Wal-Mart anticipates getting Apple’s revolutionary iPad this year

invisibleSHIELD case for iPad“Wal-Mart Stores Inc. may start selling Apple Inc.’s iPad in 2010 in some U.S. stores as it competes with electronics chains for consumers who want to connect their e-mail, movies, games and music,” Chris Burritt reports for Bloomberg.

“‘We anticipate being able to have the iPad later this year,’ Gary Severson, senior vice president of entertainment for Wal-Mart’s U.S. stores, said in a telephone interview,” Burritt reports. “The Bentonville, Arkansas-based company isn’t prepared to provide specifics on the timing and pricing of the iPad, he said.”

Burritt reports, “Apple has sold more than 1 million iPads since they went on sale in the U.S. last month, making the debut more successful than the introduction of the iPhone in 2007. Apple sells the device, a tablet computer that lets users read digital books and access the Internet, online and in its stores. Best Buy Co. also sells it.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Bloodbath. Remember, getting iPods into Wal-Mart way back when was a big deal for Apple and really helped cement iPod’s dominance.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]

17 Comments

  1. iPads will be available from Apple Stores, Best Buy, Radio Shack, and now WalMart? Wow!

    Even if you hate Radio Shack and Walmart, you’ve got to admit it will allow incredible availability. My stock loves this news!

  2. I think it will work out well for both companies. However, Walmart isn’t a company anyone pushes around either. If Apple does push Walmart around, it’ll be because they let Apple. Neither company needs the other to stay successful.

  3. Nothing at Walmart is revolutionary – nothing. Once it’s on their shelf, it’s ordinary. My guess they will be selling only the previous generation iPad after the refresh is released. The refresh will be revolutionary the old one will just be old.

  4. Man I wish we could get a WalMart in NYC but the pos unions and the politicians they own won’t allow it. They want to protect the common man by not allowing him to buy cheap and save money.

  5. @jaundiced

    Let’s just say that Apple and WalMart are so big that nobody pushes around either of them.

    That WalMart can’t push around is the shocker to Bentonville.

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