updated 11:05 am EDT, Tue October 14, 2008
iPods at Toys R Us
People will soon be able to buy iPods and iPod accessories at Toys 'R' Us, the retail chain has announced. While a firm date has not been set, flyers announcing the event are expected to be sent out October 19th, and the company has already revealed which particular products will be carried. Shoppers will have access to the iPod touch, the fourth-generation Nano, and the blue, silver and pink versions of the Shuffle.
Accessories will include various cases and car adapters, iTunes gift cards, and an unspecified assortment of goods from iHome. The company is, however, known mostly for its speaker docks. All of Toys 'R' Us' iPod gear will be display in special "iPod boutique" wall displays.
Apple has concentrated heavily on expanding distribution in recent months, for instance lengthening the reach of the iPhone to dozens of new countries, and selling it at Best Buy stores within the United States. It has also been rumored that Walmart could begin carrying the iPhone, possibly as soon as November 15th.