Black Friday Deals 2022

Welcome to our roundup of the best Black Friday deals 2022 edition. This is our hub for all BF sales, where you will find a curated list of what we believe are the best deals in tech from Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and other top retailers available right now.

When is Black Friday?

This year, Black Friday falls on November 25, but it’s always the day after Thanksgiving. The discounts, however, start weeks before that. From Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale in October, to Cyber Monday, and even for the first few weeks in December, retailers love to offer up holiday sales during the biggest shopping season of the year.

Black Friday Deals 2022

We don’t just list every Black Friday sale under the sun. If a deal is listed below, we’ve verified through price-checking and reading through reviews that it is in fact a good deal. All of our deals and markdowns posted below are for online purchase, not brick and mortar, although many retailers will match pricing in-store. Most of them do offer free shipping, but you’ll want to double check their website when ordering.

We will continue to update this post with new deals from November 17 through Black Friday weekend, and then move on to Cyber Monday. We will do our best to remove deals that have expired or sold out, but if you see something we missed, feel free to message Cody via Twitter

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Best deals on Apple Devices

Latest AirPods deals

Best deals on laptops and tablets

Black Friday Deals 2022 - MacBook Pro

Best audio deals

AirPods, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max kept side-by-side

Best deals on streaming devices

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Best deals on accessories

Black Friday Deals 2022 - Anker Battery Pack for iPhone

Twelve South's multi-device HiRise 3 stand is charging a MagSafe iPhone, an Apple Watch and an AirPods Pro charging case simultaneously
The base pad can charge a second phone, not just AirPods | Image: Twelve South

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Black Friday Deals 2022

Welcome to our roundup of the best Black Friday deals 2022 edition. This is our hub for all BF sales, where you will find a curated list of what we believe are the best deals in tech from Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and other top retailers available right now.

When is Black Friday?

This year, Black Friday falls on November 25, but it’s always the day after Thanksgiving. The discounts, however, start weeks before that. From Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale in October, to Cyber Monday, and even for the first few weeks in December, retailers love to offer up holiday sales during the biggest shopping season of the year.

Black Friday Deals 2022

We don’t just list every Black Friday sale under the sun. If a deal is listed below, we’ve verified through price-checking and reading through reviews that it is in fact a good deal. All of our deals and markdowns posted below are for online purchase, not brick and mortar, although many retailers will match pricing in-store. Most of them do offer free shipping, but you’ll want to double check their website when ordering.

We will continue to update this post with new deals from November 17 through Black Friday weekend, and then move on to Cyber Monday. We will do our best to remove deals that have expired or sold out, but if you see something we missed, feel free to message Cody via Twitter

Note: readers like you help support iDB. When you make a purchase using the retail links below, we may earn a small affiliate commission

Best deals on Apple Devices

Latest AirPods deals

Best deals on laptops and tablets

Black Friday Deals 2022 - MacBook Pro

Best audio deals

AirPods, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max kept side-by-side

Best deals on streaming devices

An angled top-down view of a second-generation Apple TV 4K along with an updated Siri Remote, set against a dark background
| Image: Omar Rodriguez / Unsplash

Best deals on accessories

Black Friday Deals 2022 - Anker Battery Pack for iPhone

Twelve South's multi-device HiRise 3 stand is charging a MagSafe iPhone, an Apple Watch and an AirPods Pro charging case simultaneously
The base pad can charge a second phone, not just AirPods | Image: Twelve South

Nomad taking 25% off everything

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Best Black Friday HomePod Mini Deals Available Now

Black Friday sales have begun in earnest today, and solid deals across Apple’s product lineup are available online right now. Among this lineup includes all-time low prices on Apple’s HomePod mini in multiple colors.

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You’ll find the HomePod mini deals this year are mainly being offered by Verizon, available for $79.99, and so far no other retailer has matched this price. As with all Black Friday sales, be sure to be quick with your purchases because we’re never sure exactly how long these will last, and this sale in particular has already disappeared once this week.

If you’re looking for something other than HomePod mini, be sure to visit our Black Friday 2022 Roundup for all of the best deals and discounts happening today.

Need Help Deciding?

Our buyer’s guides are great shopping companions as you shop around this holiday season.

For full details on the HomePod mini, explore our roundup.

More Black Friday Deals

We’re keeping track of all of the season’s best Apple-related deals in our Black Friday roundup, so be sure to check back throughout the month for an updated list of all the most notable discounts you’ll find for Black Friday 2022.

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Walmart Reveals Black Friday Plans With Week-Long Sales Starting Today

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Best Buy Reveals Black Friday Plans With Sitewide Sales Available Now

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Best Black Friday AirPods Deals Available Now

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iOS 16.2 for iPhone Expected to Launch in December With These 8 New Features

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Temporary fixes for “can’t play title” errors in HBO Max on Apple TV 4K

Until HBO Max permanently fixes “can’t play title” playback errors on Apple TV 4K, this temporary solution might help alleviate the issue.

