It’s now finally official. The new iPad is on its way to China. Sales will start on July 20, which is next Friday (and in exactly ten days from today). That’s one week earlier than we thought this would happen – rumors had pointed to a July 27 release. Still, the earlier the better.
Chinese pricing (in yuan) strangely hasn’t been announced by Apple, but the company is sticking to the values in US dollars that we already know. Wi-Fi-only new iPads start at $499, and $629 for the ones that have cellular data as well.
If you’re in China, you’ll be able to purchase the new iPad from Apple stores, the Apple online store, and select other retailers. Apple will accept in-store reservations for next day pick-up starting on July 19, every day between 9 am and 12 pm.
The iPad 2 will also continue to be sold in China, but for a price equivalent to $399 – just like elsewhere in the world.
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