Apple to Launch Third-Generation iPad in China on July 20

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    Apple today announced that the third-generation iPad will launch in China on Friday, July 20. The announcement comes a little over a week after Apple settled a trademark dispute over the "iPad" name in China for $60 million.
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    China has rapidly become one of Apple's most important markets despite a slower-than-expected retail store rollout, and the launch of the latest iPad has been highly anticipated there as it debuted in roughly 100 other countries before making its way to China.

    Article Link: Apple to Launch Third-Generation iPad in China on July 20
     
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    Say, aren't they coming out with a nifty new 7" iPad soon?
     
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    Only if you believe the rumours.
     
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    Hopefully, the re-sellers will get screwed like the did in the U.S.
     
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    And yet Apple is releasing a 3rd gen iPad "refresh" in a few months... :rolleyes:
     
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    are they?! :eek:
     
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    What will the scalpers bring this time? Knives? :D
     
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    Welcome to the party China. Glad the name is resolved so y'all get to enjoy what others have had.
     
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    To them, it really will be the 'New iPad'.

    Good for them. Finally they will be able to enjoy this awesome device.
    Sheeet, I haven't been able to put one down since April 2010.
     
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    It is true that there are not many Apple stores in China, but there are many resellers (stores) that sell authentic Apple products. So the lack of Apple own stores will not effect sales in any way.

    And of course people can buy online too, and probably from a million not-authorized sources, that still sell authentic Apple products - often grey imports from Hong Kong or other places.
     
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    I'm sure the people who really wanted it already have it.
     
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    ...and JUST when I got mine from HK too!

    Well, be interesting to see what the prices come in at ... at the moment the local *gray market* stocks them from ~ 3500 RMB (for 16 gig wifi) last I checked.
     
  17. macrumors newbie

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    I wonder how much the copyright dispute really has to do - after all, the iPad 2 has been on sale all time long with the exception of a few days. And not long ago I read that they finally have a partner for the 3G version. I wouldn't be surprised if the real reason for the delay was finding that partner and signing the contract so both Wifi and 3G version could be launched on the same date, which is definitely more newsworthy than a staggered release.

    Anyway, if it's the usual "China launch", add 2 months to the release date until you'll be able to actually walk into a store and just pick one up right there. So I wouldn't feel bad for getting a HK version.
     
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    Great news!

    This time around, the demand in mainland China will probably not be as high as it was for iPad 2 because many people have got their new iPads coming from Hong Kong and other regions.
     
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    Here are the prices:

    WLAN 机型
    RMB 3,688 16GB
    RMB 4,488 32GB
    RMB 5,288 64GB

    WLAN + Cellular 机型
    RMB 4,688 16GB
    RMB 5,488 32GB
    RMB 6,288 64GB
     
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    why Apple take so long time to enter the China market? They should know there are plenty of grey import making huge profit from it(big market right?)
     
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    Wow that's jumped! last I looked in Shanghai was early May, so they must either be tight on supplies or what I was quoted was 'too good to be true' :p Thanks for the heads up!
     

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