Apple announced to support (RED) on Black Friday 2014 and revealed Apple Black Friday 2014 gift card deals to be available on Black Friday. It is now apparent that Apple is not offering Black Friday sales in Europe and elsewhere like in past years. This is strange as just now Black Friday is gaining momentum in Europe.
Apple along with Amazon brought Black Friday to Europe. This year Apple is not offering a Black Friday sale outside the United States. In past years you could see the Apple Store Black Friday deals to appear first in Australia and then Europe before they became available in the US Apple Store.
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I was waiting for the Australian store to go down and relaunch with the Apple Store Black Friday deals, but nothing happened. Then I remembered that the Apple announcement said that the (RED) Gift Cards would only be available in the United States.
When I read it back then, I thought that European Apple Stores would offer discounts or normal gift cards.
The International Apple Stores display an announcement that Apple will donate a portion from the sales on December 1, World Aids Day and Cyber Monday. No word about deals.
So just when the Black Friday phenomenon gains momentum in the UK and also in Germany, Apple pulls out.
Apple has announced a huge charity promotion to fight AIDS. Apple will donate a portion of the sales the company makes on the Apple Store Black Friday and Apple Store Cyber Monday sale to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.
In the US Apple Store Black Friday 2014 Sale customers will receive a special edition (RED) iTunes gift card with the purchase of select Apple products. For each gift card distributed, Apple will also donate a percentage to the Global Fund.
Now the values of the Gift Card Apple Store Black Friday 2014 deals have been revealed on the Apple site. For the first time the iPhone is part of the Black Friday sale. And as predicted the Beast Products are also part of the Apple Store Black Friday 2014 Sale. And also new is the gift card on the Apple TV.
The Apple Store Black Friday 2014 Deals:
Qualifying iPhone: $50 Gift Card
Qualifying iPad: $50 Gift Card
Qualifying Mac: $100 Gift Card
Qualifying iPod: $25 Gift Card
Qualifying Apple TV: $25 Gift Card
Qualifying Beats product: $25 Gift Card
The Apple Store Black Friday 2014 Gift Card deals are lower than last year. The Mac Gift Card deals dropped from $150 to $100. The iPod touch gift card deal dropped from $50 to $25. The Apple TV Gift Card Black Friday deal is actually the best as you end up paying $74 for an Apple TV. This is the lowest price we have seen on Black Friday. All other deals are better in other Black Friday sales.
See our Black Friday 2014 Apple Deals Guide for the best deals on Apple. You can get deals saving up to $140 on the iPad, up to $200 on Mac, up to $50 on iPod and up to $100 on Beats products.
The other thing to consider is that Apple will donate a percentage to the Global Fund For each gift card distributed. It would be nice to know how much that is per gift card.
Via this Terms & Conditions pdf on the Apple site.
Shop the Apple Store for the current deals.
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