Apple Kicks Off Black Friday Sale With iTunes Gift Card Deals

Apple has just kicked off its deals for its one day Black Friday shopping event in the United States, and as previously announced, the company is offering special Product (RED)-branded iTunes gift cards with the purchase of an iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod, Apple TV, or Beats by Dr. Dre headphones.

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Gift card amounts for products vary and include $100 on select Macs, $50 on iPhones (6, 6 Plus, 5s, 5c), $50 on qualifying iPads, and $25 each on qualifying Apple TV, iPods, and Beats hardware, as noted below:

- iPhone ($50): iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c
- iPad ($50): iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini
- Mac ($100): iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Retina iMac, Retina MacBook Pro
- iPod ($25): iPod touch, iPod nano
- Apple TV ($25)
- Beats by Dr. Dre ($25): headphones and speakers

Apple's (RED) Black Friday shopping promotion will last for a single day and the deals are available both in-store and online. Along with (RED) gift cards, Apple also plans to donate a portion of retail sales on Friday, November 28 and Monday, December 1 to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.

Alongside Apple, many other retailers are offering significant discounts on Apple products and accessories. While some of the deals began yesterday ahead of Black Friday, many of the discounts are still available and will be valid through the end of the day.

Best Buy and MacMall are offering significant discounts on a range of different Macs, with prices up to $200 off, and Best Buy is also discounting its entire iPad stock by up to $100.

Target is offering gift cards up to $140 on the iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, and iPad mini 3, while Sam's Club has the best deal on the iPhone 6, offering it for $100 off. Online only stores are also offering deals, with Twelve South, for example, discounting several products and Speck offering 25 percent off many of its iPhone cases.

Following in the footsteps of retailers, app developers are discounting their apps in the iOS and Mac App Stores, and a list of popular discounted apps can be found at our sister site AppShopper.

A full list of all the Black Friday deals on Apple products and accessories is located in our comprehensive Black Friday roundup, which is being updated throughout the day with new deals.

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68 months ago

No Thanksgiving outside of US. No Black Friday. You people in other continents, please get that fact straight.


We had the Black Friday offers last year (https://www.macrumors.com/2013/11/29/apples-u-s-and-canadian-black-friday-sales-go-live-online-with-gift-card-deals/), the year before that (https://www.macrumors.com/2012/11/22/apple-launches-international-black-friday-sales/) and the year before that (https://www.macrumors.com/2011/11/24/apples-black-friday-sale-goes-live-internationally/).

It looks like we will probably have to wait until World AIDS Day on Monday.
Rating: 6 Votes
68 months ago
Nothing in Europe?

How Ebenezer Scrooge of them!
Rating: 6 Votes
68 months ago
LOL, worst deal ever. Not even Apple Store cards you could use to get accessories or Applecare, just iTunes cards...

And not showing up in Canada either. Oh well, more profits, good for my apple stock.
Rating: 6 Votes
68 months ago
Problem Solved!

Well, I'm getting bored with this. So I had one look around to look for deals with today being an incentive. Since I saw no attractive BF deal in my area, the bucks will stay in the bank, and I ordered some fine Single Malt Whisky ... That saves a lot of time, and the day as well :)

Not very meaningful on a Mac site, I know ...
Rating: 5 Votes
68 months ago
US only?!? Poor show, Apple, poor show.
Rating: 5 Votes
68 months ago
Nothing in the Europe. And I planned to buy an iPhone and iPad today, and not a low end models. First the new mini, no new ATV, then this - Apple gives me only disappointments this year.
Rating: 5 Votes
68 months ago
Bad show Apple, you are missing out big time in the UK. But it's not just about getting some sales volume, it's to do with customer satisfaction and loyalty.

On the other hand, John Lewis, by far my favourite retailer, is doing just famously...

08.40 This just in from John Lewis: online traffic between midnight at 6am was four times higher than Black Friday last year -- which was itself four times higher than John Lewis' website had ever seen before. The department store is currently selling one Nutribullet every 30 seconds, although the fastest selling deal so far is the Apple iPad mini for £149.

More John Lewis Apple deals: http://www.johnlewis.com/blackfriday/c6000670128

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Rating: 4 Votes
68 months ago



No Thanksgiving outside of US. No Black Friday. You people in other continents, please get that fact straight.


No Thanksgiving, that's right. But Black Friday has been adopted outside the US, especially in Europe. There are Black Friday deals in (almost) all major online stores. And most physical stores promote some kind of Black Friday deals. Only exemption here is Apple, which had deals last year #

Btw, there was no Halloween in Europe 15 years ago... To get together with family and enjoy each others company over a great meal, we have Christmas... #

Oh, and before I forget: no deals in Canada I heard. That's on the same continent, last time I looked #
Rating: 4 Votes
68 months ago
nothing in Australia...
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68 months ago

No Thanksgiving outside of US. No Black Friday. You people in other continents, please get that fact straight.


Go on, I'll bite.

If you took the time to look in to these things you would have discovered that in previous years (https://www.macrumors.com/2013/11/28/apples-black-friday-sales-begin-launching-internationally-with-gift-card-deals/) these deals were also made available to the rest of the world.

Time to do a little more research and get off your soapbox.

Edit: Looks like OllyW already covered what I have to say.
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