Black Friday 2020 is approaching, and you may be wondering where to find the best Apple deals. Or perhaps you have questions about the shopping holiday or how the pandemic will affect this year’s season. We’re taking a look at what to expect from Apple deals, third-party retailers, and how this year will be different.
Apple Black Friday Deals
With Black Friday comes aggressive deals on computers and electronics, including Apple devices.
Historically, third-party retailers have offered steep instant discounts on a wide range of Apple products, from iPad to MacBook Pro, typically beating Apple Store promotions. In 2019, Apple itself issued gift cards valued at up to $200 with qualifying products, while Apple Authorized Resellers offered even bigger cash discounts on select items.
There are plenty of discounts going on right now ahead of Black Friday, with many promotions available exclusively for AppleInsider readers. Here are a few highlights:
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Apple Black Friday FAQ
Black Friday falls on November 27, 2020.
When does Black Friday start?
Although Black Friday officially starts on November 27, 2020, sales often start sooner with retailers launching pre-Black Friday deals as early as mid-October and online Black Friday deals going live on Thanksgiving Day.
Why is it called Black Friday?
The term Black Friday originally referred to the crash of the U.S. gold market on September 24, 1869.
However, in a shopping context, the name was used in Philadelphia in the 1950s. Philly police first used the term to describe the chaotic shopping day when they had to work long hours and weren’t allowed to take the day off.
Philadelphia stores didn’t like the term and tried to rebrand it as “Big Friday.” Retailers tried a different form of rebranding in the 1980s, erroneously explaining that