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Apple Announcement: New iPad Will Launch In China On July 20, 2012

by on July 10th, 2012

Apple has officially announced today the release of New iPad in China, issuing a press release that the device will arrive in China on Friday, July 20. The news comes on the heels of Apple paying $60 million to end a dispute over the iPad name in China, giving the Cupertino tech giant more certainty in selling its tablet computer in one of the world’s largest markets. Full press release after the break.

CUPERTINO, California―July 10, 2012―Apple® today announced the new iPad®, the third generation of its category defining mobile device, will arrive in China on Friday, July 20. The new iPad features a stunning new Retina™ display, Apple’s new A5X chip with quad-core graphics and a 5 megapixel iSight® camera with advanced optics for capturing amazing photos and 1080p HD video. The new iPad still delivers the same all-day 10 hour battery life* while remaining amazingly thin and light.

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).

China, including Hong Kong and Taiwan, has become Apple’s fastest-growing region with revenues second only to the United States.

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