: AWSPORTDEAL for the Apple Watch Sport and AWDEAL for the Apple Watch.
In addition to the Apple Watch discounts, the retailer also has one day markdowns on the iPad Air 2 -- $100 off 16GB and 64GB models using the code IPADAIR2DEAL and $125 off the 128GB model with the code IPADSAVE125DEAL. Each deal expires at 11:59 p.m. CST.
It’s a fairly large discount on Apple’s first smartwatch, especially if you’ve been holding out for a sale. Supply chain chatter has pointed to a follow up model -- unofficially dubbed the “Apple Watch 2” -- that may debut sometime in the second quarter of next year.
Specifics are fairly thin on what the new Apple Watch will come with. But so far, rumors point to an Apple Watch 2 that comes with a FaceTime camera, a thinner display and is less reliant on the iPhone for connectivity. Apple may also come up with new casing materials and models to fill the large gap between the Apple Watch -- which tops out at $1,000 -- and the $10,000 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition.
Apple has been quiet on how many Apple Watches it has sold since its launch in April. And for now its stance is it doesn’t intend to share that data for “competitive reasons.” But the company did point out that the watch accounted for “more than 100 percent” of its annual growth of net sales in its Other Products reporting category. During its fiscal year ended Sept. 27, Apple saw revenue in the category grow from $8.38 billion to $10.06 billion, which means the Watch may have pulled in at least $1.7 billion in revenue for Apple, according to VentureBeat.