Staples now carrying the iPad in the US

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.