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MacRumors
Sep 20, 2011, 12:01 PM
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Dow Jones Newswires briefly reported (http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20110920-704341.html) earlier today that Apple would begin selling 3G-capable models of the iPad 2 in China on Wednesday. With it now being Wednesday in China, sales of the device have officially begun (http://store.apple.com/cn/browse/home/shop_ipad/family/ipad/select) for immediate shipping.

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We noted (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/09/06/apple-to-soon-offer-3g-ipad-2-in-china-retail-stores-expand-to-hong-kong/) earlier this month that Apple had received certification for the device and was expected to begin selling it soon thereafter.Apple Inc. (AAPL) said it will start selling in China a version of its iPad 2 tablet computer with third-generation cellular-network compatibility on Wednesday.

The device will be available in Apple retail stores, via its online store and at authorized resellers, said an Apple representative. Apple currently offers only versions of the iPad 2 with Wi-Fi wireless compatibility in mainland China.According to earlier technical documents, the device is a standard GSM model compatible with China Unicom's WCDMA network. China Unicom is currently the only official iPhone carrier in China, although China Mobile and China Telecom are reportedly close to gaining the rights to offer the device.

Article Link: Apple Launches 3G iPad 2 in China (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/09/20/apple-launches-3g-ipad-2-in-china/)



msb3079
Sep 20, 2011, 12:32 PM
I'm sorry, but... who cares??

FrHa
Sep 20, 2011, 12:43 PM
I'm sorry, but... who cares??

Chinese people maybe?

It's great that Apple is expanding into the Asian markets. The fact there's 1.2 billion people in China means China could potentially become a more important market than North America, or Europe to Apple.

Rocketman
Sep 20, 2011, 12:59 PM
I'm sorry, but... who cares??

Stockholders, customers, and Macrumors posters who mock everything.

cvaldes
Sep 20, 2011, 01:57 PM
... component vendors, app developers, content creators, the Chinese government, retail store employees in mainland China Apple Stores, accessory manufacturers ...

... Samsung, HTC, RIM, LG, Acer, Asus ...

msb3079
Sep 20, 2011, 02:27 PM
... component vendors, app developers, content creators, the Chinese government, retail store employees in mainland China Apple Stores, accessory manufacturers ...

... Samsung, HTC, RIM, LG, Acer, Asus ...

Good answer. :)

powers74
Sep 20, 2011, 05:23 PM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

Oh boy. Well, there goes the neighborhood.

ade2bee
Sep 20, 2011, 05:34 PM
I'm sorry, but... who cares??

anybody in the world outside their tiny bubble

tonyunreal
Sep 20, 2011, 08:08 PM
Too bad it would cost more than a fortune (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1163271) for them.

Just kidding, I'm sure this will sell well in the largest potential market in the world.

thewitt
Sep 20, 2011, 08:15 PM
The trade in illegally imported iPads in China has been brisk, so this is a welcome announcement.

Though the lower class in China still works for less than $10 a day, the growing middle class are as high tech as anywhere in the world. Apple will do very well with the iPad in China.

Could easily double sales numbers...

-t