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September 22, 2021

Macy's unveils iPad vending machine

Back in 2006, Macy’s made headlines for installing iPod-dispensing vending machines in its stores.

Since, of course, this has become a non-story – there are even vending machines that spit out gold now, for crying out loud.

Still, among all the tech-feeding vending machines out there, all the ones that give consumers quick access to digital cameras, USB sticks and everything else, it’s still a bit odd to see ones distributing iPads.

‘Cause that’s what Macy’s has just unveiled in New York City.

According to the Consumerist, which spotted the iPad machine, the department store may be among the first to boast the automatic tablet dispensers. Certainly, the first we’re hearing about it.

*Bing: Compare the iPad vs. other tablets

As if the PlayBook wasn’t hurting enough, it’s an interesting play for Apple to offer its popular touch-screen through as many avenues as it can.

Apple seems, if nothing else, hell-bent on running Research In Motion into the ground.

Here’s just another way shoppers will be able to get their hands on the iPad, and yet another way tablet-curious customers won’t be buying RIM.

By Jason Buckland, MSN Money



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Gordon PowersGordon Powers

A long-time fund company executive, Gordon Powers now heads up the Affinity Group, a financial services consulting firm. Gordon was a personal finance columnist for the Globe & Mail for many years, has taught retirement planning...

Jason BucklandJason Buckland

The modern-day MC Hammer of money, Jason can often be seen spending cash that isn’t his with the efficiency of a Wilt Chamberlain first date. After cutting his teeth as a reporter for the Toronto Sun, he joined the MSN Money team with...