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Apple May Offer Free Engraving on iPad for the Holidays

According to an Apple insider, there are plans for the company to offer an iPad engraving service in order to maximise sales for the forthcoming 2010 Christmas holiday period.

Similar to the iPod laser engraving service currently offered by the firm, a new iPad can be engraved with a personal message. And the best news is that erictric.com’s source – the bean-spiller – believes that this will be for free.

Apple has sold over 3.5 million iPads already. Local jewelry shops can also engrave the backs of iPods and probably iPads, since the material is soft metal. Users who like engraving can put their contact information on the back to help in the event of loss, or any message to make their device more unique compared to the millions of identical products.

I could definitely see Apple going in for this. It could potentially increase sales significantly, especially for people buying them as gifts — plus it kills the second hand market. And, it is this second comment that leads us to believe it’s true. It seems likely to us, on iPadinTouch, that Apple will be seeking to add extra value to its tablet on the build up to Christmas, with rival products likely to be clamouring for market share, and the company looking to sell beyond the Apple fanboy base which has, most likely, adopted early.