Apple’s Black Friday sale is now live, but instead of offering a direct discount on the price of its iPads, MacBooks, iPods and more, as it has in the past, Apple is simply including gift cards with the purchase of various products. It’s a similar strategy to what Target, Best Buy, Walmart and other retailers are doing this holiday season, all of which are also offering gift cards in some instances, instead of a direct discount.
Apple’s iPad Air is available starting for $499, but comes with a $75 gift card. Additionally, Apple is selling the iPad mini for $299 with a $50 gift card, the iPad 2 for $399 with a $50 gift card, the iMac, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air with $150 gift cards, the iPod touch and iPod nano with $50 and $25 gift cards, respectively, and the Apple TV with a $25 gift card.
Apple’s deal extends to accessories, too; the company is selling various third-party products with Apple Store gift cards. Check out the source link below for the entire list of deals. Remember: Apple’s sale is one day only.