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For the majority of the world, the Black Friday sales have yet to commence, but thanks to the varying time zones, some countries have already begun to see one-off discounts on a range of products. Naturally, we’re focusing on the savings in the technology field, and although the sales have yet to begin in the USA and other nations, those in Australia and New Zealand are already capitalizing on Apple’s Black Friday offers.

As you might expect, the discounts are comparable to those in most other areas of the world, but if you’re planning on treating yourself – or a loved one – to a Cupertino-designed gift this holiday season, now would be the best time to get it. Speaking in terms of Australian currency, there’s $41 off the iPad with Retina display, and $32 off the iPad 2. If you’re looking to grab an iPod on the cheap, the iPod touch is $31 lower in price (the new one, that is), the 4th-gen is AUS$ 25 cheaper, and the nano arrives with $11 off.

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If you’re looking to get yourself a new MacBook, there’s $105 off the MacBook Pro with Retina Display, the normal MacBook Pro (with optical drive), and the MacBook Air. In addition, there are various savings on a whole range of accessories and peripherals such as cases and speaker docks, and if you keep your eyes peeled, you may find even better offers from your local retailer.

Granted, this is one of the very few occasions when Apple actually runs its own discounts, but don’t disregard the likes of other retail outlets such as Best Buy if you want to save a wad on some of the electronics industry’s most sough after gadgets.

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The best deal, for me, is the saving on the iPad with Retina display. It still looks to be the most complete tablet on the market, and is certainly the most popular, so if you don’t want to wait for its successor before seeing a price drop, now is definitely the time to invest in one.

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We’ll be keeping an eye out for any deals new deals emerging from some of the biggest brands in tech this Black Friday weekend, so stay tuned to our coverage here at Redmond Pie!

UPDATE: Apple’s Black Friday sale is now live worldwide!

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