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Walmart to jump the gun on iPad sales

Apple announced yesterday that its retail stores would open early at 8am on Friday morning to accommodate the masses that want to purchase a new iPad and missed out on the pre-order opportunities. In addition to the U.S., potential customers in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will also have their chance to grab the fresh new tablet.
 
Apple also made its clear that its U.S. retail partners -- Best Buy, Radio Shack, Sam’s Club, Target -- will also carry the new iPad.
 
Today, however, Walmart informed us that it would jump the gun on competing stores -- and even Apple stores -- by offering the new iPad at 12:01am on Friday.

 
"A limited supply of the new iPad will be available at your local 24-hour Walmart," said a Walmart representative in an email to DailyTech. "Other retailers’ doors don’t open until 8 a.m. local time, so you can get to work on time and beat the rush by coming to Walmart."
 
The company notes that it will have the 16GB Wi-Fi models in both black and white. It doesn't, however, indicate if it will sell the higher-capacity models or models with LTE.
 
Analysis from Apple's handpicked, "top tier" reviewers has been overwhelmingly positive, but we'll have to wait until the ever-critical consumers get the devices in their hands to see how the tablet crowd feels about the device and its slightly expanded dimensions.

In other iPad news, iFixit has already gotten its hands on the tablet and disassembled it. For those that are into gadget teardowns, head on over to iFixit’s site to seen the new iPad in the buff.


[Source: iFixit]

Sources: Walmart, iFixit



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So how many chinese people....
By 1ceTr0n on 3/16/2012 5:20:02 AM , Rating: -1
Died to bring us this next socially hyped and overrated electronic filled and pretty looking peice of plastic and inert object of our current societies reasoning for existence on this ever dying green earth?




RE: So how many chinese people....
By Tony Swash on 3/16/2012 10:11:54 AM , Rating: 1
quote:
So how many chinese people died to bring us this next socially hyped and overrated electronic filled and pretty looking peice of plastic and inert object of our current societies reasoning for existence on this ever dying green earth?


42


RE: So how many chinese people....
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/16/2012 10:09:45 AM , Rating: 1
42 to many...but 42 I am sure to you, is no big deal as long as you have your toy...


RE: So how many chinese people....
By Tony Swash on 3/16/2012 11:25:29 AM , Rating: 1
quote:
42 to many...but 42 I am sure to you, is no big deal as long as you have your toy...


I see your humour bypass worked.

Why are you so bitter?


RE: So how many chinese people....
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/16/2012 11:22:56 AM , Rating: 1
Why do you assume shit? Oh that's right, you are you.

I must be bitter because I don't use Apple? Get a fucking clue you loser...


RE: So how many chinese people....
By zaaf on 3/16/2012 12:28:14 PM , Rating: 2
I think Tony was making a joke reference to The Hitchhikers Guide. Maybe it went over the Cheesehead. ;)


RE: So how many chinese people....
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/16/2012 12:40:09 PM , Rating: 2
I didn't see any indication it was any type of joke, and I am most certain that the "bitter" part was not a joke. So my assertion stands.


By Tony Swash on 3/16/2012 12:55:22 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
I didn't see any indication it was any type of joke,


As I said - the humour bypass appears to have worked. Are you a Vulcan by any chance?


By Tony Swash on 3/16/2012 2:33:59 PM , Rating: 1
Did you see this story today

http://www.businessinsider.com/this-american-life-...

"This American Life" has retracted its episode on Apple and Foxconn.

The episode detailed life at Foxconn and painted a damaging picture of life for employees.
It accused Foxconn of hiring 13-year-old employees and working them inhuman hours.

It turns out the person at the center of the center of the report, Mike Daisey, "partially fabricated" key details.


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