Apple UK offers Black Friday cheap iPad and MacBook deals

Apple has kicked off its Black Friday UK sale, offering £31 off of its best-selling iPad 2 tablet, £81 off a MacBook or iMac, and dozens of discounts on Apple and third-party accessories. Described as a "special one-day Apple shopping event" – since the UK hasn't traditionally had Black Friday sales – the discounting is notable given how rarely the company agrees to slash its prices.

That means, despite the iPad 2 having been on sale for months now, actually finding it at a cheaper price than Apple's original RRP can be tricky. Apple is also offering the iPod touch at £154 and the iPod nano at £104, while the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro start at £768 and £918 respectively. An iMac will set you back £918.

As for accessories, everything from Time Capsules (from £228) through Bluetooth Keyboards (£48) and the Magic Trackpad (£48) are included, along with iPad Smart Covers from £24. Plenty of third-party manufacturers have got in on the action too, with iPhone and iPad cases, speaker-docks, accessories and more.