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  • Target Announces iPad Plans, October 3rd Release



    It turns out the rumors were right. Target, the second largest US-based retail chain, made it official today at a press conference at corporate headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Target will begin stocking and selling the iPad as of October 3rd. From the Associated Press:

    The iPad will be covered under the retailer's 5 percent discount for store credit-card holders, which rolls out Oct. 17. Target hopes the combination of the hit device and the discount will bring in shoppers during the holidays.
    On September 12th, MMi's Wiley John Wright covered news of the leaked screen-shot of a Target PDA that naturally suggested that the superstore would soon offer Apple’s iPad. Following a whirlwind of rumors both confirming and rejecting these reports, Target officially put all speculation to rest this morning.

    According to company representatives, Target will carry all six models of Apple's iPad as of the scheduled release date. Ironically, Walmart - the only US retailer larger than Target - announced months ago that it too would carry the iPad. And while the tablet hasn't turned up in stores yet, Wal-Mart maintains that it should before 2010 draws to a close. Nonetheless, it now appears that Target will beat Wal-Mart to the punch, as will Best-Buy, which will carry the iPad at all of its US-based locations as of this Sunday.


    Associated Press
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Target Announces iPad Plans, October 3rd Release started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 23 Comments
    1. Sarah Hastings's Avatar
      Sarah Hastings -
      It is a great news that finally iPad is coming to Target. It is the right place for it. I would definitely go and buy one from there. It is worth it.
    1. Bluemoldycheeze88's Avatar
      Bluemoldycheeze88 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
      Well, I took her today and she got a 32gb iPad for $300 out of pocket. Pretty good deal for a "ratard" don't ya think?
      lol owned.
    1. Bluemoldycheeze88's Avatar
      Bluemoldycheeze88 -
      Just went into target and yes all the models of iPad are in stock.

      Plus I saw their new Cell Phone Department, I failed to ask if They would carry the iPhone but they do in fact sell At&t , Verizon and T-Mobile cell plans.