1. Michael Essany's Avatar


    It may have seemed obvious that Verizon would carry the iPad 2 at its retail outlets, but only today - two full days after the iPad 2 was introduced - has Verizon officially acknowledged Apple's second generation tablet with a new splash screen teasing its arrival next Friday. Until Verizon posted today's message, it was unclear if the carrier's retail outlets would be among the various stores carrying the iPad 2 on launch.

    AT&T, meanwhile, still hasn't said whether it will carry the iPad 2 beginning next Friday. Although the refreshed tablet will work with both major carriers in the US, AT&T - despite having announced new data plans for tablets yesterday - appears to be uncertain at this time regarding whether or not its retail outlets will be stocked with iPad 2s as of next Friday. Still, it's a safe bet that they will be. It's just a little odd that AT&T hasn't confirmed the matter yet.

    On Thursday, the world learned that Apple will be getting additional retail support on launch day from Best Buy, which will stock the iPad 2 and begin selling them at the appointed time of 5:00 pm on Friday, March 11th. Walmart has similarly updated its online inventory to include the iPad 2 although it isn't yet clear if the world's largest retailer will, in fact, make the device available in store beginning next Friday.

    Source: Verizon
    2011-03-04 10:31 PM
  2. delusion950's Avatar
    How are they silent if they announced their postpaid and prepaid plans for iPad yesterday?
    2011-03-04 10:41 PM
  3. Lucchie26's Avatar
    Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
    2011-03-04 10:54 PM
  4. The6uest's Avatar
    The only iPad seller I'm concerned about having the iPad 2 next week is Best Buy because I have $250 worth of gift certificates saved up just for it. My iPhone 4 with unlimited data will be the wifi hotspot for it anytime I'm away from other wifi sources.
    2011-03-04 11:00 PM
  5. Lombardo Joe's Avatar
    The only iPad seller I'm concerned about having the iPad 2 next week is Best Buy because I have $250 worth of gift certificates saved up just for it. My iPhone 4 with unlimited data will be the wifi hotspot for it anytime I'm away from other wifi sources.
    Totally! I love BestBuyWireless!
    2011-03-05 12:45 AM
  6. cvillelli's Avatar
    My question is, will the Verizon store also be carrying WIFI only models? And will Verizon Authorized Retailers be carrying it as well?
    2011-03-05 12:52 AM
  7. delusion950's Avatar
    It wouldn't make sense to carry wifi when they want people to use their data plan.
    2011-03-05 04:20 AM
  8. thetoothfairy's Avatar
    Talk to AT&T today about upgrading to the iPad 2 and they said I will be able to upgrade for the unlimited data so they must still be carrying it.
    2011-03-05 06:11 AM
  9. steve-z17's Avatar
    Talk to AT&T today about upgrading to the iPad 2 and they said I will be able to upgrade for the unlimited data so they must still be carrying it.
    That's good news!
    2011-03-05 11:56 AM
  10. Antman217's Avatar
    The only iPad seller I'm concerned about having the iPad 2 next week is Best Buy because I have $250 worth of gift certificates saved up just for it. My iPhone 4 with unlimited data will be the wifi hotspot for it anytime I'm away from other wifi sources.
    Of course they'll have it... just probably not at launch
    2011-03-06 08:29 PM
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