Like many retailers, Apple is holding their Black Friday deals close to their vest. The Apple homepage has one of the four secondary banners devoted to their “special one-day Apple shopping event”. Clicking that link however, just tells you to come back November 26th. Apple promises “dozens of great iPad, iPod, and Mac gifts for everyone on your list”. Based on previous years, expect Apple hardware discounts of 8% – 10%, and better deals on software and accessories. You can look at the past three Apple Black Friday deals here. If the new Apple TV gets discounted, I just might pick one up!
Apple has released their Black Friday deals on the page linked above. As suspected, discounts are in the range of previous years. Save $101 on the iMac, Macbook Pro, and Macbook Air. Save $41 on the iPad, $21 on the iPod touch, $5 on a number of Apple accessories, and more. These aren’t the only discounts as the page says, “Tomorrow, you can save on these Apple products and many other accessories”.
Apple released information about their Black Friday deals, and as usual the discount is minimal. If you’re looking to save big bucks on Apple hardware, you’re going to be disappointed. The Apple hardware included in the sale carries a discount around 8% – 10%. If you need to pick up some software or accessories, there are deals to be had. You can save $50 on Office 2008, $15 on Bento 3, $21 on a mophie Juice Pack Air, and many more discounts.
The discounts apply to online shopping only, however Apple does say “select offers also available at U.S. Apple Retail Stores”. This is a one day sale, so act fast if you want to take advantages of the reduced prices!
Tomorrow (November 28th) is probably the busiest shopping day of the year. Retailers look forward to the beginning of the holiday shopping season, and that season begins tomorrow with Black Friday.
Like every other retailer, Apple will be offering some deals tomorrow. Since it’s already Friday in Australia, TUAW is reporting that the best offer in the Australian online store is a discount on the new unibody Macbook. It’s likely Apple will run the same deals across all countries they do business in.
The discounts in the AU store include:
- 8GB Nano
- iPod Classic
- 8GB iPod touch
- Apple TV
- Time Capsule
- iPod and iPhone cases
- Other Mac accessories
If you need to shop for the Apple fan in your life this holiday season, tomorrow is likely the best day to do so!
Update 11/28/08: Here’s the link for the Black Friday deals page on the US Apple website. Just replace the two character country code with your country to see the deals listed for your country.
Apple has announced their Black Friday sale. These prices are only good for today and are valid online and at all Apple Retail Stores. It’s rare that Apple has a sale so get these cheaper items while you can.
Highlights of the sale include:
*Up to $31 off the price of either iPod Classic
*Up to $101 off iMacs and Macbooks
*Apple Bluetooth Headset for $108
*Airport Extreme Base Station for $158
*$11 off the price of iPod nano and iPod shuffle
*Sanyo Xacti VPC-E1 Waterproof Camera for $298
*$68 for iLife 08 or iWork 08
There are a ton of other items for sale so just head on over to your local Apple Store or the online store to shop. If you have an Apple enthusiast in your life then today is the day to shop.