Black Friday is here and the Apple Stores are not offering Black Friday deals.
Apple opts out of Black Friday. Apple stayed quite about an Apple Store Black Friday sales event. Now Black Friday 2015 has arrived and Apple makes no sign of offering Black Friday deals.
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Last year Apple announced a big charity program that ran during the Apple Store Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales events on Monday of the Thanksgiving Week. Apple went from a charity themed Black Friday to no Black Friday at all.
Apple has empowered its retail partners to offer more Black Friday deals at steeper discount. It is a clean strategy for Apple to not do Black Friday at all. The deals offered in Apple Stores never stood out. Shoppers still flocked to them for some reason.
Apple's retail partners offer the iPad Air 2 with $150 gift cards, the Apple Watch is $100 off and MacBook laptop are $200 off. The iPhone 6S is offered with up to $250 gift cards with activation of installment plans.
Apple products are again among the hottest Holiday gifts this gifting season. Especially the Apple Watch will be found under a ton of Christmas trees.
So say good bye to the Apple Store Black Friday sale.
This is what the last Black Friday at Apple Stores looked like:
Apple donated a portion of the sales the company made on the Apple Store Black Friday and Apple Store Cyber Monday sale to the Global Fund to fight AIDS. In the United States, Apple Store customers received a special edition (RED) iTunes gift card with the purchase of select Apple products. For each gift card distributed, Apple donated a percentage to the Global Fund.
The Apple Store gift card bundle deals hit a low point last year. The charity aspect gave customers a good feel shopping at the Apple Store. Apple offered for the first time an Black Friday iPhone deal. Given the huge gift cards (up to $250), retailers are offering this Black Friday iPhone 6S customers activating installment plans, Apple is likely bringing an iPhone gift card deal back this year.
Apple offered the iPad with a $50 gift card and Macs with a $100 gift card. The iPod, Apple TV and Beats products came with a free $25 gift card. The Apple TV deal was actually the best deal last year, while all other deals have been better at other retailers.
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We have compiled the best Apple Black Friday 2015 Deals. Time is running out to get deals on Apple products. The availability is already limited as Black Friday began midnight on Thanksgiving Day.