Apple Black Friday savings on Mac, iPad, iPods

Xavier Verhoeven
26 November, 2010
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If you’ve been hankering for some new Apple gear, today is your lucky day. After the recent price drop across all Macs, Apple’s prices were already more reasonable than usual, but for today only, you can save on a whole range of Macs, iPods, iPads, and a few accessories too.

All discounts are available all day via Apple’s online store, or through your nearest Apple Retail Store.

So what’s on offer? There’s a $51 discount across all iPads, making the 16GB Wi-Fi model just $578 and the top-of-the-range 64GB Wi-Fi + 3G model drops below the $1000 mark to $998.

If an iPad’s not your thing, the 8GB iPod nano is $15 cheaper for $184 while the 16GB model is $25 off for $204. The iPod touches come down to $264, $338, and $448 for the 8GB, 32GB and 64GB models (representing savings of $25, $40, and $51, respectively).

Across Apple’s MacBook Pro line, there’s a saving of $121 for each model. The base 13in MBP comes down to $1328, making it only $129 more than the base MacBook (which is not discounted). If you were thinking about that base MacBook, but need 4GB of RAM, today it’s cheaper to opt for the Pro rather than a $140 RAM upgrade in the MacBook.

13in MacBook Airs are also discounted by $121, but the 11in models are not on special. If you don’t mind the jump in size, the 128GB 13in is a great purchase at $1478 compared to the $1449 128GB 11in – the extra processor speed will only set you back $29.

The last of the big items are the iMacs, which are all $121 cheaper, ranging from $1328 to $2278. The Mac minis get no discount love, unfortunately.

Finally, there are also small savings to be made on Apple accessories; for example, the Magic Mouse is $11 off today ($88), while the 2TB Time Capsule is $65 cheaper at $584. There are even some third-party accessories on special if you’re looking for something without an Apple logo.

And if you’re a student hoping to double-dip by combining these savings with the regular education discounts, you’ll be disappointed to hear that the prices don’t get any lower. In fact, some of the savings start to look pretty tiny – a 13in MacBook Pro is only $1 cheaper than students could get it for normally.

Let us know in the comments if you find any other good deals from Apple or the resellers.

UPDATE: CompNow is having a sale too – and it runs today and tomorrow, so those who can’t make their purchase today still have a chance to buy some cheap Apple gear.  CompNow stores are matching Apple’s $121 off certain Macs – but they appear to be offering that discount for 11in MacBook Airs and the white MacBook too! They are also offering $51 saving on iPads, $20 off iPod nanos, $30 off iPod touches, 10% off all Apple accessories, 20% off third-party accessories, and 20% off AppleCare protection plans. The only catch is that your purchase has to be collected by close-of-business Saturday 27 November. See the CompNow website for more details.

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  1. Steve says:

    Does anyone know the cheapest place to purchase Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 for Students?

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