updated 02:30 pm EST, Thu November 24, 2011
Best Buy and Target target Apple iOS in deals
Best Buy and Target took turns at Thanksgiving deals with separate Apple discounts. Best Buy's iPad 2 lineup saw $45 taken off the price of every model. As of Thursday afternoon, all Wi-Fi versions save for the 64GB white model had sold out online, but the 3G versions were still in stock.
Target, meanwhile, was selling the 8GB iPod touch with what amounted to free content. Any buyer could get the media player at a slightly discounted up front price of $195 along with a free $40 gift card.
Combined with the upcoming official Apple Black Friday sale, the bargains should represent a rare concerted and aggressive price slash across multiple retailers, not just Apple or those who discount Apple hardware more regularly.