It looks like the iPad will continue making its way into more customers' hands as availability continues to expand. Apple announced today that its Wi-Fi iPad models will be available in China at Apple Retail Stores this Friday (September 17). The company said in a statement
Apple Retail Stores will offer a free Personal Setup service to every customer who buys an iPad at the store, helping them customize their new iPad by setting up their email, loading their favorite apps from the App Store, and more. Apple Retail Stores in China are also hosting special iPad workshops to help customers learn more about this magical new product.
iPad Wi-Fi models in China will be available for a suggested retail price of CNY3988 for 16GB, CNY4788 for 32GB and CNY5588 for 64GB. iPads will be sold in China through Apple's Retail Stores, as well as select Apple Authorized Resellers.
Engadget received a tip that suggests iPads may soon be available at Target. They point to a list that shows a "mysteriously unnamed" product that will become available on October 3 in six different versions. The prices appear to line up with the iPad models.
While this is unconfirmed at this point, it would not be surprising to see Apple expand iPad retail availability before the holidays. It's bound to be a popular item during the upcoming season.