China will be selling the new iPad starting on July 20th

China will be selling the new iPad starting on July 20th
Continuing to have a formidable chunk of the pie in the tablet space, Apple’s new iPad has been quite a success story over here in the US – and that’s in the face of some stiff competition. Without a doubt, they’re in a comfortable position at the moment, but that’s not stopping Apple from thinking beyond on how to further increase sales.

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

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1. Jay_F

Posts: 236; Member since: Nov 29, 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: Dec 23, 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: 264; Member since: Aug 01, 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: Dec 23, 2011

I know.. Am I not brilliant??? Now go tell my boss that... lol

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