Update: The Apple Black Friday 2011 Sale has launched. See Info below. The Apple Black Friday 2011 Sale Event in the Apple Online Store already started to launch in Australia and Asia. Now the Apple Store is down for maintenance.
Update 2:30am CST:
The Apple Black Friday 2011 Sale has launched in the United States.
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The US Apple Store is down for maintenance indicating imminent launch of the Apple Black Friday 2011 Sale. The Apple Black Friday 2011 Sale has launched already in Australia and starts its way now around to globe. The Apple Store is likely to launch the Black Friday 2011 Sale at midnight Pacific time. If you are lucky they already launch at midnight CET, which is in 30 minutes.
We already know what the Apple Black Friday 2011 deals are through a leaked flyer. Once the Apple Black Friday Sale starts in the US, you will be able to save $41-$61 on the Apple iPad 2, $101 off MacBook Pro, $101 off MacBook Air, $101 off iMac, $21-$41 off iPod touch and $11 off iPod nano.
Apple is also offering Black Friday deals on accessories. Most notable are savings of $11 on iPad Smart Covers and $5 off a $50 iTunes Gift Card. For way better iTunes gift card deals visit our Black Friday 2011 iTunes Gift Card Deals Round-Up.
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So what's the best Apple Black Friday 2011 deal? $61 off on an iPad is an ok deal, but that only applies to the most expensive models. Best Buy is offering all Apple iPad 2 tablets $45 off right now online. So for the lower range iPads the Best Buy deal is better. Best Buy offers $150 off iMacs, MacBook Air and MacBook Pros right now. So here Best Buy is also better. Leaves the MacBook Air deal of $101 savings as best deal especially on the entry level MacBook Air which will sell for only $898.
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The iPod touch and nano Apple Black Friday deals are best to be ignored, there are tons of better deals advertised for Black Friday from other retailers. To find the best Apple product deals for Black Friday visit our Black Friday 2011 Apple Deals Guide.