Black Friday: Apple discounts iPad, iPods, Macs
It being Black Friday today, Apple's annual sale (online and in Apple Stores) is here and the discounts are coming in about as expected -- small price drops but nothing too dramatic.
For the one-day sale, Apple lopped $101 off of the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and iMac prices. Not discounted are the Mac Mini and the Mac Pro.
The iPad is on sale today too, with a $41 discount off of the 16-gigabyte model, $51 off the 32-gigabyte unit and $61 off of the 64-gigabyte tablets. The discount puts the iPad into a price range of $458 to $768, rather than the usual range of $499 to $829.
Apple also is taking a tiered discount approach with the iPod Touch, with the 8-gigabyte model selling for $178 ($21 off), the 16-gigabyte unit priced at $268 ($31 off) and the 32-gigabyte device at $358 ($41 off).
The iPod Nano is $11 cheaper than usual, selling at $118 for 8 gigabytes of storage and $138 for 16 gigabytes. Not on sale, iPod-wise, is the iPod Shuffle, pegged at $49, and the iconic, yet aging iPod Classic stuck at $249. Apple's most popular product, the iPhone, isn't on sale either.
Mice, keyboards and iPad covers are also on sale, as well as non-Apple products such as the Blue Yeti USB microphone, an M-Audio MIDI keyboard, a few laptop bags and backpacks, select iPhone cases and even Microsoft Office for Mac.
The full list of Apple's Black Friday discounts, which are being offered alongside free shipping, can be seen here.
— Nathan Olivarez-Giles
Image: A screen shot of Apple.com's online store, with Black Friday discounts. Credit: Apple Inc.