In aftermath of Apple iPad trademark battle, shipments rise 80% in China sequentially

In aftermath of Apple iPad trademark battle, shipments rise 80% in China sequentially
It seems like it has been ages since Apple paid Proview for the rights to use the iPad name in China. Actually, it was in July when the Cupertino based firm forked over $60 million to settle the dispute. Since then, the flow of Apple iPads into China has risen 80% sequentially to reach a total of 2.07 million units in Q3, up from 1.15 million units shipped in the second quarter. Those figures come from IDC analyst Dickie Chang.

The Apple iPad went on sale in China on July 20th. Apple had paid £25,000 to Taiwan based Proview for the iPad name but it did not include the rights to use the name in China. Proview sued Apple in Guangdong provincial court and the entire issue was complicated when Proview's creditors claimed that they actually owned the iPad name.

The figures above are for the third-generation Apple iPad and considering the number of months that the tablet was off the market in China, there should be quite a backlog of potential orders in the country.

source: MacRumors

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15 Comments

1. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

with Apple profits they wlil recup the money in a few years...

3. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Sad but true

7. Droiddoes unregistered

"Recup"? Is that anything like "recoup"?

12. rsxl5

Posts: 65; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Rather in a few month :)

2. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

If they're made there, how are they "flow[ing] in"? Thought it was just a sales ban, not an import ban.

4. blackspot

Posts: 102; Member since: Nov 14, 2012

Apple is the cash cow and these companies are all lined up for the milk fest.

5. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

When would people be able to wake up from Apple's hypnotism ??

10. wendygarett unregistered

Coz iDevice is so awesome dude, try it lol

16. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Your avatars are an enigma,semi naked women one time,then a semi naked dude now pikachu, what next?

17. No_Nonsense unregistered

Beyblades or Shin Chan.

13. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Why do you guys come this post if you are apple haters? Did anyone ask you to read this? GTFO

6. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

the ugly truth!

14. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

I believe the presence of your fandroid comments on this post is the ugly truth.

11. Droiddoes unregistered

LOL...apple....

18. gothicheart

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

haha, this is funny. Apple is made in China, and now you have news of shipments of Iphone coming into China. How in the world can that be even possible? Unless it a recall order because of all the multiple defects the Iphone has

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