The Apple Shopping Event has landed, with the Cupertino giant set to offer savings over the Black Friday weekend and into Cyber Monday.
In typical Apple fashion, it's doing things a little differently to the rest of the pack - instead of offering discounted rates on its older products, buyers will instead be in line for an Apple Store Gift Card when they buy particular devices.
If you're in the market for an Apple Watch Series 3, this means you can pick up a devilish bonus on top of your purchase; Apple is offering a Gift Card of $50 on six models of its last-gen smartwatch.
Apple Shopping Event
At the lowest price ($279) is the aluminum, GPS Series 3 variant, complete with either a black or white Sport band. However, if you want the benefits of LTE, as well as that nifty Gift Card, you can pay $100 extra and upgrade.
Apple is also offering the Nike+ equivalents of these Apple Watch models, meaning you're able to pick up the Series 3 with a different strap and access the exclusive watch faces and integration with the Nike+ Run Club.
All six of the devices come in either 38mm or 42mm, but you'll be expected to pay $30 more if you want the larger device.
With this deal essentially letting you pick up a new Apple Watch Series 3 for as low as $229, it's the perfect time to pull the trigger. However, make sure to still check around for a better deal.
The Biggest Concerns. Despite the positives, there are some concerns about virtual reality. For example, some critics point out health and safety issues. If the technology is not used properly, users might suffer from health issues like seizures and other major discomfort. Some people could also trip and fall. There are also major privacy concerns with virtual reality. Some people fear that the headsets could lead to government surveillance, although there is no proof of that as of yet.
While Apple's saving lets you put money towards the likes of a second Apple Watch band or even the Apple AirPods, other retailers are offering the smartwatch with a bigger flat-out saving, and you also won't be locked in to spending your saving with them.
Prefer to shop elsewhere?
Apple Watch Series 3, 38mm, GPS - $199.99 (save $80) – Target
Apple Watch Series 3, 38mm, GPS and cellular – $299.99 (save $80) – Target
Apple Watch Series 3 (various models) – Starting at $229 (save $50) – Best Buy
Apple Watch Series 3 (various models) – $199-329 (save $80) – Macy's
Apple Watch Series 3 38mm, GPS + extra band – $259 (save $20) – Walmart
Apple Watch Series 3 42mm, GPS + extra band – $259 (save $50) – Walmart