Apple will be able to extend its sales power soon when it starts selling the iPhone in 846 Target stores within the Target Mobile Centers. Stores will stock both the iPhone 4 as well as the 3Gs and Target has said they hope to offer on-the-spot activation to its customers.
The retail giant’s Senior VP of merchandising says,
“At Target we continue to offer our guest the best in electronics so we’re happy to add iPhone to our Target Mobile offerings. With expert support from Target Mobile specialists and in-store activation, our guests will be able to leave the store with a new, working iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 in-hand.”
Wal-Mart, their competitor, has been selling the iPhone since December 2008.
This all sounds impressive for Target, Apple and consumers of the two organisations. Target was selling all 6 versions of the iPad last month in all 1,743 stores and this seems the next logical step. I wonder if it will be extended further or if Apple will stop there.
There is also a Target app that has been updated and released October 31st that might be worth checking out if you are a fan of the shop. It includes ads for discounts every week. You can search for products, and it can even let you know what isle that item you are looking for is in. Perfect for that new iPhone you purchased there.
Article Via maclife.com