Apple's Black Friday plans have apparently been leaked, and if they prove true, there might not be much to write home about.
According to 9to5Mac, it has received a "pamphlet" from a "trusted tipster" showing all of Apple's Black Friday sales. That pamphlet shows Apple cutting the price of its MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and iMac lines by $101. In addition, the company apparently will be cutting the price of the iPod Touch by $21 to $41, depending on the model customers choose. The iPod Nano would get an $11 price cut and the iPad 2 will be $41 to $61 less that day.
Apple will also be offering discounts on accessories, the pamphlet claims.
Apple announced yesterday that it would be holding a special "one-day Apple shopping event" on its Web site Friday. Although the company didn't announce the discounts it was apparently planning to offer, the company cited the iPad, iPod, and Macs, seeming to indicate that those products would receive price cuts on Friday. As CNET pointed out in its report on that event yesterday, Apple made no mention of the iPhone.
And as it turns out, the iPhone is conspicuously missing from the pamphlet that 9to5Mac obtained.
Although Apple has not responded to CNET's request for confirmation of 9to5Mac's report, the sales included in the pamphlet seem to follow the kind of stingy deals the iPhone maker has offered in the past. In 2009, for example, Apple took $101 off its MacBook Pro models and $31 off its iPod Touch.
Even so, until Apple unveils its deals on Friday, don't take 9to5Mac's report to heart--Apple has a tendency to do exactly what you wouldn't expect.