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Wal-Mart to sell Macs?

Not sure whose image will get the worst of it

| Posted: May 20, 2009 4:17 pm

It's Apple rumor time! Yup that wonderful time of day when we present to you the latest rumors about the company with the expensive toys.

 

Today's installment is called home to bring Macs to the masses. Well we have seen Apple throw its lot in with Best Buy and there are the usual Apple stores, but what about the average Joe? How do we get these stark sterile systems to them?

 

The answer? Put them in Wal-Mart. Yup you heard me right according to some analysts Wal-Mart wants to sell the expensive white toys in their stores.

 

I myself find it funny that anyone would think that Apple would allow its products to be sold in Wal-Mart.

 

Read more here.

 

Wal-Mart to sell Macs?

 


But Ben Reitzes, an analyst with Barclays Capital, sees Wal-Mart's makeover as part of an elaborate flirtation with Apple that would result in the retailer being allowed to sell Mac hardware, which AppleInsider noted Tuesday.

 

"We believe Wal-Mart is actively pitching Apple to carry more products," he wrote. "With Wal-Mart improving its retail displays, we believe that the mega-retailer could eventually earn the right to sell select Mac products without diluting Apple's brand."

 

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