AirPods and iPad Listed as Top Selling Electronics During This Year’s Record-Setting Cyber Monday

Yesterday was Cyber Monday, an annual shopping event in the United States, United Kingdom, and many other countries that's part of the holiday shopping season and offers users notable discounts on a vast array of consumer products. Last night, Adobe released its online shopping data for this year's Cyber Monday, stating that November 27, 2017 is projected to set a new record and become the "largest online sales day in history" with a total of $6.59 billion spent by the day's end.

Compared to 2016, Cyber Monday 2017 saw a 16.8 percent year-over-year increase in sales, and it fared better in revenue compared to last week's big shopping days: Black Friday 2017 brought in $5.03 billion and Thanksgiving Day brought in $2.87 billion. Adobe's statistics leveraged Adobe Sensei and Adobe Analytics to analyze data from one trillion visits to over 4,500 retail sites and 55 million SKUs. Of all these data points, Apple and its products were found at the top of a few lists.


The AirPods were listed as overall top sellers yesterday, while iPads were included in the best-selling electronics category, alongside AirPods again, Google Chromecast, Samsung Tablets, Nintendo Switch, and more. In terms of discounts, Walmart was one of very few retailers with a brief sale on AirPods yesterday, marking the $159.00 earphones down by $15. Numerous retailers had sales on a variety of iPads, including the 9.7-inch iPad and 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

Shoppers on mobile helped set a new record with 47.4 percent of visits coming from mobile devices (39.9 percent on smartphones and 7.6 percent on tablets). Revenue earned from users shopping on mobile grew 39.2 percent year-over-year and reached a new all-time high of $1.59 billion. Of all mobile devices used to shop on Cyber Monday this year, iOS was in the lead with an average order value of $123, while Android was at $110.
“Shopping and buying on smartphones is becoming the new norm and can be attributed to continued optimizations in the retail experience on mobile devices and platforms,” said Mickey Mericle, vice president, Marketing and Customer Insights at Adobe.

“Consumers are also becoming more savvy and efficient online shoppers. People increasingly know where to find the best deals and what they want to purchase, which results in less price matching behavior typically done on desktops. Millennials were likely another reason for the dramatic growth in mobile, with 75 percent expecting to shop via their smartphone."
The biggest discounts were for TVs (21.1 percent off of the normal price on average), toys (18.8 percent), and computers (14.7 percent). In total, the 2017 holiday shopping season so far (marked as beginning on November 1) has seen a total of $50 billion in online revenue, jumping up 16.8 percent from 2016. According to Adobe, "this will be the first-ever holiday season to break $100 billion in online sales."


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Cyber Monday 2017: Amazon Has $100 App Store and iTunes Gift Cards for $85

Amazon has extended a sale from Black Friday into Cyber Monday, offering you the chance to buy a $100 App Store and iTunes Gift Card for $85 with the promo code ITUNES15. This limited promotion can be applied to any iTunes gift card priced at $100 or more, so you also can get $15 off $150 and $200 cards sold by Amazon's ACI Gift Cards Inc. storefront. There is a limit of one card per customer as well.

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You can specify any email address to be the recipient for the card, as well as a date closer to Christmas or any other holiday, making it easy to send the gift card as a present to someone this season.

Amazon's offer is the only leftover iTunes gift card deal from Black Friday, and not many other deals in this area have surfaced today. For a longer list of Cyber Monday sales, check out our full roundup on the shopping event, as well as a particularly good deal on last year's MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.


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Cyber Monday 2017: Save Over $250 on Latest MacBook Pro and Up to $1,000 Off 2016 Models

Just as Black Friday sales have ended, many retailers have now shifted to Cyber Monday deals on a range of Apple products.

Apple authorized reseller B&H Photo Video, for instance, is offering some sizeable discounts on select 2016 MacBook Pro models.

B&H offers free shipping and doesn't charge sales tax upfront on orders shipped outside of the states of New York and New Jersey.

