Sam's Club to sell Apple's iPad and iPhone

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Associated Press

Posted on October 13, 2010 at 10:02 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 13 at 10:03 AM

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s warehouse unit Sam's Club will sell Apple's iPad and iPhone.

The world's largest retailer said at an investor meeting in Wednesday it is expanding Sam's Club electronics and jewelry sections and will carry the popular tablet computer.

The announcement comes a day after Wal-Mart said it will sell the iPad at 2,300 Walmart stores in the U.S. by mid-November ahead of the crucial holiday season.

The Sam's Club chain has been a bright spot for the company, performing better than U.S. Walmart stores. Its sales rose 3.4 percent to $12.46 billion in the second quarter.

Apple sold about 3.3 million iPads in the gadget's first three months on the market. Some analysts estimate it sold more than 5 million during the quarter ended in September.

The device is also available at Best Buy, Target and Apple stores and online.

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