Apple’s revolutionary iPad hits Target and Amazon; Walmart next?

“One way to track how rapidly Apple is building iPads is to watch where they are being sold,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.

By our count:
• 25 countries
• 221 U.S. Apple Stores plus a few dozen overseas outlets
• 1,093 BestBuy stores
• 1,743 Target stores

P.E.D. reports, “But there are still 82 shopping days until Christmas, plenty of time to expand some more. In May, Bloomberg Businessweek reported that Walmart was expecting to offer the iPad for sale at ‘some U.S. stores’ before the end of 2010.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: Amazon has also begun offering Apple’s iPad online.

26 Comments

  1. Will Best Buy really sell the iPad’s or will they be telling customers who are new to Apple, that Windows tablets will be coming soon?

    Think I’m going to have to go to some of the local BB’s and check it out. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”cool smirk” style=”border:0;” />

  2. Will Best Buy really sell the iPad’s or will they be telling customers who are new to Apple, that Windows tablets will be coming soon?

    Think I’m going to have to go to some of the local BB’s and check it out. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”cool smirk” style=”border:0;” />

  3. Stoped by Best Buy yesterday To see the ipad and some girl was playing a game on the display model. So I walked around the Store for 10 15 min.went back to see the ipad,she was still playing games on it. Several Sales people Were Standing around the Widows Machines And did not Care to help get the girl off the ipad so I could look at it.So I dove to Target and got one

  4. Stoped by Best Buy yesterday To see the ipad and some girl was playing a game on the display model. So I walked around the Store for 10 15 min.went back to see the ipad,she was still playing games on it. Several Sales people Were Standing around the Widows Machines And did not Care to help get the girl off the ipad so I could look at it.So I dove to Target and got one

  5. Just after the iPad became available at Best Buy I stopped by to look for printer supplies and saw the iPad table. A minute or so later an employee who was walking by stopped to let me know that there were six iPads left, if I wanted to buy one. That is only one event, so you cannot reasonably extrapolate that as representative of Best Buy tablet mentality. That was also before the Android-based tablets began trickling into the market.

    I don’t expect great things from big box retailers. But Apple’s products tend to sell themselves, given the chance. So people who are interested in an iPad or iPod who go to a big box retailer are likely to buy an Apple product.

  6. Just after the iPad became available at Best Buy I stopped by to look for printer supplies and saw the iPad table. A minute or so later an employee who was walking by stopped to let me know that there were six iPads left, if I wanted to buy one. That is only one event, so you cannot reasonably extrapolate that as representative of Best Buy tablet mentality. That was also before the Android-based tablets began trickling into the market.

    I don’t expect great things from big box retailers. But Apple’s products tend to sell themselves, given the chance. So people who are interested in an iPad or iPod who go to a big box retailer are likely to buy an Apple product.

  7. I finally got my iPad last week at best buy, awesome device!!! I have two iPhones and now I have a huge iPhone , the first generation iPad has some kinks but it’s AWESome,, I went for the 16g wifi so next will have 3G ,, maybe 4G,,,,,,,,!!!! I love being a fanboy, apple rules!!!!!!!!!!

  8. I finally got my iPad last week at best buy, awesome device!!! I have two iPhones and now I have a huge iPhone , the first generation iPad has some kinks but it’s AWESome,, I went for the 16g wifi so next will have 3G ,, maybe 4G,,,,,,,,!!!! I love being a fanboy, apple rules!!!!!!!!!!

Reader Feedback

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.