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As expected, Staples has begun offering the iPad in its United States stores this weekend. You can now purchase Apple’s popular tablet from both the retailer’s online store and select brick-and-mortar locations.

Now for most people, this doesn’t hold much significance—it’s not like it’s hard to find an iPad these days. But for Apple, this means that its tablet is now available to Staples’ collection of corporate accounts…

Looking at Staples’ website, it appears the outlet is carrying all configurations for both the iPad and iPad mini. So you can choose from 16, 32, 64GB models, Wi-Fi or cellular models, and between black and white.

Staples Rewards members can score 5% back with the purchase of one of these tablets, but we recommend against it. Apple is expected to unveil new versions of the iPad and iPad mini sometime next month.

Staples began offering a handful of Apple products earlier this year. And as 9to5Mac points out, the relationship between the two companies must be working out well if the retailer is looking to expand its offerings.

Update: though not nearly as significant, it appears Staples has also begun carrying various iPod models as well.

  • chumawumba

    Staples is still alive?

  • kayla

    YESSSS

  • illK†Δ

    What is Staples?

  • seyss

    these “carry” news are stupid. people should buy apple devices on apple stores. plus, if you buy carried-locked stuff you are a poor bastard.

  • GaugePrower

    Hmm… actually, this may or may not forecast good news for me. As an employee of Staples (computer repair technician) I’ve seen many Apple product users come in and ask for simple troubleshooting and sometimes for extensive repair services. I always regretfully have to turn them away, and tell them to take their products to an Apple store instead. Which actually is a good thing, since generally speaking the Staples techs don’t have any type of training or certifications to work on Apple hardware. But, the customer usualy gets a littl peeved that they have to drive all the way to the Apple store to get their questions answered or repairs done. Now, this is just me thinking out loud here… For a short time now, we’ve only sold Apple accessories, and the Apple TV. Now, the iPads are coming in (of which customers asked for a lot because all we currently sold were Surface Pro’s and Galaxy Tab 3’s) If for any reason Apple brings their Mac line to staples (to blow away the Windows competition from HP, Dell, Toshiba) Maybe they will designate an Apple certified employee and train on simple troubleshooting and simple “non-genius level” repairs and tasks. (Ram upgrades, hard drive swaps, cross-platform data transfers, etc) Just wishful thinking for now, I’d really like to further my knowledge of the internals of Apple hardware. I doubt this may happen, as Apple seems to only be partnering up with Staples just to extend their reach to more people, but you never know.