It's not exactly official yet but 9to5Mac has what appears to be legitimately leaked collateral detailing Apple's Black Friday plans for 2011. Each year Black Friday rolls around and Apple announces its sale without any prices. It then starts rolling out the deals globally, starting with New Zealand, before finally making its way to the place where this ritual of bombastic consumerism began: the US. Consider this your shortcut through all the noise.

As usual, the sale reflects cuts in the range of about five to ten percent on Apple gear, although deeper discounts are available on third-party items. Naturally, we'll update this post with official information and details just as soon as they're available.

Update: Australia and New Zealand have performed their traditional role of being first to experience the discounts. We've updated with links to the cheaper Apple gear they now have on offer. The biggest discount is A$121, applied to the majority of the company's Mac OS products (the Mac mini and Mac Pro aren't discounted at all).

Update 2: US store is up with official pricing now, matching those that were rumored. Also check out MacRumors and 9to5Mac who have rounded up all the best Apple deals from around the web.

COMPUTING

  • Apple iPad 2 — starting at $458
  • Apple MacBook Air — starting at $898
  • Apple MacBook Pro — starting at $1,098
  • Apple iMac — starting at $1,098

AUDIO

  • Apple iPod nano — starting at $118
  • Apple iPod touch — starting at $178
  • Jawbone Jambox — $148
  • B&W Zeppelin Air — $498
  • B&W C5 Headphones — $128

ACCESSORIES