AirPods Black Friday 2021: the best early deals on the Apple headphones

Shoppers will have Apple AirPods on their Black Friday shopping list.

Black Friday 2021 is taking place later this month, but some deals have been launched early.

You might have Apple’s popular AirPods on your Christmas shopping list this year, and Black Friday could be the ideal time to save some money on them.

Last year AirPods were on of the most-searched for items on Black Friday, alongside the Apple Watch, Nintendo Switch and PS4.

The wireless earbuds by Apple are expected to be as popular this year on 26 November, as well as similar models from other brands.

Below you can find out everything you need to know, including the retailers to look out for, the latest AirPod deals and other smartphone-compatible earbuds you can buy.

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AirPods 2nd gen with charging case

First up is the cheapest AirPods model – the second generation edition. They’re iOS compatible, work with Siri, have microphone, remote and volume control and a battery life of up to five hours.

The current best offer on this model is £116 from Very, Amazon and It looks like a number of retailers have followed suit and dropped the price of the wireless headphones, so now might be the best time to save money on them.

You can find out the latest deals below.


AirPods 2nd gen with wireless charging case

Up next is the second generation AirPods, but with a wireless charging case. These are pretty similar to the previously mentioned AirPods, but the obvious difference is its case.

For these headphones you’re looking at the £140 price mark at the moment. The cheapest retailers include Very, Amazon and again, and you can find out the latest deals below.


AirPods 3rd gen with MagSafe charging case

Next up is the third generation Apple AirPods. These ones comes with a MagSafe charging case, are water and sweat resistant and have six hours of battery life, as oppose to the five hours of the older model.

The best price mark on this set at the moment is £169 at most major retailers. You can keep an eye out on the updated prices throughout November below.


AirPods Pro with wireless charging case

Finally there’s the AirPods Pro, which have immersive sound and noise cancellation, as well as improved audio so you can hear your favourite tracks in the best way possible. These ones have the highest price mark at around £219 from the likes of Currys.

Other wireless earbuds

If you don’t fancy Apple AirPods or you want an equivalent that’s cheaper, then there’s a number of models to choose from.

This includes Amazon’s Echo Buds which are currently priced at £109.99. These are the second generation edition, which are being released on 10 November.

This hopefully means that by the time Black Friday arrives, the retailer may discount them as part of its huge week-long sale.

Amazon is releasing its second generation Echo Buds this November.

Amazon is releasing its second generation Echo Buds this November.

Another model you can buy is the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ for £76, or the Pro version from £170.

If you really want a bargain pair of wireless headphones, then you can get smartphone compatible earbuds for £24.99 from Wowcher here. They connect to your phone’s Bluetooth and resemble the Apple AirPods.