Another rumor confirmed
. The Apple iPad
, which has been flying off of Apple
's own shelves for months now, finally has enough extra stock to
find itself on other shelves. As was rumored weeks ago, the
will begin to sell the tablet starting on October
3. It will be a nationwide rollout, and Target customers will be able to
select from all of the possible models, including the Wi-Fi + 3G models
that will require activation with AT&T from home.
Mark Schindele, senior vice president, merchandising,
Target, was understandably excited to announce the news: "Target
is very excited to offer the revolutionary iPad to our guests
nationwide. We are committed to providing our guests with the best
and we think iPad will be at the top of our guests’ holiday
This couldn't come at a more perfect time for Apple and Target. Target
will benefit from huge impulse buy sales when customers wander over into
the electronics section while doing their holiday shopping, and Apple
has yet another huge supply channel to sell through. Far more consumers
visit Target stores than Apple stores, and since Target already sold
iPods, this just seems like a natural fit. We only wonder if the Android
and Windows 7 tablets to come will have a similarly great distribution
chain lined up...
Target Offers iPad at Stores Nationwide on October 3
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today Target® announced it will carry iPad™ in 1,743 Target stores nationwide beginning Oct. 3, 2010. Target guests can select from a range of iPad models, including the 16GB Wi-Fi model starting at $499.99, the 32GB and 64GB Wi-Fi and the Wi-Fi+3G models.
“Target is very excited to offer the revolutionary iPad to our guests nationwide”
“Target is very excited to offer the revolutionary iPad to our guests nationwide,” said Mark Schindele, senior vice president, merchandising, Target. “We are committed to providing our guests with the best products and we think iPad will be at the top of our guests’ holiday shopping lists.”
iPad allows users to connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before. Users can browse the web, read and send e-mail, enjoy and share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music or play games, and read e-books, all using iPad’s revolutionary Multi-Touch™ interface. iPad with Wi-Fi+3G models are just 0.5 inches thick and weigh just 1.6 pounds – thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook - and deliver up to 10 hours of battery life for surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching videos or listening to music, and up to nine hours of surfing the web using a 3G data network.*
A selection of accessories including cases, iBook and iTunes gift cards, chargers and more, will be available in the electronics department at Target along with iPad.