Wal-Mart are expecting to begin offering the iPad for sale in its U.S. retail stores “later this year”. Keeping in mind about the holiday shopping season rapidly approaching and rival Target launching the device in over 1700 stores around the United States just this past weekend, speculation are going on as when Wal-Mart will follow suit.
According to this partial photo of the alleged email to www.ipadnewsupdates.com, outlining the iPad models and related accessories that should be making their way to store shelves. Wal-Mart plans to offer all six models of the iPad, with initial stock of just five units per model for this location and as well as AppleCare, will be offered.
Wal-Mart currently deals over 2,800 “Supercenter” stores around the U.S. along with an additional 750 somewhat-smaller discount stores, presenting a significant opportunity for Apple to expand the iPad’s distribution network should the device be carried in all of the chain’s stores.
It was also reported that the store will displays a live demo unit inside a case that will include a looping video presentation of the device’s features