updated 03:40 pm EDT, Tue March 23, 2010
No iPad sales at AT&T stores?
Several minor details of Apple plans have emerged through e-mail responses sent by CEO Steve Jobs. In regards to where the iPad will be sold in the US, for example, Jobs confirms that the only places to buy it will initially be limited to Best Buy and Apple's online and retail stores. Other authorized resellers are being kept out of the loop, including even AT&T, which is the official carrier for the iPad 3G. Owners will instead have to sign up for 3G access via their device.
Jobs is also reported to have acknowledged that it will be possible to load documents on an iPad through iWork.com, as well as the iDisk feature of MobileMe. Such options will be paired with the likes of iTunes sync and local file shares.
The CEO meanwhile comments that the iPhone should eventually receive a universal inbox for e-mail. At present, iPhone users have no choice but to check each account separately. An updated Mail client would be most likely to arrive with the iPhone 4.0 firmware, anticipated for this summer.
Regarding the MacBook Pro, Jobs says "not to worry" about the lack of a hardware refresh. The notebook was last updated in June, making it overdue for a refresh in terms of Apple's normal production patterns. Evidence suggests that Apple may at least be trying to phase out current Pros.