There is a leaked Best Buy document outlining details about exclusive sales of the iPad at Best Buy Apple Stores. Hit the links below for source documents and see the text/images for a short summary.
Best Buy’s Apple iPad Sales Playbook:
Apple is launching their new iPad on staturday, April 3 and best buy Stores with Apple Shops (about 575 stores) will begin selling them on this day. A future solution for all Best Buy stores is being discussed. At the time of launch, these products won’t be sold on BestBuy.com. At the time of launch, the iPad will only be sold at Apple retail stores, Apple.com and Best Buy Apple Shops.
April 11 ad insert nationwide
On April 11, the iPad will be on the front cover of the ad for all stores even though al stores won’t be carying the units at launch. Stores that don’t carry the iPad at launch should direct customers to the nearest Best Buy Apple Shop.
Apple Ipad SKU List
Best Buy will be selling the following products in the Apple shops:
While rumors about the Apple tablet are probably as old as the ancient Newton platform – last couple of days have reignited imagination of Apple fans.
Anyhow, on 8/15 the French gizmo site www.Nowhereelse.fr published an image of a device supposedly called MacTablet – the images are located here: iPAD Photo – I am also posting a link to the translated page outlining the upcoming device.
The news was quickly picked up by Gizmodo and Engadget which unleashed a flashflood of comments from (mostly) excited Apple fanatics. While Engadget immediately called the item fake – the story was still slightly ambiguous and some of the posters actually believed that the device may be a legit one.
Anyhow, Nowhereelse not-so-quickly withdrew and started publicly to call the device by its real name: a fake (it took them 5 days to accomplish that feat). Read more about it at the NE’s site.
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