updated 03:00 am EST, Fri November 25, 2011
Apple Black Friday begins in North America
Apple as expected has brought its Black Friday sale to the Apple Store in the US and Canada. The iPad 2 gets the most significant relative discount and drops in price between $41 to $61 US depending on the model. Some Mac models also get their traditional $101 discount, with the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and iMac temporarily starting at $898, $1,098, and again $1,098 respectively.
iPod touch buyers see between $21 and $41 off, depending on the capacity. iPod nano players get a flat $11 discount. The Apple TV, iPhone, iPod classic, iPod shuffle, Mac mini, and Mac Pro aren't included.
Peripherals and accessories will get their own large discounts depending on the device. Bowers & Wilkins' Zeppelin Air wireless speaker gets the largest discount, falling from $600 to $498. AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and Time Capsule savings range from $11 to $51, and iPad 2 Smart Covers are $11 less expensive.
Many other products in the store, such as iOS cases, Mac cases, external hard drives, and software, are usually between $11 and $51 off. As in previous years, the sale lasts only for the one day and only applies to Apple's own online and retail stores.