Most UK people say ‘eh?’ when you talk about Black Friday, because, yes it isn’t a tradition in dreary old Blighty. All you lucky Canadian and American users end up with some sexy hardware for the price of a pancake breakfast.
Analyst Gene Munster and his research buddies spent 7 hours in Apple stores on Black Friday, the biggest retail day of the year for our American and Canadian brothers. The iPad appeared to be selling like hotcakes.
Munster said “We noticed that the iPad his gaining traction (driven by lower price vs. the Mac) among demographics in which the Mac has historically not been successful. The bottom line is that Apple’s addressable market is expanding with the iPad, and as a result, we believe the potential for upside from the iPad increases over the next 12 months.”
8.2 Macs were sold per store, per hour, compared to 8.3 which they recorded last year. No reports as yet on how many iPads have been sold over the weekend, but we would expect Apple to file the information shortly.
The 11 inch MacBook air has also proved to be a popular product for the Cupertino Tech giant, with Apple themselves calling it a “Customer Favourite” and that it was “flying off the shelves”. Perhaps this is why it is called the ‘Air’?
KitGuru says: Discounts on Apple products continue with resellers now offering reduced prices for Cyber monday.