Apple is giving away gift cards with the purchase of several of their products. If you buy an iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac or Apple TV, the company will reward you with an Apple Gift Card that can worth up to $150. The deal began Friday and will only last one day.
Each product offers a gift card with certain value. If you get an Apple TV or an Apple Watch, you will get a $25 Apple Gift Card. iPhones will get you a $50 Apple Gift Card, iPads a $100 gift card and Mac products will get you the Apple Gift Card with the highest value: $150.
Apple TV costs almost $150 while Apple Watches are around $269 to $299. If you are planning to buy and iPhone, the cheapest is the SE model available from $399. The iPhone 6s and the 6s Plus cost over $500.
iPads are available from $399 although the iPad Pro is significantly more expensive, almost $200 more than the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 4.
Mac products are the ones that will give you the more valuable Apple Gift Card today but to get it you will have to spend between $999 and $299.
The Black Friday deal came as a surprise since Apple is not known for offering discounts during this time of the year. The company teasing today’s one-day shopping event early this week had people more than excited, waiting for Friday to go shopping an Apple product.
Apple also has a holiday gift collection including music, photography, games & toys and Apple products. They are available in stores and online.
Apple celebrates the Computer Science Education week in December: Free Hour of Code Workshops
The tech giant announced last week that they opened registration for their workshops on the basics of computer science with Code.org’s programming tutorials. The event will be available in all 487 Apple retail stores worldwide, beginning December 5 until December 11.
The goal is to give students the opportunity to learn and experience what is computer science and what will be like to work in that field.
Hour of Code started in 2013, and according to Hadi Partovi, founder, and CEO of Code.org, Apple has managed to increase its participation to introduce computer science to more kids every year.
Apple recently launched Swift Playgrounds, which is a free app for iPad that teaches programming language from Apple in a friendly way. The app brings coding to life and lets user experienced how Swift works. Partovi said that the Swift Playgrounds app is going to reach even more people.
“Hour of Code embodies our vision for Apple stores as a place for the community to gather, learn and be entertained,” said Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail. “We’re proud to introduce the Swift Playgrounds app into the workshops and honored to again work side-by-side with Code.org on this incredibly important initiative. Hour of Code is one of the absolute highlights of the year for both our teams and the families that visit our stores.”