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iPad 2 coming to Toys R Us next month

updated 10:25 am EDT, Thu April 7, 2011

Retailer distributes training materials

The iPad 2 should become available through Toys R Us next month, according to a worker with the company. The retailer is currently said to be distributing training materials -- seen in supplied photos -- covering topics like specifications and accessories. The existence of a training program would back an impending launch, since such programs typically only arrive within weeks before a product launch.

Since late 2010 Apple has attempted to radically expand the US retail reach of the iPad. Beyond Apple and associated carrier stores, the iPad 2 is currently available through chains like Best Buy, Walmart, Sam's Club, Target and Radio Shack. Toys R Us would be an unusual addition, but the iPad is a popular device with children and teenagers and Apple has made a special point of marketing the tablet's gaming abilities. Its presence in toy stores could put extra pressure on parents to consider buying one.






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  1. bigpics

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    The article calls the placement "unusual," but ease of use comparisons aside, i.e., that little kids take to iPads faster than a Fisher-Price learning toy, it's not without precedent. My first encounter with a Texas Instruments T!-99/4 was in a Toys R Us store, right next to an Atari gaming machine.

  1. testudo

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    So does that mean wrenchy was right, and the iPad is a toy?

  1. chippie

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    How Appropriate!

    I agree that ipad and ipad2 are toys!

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