Apple Executive Elaborates on iPad Experience and Availability
Any and all news regarding the iPad is great news (unless it’s bad news…), but when it comes from an Apple executive talking up the Apple tablet, it could probably be considered monumental news. Especially when he’s passing out little nuggets of joy regarding where the iPad is going to be sold, and basically how fun it is to use. We’re not surprised to find that he’s been using the tablet for about six months, we just wish we could have had a little fun with it back then, too. Or, you know, right now.
Apple’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Tim Cook, was speaking at Goldman Sach’s annual tech conference this afternoon, and he dropped that the iPad would be sold not only in Apple’s online retail shop, but also physical stores, online education fronts, and other direct sales. To add icing on the cake, he noted that the iPad will also be sold from assisted sales partners like Best Buy. So, if the line in front of the Apple Store isn’t your thing, you have a few options. Apple is planning to keep it close to the chest at first, but as sales takes off, the places where the iPad will be sold will expand.
Cook is also not worried about the iPad taking over sales of Apple’s other products, like the iPhone or Macbook line. He thinks that when people get their hands on the device, they’re basically going to be blown away by it. He labels the experience as being incredible, and that seems pretty fantastic to us. While it’s great to see the COO not worried about cannibalized products, we’re wondering if he’s seen this recent survey, or if a survey like that even matters. If the experience is as good as he says, then it probably won’t.