Following Apple’s settlement with Proview over the iPad trademark – which resulted in Apple agreeing to pay $60 million to end the dispute – comes a report that Apple’s third generation iPad is slated to launch in China on July 27.
MIC Gadget reports as much, though notes that nothing is 100% confirmed as of yet.
It will be available for purchase in the Apple Stores in China and Suning electronics (one of the biggest consumer electronics retailers in China). We don’t think Apple will launch the 4G model in the country, because its tablet only supports the 4G network in U.S, and the 4G model has ran into trouble in Australia as well.
As with the price, we’re expecting it to sell at the same price as the current iPad 2. After the New iPad launched in Hong Kong, the grey market reseller found difficulties to dismiss the stock of New iPad. The main reason for it is because the New iPad looks the same as the previous models. Chinese consumers don’t really care about the powerful hardware of the New iPad, all they care about is the look of the device, because that’s what make them look awesome and superior. And, it seems like the New iPad is not going to do good in China.
Hmm, okay then.