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Apple rumored to launch third-gen iPad in China on July 27

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On the heels of a settlement with Proview over the iPad name, Apple is now set to launch its third-generation iPad in mainland China on July 27, according to a new rumor.

The date comes from a Chinese-language report from PCPOP.com filed this week, highlighted by MIC Gadget. The tablet will reportedly be available for purchase in Apple's six retail stores in Greater China, as well as Suning electronics, one of the largest retailers in the country.

The rumored date comes quickly after Apple reached a settlement with Proview and obtained the right to use the iPad brand name in China. That deal is expected to help clear the way for Apple to begin the sale of its third-generation tablet.

The Wi-Fi-only variant of the new iPad gained regulatory approval in China back in late March. Then a month later, in May, the 3G version was also certified for sale by the nation's government.

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Outside of mainland China, Hong Kong was one of ten places the new iPad went on sale when it launched on March 16. It joined the U.S, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and the U.K, as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Last year, before the trademark dispute with Proview over the iPad name, Apple launched the iPad 2 in China much sooner. The May 6 launch in the mainland drew large crowds, filled with customers and scalpers alike, at Apple's retail locations.
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I say double the price.

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There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

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There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

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I say double the price.

Let's not bite off our noses to spite our faces.  It isn't Chinese consumers who deserve punishment.

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@bcbcbroderick

 

Jesus.

 

Please go back to school.

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Let's not bite off our noses to spite our faces.  It isn't Chinese consumers who deserve punishment.

I don't wish to wrongly punish anyone, for sure, but I find it hard to believe they don't have a say in the matter of flagrant copying.

Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

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Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

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Let's not bite off our noses to spite our faces.  It isn't Chinese consumers who deserve punishment.

I don't wish to wrongly punish anyone, for sure, but I find it hard to believe they don't have a say in the matter of flagrant copying.

Really?  By what mechanism would Chinese consumers change the actions of their government or government approved corporations?

Even in the US, a country that is nominally democratic, consumers don't have much of a say.  If they did, we would have a la carte cable subscriptions, mobile phone plans where you only pay for the calls/texts/data you use, banks which are not run by criminals, a public option for healthcare insurance, and many other things.  To expect China, which is far from democratic, to be responsive to the wishes of its consumers is unrealistic.

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Really?  By what mechanism would Chinese consumers change the actions of their government or government approved corporations?

By not buying the knockoff products. Of course we have the same say here.

Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

Reply

Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

Reply
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Really?  By what mechanism would Chinese consumers change the actions of their government or government approved corporations?

By not buying the knockoff products. Of course we have the same say here.

Heh. Yeah, and we buy plenty of the knockoffs. I guess Apple should double our prices too.  Maybe that is the true meaning of the Apple tax.

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Good for China. All I want to know is when Mountain Lion is actually going to drop. Up to this point, all I've heard is the ambiguous "July." Well, guess what -- it's July. I'm ready to unleash a new breed of lion on this Retina. Anyone know a hard date for the official release?

"there" / "they're" / "their" = three different words

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Anyone know a hard date for the official release?

July 31*.

*No.

Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

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Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

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I say double the price.

 

Quadruple the price...for Proview employees and management only.

 

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Good for China. All I want to know is when Mountain Lion is actually going to drop. Up to this point, all I've heard is the ambiguous "July." Well, guess what -- it's July. I'm ready to unleash a new breed of lion on this Retina. Anyone know a hard date for the official release?

 

July 31.5

 

Okay...I'll be serious now.

 

Late July.

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