After teasing its Black Friday holiday sale in Australia yesterday (Tuesday for Australia), Apple has now informed U.S. shoppers that Apple does indeed plan to continue its yearly tradition of modest discounts on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
Customers were notified via email and visitors to Apple’s website will find a link to the Friday shopping teaser at the bottom of the page. Just as we found with the Australian advertisement, there is no information about the type or amount of any planned discounts or special offers. The advertisement simply states: “The one-day Apple shopping event is Friday, November 23.”
Notably, customers will not have to visit an Apple Retail Store to take advantage of any discounts; deals will be available online and via the Apple Store app at midnight Pacific time, as well.
Although Apple does participate in the Black Friday shopping event, its discounts are not as steep as from most other retailers. For example, last year’s sale included a discount of US$101 for the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and iMac. iPods were discounted $10 to $40, and the iPad 2 was discounted $41 to $61, depending on the model.
It’s not the amazing deal that many people stand in line for outside of big box electronic stores, but if you are looking to purchase an Apple product, doing so this Friday will save some money. We’ll let you know as soon as we have official confirmation of this year’s deals.