IPad to be Sold In Best Buy?

There are rumors that the new Apple IPad will be sold in Best Buy stores when it comes out:

Apple’s iPad introduction was heralded by many as the redefinition of the tablet PC, but in reality, as we pointed out, it’s less a computer than it is a large iPhone. Still, people want to get their hands on the device, now, and thus these iPad BestBuy rumors.

While there’s no confirmation of the rumor, there’s no reason to doubt that BestBuy may eventually sell the iPad. After all, BestBuy sells the iPhone. However, iPad BestBuy rumors over date are more in doubt.

The iPad BestBuy rumors, some say, point to an in-store release of early March or even late February. There are quite a few reasons that that makes no sense at all.

Best Buy does sell the I Phone so this makes some sense but this is way premature. My contacts tell me that the Apple stores don’t even know yet when the devices will be available. Could it help Best Buy stock? Well, considering recent performance it sure couldn’t hurt, but Apple stock took a beating last week after the announcement so there appears to be some initial disappointment with device. Apple stock is not cheap but if it falls much more, it will be tempting. As for Best Buy, well the stock is at support and may be good for a trade but I’m not crazy about retailers for the long term.

On January 30th, 2010, posted in: Economy by Tags: ,
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  2. I certainly wouldn’t rely on the iPad to help anyone’s stock price. I too have seen mostly negative reactions to it all over the web. We’ll see what happens once it actually hits users’ hands.

  3. This tends to happen with Apple products though. The first iteration is really the beta version and they refine it as they go forward. I’ve been an owner of Apple stock because I love the company but it is hard to recommend at these prices and with these kind of expectations. I think the IPad is actually aimed at the textbook market. Apple has much experience in the education market and this device is perfect for that market. Just a guess…..

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  5. Big deal…I’m not sure the niche market for this type of thing will be big enough, but who knows…I have no use for one.

  6. What is wrong with us??? A really cool device, no doubt…but not made in America….so this means more jobs overseas and less Americans working. Look at the pictures, we are so excited, so curios…gime me a break!!!!

  7. If the I Pad is like the I Pod, and there is no reason to believe otherwise, then most of the value added for the device flows back to US companies.


    The Chinese add almost no value to the product since all they really do is snap together parts made in other parts of the world. Are those the jobs you want to get back? Mindless assembly jobs with low pay? Why?

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