updated 01:00 pm EDT, Fri October 29, 2010
Conflict over iPad expands
Bulk retailer Costco will drop sales of discounted iTunes cards as of this Saturday, a report claims. A source for iLounge remarks that while it's uncertain if the decision will affect all Costco outlets worldwide, it should impact all North American locations. The move is thought to be an extension of a continuing row with Apple over the iPad, which is absent from Costco stores but which Apple did allow at other big-box retailers like Best Buy, Walmart and Target.
Earlier this month Costco is said to have begun plans to drop iPods as a response. The source elaborates that while iPods are still being sold for the time being, this will only last until current inventories are depleted. Only a policy change should result in more stock after that point.