Target Gets the iPad, But Not Online
Target has finally begun selling all six models of Apple's iPad, and is pimping the new product on the cover of its weekly advertising circular (we got one in our Sunday paper). It's also on the front page of their online store/website. Since Target has over 1700 stores in the U.S., the retail presence for Apple's new laptop-killer device has just skyrocketed. It will be interesting to see if this gives the company a significant bump, or if the Target crowd isn't going to be too quick to shell out the $499 required for the entry-level Wi-Fi only model. For now, the iPad is only available in physical stores (you can't buy it online at Target.com). This is odd, since you can buy it online at Amazon.com (so it doesn't seem to be an Apple exclusive online product).
Target has 5 models available, according to the website:
- 64GB Wi-Fi ($699.99)
- 32GB Wi-Fi ($599.99)
- 16GB Wi-Fi + 3G ($629.99)
- 64GB Wi-Fi + 3G ($829.99)
- 16GB Wi-Fi ($499.99)
But since the iPad is now available through other sources, it just makes me curious if the next generation Maxi-iPad will be an Apple exclusive.