PC World and Currys for the iPad on Friday

Darren Allan

May 26, 2010

We’re almost there – the big day for Apple fans, when the iPad finally goes on sale in the UK, is about to arrive.

This Friday, the iPad will ship out to those who pre-ordered from Apple early enough, although latecomers to the pre-order process will have to wait another week or two (maybe longer) for stock.

The alternative, of course, is to nip down to the shops the day after tomorrow and buy one over the counter.

However, it seems that Dixons Store Group International (DSGi) has snaffled the retail exclusive on the tablet, according to a report in The Times.

So you’ll have to nip down to Currys, PC World or Dixons Travel shops, which number 139 stores in total throughout the country.

DSGi has a sixty day window to sell the device ahead of rivals such as Comet and John Lewis, The Times states.

Although The Register reckons they have been contacted by other Apple dealers who say they’ll have stock on Friday.

So, will there be queues outside Currys come 9am Friday morning? Should be interesting to watch how the iPad does at retail here.

There were certainly queues in the States, where the iPad has now shifted well over a million units.


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