updated 07:20 am EST, Fri November 27, 2009
Apple Black Friday discounts active in US
Apple as promised has launched its Black Friday sale, currently ongoing in the US, Canada and Europe. The Friday-only discounts are highlighted by a $101 price cut for all iMac and MacBook Pro models regardless of size. The iPod touch also sees heavy discounts, bringing the 64GB model down to $358, the 32GB version to $268 and the 8GB model down to $178.
Other key Apple discounts include $11 price drops on both capacities of iPod nano, bringing them to $138 and $168 each, a reduction on the Apple TV to $208, and a $30 drop on iWork '09 that lowers its price to just $49.
A handful of Apple accessories are also on sale, highlighted by its wireless routers: a 1TB Time Capsule is discounted to $278, while the Airport Extreme and AirPort Express have both been discounted by $11 to reach $168 and $88 respectively. Most of its less expensive devices have been discounted $5, including the In-Ear Headphones ($74), Magic Mouse and Wireless Keyboard (both $64), and the Nike+iPod dock/sensor and sensor-only kits ($24 and $14).
Among highlights in third-party items, Microsoft Office 2008 has been discounted to $98, while Monster Cable's Beats over-ear headphones have dropped to $228. Sanyo's Xacti VPC-FH1 camcorder is now $428, Altec Lansing's Mix iMT800 iPhone/iPod boombox is $228, M-Audio's KeyStudio 49 keyboard is $68, and the MoGo Talk combo Bluetooth headset and case combo is $98.
All of the sales will last until 11:59PM Pacific time at the Apple Store.