The deal between Apple and electronics retailer DSGi will treble the number of outlets the iPad will be available from - it's already set to be sold at Apple's own stores - and hopefully make it easier to find an iPad for those who haven't pre-ordered the device.
According to a memo to DSGi sales staff seen by The Times newspaper, the iPad will be available from 9am on Friday in 70 PC World stores, 28 Currys shops and 22 Dixons Travel outlets, as well as 19 combined PC World/Currys stores.
Apple and DSGi already have a good track record of working together to successfully promote Apple products.
DSGi already operates 52 Apple concessions in stores across the UK, designed to resemble the Apple Store experience.
See also: 10 ways to get more from your iPad