Apple teases one-day shopping event for Black Friday

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Apple isn't ignoring Black Friday this year.
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Looking to save yourself some cash on Apple’s new MacBook Pro? You could be in luck. The company is teasing a one-day shopping event for Black Friday that could bring tasty discounts on its latest products.

Apple chose not to participate in Black Friday sales last year, so fans were forced to look elsewhere for price cuts on Apple products. But that may not be the case later this week.

We don’t yet know which products Apple will include in its sale, but the company is definitely holding one. It has posted a teaser on its website that tells fans to “come back this Friday to check everyone off your list.”

Don’t get too excited just yet, though. In 2014, Apple took a different approach to Black Friday, offering free gift cards with certain purchases instead of cutting prices. Customers got up to $150 for buying a Mac, up to $75 with an iPad, and up to $50 with an iPod.

But the best discounts were never offered by Apple anyway. Third-party retailers are typically more willing to slash prices on Apple goods, and their discounts are almost always more generous — especially if you’re willing to buy older devices.

It will definitely be worth paying the Apple store a visit this Friday to see what’s on offer, though. It’s also worth remembering that over the holiday period, the company offers free two-day shipping on almost all online purchases, while its retail stores are open longer.