It looks like the rumor mill was off by a week. According to an announcement made directly by the Cupertino, California-based tech giant Tuesday morning, Apple's third-generation iPad will (finally) arrive in China next Friday.
Apple today announced the new iPad, the third generation of its category defining mobile device, will arrive in China on Friday, July 20.
Beginning next Friday, the new iPad will be available for purchase at the six official Apple stores in China and at Suning electronics, a prominent Chinese consumer electronics retailer with stores all across the nation.
As of this writing, it is not believed that the 4G model of the new iPad will be released in China.