Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Third-gen iPad to launch in China on July 20th

updated 10:43 am EDT, Tue July 10, 2012

Announcement speed beats out rumors

Apple has announced that the third-generation iPad will finally reach mainland China on July 20. The tablet will be available through the company's online store, reservations at Apple Stores, and from various resellers. People wanting to making a reservation will have to start on July 19, and pick up their orders the following day between 9AM and noon. As in the US, Apple will also keep the iPad 2 on sale at a discounted price.

The launch is taking place well after the introduction of tablet in the US and in many other parts of the world, but still faster than recent rumors called for. A Chinese debut has faced several obstacles; Apple has not only had to get various wireless certifications, but settle a lawsuit with Proview over local trademark rights.

Apple could conceivably have shipped the product while ignoring Proview, but might have faced even more legal troubles. The latter company successfully had the iPad 2 confiscated from some store shelves, and there were hints that government officials favored Proview's position. In the end Apple ended up paying out $60 million, which Proview will use to help settle debts as a part of bankruptcy proceedings.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Brother HL-L8250CDN Color Laser Printer

When it comes to selecting a printer, it's not exactly something most people put a lot of thought into. Printers are often touted as f ...

Moshi iVisor AG and XT for iPad Air 2

Have you ever tried to put in a screen protector that relies on static to cling to the screen? How many bubbles and wrinkles does it h ...

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 projector

Trying to find the perfect projector for a home theater can be tricky, as there are bountiful options on the market from a large numbe ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News