Apple Will Open Some Stores on Thanksgiving, Many Opening Late on Black Friday 2013
With many retail stores opening all of their stores on Thanksgiving afternoon to get out ahead of Black Friday, Apple will only keep about a dozen of its stores open during the national holiday.
Typically Apple will only keep a few stores open on Thanksgiving. Those stores include the Fifth Avenue Apple Store in New York City, which is open 24 hours a day everyday of the year, the Apple Store at The Forum Shops in Las Vegas, and the Royal Hawaiian Apple Store.
According to a 9To5Mac report, however, Apple will open an additional nine stores on Thanksgiving this year for those who absolutely must buy an iPad Air on the holiday.
The list of stores opening on Thanksgiving include West 14th Street in New York City, Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, San Francisco, Pioneer Place in Portland, The Grove in Los Angeles, Third Street Promendade in Santa Monica, Fashion Valley in San Diego, and Ala Moana in Honolulu.
Update: After learning that several stores will open on Thanksgiving, Apple CEO Tim Cook cancelled the plans. Cook allegedly said it's important that Apple employees spend their Thanksgiving with their families.
All other Apple Stores in the U.S. will remain closed on Thanksgiving. On Black Friday some stores will open at 3 a.m. for crazy early shoppers. 9To5Mac claims most stores won’t open until 6 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, however.
Some of the stores that open at the still-early time of 6 a.m. are in malls where other stores will open even earlier. Some stores will have to pay penalties to mall owners for opening later than other retailers.
Apple typically puts its Black Friday sales on its website, eliminating the need to brave the crowds at the stores. The company does offer discounts on its devices, but they typically aren’t the massive discounts found in other stores.
Users looking for Black Friday deals on Apple devices may want to check out Walmart, which will offer big discounts on both the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s this year. According to BFAds both phones will sell for their lowest prices yet, and come with a $75 Walmart gift card.