Walmart to Sell New iPads Starting at Midnight, iFixit Disassembles the New Tablet
March 15, 2012 4:42 PM
comment(s) - last by
Walmart to jump the gun on iPad sales
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
. "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
to seen the new iPad in the buff.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
3/16/2012 10:28:21 AM
Say hi to Tony Swash
No he won't.
I no longer do queues if I can avoid them and certainly no over nighters. I used to be largely nocturnal when I was young, I could stay up for days fuelled just by sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, now sadly it's more a case of 'I fancy a bit of a sit down', 'where's the nearest toilet?', and is it time for for a nap?'. Ageing baby boomers are a sad bunch :)
Seriously, I usually skip version one and then skip a generation before doing a renewal. I got an iPad 2 so nice though the new one looks I will wait until next year before considering a new one.
My prediction is for sales of 75 million iPads in the next year by the way.
3/16/2012 7:40:41 PM
Egads are you're coming to the side of reason?
Don't tell me you're going to pull a Pirks :p
That said, macdevdude does raise stupidity to levels even you couldn't achieve....
"You can bet that Sony built a long-term business plan about being successful in Japan and that business plan is crumbling." -- Peter Moore, 24 hours before his Microsoft resignation
The Reviews are in for Apple's "New iPad"
March 14, 2012, 9:26 PM
Report: iPad 3 Pre-Orders Sold Out, Shipments Could Be Delayed Up to 3 Weeks
March 12, 2012, 10:27 AM
MSI's AMD Richland (A10)/Neptune (7/8xxxM) Gaming Notebooks Start at $1,299 USD
May 22, 2013, 3:15 PM
Apples Tries to Use Decade-Old Patents to Ban Samsung Galaxy S IV
May 22, 2013, 3:00 PM
Intel Shake-Up to Focus on Mobile, New Devices
May 22, 2013, 11:04 AM
Report: DISH CEO Makes Aggressive $2B USD Bid for LightSquared's Spectrum
May 20, 2013, 10:25 PM
Apple Releases Tim Cook's Testimony on Corporate Tax Laws
May 20, 2013, 7:40 PM
Apple's Tim Cook to Talk Profit Shifting, Taxes at U.S. Senate Hearing
May 20, 2013, 1:44 PM
Most Popular Articles
High School Student Creates Storage Device that Can Charge in 20 Seconds
May 20, 2013, 6:51 AM
Google Announces "Pure" Galaxy Nexus S4 for $649, Android Updates
May 15, 2013, 1:42 PM
Seawater Cooling Saves Data Center Big Bucks, Energy, Despite Jellyfish Issues
May 17, 2013, 3:23 PM
U.S. Federal Traffic Board Wants to Make Drunk Driving Threshold Far Harsher
May 15, 2013, 11:32 AM
Newegg Legal Chief: "We don't Feed the Trolls"; Defeats Bell Lab Shell Comp.
May 17, 2013, 10:11 AM
Latest Blog Posts
Lumosity: Does it Work?
May 22, 2013, 8:20 PM
Quick Note: Sony "Teases" PS4 Ahead of Xbox Reveal in New Video
May 20, 2013, 12:33 PM
Nokia Introduces Instagram-Like App of Its Own to Help Lumia Sales
May 20, 2013, 7:10 AM
Parents of Pre-Teen Drivers Commonly Practice Distracted Driving Says Study
May 9, 2013, 7:16 AM
Apple's iOS 7 Running Into Internal Delays Due to Massive Overhaul
May 1, 2013, 4:26 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2013 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information