Remember how Apple was promoting the Black Friday event as a special day? It is going to be special, especially if you love buying more stuff from Apple. In recent years, Apple has offered discounts on its products for Black Friday. This year, you are mainly getting gift certificates. Don’t get me wrong, this is still something to be thankful for. But that also means you will have to spend more at Apple store. Here are a few deals available:
- iPad Air: from $499 with $75 gift card
- MacBook Air: from $999 with $150 gc
- Apple TV: $99 with $25 gc
- AirPort Extreme: $199 with $50 crecit
- MacBook Pro: from $1199 with $150 credit
- iMac: from $1299 with $150 credit
Meanwhile, Best Buy and other retailers are offering somewhat better deals. You can get an iPad Air for $449 with no strings attached. You could also find app deals on Fatwallet and AppShopper.
Speaking of Apple products, the company has grand plans for future iPhones. The latest reports suggest that Apple has invested $578m in GT Advanced Technologies to speed up the development of low cost sapphire material. We have heard all kinds of rumors about the iPhone 6 and its use of Sapphire Glass. This means your future iPhone could be tougher than ever. According Jeff Nestel-Patt, marketing director at GT Advanced Technologies,
the material is tough and virtually scratch-free. We will have to wait a while to see what the iPhone 6 will offer.