Apple Black Friday Sales Begin in Australia and New Zealand [Updatedx2]
Apple has launched its "Black Friday" one-day sales in Australia and New Zealand, with other countries set to follow at the appropriate times. As expected, Apple is offering only modest discounts compared to the deals offered by many other retailers for the traditional kickoff of the holiday shopping season.
The only Macs seeing discounts in Apple's sales are the iMac and MacBook Pro, with discounts corresponding to about US$120 on all models, equaling about 8% on low-end models down to about 4-5% on high-end models. The iPod touch is seeing discounts of approximately 9-10% across all models, and the iPod nano is being offered at approximately a US$10 discount (6% off on 8GB model and 4.5% off 16 GB model). Also featured is the Apple TV with a discount of approximately 8%.
Other items included in the one-day sale are Time Capsule and AirPort products, Nike+ hardware, iWork, and Apple's In-Ear Headphones, Magic Mouse, and Wireless Keyboard. Finally, a wide range of third-party accessories and software are also included.
We'll be posting again later today with a full roundup of Black Friday sales as they go live.
Update: AppShopper.com tracks all the App Store sales in two lists: Popular sales and All sales.
Update 2: See updated sales chart