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Apple today announced its plans for Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when all retailers will be hosting flash sales on many of their products. As usual, the deals aren’t as good as other major stores are offering, but they are worth mentioning.

As part of its RED campaign for World AIDS Day, Apple will be giving away free gift cards with the purchase of select products on Friday. The cards can be used on apps, books and other iTunes content, and their values will depend on what you buy.

Here are the products that qualify for the gift cards:

  • iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c
  • iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 2 and iPad mini 3
  • iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac with Retina 5K display, MacBook Pro with Retina display
  • iPod touch and iPod nano
  • Apple TV
  • Beats by Dr. Dre headphones and speakers

And here are the gift card amounts per product:

  • iPhone: $50
  • iPad: $50
  • Mac: $100
  • iPod: $25
  • Apple TV: $25
  • Beats products: $25

Again, not the best offerings here for those looking to save actual cash on these products—you’ll find much better prices at Walmart or Best Buy—but it’s nice to see Apple promoting the (RED) foundation, and its cause, in such a high profile fashion.

In addition to the gift cards, Apple says it will be donating a portion of its Black Friday sales to the Global Fund.

  • Manuel Molina

    Apple retailers and the word Black Friday do not go together.

    You would think that for pricy products, they would be a nice discount or something competitive compared to other stores, but I guess gifts are better than nothing.

  • Cody

    That’s a good photoshop right there. Apple really went cheap on the logo.

    • Maxim∑

      I don’t see a problem??

    • ra1nmaster

      lol nice job noticing that 😛

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      • Matt

        Your profile pic <3

    • John Wickham

      I don’t understand the problem?

    • Matt

      I don’t think think it’s photoshop. Just go on the Apple’s website. I think it’s a picture taken with the apple logo being red, but you see the sides which I’m assuming are in a silver finish.

    • Noah

      No, it’s just the angle…

  • Steve R.

    Does anyone know if purchasing a T-Mobile iPhone 6 on EIP would be eligible for the $50 gift card?

  • Does anyone suggest me others gift card shops ?