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  • China Getting the iPad in August



    Although yesterday's WWDC kick-off was all about the iPhone 4, Apple CEO Steve Jobs opened his keynote address with a few self-congratulating comments about the runaway success of the iPad. Plugging its two million sales thus far and hinting an at even more successful future, Apple is clearly proud of itself. And, slowly but surely, the company is helping the entire world discover what all the hoopla is about, as Apple continues to expand the geographic boundaries of the iPad's availability.

    Less than two short weeks ago, iPad fever reached a few more continents as Apple Stores in Europe and Asia began stocking the iPad. Overnight, flocks of prospective iPad buyers turned up in droves to get their hands on the revolutionary tablet. And while the international market is still largely awaiting the iPad's arrival in many places, the biggest mobile community in the world is now set to receive the iPad in August.

    Apple's Asia Pacific CEO Lu Lei has confirmed the August Chinese launch of the iPad, although a specific date is yet to be determined. Despite a slew of copycat iPads now plaguing the Chinese marketplace, the real thing will turn up in the world's most populous nation shortly after it similarly debuts in Hong Kong and Singapore this July. Of course, anyone who thinks that the iPad isn't already in China is fooling himself. iPads are being smuggled into the country at a rapid pace, and Chinese officials are not happy about it.

    Like the iPhone, China Unicom will offer coverage for the iPad, which will use WCDMA as its 3G standard. "Special content from state-run television" will reportedly be primed and ready for the iPad by the time of its formal late summer launch.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: China Getting the iPad in August started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 19 Comments
    1. frozenra1n's Avatar
      frozenra1n -
      **Seriously?**
      second, those commies dont deserve that thing.
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      First awesome china
    1. iD3nn1s's Avatar
      iD3nn1s -
      Quote Originally Posted by frozenra1n View Post
      First of all, FIRST!!
      second, those commies dont deserve that thing.
      china's only partially communist
    1. spazturtle's Avatar
      spazturtle -
      Quote Originally Posted by frozenra1n View Post
      First of all, FIRST!!
      second, those commies dont deserve that thing.
      China isn't communist it's a dictatorship it just claims to be communist.
    1. George Lopez's Avatar
      George Lopez -
      How annoying! Chinese have everything!!! Busters!! What about ipad in mexico??? Oh we got it....but at what price???!!!!
    1. indyracer05's Avatar
      indyracer05 -
      WHO CARES, im pretty sure there arent any people in china on this page!!!
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Quote Originally Posted by frozenra1n View Post
      First of all, FIRST!!
      second, those commies dont deserve that thing.
      China isn't communist, it's Maoist.
      And maybe the Chinese government doesn't deserve it, its 1.3 billion+ people do
      P.S. Messany was actually first
    1. bsseto1's Avatar
      bsseto1 -
      I was in China 1st and 2nd week of May for the World Expo in Shanghai, I see iPad being sold there, probably smuggled in. For those that haven't been to China, go there before you preach anything negative. Every country has their form government and problems. The city of Shanghai is clean, I get full signal, full bars on my iPhone everywhere I go, in the subways, in the distance villages. With 20 million people in Shanghai, I didn't get dropped calls and my calls always get through unlike here in the States. The city is clean and beautiful. China is a huge market, apple is smart to hit China as soon as it can. As middle class in gets richer in China, they will demand more USA products and services, which will be good for us.
    1. George Lopez's Avatar
      George Lopez -
      I was in china for the olympics and it smelled like crap everywhere i went. And there was very few people loving me long time.
    1. tgabriel123's Avatar
      tgabriel123 -
      Quit bad mouthing china, I can tell that everyone who is, is probably only 16 and not a clue what there talking about.
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      That's awesome. Atleast they didn't have to wait for ever like they did for the iPhone 3gs.
    1. indyracer05's Avatar
      indyracer05 -
      Quote Originally Posted by tgabriel123 View Post
      Quit bad mouthing china, I can tell that everyone who is, is probably only 16 and not a clue what there talking about.
      THANK YOU!!! all i said was, WHY WOULD WE CARE, but yes COMMIES is a really bad term, C'mon dont be a hater!!

      For those of u who think that way about China, how about u take World History class and think about THEIR point of view!
    1. hoqts's Avatar
      hoqts -
      People be nice and play nice. Don't blame China for having apple products and not other locations. Blame apple or file a comment card and state how you feel without any profanity.
    1. levy_devy's Avatar
      levy_devy -
      Quote Originally Posted by George Lopez View Post
      I was in china for the olympics and it smelled like crap everywhere i went. And there was very few people loving me long time.
      You must either have a very high standard of odor quality, or you're just randomly trying to find a point to critize about China. You must as well go into India and talk about their smell.
    1. iD3nn1s's Avatar
      iD3nn1s -
      Quote Originally Posted by spazturtle View Post
      China isn't communist it's a dictatorship it just claims to be communist.
      China is a communist republic. =.=
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      ^^ communist an republic are completely opposite words, China is Maoist, since they were lead by mao zedong
    1. iD3nn1s's Avatar
      iD3nn1s -
      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      ^^ communist an republic are completely opposite words, China is Maoist, since they were lead by mao zedong
      China was led by Mao and others, and then, there was a revolution. China realized maoism wouldn't work, so now china is a single party socialist republic.
    1. modem's Avatar
      modem -
      Quote Originally Posted by spazturtle View Post
      China isn't communist it's a dictatorship it just claims to be communist.
      ********!man,please have some common sense ,ok?China becomes stronger and stronger,though it is a communist country,it is also democratic,it is a smart action to target that market,at least,China deal with the financial crisis successfully,better than us huh???

      btw,love this pic,cool,creative!
    1. skyee's Avatar
      skyee -
      that's a good step