UPDATE: Apple just released its international Black Friday ads, reports Apple Insider. In Australia the deals are as follows: A$45 (US$44) off 16GB iPad 2 and discounts of A$55 and A$65 for the 32GB and 64GB models, respectively; A$121 (US$118) off all models of the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and the iMac; the iPod touch for A$198, down from A$219; and the iPod nano for A$138. Australia's deals are particularly notable because of the close exchange rate between the Australian and the U.S. dollars.
Black Friday 2011 just got a little brighter.
Apple announced a special one-day shopping event for Friday, November 25, just in time for the biggest consumer-spending event of the year.
In its teaser ad, the technology company states: Mark your calendar now, and come back to the Apple Online Store the day after Thanksgiving for the special one-day event. You'll discover amazing iPad, iPod, and Mac gifts for everyone on your list.
Until then, browse the Apple Online Store for great ideas.
CNBC reported on the recently publicized Black Friday sale, but states that explicit details are simply speculation as of yet since Apple is not letting the cat out of the bag until Friday.
However, guesses are still being made. Some are speculating an 8 percent discount on Apple products. Discounts could very well be available for the iMac, MacBook, iPad and iPod reported CNBC.
The teaser ad specifically mentions the Apple Online Store but not the brick-and-mortar retail outlets, which may mean that deals are only accessible online.
MacRumors announced the news Monday, revealing that the ad first appeared on Apple's Australian online store.
Apple's discounts are typically relatively small compared to other retailers. Last year, Apple offered $101 discounts on their iMac, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air lines, with $11-$41 discounts on the iPods and iPads, reported the tech blog's writer Arnold Kim.
This is a worldwide shopping event. The Black Friday teaser ad has popped up in Italy and the UK as well, according to Apple Insider.
The site also noted that, typically, third-party retailers undercut any direct Apple promotions with steeper discounts. For instance, the Best Buy Black Friday leaked ads reveal that the retailer will offer $45 off the iPad 2 and $150 off a limited supply of iMacs and MacBook Pros. The Apple TV will sell for $89.99 and a limited number of $100 iTunes cards will sell for just $80.
In a recent survey by Nielsen, Apple's iOS devices topped children's wish lists this holiday season.
Of those surveyed, a total of 44 percent of children ages 6 through 12 said they have interest in getting an iPad in the next six months, while 30 percent want an iPod touch, and 27 percent want an iPhone, reported Apple Insider.
This prompted the phrase iHoliday, as the company is expected to rake in record revenues this season. In a recent quarterly earnings conference call, Apple stated it anticipates $37 billion in revenue for the December quarter, according to the blog.