Apple has announced the release date of its new iPad in China. The company said on Tuesday that it will launch the third generation iPad in China on July 20.
The announcement came just a few days after Apple settled the trademark dispute with Proview Technology by paying $60 million. The Chisese authorities had earlier banned the sales of iPad in some cities following a court ruling Proview owned the IPAD trademark.
Apple is now all set to start selling its third generation iPad in China.
The new iPad Wi-Fi models will be available in black or white for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model and $699 (US) for the 64GB model. The iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular models will be available for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for the 16GB model, $729 (US) for the 32GB model and $829 (US) for the 64GB model.
It will be available in China through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), select Apple Authorized Resellers and by reservation from Apple retail stores.
The new iPad features a stunning new Retina display, Apple's new A5X chip with quad-core graphics and a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing amazing photos and 1080p HD video. It still delivers the same all-day 10 hour battery life while remaining amazingly thin and light.
The sales of Apple's new iPad were earlier banned in China over IPAD trademark dispute. A Chinese court ruled in December that Proview Technology (Shenzhen) still owned the name in the country.
However, the Guangdong High People's Court recently announced that iPad dispute in China has been solved with Apple Inc having transferred $60m to the account of the Guangdong High Court.