WiFi + Cellular iPad Mini and Fourth-Generation iPad Launching in China Friday

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    Apple today announced that the WiFi + Cellular iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad will launch in China this Friday. The release in China adds to the over 100 countries where the iPad mini and new iPad are already available.
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    The iPad and iPad mini models will be available in China through Apple retail stores, Apple.com and authorized retailers. Just last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook traveled to China to meet with partners and government officials, and where he announced that the cellular iPad and iPad mini models would be launching before the end of the month. Apple's focus on China has continued throughout the past several years, with the company having almost doubled its retail presence in Greater China since his last visit to the country just ten months ago.

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    In two months they will be out dated software :rolleyes:
     
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    On Friday, the entire nation of China learns that, no, we weren't kidding... the iPad Mini DOES NOT have a retina display :eek:
     
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    Yeah, 'cause they just can't seem to sell enough iPhones to keep the stock market happy. (*sarcasm*)
     
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    Yay, a China release!

    AAPL will probably take another dump tomorrow anyway. :rolleyes:
     
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    And 1.5 months later new iPads out?

    New Apple release cycLOLOLOLOLOLe
     
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    just run software update
     
  11. Rocketman, Jan 14, 2013
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    Independent of the scale of the retail presence, the real news is the full support for two major dialects of Chinese on a "smartphone" which is a stealth handtop supercomputer. Soon to be in the hands of millions of Chinese. That's a thing.

    And a walled garden even a red Chinese can be comfortable with!

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    If Apple never designed their portables with Retina Display nobody would've cared. It's not like all their LCD laden products sucked before Retina came out. :p
     
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    well....USA will be presenting the 2nd gen version in less than a couple months...
     
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    No it won't.
     
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    it was a joke to all the people who always say that apple devices are outdated after a new one comes out.
     
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    At least they won't have far to ship them.

    They should build an apple store at the factory, and have the customers wait in line at the end of the conveyor belt.
     
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    Right. It really is just in comparison to the awesomeness that is Retina that the Mini's screen looks bad.
     
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    In related news windows 8 PCs are probably dead in the water starting friday
     
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    Somehow I don't think the sort of people who can afford the iPad will be bunking next door to the FoxConn factories ;)
     
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    Ugh, finally, the cellular version iPad is on sale in China!
    Commies don't matter to them, all Apple wants is their money.
     
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    And that's a mind-boggling thought. I wonder how those talks with China Mobile are going; a deal with them could really explode sales of cell-enabled iOS devices.
     
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    Not every Apple customer in China is Chinese Communist Party member.
    Not every Apple customer in California is left-wing socialist.
     
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    The wifi models were already available for a while, only the 4G models were not officially available.
     

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