Apple's Black Friday deals rolling out internationally [u]
Update: Apple has kicked off its Black Friday sale in the U.S., offering $41-61 off the iPad 2, $101 off the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and iMac and $21 off the iPod touch. The company is also offering small discounts on wireless peripherals, base stations and accessories.
The Apple Online Store in Australia is advertising A$45 (US$44) off the 16GB iPad 2, with discounts of A$55 and A$65 for the 32GB and 64GB models, respectively. The company is also offering a flat A$121 (US$118) off all models of the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and the iMac. The iPod touch is on sale for A$198, down from A$219 and the iPod nano is on sale for A$11 off at A$138.
The one-day shopping event has also gone live in the U.K. Apple has knocked Â£31 ($48) off the iPad 2, Â£81 off the same Mac models, Â£15 off the iPod touch and Â£11 off the iPod nano.
Apple is also offering modest discounts on various accessories, including wireless peripherals and base stations.
The company's deals in Australia provide an approximate indication of the deals that it will offer in the U.S. on Friday, especially given how close the exchange rate is between the Australian dollar and the U.S. dollar. During its Black Friday sale in the U.S. last year, Apple offered $101 off iMac, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air computers, $41 off the iPad and $21 off the iPod touch.
Also of note, online retailer Amazon has posted an early Black Friday deal of US$849.99 for the base 11.6-inch MacBook Air model, US$1,049.99 for the 2.5GHz 21.5-inch iMac and US$1,049.99 for the 2.4GHz dual 13-inch MacBook Pro. Meanwhile, Best Buy is offering $45 off all iPad 2 models in an early Black Friday sale.