After a few hours of downtime to prepare for the big Black Friday sale, Apple’s U.S. online store has just come back to life. While you can find savings on iMacs, MacBooks, iPod touches, iPod classics, iPod nanos and the Apple TV, it’s just as noteworthy what isn’t getting discounted: MacBook Pros and iPhones.
Here’s what you will find on sale:
iMac: The three high-range versions have been discounted $101, the low-end has been discounted $51.
MacBook: The two new 13-inch versions are both $101 off, the older 13-inch (white) version is $51 off (making it $948).
iPod touch: All versions are $21 off — this makes the 8 GB version only $208.
iPod classic: Both versions are getting $21 off.
iPod nano: Both versions are now $11 cheaper. (Ho-hum.)
Apple TV: Both versions are now $21 cheaper — this makes the entry level version $208.
As mentioned above, while rumors had been circulating about a possible iPhone discount, those turned out to be false. On many levels that makes sense, the device is selling so well that Apple hardly needs to discount it to sell more. (Though it apparently is being discounted in France for the holidays.)
More interesting is Apple’s decision to discount the MacBook but not the MacBook Pro. Also sitting out this round of sales is the MacBook Air, the Mac mini, the Mac Pro and the iPod shuffle.
If you still find yourself with the urge to get an iPhone on Black Friday, you can always pick up the gimmicky iPhone 3G gift card.