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  • What’s happening? HBO Max has been throwing playback errors when users try to stream in its app for the Apple TV 4K (older models are unaffected).
  • Why care? For some, the problem is intermittent. For others, it’s consistent and that can be pretty annoying when trying to watch their favorite show.
  • What to do? Try our troubleshooting steps until HBO Max fixes the problem.

HBO Max playback errors on Apple TV 4K? A fix is coming

Reddit reports indicate that people have been having this problem for at least a week, if not longer. When it happens, the app puts up an error saying “can’t play title” when you attempt to stream a movie or TV show. It appears to be isolated to all generations of the Apple TV 4K and only affects tvOS 16.1 and not earlier releases.

HBO Max told The Verge that it’s aware of the problem and working on a fix.

For some, the issue is persistent and others are only seeing intermittent errors. It first raised its ugly head in HBO Max’s 52.50.1 update released on November 16, 2022.

To see the version number of the current HBO Max app, launch App Store on your Apple TV and search for HBO Max within the store. Once found, select the app to jump on its page and the version number appears under What’s New.

Meanwhile, try these troubleshooting steps

Until a permanent fix arrives in a future update to the app, you might be able to alleviate the problem by applying standard troubleshooting steps:

  • Force-quite HBO Max
  • Log out of HBO Max
  • Reinstall the app
  • Restart your Apple TV

Apparently, there’s an issue with high dynamic range (HDR) content. Another Reddit thread says turning off HDR and adjusting video settings might temporarily fix the problem. Read: How to live stream to YouTube from iOS, iPadOS and macOS

The thread suggests going to Settings → Video and Audio to change Format to SDR, set Match Content to Disable and turn off Match Dynamic Range and Match Frame Rate. Of course, this isn’t ideal because now all streaming apps on your Apple TV will lose Dolby Vision HDR until you revert the video settings.

Customer support has also suggested trying switching video resolution in the app itself from 4K down to 1080p or even 720p.

A fix is coming

When HBO Max releases an update with a fix, your Apple TV will automatically install it. This may not happen immediately when the update launches on the App Store.

Automatic updates are usually staggered over several weeks. To manually update your copy of HBO Max, go to App Store on your device and search for HBO Max. If there’s an app update available, choose Update.

You can update the tvOS software powering your Apple TV by navigating to Settings → System → Software Updates → Update Software. If there’s an update available, select Download and Install and wait for the device to download the update.

Then, open HBO Max and try to stream again.

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Apple partners with Epic Systems, the largest medical records system in the U.S.

Apple and Epic Systems, the largest medical records system in the U.S., and partnering on a MacOS-friendly version of Epic’s electronic health record tools.

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Erin Brodwin for Axios:

Epic and Apple are new bedfellows after a history of butting heads over health records and data sharing.

Although the iPhone maker wanted Epic to create a native version of the service for MacOS, Epic instead is simply developing a version of the software that is easier to run on Apple devices, one source tells Axios.

Apple last year added a data-sharing component to its own health records service supported by six EHR vendors, including Epic rival Cerner. Epic was not on the list.

Epic is the dominant EHR vendor in the U.S., with roughly half the population’s medical records in some kind of Epic system, per Johns Hopkins.

MacDailyNews Take: Obviously, like architects before them, physicians want to use the world’s best personal computers, not be forced to suffer with Windows dreck in order to be able to use third-party services.

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Apple partners with Epic Systems, the largest medical records system in the U.S.

Apple and Epic Systems, the largest medical records system in the U.S., and partnering on a MacOS-friendly version of Epic’s electronic health record tools.

macOS Finder icon

Erin Brodwin for Axios:

Epic and Apple are new bedfellows after a history of butting heads over health records and data sharing.

Although the iPhone maker wanted Epic to create a native version of the service for MacOS, Epic instead is simply developing a version of the software that is easier to run on Apple devices, one source tells Axios.

Apple last year added a data-sharing component to its own health records service supported by six EHR vendors, including Epic rival Cerner. Epic was not on the list.

Epic is the dominant EHR vendor in the U.S., with roughly half the population’s medical records in some kind of Epic system, per Johns Hopkins.

MacDailyNews Take: Obviously, like architects before them, physicians want to use the world’s best personal computers, not be forced to suffer with Windows dreck in order to be able to use third-party services.

Happy Thanksgiving! We’re very thankful for those who help support MacDailyNews continued operation by contributing to our independent Apple-focused tech blog – we would not exist today without you!

