Apple will be adding Toys “R” Us as an iPad 2 retailer starting in May, according to an exclusive report from ModMyi.com. The site was tipped off by a Toys “R” Us employee who supplied training materials for the iPad 2 branded under the toy retailing giant.
The training materials include a fact sheet and a page from an employee test about the device. The fact sheet also lists Apple’s Smart Cover, the iPad Camera Connection Kit, and VGA Connector as accessories that will be available at the toy store.
Since the introduction of the iPod, and then the iPhone, Apple has greatly expanded the number of third party retail outlets for its digital media devices. Adding a chain like Toys “R” Us, however, suggests confidence at Apple that the device can be sold outside the umbrella of an electronics outlet.