China will be selling the new iPad starting on July 20th
If there’s one market where opportunity is knocking on the door, you don’t have to look any further than the biggest one of them all – China! Today, Apple announced that it would start selling its latest iPad model, the new iPad, in the great country of China starting on July 20th. Furthermore, the pricing format for the third-generation tablet will be in line to what we see here in the US already.
With the new product looming, Apple’s iPad 2 will more than likely see a price drop as well in China. For those interested, the new iPad will be available through the Apple Online Store, select Apple Authorized Resellers, and by reservation through Apple retail stores.
Indeed, there’s plenty of opportunity for Apple to strengthen its grasp in the worldwide tablet market, especially when China is the biggest market of them all. If the same results are seen over in China, it’ll no doubt secure Apple’s stringent authority in the competitive tablet market. Needless to say, it’ll surely be interesting to see how Google’s Nexus 7 tablet will be able to stem the onslaught.
source: Apple via BGR
1. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
Why bother comparing iPad 3 to the Nexus. They are 2 different categories of tablets. As of right now, Apple dominates the tablet market, and Google is trying to take over the BUDGET tablet market. Their competition is Amazon, not Apple, at least until the iPad mini is on the market, and then they'll be competing with Apple and Amazon. Eventually I'm sure Microsoft will enter the budget tablet market as well with Windows 8 as they have already announced the Surface to join the tablet war.
2. Aeires (unregistered)
Agreed, the iPad's biggest competitors are the Asus Transformer series, and maybe Samsung's larger Tab series, not the Nexus 7.
3. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
Poor Chinese. They slave away in sweatshops building the overpriced iPad, but only 0.001% of them will ever actually be able to afford one...
Chairman Mao must be rolling in his grave.
4. rf1975 (Posts: 230; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
Really? I did not know that.
Because if we do the math according to your data
( 1,347,350,000 x 0.001/100 = 13,473.5 )
You mean to say that only around 13,500 can afford more than $500-700
to buy an iPad in whole china.
You are a genius.
5. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
I know.. Am I not brilliant??? Now go tell my boss that... lol