Still haven’t bought an iPad, even though Apple just made it even easier to do by stocking the tablet in more than 1,700 Target stores across the country this month? Maybe you’d rather hit your local Wal-Mart instead? It appears that you’ll be able to do exactly that soon enough.
Apple’s iPad is now poised to go mainstream -- in addition to now being available at Target stores nationwide on Sunday, the iOS tablet has popped up on Amazon.com and reportedly in other stores such as Fry’s Electronics as well.
It's been a while since anyone has mentioned iPad sales. It's been confirmed that they're moving out the door as fast as Apple can move them, and there's also verification that Apple's will be increasing production on the tablet in the days to come. But it's taken some time for the full brunt of the iPad's tremendous success to be understood by the computer and retail industries. It would seem that the time for some schooling has come. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn has stated that the iPad is cannibalizing upwards of 50% of all laptop sales from his company's chain of stores.
Apple has taken an important baby step towards being able to sell the iPad in China, a move bringing much happiness to Chinese Apple fans and a wee tear to the eye of Chinese knock-off tablet manufacturers and gray-market vendors.
According to Networkworld, while Apple has yet to make any noise about their tablet's availability in the massive Asian market, the iPad has been certified as good to go, so far as the China Quality Certification Center is concerned.
With over 300 stores in the US (and growing), Apple has managed to attract quite a following to its retail locations. The stores consistently stay packed, carry a supreme selection of products, and customers usually leave with a huge grin on their faces. But, what does it take to get to that point? What exactly goes into an Apple Store launch, and how grueling is the long waiting period before the store is actually opened to the public? As a frequent write for Maclife.com and a huge Apple fan, this writer is here to tell you all about the days leading up to South Carolina's brand spankin' new Apple Store.
While the head of Lenovo may have stated earlier this week that Apple doesn’t care about the Chinese market, you wouldn’t know it from looking at pictures of this week’s unveiling from the latest Apple Store in Shanghai.
In one of the most meta things we've heard lately, MacRumors believes that Apple could soon release an iPhone app via the App Store designed to browse the online Apple Store. The app could allow you to set up a Genius Bar appointment, browse the store, and purchase items. MacRumors also believes that Apple could launch this in time for iPhone 4 preordering.