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On the off chance that you were doubting that Apple would have a Black Friday event this year, it looks as though your doubts were for naught. As reported by MacRumors, a teaser page popped up on the online Apple Store for Australia, promising a one-day shopping event on November Friday, 29. With that in place, it seems as though it's only a matter of hours before we see a similar announcement for the United States.
Black Friday, which always falls after the American holiday of Thanksgiving, is traditionally one of the strongest shopping days of the year (and the start of the holiday shopping season), and a time when retailers offer deep discounts on their products. As the Australian announcement demonstrates, in recent years it's also spread to other parts of the globe.
Keep in mind, though, that you're likely to find better deals on Apple products at secondary retailers such as Best Buy or Target. Walmart, for instance, is offering the iPhone 5c for free (with a plan, of course) along with a $75 gift card, and Target is selling the new iPad Air for $379, down from its retail price of $499.
For comparison, MacRumors also compiled a list of the deals Apple itself offered during the same event last year, and they hardly compare. You only got $101 off the MacBook Pro with Retina, for instance, and a mere $31 off the price of the aging iPad 2, which is still priced at $399.
MacRumors also included a link to some of the best deals you'll find at secondary retailers.
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