The largest discount is $1,000 off a high-end 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in Space Gray. The configured-to-order model is nearly maxed out, with a 2.9GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, 1TB of SSD storage, and AMD Radeon Pro 460 graphics.

The sale price of $2,499, down from Apple's original price of $3,499 last year, is by far the lowest price we've ever seen for this particular model.

B&H is slashing $900 off a mid-range 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in Silver. The model is equipped with a 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, 512GB of SSD storage, and AMD Radeon Pro 455 graphics. This deal is a flash sale, so supplies are limited and will likely sell out quickly.

The sale price of $1,899, down from Apple's original price of $2,799 last year, is the best deal we've ever seen for this particular model.

The base model 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar can be had for $1,799 in Space Gray, which is $600 lower than Apple's original price of $2,399 last year. The model is equipped with a 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, 256GB of SSD storage, and AMD Radeon Pro 450 graphics.

B&H offered a better deal of $800 off the base 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro in Silver on Black Friday, but supplies quickly sold out, and $600 off is still among the best deals we've ever seen for this particular model.

While newer 2017 MacBook Pro models with Kaby Lake processors were released in May, the performance improvements driven by the small bump in base and turbo frequencies are relatively minor. For that reason, most customers will find these impressive deals on 2016 models worth considering.

For customers who prefer the latest and greatest MacBook Pro, eBay is offering $270 off a mid-range 2017 model with a 3.1GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of SSD storage, and Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650. The sale price is $1,529.99, down from $1,799 on Apple.com. Supplies are limited.

Apple authorized reseller Adorama is offering $250 off a higher-end 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in Space Gray. The custom configuration, now $2,249, is equipped with a 3.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 16GB of RAM, 512GB of SSD storage, and Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650.

For additional deals on Apple products and accessories, including other MacBook Pro models, check out our Cyber Monday roundup.

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Cyber Monday 2017: Deals Now Live on Macs, iPads, iPhones, and More

With Black Friday sales wrapping up over the weekend, those still searching for quality discounts on Apple products and accessories have another chance today during Cyber Monday. Essentially all of the same retailers that offered Black Friday deals have launched -- or will soon launch -- Cyber Monday sales, and although the focus of the event is shopping from home, some retailers are also honoring the deals at their brick-and-mortar locations.


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Best Buy


Best Buy's Cyber Monday discounts began with early access yesterday for My Best Buy members, and now the deals have expanded to everyone. The retailer is offering free shipping on nearly everything, and a few deals will be extending throughout the week for its "Cyber Week Deals" event.


iPhone
- 32GB iPhone 7 and 7 Plus: save $150 when purchased and activated with a monthly installment plan

12.9-inch iPad Pro (Mid 2017)
- 64GB Wi-Fi: $699.99, down from $799.99
- 256GB Wi-Fi: $824.99, down from $949.99
- 512GB Wi-Fi: $999.99, down from $1,149.99

12-inch MacBook (Mid 2017)
- Intel Core M3, 8GB Memory, 256GB Flash Storage: $1,099.99, down from $1,299.99
- Intel Core i5, 8GB Memory, 512GB Flash Storage: $1,399.99, down from $1,599.99

13-inch MacBook Pro (Mid 2017)
- Intel Core i5, 8GB Memory, 128GB Flash Storage: $1,149.99, down from $1,299.99
- Intel Core i5, 8GB Memory, 256GB Flash Storage: $1,649.99, down from $1,799.99
- Intel Core i5, 8GB Memory, 512GB Flash Storage: $1,849.99, down from $1,999.99
- Intel Core i7, 16GB Memory, 512GB SSD: $1,999.99, down from $2,199.99

15-inch MacBook Pro (Mid 2017)
- Intel Core i7, 16GB Memory, 256GB Flash Storage: $2,149.99, down from $2,399.99
- Intel Core i7, 16GB Memory, 512GB Flash Storage: $2,549.99, down from $2,799.99
- Intel Core i7, 16GB Memory, 1TB SSD: $3,149.99, down from $3,399.99

