Apple’s Black Friday 2016 sales event has officially arrived, and it’s offering free Apple Store gift cards worth up to £$150 when you purchase select Apple products at full price and it’s valid for today only.
After not participating on Black Friday last year, Apple’s Black Friday 2016 deals are more than what consumers might have been expecting, but the best discounts on Apple devices are still through third-party retailers like Walmart, Best Buy, Target and etc.
After opting out on the biggest holiday sales season lat year, Apple is back with some Black Friday deals, and we’re talking about free gift cards. Rather than slashing the price on its products, Apple is instead offering Black Friday deals at full price bundled with gift cards worth up to $150 on select Apple products.
Apple Black Friday 2016 Deals
• Apple is offering $150 worth of gift card when you purchase a MacBook (starting from $1,299), a MacBook Pro 13-inch or 15-inch (from $1,299; no late-2016 models are included so that means no TouchBar), MacBook Air (from $999), iMac (from $1,099), or Mac Pro ($2,999)
• Up to $100 Apple gift card when you acquire an iPad Pro (from $599), iPad Air 2 (from $399), or iPad mini 4 (from $399)
• Up to $50 gift card when on iPhone SE (from $399), iPhone 6s (from $549), or iPhone 6s Plus (from $649)
• Get $25 gift card when when you purchase an Apple TV (from $149) or select Apple Watch Series 1 models (from $269)
Apple is also offering the Black Friday 2016 deals in other markets including Canada (gift cards up to CA$200), Australia (gift cards up to AU$200), New Zealand (gift cards up to (NZ$215), and the United Kingdom (gift cards up to £120).
The Apple Black Friday 2016 deals are a little disappointing, especially when Apple’s holiday sales teaser suggests something quite solid. Getting a $150 or $100 discount on a future Apple purchase is pretty good one, but not to include any of its latest products (iPhone 7, 7 Plus, MacBook Pro with Touch Bar) in the Black Friday 2016 deals. Perhaps it’s the company’s promotions to at least clear out the old models in its inventory.