iOS5-NotificationCenter02Did you know that Wal-Mart is responsible for selling over 10% of iPad tablets in the last 90 days? Me neither. Tim Cook spoke during their recent quarterly conference call about Wal-Mart’s increasing importance. How significant is that 10+%? Apple’s own website and stores accounted for only 26% of iPad sales in the same period.


Has the iPad gone from something you’d expect to find only in an upscale boutique to something the fashion industry likes to term “downscale?”

One thing for certain, it certainly didn’t hurt Apple’s margins in any signficant way and now everyone who frequents Wal-Mart will see the iPad as the premiere tablet on the market. Sometimes truth and reality go hand to hand and that definitely applies here.

Via: Business Insider


  1. This is getting a bit more sucjibteve, but I much prefer the Zune Marketplace. The interface is colorful, has more flair, and some cool features like Mixview’ that let you quickly see related albums, songs, or other users related to what you’re listening to. Clicking on one of those will center on that item, and another set of neighbors will come into view, allowing you to navigate around exploring by similar artists, songs, or users. Speaking of users, the Zune Social is also great fun, letting you find others with shared tastes and becoming friends with them. You then can listen to a playlist created based on an amalgamation of what all your friends are listening to, which is also enjoyable. Those concerned with privacy will be relieved to know you can prevent the public from seeing your personal listening habits if you so choose.

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