Other Products and Accessories
- 13-inch MacBook Air, i7, 8GB Memory, 512GB SSD: $1,349.99, down from $1,549.99
- Apple Watch Series 1: 38mm for $199 and 42mm for $229
- Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit: $149.99, down from $199.99
- BeatsX: $99.99, down from $149.99
- Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones: $119.99, down from $199.99
- Save up to $150 on select Bluetooth speakers
- Up to 30 percent off select 4K TV sets
- Netgear Arlo Security Cameras: $299.99, down from $449.99

Amazon


Amazon's selection of sales is focused on its own line of Alexa products, but it does have a few HomeKit-enabled devices and other accessories Apple fans might be interested in. Head to Amazon's Cyber Monday headquarters to keep an eye on the deals, which will also include more than 30 Deals of the Day and thousands of Lightning Deals across numerous product categories over the course of Monday.


A few of Amazon's sales are listed below, and the full list is available in the company's Cyber Monday press release.

- Philips Hue White Starter Kit + Motion Sensor: save $40
- Yale Assure Lock: save more than 20 percent
- TrackR pixel Bluetooth tracking devices: save 30 percent
- Select Netgear routers, modems, and more: save up 40 percent
- WD 6TB Elements Desktop Hard Drive: save 30 percent
- Osmo: Genius Kit for $67.99, down from $99.99 and Creative Kit for $47.59, down from $74.99

B&H Photo


B&H Photo has opened up discounts on a wide range of Apple products for Cyber Monday, as well as highlighted ongoing notable sales like its $1,000 discount on the Late 2013 Mac Pro. B&H also has some of the biggest Cyber Monday discounts on Macs today, including $1,000 off a high-end 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Check out some of the best deals in the list below and head to B&H to browse the rest.

15-inch MacBook Pro (Late 2016)
- Touch Bar, 2.6GHz i7, 16GB RAM, 256 SSD: $1,799.00, down from $2,399.00
- Touch Bar, 2.7GHz i7, 16GB RAM, 512 SSD: $1,899.00, down from $2,799.00
- Touch Bar, 2.9GHz i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD: $2,499.00, down from $3,499.00

iMac (Mid 2017)
- 21.5-inch, 2.3GHz i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB HD: $999.00, down from $1,199.00
- 27-inch 5K, 3.8 GHz i5, 8GB RAM, 2TB Fusion Drive: $2,099.00, down from $2,299.00

Mac Pro (Late 2013)
- 3.7GHz, 12GB RAM, 256GB Flash Storage: $1,899.00, down from $2,999.00

iPad (2017)
- 9.7-inch, 128GB, Wi-Fi: $399.00, down from $429.00
- 10.5-inch, 256GB, Wi-Fi: $719.00, down from $799.00
- 10.5-inch, 256GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular: $849.00, down from $949.00

Other Deals
- G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE USB 3.0 + Type-C Hard Drive: $44.95, down from $79.95

Adorama


Adorama's Cyber Monday deals include some of the latest MacBook Pro and iPad Pro models, the late 2015 27-inch iMac, and a few other sales on drones, printers, scanners, and more.


13-inch Macbook Pro with Touch Bar (Mid 2017)
- 3.1GHz i5, 16GB RAM, 512 SSD: $2,049.00, down from $2,199.00
- 3.5GHz i7, 16GB RAM, 512 SSD: $2,249.00, down from $2,499.00

15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Mid 2017)
- 3.1GHz i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD: $3,199.00, down from $3,399.00

27-inch iMac (Late 2015)
- 3.2GHz i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB Fusion Drive: $1,399.00, down from $1,999.00

10.5-inch iPad Pro (Mid 2017)
- 256GB Wi-Fi: $719.00, down from $799.00
- 256GB Wi-Fi + Cellular: $849.00, down from $929.00

MacMall


MacMall has a few Cyber Monday deals on select Mac and iPad models that are comparable to discounts available from other Apple authorized resellers.


