Apple Teases Its Black Friday Sale for 2012

Apple plans to hold a sale at its retail stores and online Friday in step with Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving which marks the official beginning of the holiday shopping season.

Apple Inc. is once again joining the ranks of retailers who plan to discount many products on this year’s Black Friday. Photo: Apple Inc.

Black Friday is the perfect time to save big on the latest and greatest electronics.  That’s why mark your Calendar app, guys. On Tuesday Apple posted a teaser for its upcoming Black Friday sale. The news that has created an Internet buzz

Apple emailed its customers with an announcement of a sale on Apple products on Black Friday. The whole shopping event will last for one day. Apple’s Store website says that sale will begin online at midnight on the U.S. West Coast (3 a.m. on the East Coast).

Items will be available on their website or in the Apple retail stores for extended hours, and there is also an opportunity to get the wanted items from your iPhone. At least one Apple Store, the famous Fifth Avenue location in New York City, will open its doors to eager shoppers at midnight.

Like any other major retailer during the important holiday shopping season, Apple is hoping for a successful sale. Despite being the world’s richest company, the Cupertino-based company has seen its stock price dip nearly 21 percent from its all time high just two months ago.

If sales revenue on Black Friday meet analysts’ predictions, it’s very unlikely Apple shoppers will see another discount until next November.

Examiner says, last year’s Apple Black Friday sale revealed approximate discounts of 10 percent for most of its products, including its biggest sellers: iPads, iPods, Macbooks, although no discount was available for the iPhone.

Apple products rarely go on sale, and at most some of the products may be reduced by 10%. Many retailers get around this by offering an Apple product with one of their store gift cards. For example, Walmart is selling the Apple iPad 2 with a $75 Walmart gift card for $399 on Black Friday.

According to the CS Monitor, the iPod is the king of all MP3 players, so, not surprisingly, the most noteworthy promotions in this category involved the Apple device. Apple products must be bought from authorized resellers.

One can get a great deal from buying Apple iPod touch 32GB MP3 Player (5th generation) bundled with a $50 Gift Card for $295 and Apple iPod Nano 16GB MP3 Player (7th generation) bundled with a $20 Gift Card for $145 at Best Buy, or Apple iPod touch 16GB MP3 Player (4th generation) bundled with a $40 Gift Card for $195 at Target.

Some of the tech best deals of the year happen on Black Friday and many consumers are trying to determine if there are any deals worth braving the crowds for. In 2012, the best tech deals on Black Friday are worth it. According to PC World, tablets are going to be the biggest tech deals this year.

One product that certainly won’t be discounted on Black Friday is Apple’s 27-inch iMac, which was unveiled in October but has yet to be offered for sale. Shooing away rumors of delays, the 9to5Mac reports that Apple’s largest computer is set to hit stores by the end of December.

The 21-inch iMac is expected to start being offered by the end of November – though if that’s before or after Black Friday is uncertain. For more detailed information visit Apple’s U.S. website.

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