Report: iPad 2, Smart Covers Coming to Toys R' Us Tomorrow
On April 6th, MMi broke the news
that Toys R' Us officials were planning to launch the iPad 2 at the venerable children's toy retailer in the near future. A Toys R' Us employee provided us with exclusive photographic evidence suggesting that the tablet was about to become a toy, so to speak, as Toys R' Us had begun prepping sales staff for the hot product arrival.
This weekend, more evidence surfaced of a looming iPad 2 launch at select Toys R' Us locations. Based on supplemental information provided by yet another Toys R' Us employee to our friends at 9 to 5 Mac
, smart covers and the iPad 2 itself will become available at Toys R' Us, beginning tomorrow, Sunday April 17th.
According to an employee obtained memo, Toys Rí Us will carry the 16 GB and 32 GB WiFi-only iPad 2 at price points of $499 and $599, respectively. At this time, it doesn't appear that Toys R' Us will make the second generation Apple tablet available for purchase via the Toys R' Us website.
In addition to the iPad 2 being available at Apple, AT&T, Verizon, Samís Club, Radio Shack, Target, and Walmart, Toys R' Us will be joined by Best Buy tomorrow is rolling out a special iPad 2 promotion. The details? For now, they aren't known. But speculation suggests that every Best Buy will have at least three iPad 2's in stock with the likely prospect of bundled accessory packages.
Source: 9 to 5 Mac