Usually discounts on Apple products are even during Black Friday sales not something to break out in a celebration dance. This could be very different this year.
Deals on Apple products are scarce and only shave off a limited amount of cash from the regular price. Even in Black Friday sales, the discounts are subdued. The best Black Friday deals on Apple devices last year included an iPad Air 2 with $140 Gift Card, $295 iPad Air, $249 iPad mini with $80 Gift Card, $99 iPhone 6 w/ contract and $99 Apple TV with $25 gift card.
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Last year's Apple Store Black Friday sale offered gift card bundle deals of up to $100 on a Mac. Only the Apple TV deal mentioned above was better than at other retailers on Black Friday.
So what is different this year? Apple's Fall product line-up contains products where Apple has released a newer version. There are also products that will be replaced with a newer version in Spring.
There is also a new trend that new Apple releases like the iPhone 6S getting sold at a discount already at the launch of pre-order.
The Apple products that will be offered at the lowest prices in Black Friday 2015 sales include the iPhone 6, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, Apple TV (previous generation) and Apple Watch.
Apple Watch Black Friday deals will be among the most popular this season. The Apple Watch is the ideal Christmas gift. Buyers need to be aware though that Apple is likely launching the Apple Watch 2 in Spring of 2016. A great deal on an Apple Watch makes that prospect more palatable.
Apple is also very motivated to get as many first generation Apple Watches in customers hands to cement the watchOS App eco-system. Apple is already dramatically ahead of the competition with estimated millions of Apple Watch sold.
The new generation of Android watches from Samsung and Huawei have the potentional to catch up, in case Apple is not pushing the Apple Watch. How does a $249 Apple Watch sound?
Update: The $249 Apple Watch Black Friday 2015 Deal is coming as predicted. Target advertised an Apple Watch deal in the Target Black Friday 2015 Ad. Any Apple Watch will be offered with a $100 gift card. This cuts the price of the entry level Apple Watch to $249.
As carriers are already fighting for iPhone customers with deals on the iPhone 6S, there will be also interesting iPhone 6S Black Friday deals.
The Apple Mac Black Friday 2015 deals are still unclear. It is not clear yet which Macs will still get upgraded this Fall. This will determine which models will be featured in sales at what discount.
Another reason for better Apple Black Friday deal is in the deeper relationship of Apple and Best Buy. The retailer is known as one of the best places to score Black Friday deals. The new enhanced Apple Store presence will help Best Buy to feature more and better deals on Apple products in Black Friday 2015 ads.
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