Black Friday 2011: Apple's only sale price cuts

Black Friday 2011 is the only day of the year where you can walk into an Apple retail store, or check out the company's online web store, and see price cuts on products. That day has arrived for 2011 and as promised, Apple has cut the prices on some of its devices and other products.

While the sale prices are not all that spectacular, they do represent a change from Apple's normally tight fisted stances on price reductions for product that are technically still in their prime. If you want an iPad 2, you can save between $41 to $61 today, depending on which model you get. Getting a new iPod Touch directly from Apple will save you between $21 and $41 today, Once again depending on the model. You can also save $101 on a new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or iMac PC today. Finally there are a ton of Apple peripherals and third party products that get a price cut today.

Keep in mind that, unlike other Black Friday sales that extend through the entire weekend, Apple's Black Friday sales event really is on Black Friday only. On Saturday, these modest price decreases will be gone. However, as we have mentioned before, other retailers are offering to throw in things like gift cards if you buy an Apple device from them this weekend.

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After reading this article I went to best buy and purchased myself a 16gb iPad 2 and I am in love with it! My last apple product was an iPod nano lol, I am also reading Steve jobs bio so that and this discount finally was enough of a push for me to make this purchase and I am glad I did!
Ps I am posting this comment from my iPad 2

Seetheworldsecond said,
After reading this article I went to best buy and purchased myself a 16gb iPad 2 and I am in love with it! My last apple product was an iPod nano lol, I am also reading Steve jobs bio so that and this discount finally was enough of a push for me to make this purchase and I am glad I did!
Ps I am posting this comment from my iPad 2

Congrats Seetheworldsecond! Those Ipad 2 are pretty cool. I want to get one someday so I can read articles online in my bed because I think it would be more conferable than a laptop and easier to read. Im just to cheap at the moment to break down and buy one :-)

This is why Apple does not need sales. They know its fan base will pay virtually any price for its products! It has taken the company millions of money to market and convince its consumer base into its loyalty. Very few companies in history have been able to accomplish this.

nukenorman said,
This is why Apple does not need sales. They know its fan base will pay virtually any price for its products! It has taken the company millions of money to market and convince its consumer base into its loyalty. Very few companies in history have been able to accomplish this.

Didn't Apple have a commercial criticizing Microsoft for spending money on marketing? But for Apple it is a desireable attribute.

The small discounts are not worth it. They are putting refurbished products out on the shelves to get the black Friday discounts. Not telling the customer unless they ask. But they know they wont ask because when you go into an apple store you expect it to be new which the products are always new except with the exception of this black Friday sale ( which isn't a sale since you are getting a refurbished product.

nukenorman said,
The small discounts are not worth it. They are putting refurbished products out on the shelves to get the black Friday discounts. Not telling the customer unless they ask. But they know they wont ask because when you go into an apple store you expect it to be new which the products are always new except with the exception of this black Friday sale ( which isn't a sale since you are getting a refurbished product.

Woah there buddy. Way to make a big assumption like that. Apple sells the same stuff they sell everyday just now it has a price cut. Who in the hell told you it's refurbished products?

I could care less about whether Apple has a black Friday sales or not as I am not in the market to buy their stuff. However, what I am in the mood to do is start an Occupy Apple movement. Its not so much that I want to kill Apple, its just, I want them not to be on the spotlight section. How about we compromise with their real world statistical representation of 5% market share. That way only 1/20 stories has to be about Apple.

On a serious note, does anyone ever seriously consider a serious Occupy Apple movement.

azure.sapphire said,
I could care less about whether Apple has a black Friday sales or not as I am not in the market to buy their stuff. However, what I am in the mood to do is start an Occupy Apple movement. Its not so much that I want to kill Apple, its just, I want them not to be on the spotlight section. How about we compromise with their real world statistical representation of 5% market share. That way only 1/20 stories has to be about Apple.

On a serious note, does anyone ever seriously consider a serious Occupy Apple movement.

If you don't care, then why do you keep clicking, reading and commenting on Apple stories?

azure.sapphire said,
How about we compromise with their real world statistical representation of 5% market share.

That figure is only for the global computer market. They make other products too.

Secondly, if you don't want them to be in the spotlight, starting an anti-Apple movement will probably have the opposite effect. Why not just ignore the Apple-related news items?

oh stop whining, until about 2 years ago black friday didn't exist here, and why should companies reduce their prices for this one unremarkable day any how?

notta said,
$11 off an iPod nano!! Total amazing Are you kidding me right now?

ahaha I know right, amazing savings. Apple's savings are nothing special at all.

I saw the prices this morning; what a bunch of tightarses. I can't believe they actually had the gall to call it "The day you've waited 364 days for." Oh yeah, Apple, I've waited all year to buy a netbook for £768. /s