15-inch MacBook Pro (2017)
- Touch Bar, 3.1GHz i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD: $2,699, down from $2,999
- Touch Bar, 3.1GHz i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD: $3,049, down from $3,999

iPad Pro (2017)
- 10.5-inch, 64GB, Wi-Fi: $599, down from $649
- 10.5-inch, 256GB, Wi-Fi: $729, down from $799
- 10.5-inch, 256GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular: $849, down from $929

Other Deals
- Apple TV 32GB (4th Gen): $139.00, down from $149.00
- Apple Pencil: $95.00, down from $99.00
- Smart Keyboard for 12.9-inch iPad: $159.00, down from $169.00

Twelve South


Popular Apple accessory maker Twelve South has begun its Cyber Monday deals with MacBook and iMac accessories on sale for up to 50 percent off until tonight at 11:59 p.m. ET. In total, 17 products are on sale today, which you can find in the list below. For more information on Twelve South's "Cyber Mac Monday" deals, head over to the company's website.


- BassJump - $35, down from $69.99
- BackPack for iMac - $25, down from $34.99
- BookArc for Mac Pro - $30, down from $59.99
- BookArc for MacBook - $45, down from $49.99
- BookBook CaddySack - $45, down from $49.99
- BookBook for MacBook - $40 - $55, down from $79.99 - $99.99
- BookBook Vol 2 for MacBook - $70, down from $79.99
- Curve for MacBook - $40, down from $49.99
- Fermata Headphone Charging Stand - $40, down from $79.99
- GhostStand for MacBook - $30, down from $34.99
- HiRise for iMac - $55, down from $79.99
- HiRise for MacBook - $50, down from $69.99
- Inspire Candle - $20, down from $29.99
- MagicBridge - $25, down from $34.99
- MagicWand - $15, down from $29.99
- ParcSlope - $35, down from $49.99
- PlugBug World - $35, down from $44.99

T-Mobile



T-Mobile has an offer for new customers considering a move to its cellular plans. If you buy a 32GB 9.7-inch iPad with a T-Mobile ONE plan, then activate a T-Mobile ONE voice line on a new or existing cell phone (which you can carry over from a different carrier and keep your number), you'll get a full rebate for the iPad. The rebate will come in the form of a $460 Prepaid MasterCard Card, which will arrive in the mail within six to eight weeks.

Other Cyber Monday Deals


- Walmart: Save $200 on iPad mini 4, $30 on 9.7-inch iPad, and $50 on iPad Pro
- Gazelle: Up to 40 percent off select pre-owned iPads, iPhones, and MacBooks.
- Pad & Quill: 15 percent off sitewide; customers can get extra 5 percent off with promo code PQ5
- Incase: Up to 50 percent off select accessories
- Speck: Up to 40 percent off select accessories
- Zagg: 30 to 50 percent off sitewide
- Griffin: 40 percent off sitewide
- OtterBox: 25 percent off select accessories
- Incipio: 50 percent off sitewide
- Native Union: 30 to 80 percent off sitewide
- OWC: shop a collection of deals on iPad Air, Thunderbolt docks, Beats by Dre, and more

We'll update this article throughout the day as new Cyber Monday sales are spotted, so be sure to check back often.


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Dak Prescott beats out every athlete in Cyber Monday jersey sales

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Dak Prescott went from draft pick to starting quarterback to rookie phenom in a matter of months. And if there were any doubts about Prescott’s meteoric rise to NFL fan favorite, Cyber Monday just confirmed it. 

Prescott’s No. 4 Dallas Cowboys jersey was the No. 1 selling player jersey on sports retail site Fanatics during Cyber Monday. Not just the No. 1 NFL player, but the No. 1 selling jersey across sports, according to Brandon Williams, Fanatics’ director of public relations.

It’s not hard to believe, considering what the Mississippi State grad has done on the field this season.

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The biggest winners and losers from Black Friday and Cyber Monday

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This year, Black Friday and Cyber Monday made mincemeat of the internet retail record books

But there were more storylines from the long Thanksgiving weekend than just online sales. Box-and-mortar stores are fighting to stay relevant, mobile shopping is growing (on some platforms) and shoppers are acting lazier even as their spending increases.   

