It looks like Best Buy is trying to offload some iPad 2 inventory on their internal employee auction website ahead of the iPad 3 launch, which is expected to be announced on March 7th with a high-resolution Retina display, quad-core processor and possible 4G LTE support.
AppleInsider reports that Apple will be bringing mini "store-within-a-store" setups to 25 different Target locations around the country.
The initial opening would be a small start, given that Target, the second-largest discount retail chain in the US, operates 1752 stores in the US. Apple has opened 359 of its own retail stores globally, 245 of which are in the US.
Apple is likely just testing the waters with Target, which should ultimately help expand their reach in the retail space. Apple already does this at the largest electronics retail outlet, Best Buy, with around 600 mini "Apple Shops" that have been met with great success.
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A photograph of an internal Best Buy retail calendar screenshot may give us the best clue yet as to the launch day of the iPhone 5. The event in question is an Apple fixture installation and is scheduled for October 21st. The date in question is a Friday which would line up with other iPhone release days.
It's looking more and more like this Wednesday, April 27 is the day the [white iPhone 4](http://www.imore.com/tag/white-iphone-4/] finally arrives, at least in UK and the US. We've already seen Vodafone jump the gun on selling, and now 9to5Mac has some shots of Best Buy US in stock dates.
If that's the case, hopefully Apple will confirm with a press release on Monday. (That they've waited this long is the only thing that gives me pause -- manufacturing and distribution could still be a challenge.)