Apple’s Online Black Friday Event Starts at Midnight on Nov. 29

Apple Black Friday SaleApple doesn’t put things on sale. The company rarely offers discounts to any of its branded products without some kind of caveat (student and educator discounts, refurbished items, etc.). The one exception is the day after Thanksgiving. Every year, as retailers across the nation are pitting customers against each other in “Door Buster” sales, Apple will politely offer discounts on many of its products. There won’t be any iPad giveaways to cause people to pepper spray each other. However, Apple’s discounts are few and far between, and a reason to celebrate.

Apple never gives away its Black Friday sale offers ahead of time, but past experience has shown that the company will most likely offer 10 percent off of many signature products, like the iPad Air, Mac and MacBook computers, and Apple TV. Plus, Apple carries a wide selection of third-party products that you can browse through and possibly see big markdowns for.

Starting at 12:01, Apple shoppers can visit the online retail store to purchase products during the “One-Day Apple Shopping Event” (they won’t even call it a Black Friday sale). Thanks to a recent update to the Apple Store app, users can, for the first time, shop the sale on their iPad.

You can use the Apple Store app (or online) to order items that you can pick up later in-store. If you live near an Apple store, you may even be able to take advantage of the Black Friday sale with extended store hours. Visit the Apple retail web page to see the extended holiday hours in your area.

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