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Sources from within Apple are claiming that the iPad will be in stores starting March 10, if a recent Examiner post is to be believed. Examiner’s report claims that the tablet devices will be hitting Apple retail stores early in order to give employees and employees […]

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Sources from within Apple are claiming that the iPad will be in stores starting March 10, if a recent Examiner post is to be believed.

Examiner’s report claims that the tablet devices will be hitting Apple retail stores early in order to give employees and employees only, plenty of time to get up-to-speed with using the new tablet device, ahead of its official launch.

The iPad is expected to arrive before the month is out, with many blogs increasingly hinting at a March 26 launch date. Examiner sources, which allegedly include an anonymous “Apple Store manager in Southern California,” also claimed that the iPad’s advertisement campaign will kick off around the 15th of this month. The advertisement campaign is said to be focusing heavily on the iBookstore and e-book capabilities of the upcoming device, no doubt with an intent to take some steam out of the Kindle’s successes.

Finally, the Examiner report also hinted that individuals who set up camp ahead of the launch, in order to become one of the first to get their hands on an iPad, will be rewarded. Just what this Apple related reward may be is unknown.

However, despite all the detailed dates, rumors of possible production problems could negate the planned launch. Let’s just hope it doesn’t.

  1. Future Schema Tuesday, March 2, 2010

    Looks like there will be a store manager job opening up in Southern California if the rumor can be verified as true.

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  2. I doubt they are true. It will take from the anticipation momentum if they did.

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    1. I don’t think you read that right. They’ll ship some units to the stores so the employees can get training on them. The audience is everyday person, so you want to make sure than when showing everyday person, you make it look easy and slick.
      If the question “How do I do this?” is answered by “I’m not sure.”

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  3. [...] The Apple Blog reports on an examiner.com item claiming that Apple employees will be receiving iPads a few weeks before customer launch so they can become familiar with them. First, the fact that an anonymous store manager in California would know this ahead of time strikes me as odd. Second, why would Apple do this now? They are notorious for waiting until the last possible second to tell their employees anything, let alone ship them product weeks in advance. And if the rumors of production problems are true, why would they hamper their inventory by handing out units to employees? [...]

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  4. And the uk? We don’t even have a price yet! :(

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    1. do u work at apple

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  5. [...] Mic Wright wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptSources from within Apple (s aapl) are claiming that the iPad will be in stores starting March 10, if a … [...]

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  6. does other stuff besides ipad come out on march 10th? like 2010 mac pro, and i3 i5 & i7 macbook pro

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  7. [...] SOURCE blog comments powered by Disqus var disqus_url = 'http://theamazingipad.com/an-early-release/ '; var disqus_container_id = 'disqus_thread'; var facebookXdReceiverPath = 'http://theamazingipad.com/wp-content/plugins/disqus-comment-system/xd_receiver.htm'; var DsqLocal = { 'trackbacks': [ ], 'trackback_url': 'http://theamazingipad.com/an-early-release/trackback/' }; [...]

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  8. bookmarked. talked about your article on my blog (http://theamazingipad.com/an-early-release/). I wonder what that undisclosed gift is, for waiting hours in line — its probably a $20 iTunes gift card

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  9. [...] early this week hinting that the iPad would launch on March 26, with further rumors suggesting that iPad’s would be arriving in stores for staff training as early as March 10. Of course word from Apple regarding the launch has now set the record [...]

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  10. Where can i get a cheap ipad?

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