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Apple iPad Coming to Target, 2G Version in Q4

Sunday brought rumors that the Apple iPad could be available in Target stores here in the States on October 3. While there were no specific "sightings," snapshots of Target PDAs reveal unnamed items that will come in six different versions. The six devices also share the exact same iPad price points seen on the Apple store, and will be located in the Digital Audio section--the same area where Target stores the Kindle, iPod Touch and other gadgets.

There's also talk that the second generation of iPad tablets will begin hitting stores in Q4 2010. Unlike the Target rumor, this seems somewhat unlikely. The original iPad was revealed in January and followed up with an April release. As the past dictates, Apple seemingly doesn't release a revised model until its officially revealed at a press conference. If anything, the next iPad--dubbed 2G for second generation--won't be seen until January 2011 for an April 2011 release.

Nonetheless, the new version is slated to receive the much-needed front and back facing cameras to support Face Time. Apple may also increase the amount of internal memory and incorporate a display with a higher resolution. But as it stands, the current rumor indicates that a 7-inch version will hit stores just in time for Christmas whereas a 9.7-inch version will be released in April 2011.

For users of the original iPad, recent reports also indicate that an external camera for Face Time may be on its way, hitting store shelves just in time for the holidays.

  • Shadow703793
    Pfff..... why buy an iPad when you can get an Archos tablet running Android for significantly less money AND removable storage?
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  • ericburnby
    I'll buy two of these for my kids if they come in 7" versions.

    Not gonna waste my money on PSP, Nintendo or some other "startup tablet".
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  • 7amood
    Shadow703793Pfff..... why buy an iPad when you can get an Archos tablet running Android for significantly less money AND removable storage?sorry to burst your bubble, but Archos tablets fail...
    IMO that still doesn't justify getting an ipad
    so i'd rather not get a tablet (current technology) than getting either

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  • I plan to buy 4
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  • i will buy 4 of dem.
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  • xantek24
    Lol an APPLE profuct in target? thats where I go to buy trash bags! LMFAO! wheres your dignity apple?
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  • eddieroolz
    Looks like Apple is out in full force to push FaceTime as the next biggest thing. But it isn't. People have had 3G video calling for years, and yet it never really took off.
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  • matt87_50
    ericburnbyI'll buy two of these for my kids if they come in 7" versions.Not gonna waste my money on PSP, Nintendo or some other "startup tablet".
    I doubt your kids are worried about having a "startup" tablet.

    they probably will worry about having a "startup" games console, which is what the ipad is... and i'm being generous there...
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  • toastninja17
    I've been waiting for more memory, both cameras, and higher resolution display. Now I actually want one.
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  • bourgeoisdude
    2G confused me...I thought maybe they were making a cheaper version that couldn't surf the web as fast as the one with 3G! (I doubt they'll call it 2G for that reason)
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