Apple Launches 3G iPad 2 in China

Dow Jones Newswires briefly reported earlier today that Apple would begin selling 3G-capable models of the iPad 2 in China on Wednesday. With it now being Wednesday in China, sales of the device have officially begun for immediate shipping.

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We noted earlier this month that Apple had received certification for the device and was expected to begin selling it soon thereafter.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) said it will start selling in China a version of its iPad 2 tablet computer with third-generation cellular-network compatibility on Wednesday.

The device will be available in Apple retail stores, via its online store and at authorized resellers, said an Apple representative. Apple currently offers only versions of the iPad 2 with Wi-Fi wireless compatibility in mainland China.

According to earlier technical documents, the device is a standard GSM model compatible with China Unicom's WCDMA network. China Unicom is currently the only official iPhone carrier in China, although China Mobile and China Telecom are reportedly close to gaining the rights to offer the device.

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FrHa Avatar
168 months ago
I'm sorry, but... who cares??
Chinese people maybe?

It's great that Apple is expanding into the Asian markets. The fact there's 1.2 billion people in China means China could potentially become a more important market than North America, or Europe to Apple.
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tonyunreal Avatar
167 months ago
Too bad it would cost more than a fortune (https://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1163271) for them.

Just kidding, I'm sure this will sell well in the largest potential market in the world.
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168 months ago
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168 months ago
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168 months ago
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