Apple is set to smother the High Streets of Britain with iPads on its launch day on Friday, with UK High street stores Currys, Dixons and PC World set to be stocking the device at 139 of their outlets.
Thanks to the deal with their parent company DSGi, the iPad will now be available in three times as many outlets on Friday’s launch.
The deal with Apple will see DSGi securing a 60-day window to sell the iPad exclusively, while rivals like Comet, Tesco, John Lewis and the Carphone Warehouse will be left chomping at the bit for some iAction.
According to a memo to DSGi sales staff peeked at by The Times, Apple’s new tablet device will be available from 9am in 70 PC World stores, 28 Currys shops and 22 Dixons Travel outlets, as well as 19 combined PC World/Currys stores.
“Demand is expected to be high, mirroring what happened in the US,” the memo added.