With the numbers crunched, it’s easy to see exactly what came on strong and what fell flat — so here are the winners and losers of the biggest shopping days of the year.     

Winners

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Online sales for Black Friday and Cyber Monday broke all the records this year

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With 2016’s Thanksgiving weekend shopping numbers in the books, it’s safe to say that another massive revenue record for online sales has been set.  

Adobe Digital Insights (ADI) is hard at work tracking online sales numbers throughout the holiday season. With the “Turkey 5” buying bender come and gone (Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday), the most intense shopping period is over. Now all that’s left to do is look at the numbers to see just how much everyone spent, and how.  

Thanksgiving Day

It all started on Thanksgiving Day. With many online retailers kicking off the deals early, consumers took advantage and spent $1.93 billion, an 11.5 percent increase from Turkey Day last year.  Read more…

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iPads and Beats Headphones Top Best-Selling and Sold-Out Cyber Monday Charts

Apple's iPad was one of the five best-selling electronic devices on Cyber Monday yesterday, November 28, according to new data acquired by Adobe and published in a press release last night. Every iPad appears to be taken into account in Adobe's data, but it's likely that the newest iPad Pro models helped fuel sales thanks to a handful of discounts from various retailers, particularly on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

Accompanying the iPad in the best-selling category for Cyber Monday this year were Sony's PlayStation 4, Microsoft's Xbox One, Samsung's line of 4K TVs, and Amazon's Fire tablets. In addition, it was noted that Beats by Dre products -- mainly the company's headphones -- were among the items that were most likely to run out of stock.

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In total, 2016's online shopping holiday is on track to hit $3.39 billion in estimated spending, which will mark a 10.2 percent increase in comparison to Cyber Monday in 2015. Once all of the numbers come in, this year's Cyber Monday could be "the largest online sales day in history," and it's already surpassed Black Friday spending this year, which sat at $3.34 billion.
“Cyber Monday is on track to be the biggest online shopping day ever, surpassing our forecast by almost $27 million or 0.8 percent,” said Tamara Gaffney, principal analyst, Adobe Digital Insights. “This indicates that consumers still had more appetite for online shopping despite the incredible volume of online sales on Black Friday. Prices are expected to start climbing after today as retailers shift attention to extend the season late into December with quick shipping deals and the option to click and collect in store.”
Apple didn't participate directly in Cyber Monday deals, but the company did run a Black Friday offer this year that granted customers up to $150 worth of gift cards on specific product purchases. Last year, the company didn't offer Black Friday deals, opting to allow third-party retailers like Best Buy and Target to do so instead.

Adobe's full Cyber Monday report can be read here.


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The Warriors lost the NBA Finals but everyone still wants their jerseys

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Cyber Monday has spoken — though the Golden State Warriors lost the NBA Finals, they’re still kings of the online merch game. 

As of 10 p.m. ET on Cyber Monday, the Warriors are the top-selling NBA team on sports retail website Fanatics. NBA MVP Steph Curry, the Warriors point guard, is the top-selling NBA jersey on Fanatics for the second Cyber Monday in a row, according to Fanatics Director of Public Relations Brandon Williams.  

Even though the Warriors couldn’t win their second NBA title in as many years, it’s not surprising that fans are loading up on Golden State merch. Last year’s squad notched a record 73 wins, and with the offseason signing of Kevin Durant, many are calling the 2016-17 Warriors one of the best teams in NBA history.  Read more…

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17 terrible Amazon Cyber Monday deals to remind you Cyber Monday kinda sucks

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Another year, another disappointing Cyber Monday from Amazon.

Frequent online shoppers and deal hunters alike get excited at the idea of a day filled with internet bargains. But when it comes down to it, most of the deals aren’t big screen TVs and new gadgets; it’s useless crap that nobody wants or needs.

We love the idea of Cyber Monday, but sifting through crap and waiting for deals, a tactic Amazon loves to employ, should be left to the mall.

Your chairs need socks this holiday, too. Just $11.19

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Quick, this Mystery Machine pet costume is only $18.69

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