Cellular Apple iPad: For those in China who have been dreaming of owning a cellular enabled Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad or iPad mini, the wait is finally over. The company announced yesterday that sales of cellular versions of the fourth generation iPad as well as its little brother will begin on Friday.
Apple Inc. sent out a press release earlier today discussing this introduction to the market: Wi-Fi + Cellular Models of iPad mini & Fourth Generation iPad Available in China This Friday.
As expected, both China Telecom and China Unicom will be offering the tablets from day one. That being said, China Mobile is not yet onboard. With this in mind, things may be set to change in the near future. For more information on a potential deal between China Mobile and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), check out this article: Apple Inc. CEO Meets with China Mobile – Is a Deal Coming?
The iPad has been top dog in the Chinese tablet marketplace for quite some time. In fact, a report from AppleInsider a couple months back has its share at 71 percent of all sales. With the release of cellular enabled iPad tablets, there is a good chance that it could gain even more market share in the months to come.
Consumers in China will have the chance to purchase the new iPad products from local land based stores. Along with this, the tablets are expected to be available in Apple Authorized reseller stores as well as online through the Apple Store. With so many options to buy, those who are interested in making a purchase should not run into any trouble.
Here is what Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) had to say about this addition to the Chinese marketplace: