Apple's Black Friday special: Gift cards?

The Apple Store Black Friday sales are here with gift cards. A better deal than Walmart or Best Buy for users who want high end MacBooks and to avoid lines.

A recent change to Apple's App Store search engine now leads to improved search results for misspelled queries with small typos, we've learned. In addition, searchers looking for an app they know by name, but are unsure if it has spaces in the title

Apple's online stores for the United States and Canada have just come back online for Black Friday's one-day shopping event, and, like its stores in Australia and New Zealand, the company is using bonus gift cards rather than discounts as customer 

Apple has implemented changes to its App Store search engine to compensate for small typos, misspellings, and spacing issues, reports TechCrunch.

Update: Black Friday deals have gone live around the world, and it seems Apple Stores are offering gift cards instead of discounts only in some regions. In the UK and some European countries, Apple is actually offering discounts. The US Apple Store