Apple Shares 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

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    Apple today updated its website to add a holiday gift guide, recommending Apple products for people to purchase for friends and family this holiday season. This year's gift guide is bedecked with tiny people and Apple devices displaying holiday scenes.

    The flagship iPhone X, priced at starting $999, is front and center the gift guide, with Apple also highlighting the Apple Watch Series 3 models, the iPad Pro, the MacBook Pro, and the 4K Apple TV.

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    Accessories for each product are listed below each item, with Apple recommending things like AirPods, iPhone X phone cases, Apple Watch bands, the Apple Pencil, Beats Studio3 headphones, and more.

    Several third party accessories are also shared on the page, including Sphero's R2-D2 robotic droid, a new DJI Mavic Pro in an exclusive Alpine White color, the Lifeprint Photo and Video Printer, Belkin's Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad, and the CliqueFie Selfie Stick.

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    Even more accessories are highlighted in a separate "More Gifts" section, with Apple sharing suggestions on accessories at a range of price points and for several different ages.

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    Every year, Apple offers an extended return period during the holidays, and as of today, the new return period is in effect. Most products and accessories purchased between November 15 and December 25, 2017, will be eligible for return until January 8, 2018 in countries that include the United States, Australia, the UK, Canada, Germany, France, Sweden, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, and Japan. Apple also offers free two-day shipping on all purchases.

    Apple will likely be offering a Black Friday sale on Friday, November 24, so if you're planning to buy an Apple product from Apple, it could be worthwhile to wait. Last year, Apple offered customers free Apple Store gift cards worth up to $150 with the purchase of select products.

    Article Link: Apple Shares 2017 Holiday Gift Guide
     
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    Apple and black friday , don't really go together. Getting 50$ off or some gift card is of no use, because when the tax gets added that part gets nullified already. At any rate, guess it's something better than nothing. But, just saying it's not really much of an incentive to go rushing to buy something.
     
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    Typically it's A Product (MacBook, Apple Watch, iPad) you have to purchase at full price to receive the gift card. I found last year's Black Friday deals from Apple lackluster. Most third-party retailers will have much better incentives and sale prices than Apple will offer. But nonetheless, I always like to see what they have to offer.
     
  7. DisNerd macrumors member

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    Kinda weird that this is predating the HomePod no?
     
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    Loving the mini-persons. Really digging this campaign!
     
  9. santaliqueur macrumors 6502a

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    Why would Apple need to give huge discounts on products? They have no problem selling their stuff. They forecast to sell nearly $1 billion a day in their holiday quarter.
     
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    I think there's no mention of the HomePod because it's debut is still nebulous. It's just December. Paranoid Mustang says late December since it's not a part of the holiday gift guide.
     
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    I really want an iPhone X but I think I am going to wait until after Christmas to order. My hope is they will have ironed out all the manufacturing and component issues by then and the production lines won't be running at %110.
     
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    It's not about an issue selling their products. It's their Black Friday deals aren't really all that competitive. Nor are you really saving a lot of money by receiving a gift card that you pay full price for a product to begin with. Most are in the market for Black Friday to find heavily discounted products that normally would retail at full value. The gift card is just a bonus if it comes with it.
     
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    Yeah sure, Apple "shares" 2017 Holiday Gift Guide in the same way customers "donate" to Apple Store.
     
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    Unless Siri gets a massive update overnight, Homepod doesn't seem like it will be a success compared to just about any voice capable speaker. The fact that it doesn't support bluetooth or aux is abysmal in 2017.
     
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    Can't wait to see how Apple "discounts" their products for Black Friday and manages to keep a straight face while doing so...
     
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    Seems their filler product iPhone 8 gets no mention.
     
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    I guess Apple wants us to buy a Headless Windows Desktop since the Mac Pro/Mini are ancient by tech standards.
     
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    Spend $2700, get $150 (that you can only spend with Apple).
     
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    Lovely. Little people, big flaws, and huge prices.
     
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    I was looking for a gift worth 20-30 USD, you know, something small.

    What do I get for that?

    A Lightning cable?
     
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    It's funny that they'd rather only advertise the more expensive iPhone to you, right? :rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah I kinda want that one now.
     
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    My money is on Dec 31. Exactly one will ship before 2018.
     

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