First there's Thanksgiving, with the turkey and the pumpkin pie, and then there's the frantic sales shopping on Black Friday. Many retailers have already kicked off their Black Friday deals - Amazon is seeing sub-1s sell-outs, in fact - but Apple is sticking with shopping tradition and teasing its November 26 "one-day Apple shopping event".
"You’ll find dozens of great iPad, iPod, and Mac gifts for everyone on your list" reads the teaser, which - unlike with many retailers - is not limited to the US store. Instead, it's Black Friday across many of Apple's international stores, with the UK, French and German stores (among others) all running similar events.
What remains to be seen is the extent of Apple's discounting, which has tended to be underwhelming in comparison to the cuts their authorized resellers have offered. In 2009, for instance, while resellers cut around $300 from MacBook Pro and iMac systems, Apple reduced prices by a third of that amount. Still, given the persistent appeal of Apple hardware, and the company's general tight control over retail pricing, if you've been considering picking up a new gadget then this Friday may be the right time to do it.
[via Apple Insider]