Apple’s third iteration of the iPads, the ‘new iPad’ arrived in China on Friday, July 20.
An advanced online reservation system ensured that there where no crowd frenzy at the retail outlets; the company’s launch of the iPhone 4S in Beijing earlier this year had been disrupted by an angry mob when the launch was not on schedule. The launch follows on the heel of Apple settling a $60 million lawsuit with Proview Technologies, a local company, over the branding of the device.
The new iPads are available through the Apple Online Store , Apple authorized resellers and by reservation from Apple retail stores.
The new iPad Wi-Fi models will be available in black or white for $499 for the 16GB model, $599 for the 32GB model and $699 for the 64GB model. The iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular models will be available for $629 for the 16GB model, $729 for the 32GB model and $829 for the 64GB model.