IDG News Service reports on comments from research firm IDC indicating that Apple's iPad shipments to China have risen 80% quarter-over-quarter, with the significant increase said to be related to increased distribution enabled by a settlement of a dispute with Proview Technology over the "iPad" trademark.

Shipments of the tablet in the third quarter reached 2.07 million units, up from 1.15 million in the previous quarter, according to Dickie Chang, an analyst with research firm IDC. [...]

Apple's third-generation iPad went on sale in China on July 20, four months after it was made available in the U.S. The launch was delayed as Apple got embroiled in a legal battle with Chinese firm Proview, which had registered for the "IPAD" trademark in China years before.

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With the trademark issue resolved and the third-generation iPad able to enter the market, Apple undoubtedly hopes to continue tapping into the booming Chinese market that has contributed significantly to Apple's revenue growth over the past several years.

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BC2009 Avatar
150 months ago
But I thought Apple was doomed?
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alphaod Avatar
150 months ago
Not surprising. When it's not officially available, the iPad was 150-200% of the retail price in the US. Now it's available retail it's cheap in comparison.
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lee14160 Avatar
150 months ago
Some good news for Apple and Samsung, now they both can start making money off the iPad...:cool:
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timcullis Avatar
150 months ago
It looks like the downward trend in the country has been well and truly reversed. First good news on iPhone sales to China, now iPads.

China is such a massive market, more than 500 million online.
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macs4nw Avatar
150 months ago
Welcome news for January's earnings call! :):)
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Compile 'em all Avatar
150 months ago
Good news! China is a massive market!
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