Apple’s iPad officially goes on sale at Wal-Mart

Apple Online Store“Apple’s iPad tablet computer officially went on sale at Wal-Mart on Friday,” Paul McDougall reports for InformationWeek.

“The chain, which operates 3,600 stores across the U.S., recently confirmed long-simmering rumors that it would add the hot-selling tablet to its inventory starting Oct. 15, joining rival Target as the only other mass merchandiser to stock the device,” McDougall reports. “Like Target, Wal-Mart will not sell the iPad over the Internet. Orders can be placed online, but shoppers will have to pick up the device at one of the retailer’s brick-and-mortar outlets. The iPad can also be purchased directly from in-store locations.”

McDougall reports, “The iPad’s blockbuster sales rate is beginning to eat into PC sales, partly at the expensive of Apple rival Microsoft. Research group NPD recently released a survey that found 13% of iPad buyers would have purchased a PC had the iPad not been available.”

Full article here.

10 Comments

  1. Oh man this will kill net books. Just think how many people who shop Almaty for computers have never seen an ipad or have dismissed it without actually handling one. Lets just hope they have a demo model to show off. They use to for iphone but they have not for some time.

  2. Oh man this will kill net books. Just think how many people who shop Almaty for computers have never seen an ipad or have dismissed it without actually handling one. Lets just hope they have a demo model to show off. They use to for iphone but they have not for some time.

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