Biggest savings on Macs. Best deals on accessories. But beware the malware.
The savings on Apple-branded products range from a high of 15.94% on $69 accessories like the Magic Trackpad to 7.02% -- less than the sales tax in 25 states -- on the $299 Time Capsule 2TB.
A guide to the best deals:
WARNING: Online shoppers looking for Black Friday bargains are a popular target for the purveyors of malware and spam, and one of this year's big cons, according to the German blog Eleven Security (English translation), is an e-mail purportedly from Apple with the subject line "iTunes Gift Certificate" that offers $50 but delivers instead a Microsoft (MSFT) Windows executable file. It's believed to contain a trojan or worm. Don't click on the .zip.
A collection of dire warnings from the past puts this week's alarms into perspective
Three days after ZDNet ran a piece entitled "Coming Soon to a Mac Near You: Serious Malware": Daring Fireball's John Gruber has posted, under the headline "Wolf!" more than a dozen variations on the same theme.
They date back to 2004 and all sound a familiar warning: Apple (AAPL), having achieved critical mass in the market place, is MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 5, 2011 7:41 PM ET
Security experts report that a malicious worm is tunneling its way through Dutch iPhones
This may be one of those "I told you so" moments that gives comfort to people on both sides of the Apple-Microsoft divide: Those who claim that Apple's (AAPL) products are no more immune to malware attacks than Microsoft's (MSFT), and those who insist that Apple's operating systems are nearly impenetrable, as long as you play by MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 23, 2009 11:26 AM ET
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