iMacs, iPads and more: What’s Apple doing for Black Friday?

November 19, 2012

At least in the United States, this week is crammed with some big things.

Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, is known as the biggest bar night of the year. On Thanksgiving, we enjoy probably the biggest dinner of the year, and on Friday, we have the biggest shopping day of the year.

Black Friday is crazy. So crazy, that is has bled over from Thanksgiving day in year’s past. What used to start at, say, 4 a.m., has now started at 9 p.m. Thursday night.

But you’re at right now, and want to know about Apple products.

Well, Apple stores have opened at midnight in year’s past. There typically aren’t very many deals, but some people might be wondering if they’ll launch the brand new, ridiculously thing iMac, or maybe have some iPad Mini units in stock.

I’m sorry to disappoint, but it’s looking like none of that is happening this year. Not even a midnight opening.

According to 9to5 Mac, Apple has decided to stop the midnight openings (maybe part of employee conditions which have been in question this past year?). Instead, they’ll more than likely open around 5 a.m., or even at a more reasonable 8 a.m. published a list of stores that will open at 5 a.m., including the Pentagon City Apple Store and Woodland, Texas Apple Store.

Apple’s Fifth Ave. store in New York will actually at midnight on Thanksgiving and close at 10 p.m., giving tourists and Macy’s Day Parade goers a reason to shop for iSomething.

While Apple rarely discounts products on Black Friday, they do publish holiday gift guides. This year, the iPad Mini and updated MacBook Air headline that list. There’s also plenty of third-party accessories, including the Bose SoundLink Air Digital Music System, which lets you stream music via AirPlay.


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