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Topic: Best Buy

Best Buy 'Coming Soon' iPad SKUs could point to next-gen tablets

01/15/2011, 10:01 pm

Best Buy has posted placeholder SKUs for 3 "Coming Soon" models of Apple's Wi-Fi iPad at prices of $599 and $699, possibly suggesting that retail channels are prepping for the release of the second-generation iPad expected this spring.


Best Buy rumored to add Apple Genius Bars, display more Macs in stores

01/10/2011, 04:01 pm

Best Buy later this year may update its Apple store-within-a-store boutiques to feature a larger display of Macs in addition to staffed Genius Bars that would mirror those found in every Apple retail store.


AMD holding off on tablets, admits iPad cannibalizing notebooks

10/15/2010, 01:10 am

AMD Chief Executive Dirk Meyer weighed in on the iPad's impact on sales of netbooks and notebooks, surmising that Apple's tablet has cannibalized both. Meanwhile, the company is waiting for the market to develop before committing R&D resources to developing tablet processors.


Apple's iPad coming to Walmart stores on Oct. 15

10/12/2010, 12:10 am

Walmart has announced that hundreds of its stores will begin selling the iPad on Friday, Oct. 15, eventually expanding to 2,300 stores in November.


iPad coming to Walmart stores next week - rumor

10/09/2010, 12:10 am

Photos of an alleged email sent to Walmart managers suggest the retail giant could begin carrying all six models of Apple's iPad as early as next week, a new report claims.


Best Buy CEO backpedals on iPad cannibalization comment

09/18/2010, 01:09 am

Brian Dunn, CEO of Best Buy, issued a statement Friday clarifying his earlier comment that the iPad had cannibalized sales of some notebook and netbook models by as much as 50 percent.


Best Buy CEO says Apple's iPad has halved some notebook sales

09/17/2010, 03:09 am

Internal estimates at Best Buy suggest the iPad has cut into notebook sales by as much as 50 percent.


iPad sales will expand to all Best Buy U.S. stores Sept. 26

09/14/2010, 04:09 pm

Availability of the iPad will expand to all of Best Buy's U.S. stores on Sept. 26, amounting to 1,093 of the company's nationwide retail locations selling Apple's device.


Best Buy rumored to give out free iPhone 4 antenna covers

07/28/2010, 01:07 pm

Electronics retailer Best Buy is rumored to offer free antenna covers for any iPhone 4 owner, with a simple strip that would cover the exterior metal band of the handset.


Best Buy inventory suggests launch availability of white iPhone 4

06/21/2010, 08:06 am

New inventory information from Best Buy shows the retailer has ordered limited quantities -- at least 10 per store -- of the white iPhone 4 for launch day, though whether they will actually be available for purchase remains to be seen.


AT&T sold out of iPhone 4 preorders as Best Buy halts white preorders

06/15/2010, 07:06 pm

Despite a series of high-tech server meltdowns that prevented many customers from reserving their new iPhone 4 on Tuesday, AT&T managed to sell through its allotment of pre-orders by late afternoon. Meanwhile, Best Buy was asked to halt reservations for white models.


Best Buy to take iPhone 4 pre-orders alongside Apple tomorrow

06/14/2010, 10:06 am

Best Buy announced Monday that it will be an authorized participant in Apple's iPhone 4 pre-launch on Tuesday, in which customers can visit one of its retail locations to reserve one of the new handsets for pickup the following week.


Radio Shack to accept pre-orders for iPhone 4 alongside Apple

06/11/2010, 03:06 pm

In a rare vote of confidence, Apple has authorized third-party iPhone retailer Radio Shack to participate in its iPhone 4 pre-launch which kicks off early next week, AppleInsider has learned.


iPad to be sold at 221 Apple stores, 'most' Best Buy locations

03/29/2010, 08:03 am

Apple on Monday announced that the iPad will go on sale this Saturday, April 3, at all of its 221 U.S. Apple retail locations, as well as "most" Best Buy stores.


Best Buy to offer iPads on launch day, hold April 11th promo?

03/27/2010, 02:03 pm

It's no secret that Best Buy is on a short list of select Apple partners who'll be able to offer the iPad to its customers, but new -- albeit unconfirmed -- evidence suggests that the big box retailer may stock the device alongside Apple stores on April 3rd before launching a broader promotion a week later.


Delays cause Apple to switch iPad touch-panel orders to Wintek

03/26/2010, 08:03 am

Due to delayed shipments for iPad touch-panels from Taiwan-based TPK Touch Solutions, Apple has reportedly shifted its orders to longtime partner Wintek. Also, some who preordered the iPad have begun seeing charges from Apple to their credit card, and Best Buy is prepping for the device's April 3 launch.


Best Buy expecting new Apple products in mid-March?

02/17/2010, 10:02 am

Updated stock information from within Best Buy's computer systems shows the electronics retailer receiving new hardware from Apple -- potentially MacBook Pros or iPads -- on March 14.


Apple sees brief iPhone 3GS shortages; NVIDIA intros CS4 plugins

06/29/2009, 06:06 pm

Apple nearly saw a repeat of last year's sellouts on the weekend with widespread, but brief, iPhone 3GS shortages at many of its US retail stores. Also, NVIDIA has launched plugins that let Macs with newer video cards dramatically speed up tasks in Adobe's Creative Suite 4.


AT&T already sold out of launch day iPhone 3G S pre-orders

06/13/2009, 12:06 pm

Signaling a likely repeat of Apple's iPhone sell-outs of the past two years, AT&T is already warning that those making iPhone 3G S pre-orders that they won't get their handsets on launch.


Best Buy to offer Apple's iPhone 3G S with insurance

06/12/2009, 12:06 pm

Those who want added protection for their new iPhone 3G S units on launch day will have the option of queuing up at Best Buy to purchase both Apple's device as well as a rare accident insurance plan, albeit one which may cost almost as much as the phone itself.