Minneapolis - Best Buy and Apple will extend iPad Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi +3G availability to all 1,093 Best Buy stores beginning Sept. 26.
The popular tablet computer has
in 673 Best Buy stores with Apple Shops since April, and is already sold online, for in-store pick-up, at BestBuy.com.
"Technology is becoming more and more personal, and our customers say they really value visiting a Best Buy store to touch and try the iPad for themselves," said Wendy Fritz, Best Buy's computing senior VP. "We're delighted that we'll soon make that opportunity available to everyone who'd like to come see us, and experience this device in any Best Buy store nationwide."
The iPad will sell at Best Buy starting at $499 for 16GB + Wi-Fi, and $629 for Wi-Fi + 3G. A complete selection of iPad accessories also will be available nationwide beginning Sept. 26, and can be viewed in-store and online at