If you're planning on using Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and the biggest shopping day of the year, to get a head-start on your holiday shopping, Apple.com will probably be one of your stops. Who on your shopping list doesn't want one of Apple's gadgets? Since 2004, the company has been hosting 24-hour sales in both its online store and its brick-and-mortar locations starting at midnight. And this year won't be any different.
Apple's ad announcing the sale -- "Wrap it up this Friday" -- was rolled out on Tuesday morning. Featured prominently on Apple.com and picked up by dozens of outlets that track the company's every move, it reads: "The special one-say Apple shopping event. November 26. Come back to the Apple Online Store the day after Thanksgiving for a special one-day-only holiday shopping event. You'll find dozens of great iPad, iPod, and Mac gifts for everyone on your list. Mark your calendars now. And until then, get started by browsing the Apple Online Store for great ideas."
What kind of great deals can we expect from Apple this year? Nothing has leaked -- yet. But sales offered on Black Fridays past have been pretty consistent and offer some insight as to what Apple is planning for 2010.