Best Buy will be selling iPads. That's a smart move for Apple (though how often does Apple make a dumb move?)
I've been suggesting iPad as an alternative to potential netbook or cheap laptop buyers. If they say "I only need it for email and the web", I tell them to look at iPad - I think that for many this could be a better choice - higher quality, easier to use and more functionality (more functionality for a naive user, that is).
Selling these at Best Buy just makes that easy and for some, perhaps less threatening. There is sometimes reluctance to go to an Apple Store - it's not just that there may not be one nearby; there's an element of discomfort in wandering into unfamiliar territory. At Best Buy the hesitant purchaser can safely browse familiar brands and inquire about the iPad casually, almost as an afterthought - I didn't really come here to look at that; it's just idle curiosity.
I'm still trying to find a way to justify an iPad for myself. On the other hand, iPad 2.0 will almost certainly be something that makes earlier buyers wail and tear their clothes, so maybe it's good that I can't find a place for it in the budget just now.
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