After a one-year absence, Apple today returned to Black Friday by offering gift cards worth up to $150 with the purchase of select company hardware.
In some cases, only a line’s older products were eligible for the accompanying cards.
For example, a $50 Apple Store gift card was offered with the purchase of an iPhone 6S Plus or iPhone 6S, but the newer iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were not included in the deal.
Apple took the same approach with its newest MacBook Pro laptops. The models equipped with the Touch Bar — launched Oct. 27 — were not eligible. Instead, the older $1,299 13-in. and $1,999 15-in. MacBook Pros came with a $150 gift card. Those cards represented 8% to 12% of the system’s list price.