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Walmart is beating Apple to its own product launch. The retail giant has confirmed that it will begin selling the third-generation tablet tonight at midnight - a full eight hours...
03-15-2012, 05:06 PM #1
Walmart Selling New iPad Tonight at Midnight
Walmart is beating Apple to its own product launch.
The retail giant has confirmed that it will begin selling the third-generation tablet tonight at midnight - a full eight hours earlier than Apple will begin selling the device at Apple retail stores around the nation.
It should be noted, however, that only 24-hour Walmarts are among those carrying the devices. If your local Walmart closes before midnight, the store will NOT be kept open for the launch. As expected, quantities will be extremely limited, though Walmart isn't saying just how limited.
My calls to Walmart have not confirmed that any other model beside the 16GB Wi-Fi version of the new iPad (black and white) will be available. Scant but unverified reports have suggested that 4G LTE models will not be available at midnight tonight at Walmart. The retailer will, however, also begin selling the 16GB iPad 2 at $399 for the Wi-Fi version.
As of this writing, Sam's Club - which is owned by Walmart - will not participate in the midnight iPad release.
So if Walmart doesn't have the model you're looking for in a few more hours, you'll have to wait until 8:00 a.m. local time Friday, when Apple, Best Buy, Radio Shack, Sam's Club, Target, AT&T, and Verizon will also put the new iPad on sale.
03-15-2012, 05:51 PM #2
I am currently sat outside Tesco's 24hr waiting to purchase the iPad3 and I seem to be the only one... Yet people have been queuing in London since Sunday?!
I'm missing something...
03-15-2012, 06:02 PM #3
i am holding my new ipad in my hand (im in Australia) the retina display is useless atm, as non on the apps in the app store have ipad retina display support :-(
03-15-2012, 06:08 PM #4
03-15-2012, 06:13 PM #5
03-15-2012, 06:26 PM #6
Always the first new model of Apple products has somthing inside not working, so even i realy like the new ipad but I learn my lesson,
03-15-2012, 06:27 PM #7
03-15-2012, 06:42 PM #8
the text is perfect across all apps in the new ipad, just images, logos, animations etc are still on ipad 2 resolution but i assume that will be all fixed with updates in the near future. Really thought the devs would have had the updates ready by the launch :-/ And there is nothing wrong or faulty with the device who ever mentioned it earlier, just need updates for the apps.
oh and all the preloaded apps are 100% retina display and look crisp :-)
03-15-2012, 09:10 PM #9
Yeah my Walmart is selling them. Although all iPads we've released we only carried like 4-5 and that was it. So that's how limited
03-15-2012, 09:25 PM #10
03-15-2012, 10:29 PM #11
iPad 2 has been 399 at sams and Walmart for two weeks! Get Em while they're hot!
03-15-2012, 10:35 PM #12
03-16-2012, 12:01 AM #13
At my walmart here in Virginia, they had 5 iPads (16gb, wifi) that went on sale right at midnight.. I was the 5th one in line!! Loving the new retina display, cant wait for all the apps to be updated...
03-16-2012, 12:07 AM #14
I just got mine from a Walmart in RI and hardly anyone showed up. They had 5 ipads and the fifth person came and got in line at 11:30pm.
03-16-2012, 04:59 AM #15
03-16-2012, 05:34 AM #16
I went to walmart at 1140, waited in a line as the 30th member for about 20 mins. Got up to the counter with three left, and 4 people ahead. then down to 1 with 2 people left. First of the two has his credit card declined......Still hope..... then the next person sits and looks at the register, then back at me, at the price, then back at me.....He then decides he doesn't want an ATT iPad and walks away. I swiped my card at the already que'd register and walked away happy. THANK YOU WALMART AND THAT MAN WHO WALKED AWAY!!!!!!!
03-16-2012, 11:44 AM #17
03-17-2012, 05:45 PM #18What's wrong with people?!?!
I too have my new iPad in my hands right now and the display is remarkable. I placed it side by side to my iPad 2 and depending on which app you're looking at makes a huge difference. And it is snappy. Oh, did I mention that I had one lousy bar on AT&T LTE and still got a download speed of 16Mbps! Can't wait till I find 5 full bars of LTE!