US retailer Toys 'R' Us is going to start selling Apple's iPad 2 tablet PC device from May, a report has claimed.
According to reports, which first came to light on the iPhone and iPad forum Modmyi, Toys 'R' Us is in the middle of giving training to employees on iPad 2 selling.
A Toys 'R' Us employee also told Modmyi readers that the toys retailer will begin offering the tablet device in May. According to a document procured by the website, the retailer will also offer the iPad 2 SmartCover, the iPad Camera Connection Kit and a VGA camera connector.
“Although there have been rumors in the past about Toys 'R' Us possibly carrying the iPad at some point in the future, this is the first we've heard from an actual employee that an iPad launch at the toy store is imminent,” the report read.
Apple's current retail partners in the US include Best Buy, RadioShack, Walmart, AT&T and Verizon, but why Apple has chosen a toy retailer to sell the latest iPad is rather perplexing.
Apple's iPad 2 is not really a toy for children. Judging by how some children treat their toys, it is unclear why any parent would shell out $500 for something which their child could break within a day. Although judging by the popularity of iPhones and other Apple products among 'youngsters' if not young children, this shouldn't be surprising.