Apple teases 'Black Friday' deals

in General Discussion edited January 2014
The day after Thanksgiving represents the largest retail sales day in the U.S., also known as "Black Friday." Apple has posted a teaser on its Web site of coming deals on Friday, though no specifics were available as of Monday morning. The company is touting the sale as a "one-day Apple shopping event" scheduled for Nov. 27.

"Come back to the Apple Online Store the day after Thanksgiving for a special one-day-only holiday shopping event," it reads. "You'll find dozens of great iPod, iPhone, and Mac gift ideas -- all with free shipping."

In previous years, Apple has offered modest discounts on its products during the annual Black Friday sale. In 2008, it discounted $101 from the unibody MacBook Pros and $51 off the polycarbonate MacBook.

The term Black Friday refers to the day's reputation of bringing stores from losses to profits, or "into the black," for the year. In 2007, roughly 1.4 million people visited Apple's Web site the day after Thanksgiving, a 111 percent increase from the year before.
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