Apple teases Black Friday online and in-store participation

Apple has started advertising intention of paying its respects to the shopping holiday this Friday by enrolling both its on- and off-line locations into the craze. The information comes courtesy of Apple's Australian online store that already has a giant banner for the event.

We're not told exactly what to expect, though the image itself showcases an iPad, a SmartCover and a pair of Apple's EarPod, tied into the shape of a bow. These will all most likely end up for sale come Friday, and we're fairly sure that the folks from the land Down Under won't be alone in their good fortunes.

As you can see, Apple will be holding sales both online and in its brick & mortar retail locations, with the former getting free shipping as a bonus. If you squint real hard and give the fine pint a read, it'll dawn on you that usual Black Friday terms apply – prices, for one, are only valid from 12:01am to 11:59pm on November 29. Moreover, Black Friday-specific deals can't be paired with other, existing offers, not to mention that the promotional prices are only applicable for the stock at hand.

You're probably already prepping yourself psychologically (and psychically, at least you should) for Black Friday, so now would be a great time to have a read through our (still) short Black Friday guide, and keep checking back for more info.

source: Apple via Apple Insider



1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

They should ship all iPads with EarPods. It takes less than $1.00 to manufacture yet they can't include it...

2. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

$1 times 14 million iPads sold (last quarter) is $14 million. That is why they can't include it.

3. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

which represent 0,2% of the income from the ipad air($499)

12. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

They already raped you for 100 billion in pure liquid cash. They can spare 14 million to buy some lube for their customers..... Especially after the bully Apple took Samsung's lunch money to a tune of 1 billion and principle Obama was a poor enough principle to let it happen. In fact, he helped the bully get away with something by vetoing it.

7. dspkblympkbl

Posts: 52; Member since: May 23, 2013

I don't understand, for such a design driven company, that's a huge omission...thats what I don't like about apple, they're very one-sided.

9. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Why is it an omission? Did you get free EarPods or equivalent when you last purchased a laptop?

4. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

It's that time of the year again where Apple fans can save 1% off their choice of an Iphone, Ipad, or Mac. If they go with a Macbook they can save like, $10! Aren't they so generous?

5. saurik

Posts: 86; Member since: May 13, 2013

$200 off the new MacBook Pros. $150 off the new MacBook Airs. $100 off the AT&T's iPhone 5S. Get your facts straight.

6. dspkblympkbl

Posts: 52; Member since: May 23, 2013

I think he was being sarcastic, but w/e

8. saurik

Posts: 86; Member since: May 13, 2013

Oh, I can't stop crying.. :"(

11. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lowering your prices from 50% higher than your competitors to only 45% higher than your competitors for one day isn't generous at all any way you want to slice it. There is a fact for for you. Lol

13. saurik

Posts: 86; Member since: May 13, 2013


14. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Hey hey hey we are Apple we can do because consumers will let's just the average person isn't smarter then the average bear

10. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

It gets better and we will give you $10 in App store credit lol

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