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Apple is Participating in Black Friday Sale Too
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In a surprise move, Apple might just give tech-happy holiday shoppers an early gift to start the season. The company updated its homepage Tuesday with a bold declaration for its biggest fans: "Friday can't come soon enough."

You read that right. For the first time since 2014, Apple is once again participating in Black Friday. And unlike its deal two years ago, when the company simply offered iTunes gift cards with certain purchases, Apple is teasing a discount on hardware. The homepage image displays a shiny new Apple Watch.

Details are sparse, however. The only thing we know boils down to two sentences: "Our one-day shopping event will be here before you know it. Come back this Friday to check everyone off your list."

Until now, we've depended on Apple's retail partners as the only place to find deals on any of the iDevices we're hoping to give (or just straight up buy for ourselves) over the holidays. Just this year, we assumed that the best sale we could expect on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro would either be available at HHGregg or Walmart.

Apple's recent holiday initiatives have been centred less on doorbuster-style deals and more on gestures — promotions for the PRODUCT(RED) AIDS initiative, for example.

Asked about skipping out on Black Friday at the 2015 Fast Company Innovation Festival, Apple SVP of Retail and Online Stores Angela Ahrendts said "being good to your employees will always be good for business," according to 9to5mac.

Apparently, 2016 is different. While there is no concrete information available on exactly what will be on sale, the homepage touts free two-day delivery on in-stock items before 5 p.m., Apple Store App capabilities and extended in-store hours, which appear to vary by location.

If you're planning on going to a brick-and-mortar Apple Store, be sure to call ahead or check online to confirm the hours. And be ready for the massive Black Friday turnout that only Apple can draw. If you think Best Buy and Walmart pull in the crowds, you've got another thing coming.
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Apple will never sell their products at a price under their launch price, it is controlled price. They probably throw in so much freebies the phone cost like a Samsung instead.
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(03-12-2016, 11:05 PM)Junwei Wrote: Apple will never sell their products at a price under their launch price, it is controlled price. They probably throw in so much freebies the phone cost like a Samsung instead.

Hi, Apple have staff price though, even it is limited units but not every Apple staff purchase that, so chances is just go and look for Apple staff for their internal discount.
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