Finally after a long and vigorous battle, Apple is releasing the new iPad in China. Apple has been unable to sell the iPad in China due to trademark issues with Proview, but thanks to a recent settlement the new iPad hits China Friday, July 20th…
The new iPad Wi-Fi models will be available in black or white for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model and $699 (US) for the 64GB model. The iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular models will be available for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for the 16GB model, $729 (US) for the 32GB model and $829 (US) for the 64GB model. In China the new iPad will be available through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), select Apple Authorized Resellers and by reservation from Apple retail stores. Reservation requests will be accepted daily from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. beginning Thursday, July 19 for pick up the following day. Additionally, iPad 2 is available at a more affordable price starting at just $399 (US).
If you would like to pick up an iPad at an Apple retail store, you will need to reserve it online first. Reservations will start on Thursday, July 19th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., then available for pickup the following day.
This has been anticipated for quite some time now, and it’s great to see Apple has finally straightened everything out. I’m sure the money they paid Proview to settle the trademark issue is chump change compared to what they’ll make having the new iPad in China.
Is the new iPad coming to you?