One of the characteristics of Black Friday is early store hours, with some shops welcoming their first customers as early as 4 a.m. But according to Apple Insider, Apple will open its stores at 8 a.m. instead of following the lead of other merchants that start the special business day at the break of dawn.
According to The Mac Observer’s sources, Apple deems that it does not make sense to start Black Friday at such an early hour. The decision with regards to the time is allegedly based on last year’s sales and figures.
Nonetheless, holiday shoppers will be able to have an early look at what Apple has in store for them, as the company is expected to post in their website the list of products they will offer at a lower price. The list will most likely include the new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, and iPad Mini 3.
In the past, Apple offered hardware discounts to customers in the U.K., France and Germany, but to consumers in the U.S. and Australia, the company gave gift cards. Apple might follow this same promotion this year.
Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving, which is a popular shopping time in the U.S. because it marks the start of the holiday season. It is a no-brainer that Apple will jump into the Black Friday frenzy, giving buyers the perfect opportunity to take home their desired Apple devices at more affordable prices.