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Nov 16, 2012, 10:33 AM
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IDG News Service reports (http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9233743/Apple_39_s_iPad_shipments_for_China_nearly_double_after_trademark_dispute) on comments from research firm IDC indicating that Apple's iPad shipments to China have risen 80% quarter-over-quarter, with the significant increase said to be related to increased distribution enabled by a settlement (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/07/02/apple-settles-chinese-ipad-trademark-dispute-with-proview-for-60-million/) of a dispute with Proview Technology over the "iPad" trademark.Shipments of the tablet in the third quarter reached 2.07 million units, up from 1.15 million in the previous quarter, according to Dickie Chang, an analyst with research firm IDC. [...]

Apple's third-generation iPad went on sale in China on July 20, four months after it was made available in the U.S. The launch was delayed as Apple got embroiled in a legal battle with Chinese firm Proview, which had registered for the "IPAD" trademark in China years before.http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2012/11/ipad_4_china.jpg
With the trademark issue resolved and the third-generation iPad able to enter the market, Apple undoubtedly hopes to continue tapping into the booming Chinese market that has contributed significantly to Apple's revenue growth over the past several years.

Article Link: iPad Shipments Rise 80% in China Following Trademark Settlement (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/11/16/ipad-shipments-rise-80-in-china-following-trademark-settlement/)

Compile 'em all
Nov 16, 2012, 10:37 AM
Good news! China is a massive market!

Nov 16, 2012, 11:38 AM
But I thought Apple was doomed?

Nov 16, 2012, 11:50 AM
But I thought Apple was doomed?

we can still say that !

Nov 16, 2012, 06:24 PM
Welcome news for January's earnings call! :):)

Nov 17, 2012, 04:15 AM
It looks like the downward trend in the country has been well and truly reversed. First good news on iPhone sales to China, now iPads.

China is such a massive market, more than 500 million online.

Nov 18, 2012, 01:33 AM
Some good news for Apple and Samsung, now they both can start making money off the iPad...:cool:

Nov 18, 2012, 07:18 PM
Not surprising. When it's not officially available, the iPad was 150-200% of the retail price in the US. Now it's available retail it's cheap in comparison.

Nov 19, 2012, 10:37 AM
Shipments to China? How is that even possible? Since it was made there, isn't it there already? ^_^;

Nov 19, 2012, 05:59 PM
Does this means the iPad 4 will launch here soon then? Apple's last press release said it would launch before the end of the year, and I know a Chinese website that says it will launch "during the last week of November at the earliest". Any more concrete news?

Come on Apple, get on top of this.