Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Apple's 2011 Black Friday deals leak to the Web

Apple has become the latest victim / recipient of a Black Friday ad leak. Sometimes we wonder if these aren't leaked by the retailer in question, at this time of the year.

Strangely, the leak didn't come from one of those dedicated Black Friday ad leak sites, but rather from 9to5Mac, which focuses on Apple. As we said earlier, Apple typically doesn't go whole hog with huge promotional discounts on Black Friday, and this year is no different.

[Those seeking bigger promotions on Apple products need to look to third-party sites like MacMall, MacConnection, and And no, don't expect any iPhone promotions.]
  • Macs will be $101 less, which mirrors last year's deals.
  • iPads will be from $41 - $61 off based on capacity (16GB, 32GB, 64GB).
  • The iPod nano will be $11 less for both 8GB and 16GB storage sizes.
  • The iPod touch will see discounts ranging from $21 - $41, just as the iPads, based on storage tiers.
  • A $50 gift certificate to the iTunes Store will be 10 percent off, or $45.
  • The iPad 2 Smart Cover, Apple's Wireless IKeyboard, and its Magic Trackpad will all be priced at $11 less.
  • Accessories such as the AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule, and AirPort Express will all see slight discounts.
  • Third-party accessories such as cases, hard drives, and more will also be on sale.

As noted, though, Apple's discounts won't rank with the best. For example, this 13.3-inch MacBook Air is $200 off at Best Buy, right now (no waiting until Black Friday). It's also nearly $100 less than Apple's Black Friday deal.

Holiday Gift Guide 2011 at

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