Please help support MacDailyNews. Click or tap here to support our independent tech blog. Thank you!

Shop The Apple Store at Amazon.


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Apple partners with Epic Systems, the largest medical records system in the U.S.

Apple and Epic Systems, the largest medical records system in the U.S., and partnering on a MacOS-friendly version of Epic’s electronic health record tools.

macOS Finder icon

Erin Brodwin for Axios:

Epic and Apple are new bedfellows after a history of butting heads over health records and data sharing.

Although the iPhone maker wanted Epic to create a native version of the service for MacOS, Epic instead is simply developing a version of the software that is easier to run on Apple devices, one source tells Axios.

Apple last year added a data-sharing component to its own health records service supported by six EHR vendors, including Epic rival Cerner. Epic was not on the list.

Epic is the dominant EHR vendor in the U.S., with roughly half the population’s medical records in some kind of Epic system, per Johns Hopkins.

MacDailyNews Take: Obviously, like architects before them, physicians want to use the world’s best personal computers, not be forced to suffer with Windows dreck in order to be able to use third-party services.

Happy Thanksgiving! We’re very thankful for those who help support MacDailyNews continued operation by contributing to our independent Apple-focused tech blog – we would not exist today without you!

Please help support MacDailyNews. Click or tap here to support our independent tech blog. Thank you!

Shop The Apple Store at Amazon.


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Thanksgiving deals: $410 off Sonos bundle, up to 50% off standing desks, Nintendo Switch offer

Save on the Nintendo Switch, Sonos & Bose.

Thanksgiving deals are bountiful with a special discount on Sonos’ Premium Immersive Bundle, Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 4 and accessories to complement your Apple setup.

The AppleInsider Deals Team has been busy rounding up fresh Thanksgiving bargains, with fantastic holiday gift ideas on Apple hardware, home goods, and even gaming consoles. With Black Friday mere hours away, pricing and availability is subject to change at any time.

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Apple Ditched Plan for $50 Apple Pencil With iPhone Support at the Last Minute, Claims Sketchy Rumor

Apple planned to introduce a new $49 Apple Pencil this year that was compatible with iPhones, but scrapped the plans at the last minute, claims a sketchy new rumor coming out of Asia.

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According to a Weibo post, shared on Twitter by DuanRui, Apple allegedly intended to release the new ‌Apple Pencil‌, codenamed “Maker” (or, more likely, “Marker”) at its September 2022 event, and even went so far as to mass produce over one million units of the accessory, only to can its launch at the eleventh hour for unspecified reasons.

At $49, the unreleased ‌Apple Pencil‌ would have been significantly cheaper than the first-generation and second-generation ‌Apple Pencil‌ models, which are priced at $99 and $129, respectively.

To cut costs, the device allegedly lacked pressure sensing technology or a rechargeable battery, and instead utilized an onboard chip to power the stylus through the iPad or iPhone screen, similar to how Samsung’s S-Pen stylus works.

Unfortunately, the source of the ‌Apple Pencil‌ rumor has no track record, so the claims need to be taken with a large pinch of salt. Furthermore, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard rumors of an Apple Pencil being developed to work with iPhones, none of which have come to fruition.

Still, a battery-less ‌Apple Pencil‌ would pair well with the latest tenth-generation ‌iPad‌, which comes with a USB-C port and requires an ungainly $9 Lightning dongle to work with the first-generation ‌Apple Pencil‌. Again though, why Apple would kill plans for an accessory that had entered mass production is unclear.

If it really was a thing, and so many units were manufactured by Apple, then past history would suggest some units will eventually be leaked. Would you welcome an ‌Apple Pencil‌ for ‌iPhone‌? Let us know in the comments.

Apple Scrapped Plans for New Apple Pencil With iPhone Support at the Last Minute [Rumor]

Apple allegedly planned to introduce a new cheaper Apple Pencil last September but cancelled the device last minute, according to a rumor on Weibo. The stylus was purportedly codenamed ‘Maker’.

Twitter user @duanrui1205 translates…

At the Apple Event in September, Apple was originally going to release a new Apple Pencil code-named Maker, priced at about $49, with no pressure sensing and no battery needed, using a chip to power the stylus from the screen, similar to the Samsung S- Pen.

The report claims the pencil featured support for the iPhone and was cancelled so late into production that one million units were already made.

The new Apple Pencil even supported the iPhone, but the project was terminated closer to launch. It is said that more than one million levels had been stocked at that time, and now they should all be scrapped.

We’ve been unable to verify this report; however, if one million units were really produced we’re bound to see one leak out eventually.

The current generation Apple Pencil 2 regularly costs $129 and was on sale for $89 today; however, that sale appears to be over already. We’ll let you know if the discount returns for Black Friday.

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