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macrumors 65816
Original poster
Jun 23, 2008
Does anyone anticipate Black Friday deals for the new MBP? Curious what precedent there is for 1st generation models and whether they get discounts at 3rd party retailers.


macrumors regular
Sep 21, 2012
The way it usually works off the top of my head for apple stuff is how long has it been on the market, how well is it selling, what the competition has to offer, and what retailers will be selling it. If you look at the iphone, up till about a couple years ago there was no discount during black friday. the iPhone was dominating sales and apple wasn't having a hard time reaching higher and higher sales figures. In order to combat this once the iphone market started to plateau you saw more retailers selling them and for bigger discounts during black friday. It also helps that the iphone is such a household name now that its what you want to advertise in order to bring in customers. The apple watch which was on the market for a few months and was selling well but not what apple had predicted saw more retailers starting to carry it and big discounts during black friday.

Now with the MacBook pro launching in the middle of the holiday season my guess is no discounts since there is enough initial demand to hold it over. With apple showing 4-6 weeks for delivery 3rd party retailers are going to have a hard time getting them and therefore will not be discounting. One thing I can see happening is maybe 100-200 dollars off depending on the model but this will be in line with educational discounts which apple already has. I would say if you want a new MacBook pro get it now or wait till about february or march of next year to see prices drop and they will for sure drop by this time next year. Apple did that with the retina MacBook pro and rumors are they will be doing the same with this one.


macrumors 68000
Sep 16, 2014
Seattle, WA
Is this a troll thread? The first people receiving the 2016 MacBook Pros won't even be getting them until practically right before Thanksgiving... If the last MacBook Pro had been released in early summer, I could see Black Friday deals happening.


macrumors Haswell
May 3, 2009
People will be just getting their new MBPs (and maybe some people still waiting), so I feel its highly unlikely Apple will offer any discounts on the new laptop.


Oct 8, 2011
You can get a discount now. A zillion EPP discounts available. I'm sure you qualify for something or know someone that does.


macrumors Penryn
Feb 20, 2009
The Black Friday "deals" will almost certainly ALL be for the 2015 models...
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