Apple Store Down Internationally Update

Black Friday sales about to kick off worldwide as Apple hangs outage sign

The Apple Online Store is officially down worldwide. Flipping the anticipation switch once again, the Cupertino company is preparing to offer modest discounts, as revealed by Australian customers who were the first to see what Apple had in store for them.

As every year goes, Black Friday marks an exciting time when consumers can set out to buy their favorite products (not necessarily gadgets) at considerable discounts.

In what has become an International trend, Black Friday sees only minimal price cuts at Apple.

For example, an iPad 4 is just $41 AU off, which translates into about 30 EUR. American customers can expect a discount along those same lines.

The iPad 2 is $31 AU off in Australia, and the same should apply for US currencies. In Europe, that figure equals €24, but the discount will probably be a tad bigger.

Notably, a MacBook Pro with Retina Display is AU $105 off, which should bring its price down to about $2,100 (for the 15-inch version) and $1,600 (for the 13-inch model) respectively, in the States.

MacBook Air lovers will enjoy the same $105 discount, which should come to about 90-something Euros when the Apple Store goes back online.

Various accessories are also discounted in Australia, so expect the same deals to go down in the rest of the world, wherever you’re reading this from.

Per MacRumors, other discounted products spotted in Australia and New Zealand are listed below.

- iPad 2. A$ 31 off;

- iPod touch. A$ 31 off;

- iPod touch 4th Generation. A$ 25 off;

- iPod nano. A$ 11 off.

Apple has previously confirmed that Black Friday discounts will kick off around midnight November 23 and will be available through the end of November 24.

“Get ready to give. Shop online or visit your favourite Apple Retail Store. We’ll help you make the most of the day, no matter how you shop,” Apple said earlier this week.

Apple’s Black Friday discounts should go live here any moment now.

Update: Apple's Black Friday discounts are now live in the United States and other parts of the world. Happy shopping!

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