Apple to launch the new iPad in China on July 20th

After settling the trademark dispute on the name ‘iPad’ with Proview in China, Apple is all set to launch the third generation iPad in the country on July 20th. The company has issued a press release announcing the release of it’s tablet in one of the world’s largest market. The new iPad that features A5X dual Core chip, Retina Display, 5-Megapixel camera and much more will be available for purchase on, Apple’s authorized retailers, and company’s retail stores in China. Apple has not specified the local pricing details for iPad, but it seems like the prices will mirror the US rates for the new iPad and the entry model will cost $499.

You can find the full press release after the break.

Here’s the full press release [via TNW]

Apple® today announced the new iPad®, the third generation of its category defining mobile device, will arrive in China on Friday, July 20. 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. The new iPad still delivers the same all-day 10 hour battery life* while remaining amazingly thin and light.

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. In China the new iPad will be available through the Apple Online Store (, select Apple Authorized Resellers and by reservation from Apple retail stores. Reservation requests will be accepted daily from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. beginning Thursday, July 19 for pick up the following day. Additionally, iPad 2 is available at a more affordable price starting at just $399 (US).

*Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.

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