Just like it does for iPods, Apple is now rumored to offer a free engraving option on all iPads purchased during the holidays season, a source told tech blog Erictic:

“From what I understand, Apple’s going to be offering customers the option to get their iPads engraved just before the Holidays roll around,” noted the source in an email to me, which oddly enough began on the topic of Apple’s recent move to distribute free bumpers and cases for iPhone 4 smartphone customers.  Our source cites that current high demand for the iPad has prevented Apple from offering tablet engraving, fearing slow-downs in production.

Rumor or not, the iPad will sure be a hit this holiday season. That is if Apple can meet the demand of course…