iPad to hit Chinese mainland on Sept. 17

16:58, September 14, 2010      

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Apple announced on Sept. 13 through its official Web site that Wi-Fi models of the iPad will be available at Apple retail stores and authorized resellers on the Chinese mainland starting at 10 a.m. on Sept. 17.

All iPads will come with Wi-Fi. The suggested retail price is 3,988 yuan for the 16-gigabyte model, 4,788 yuan for the 32-gigabyte model, and 5,588 yuan for 64-gigabyte model. Apple has not released a date for the launch of 3G models of the iPad on the Chinese mainland.

The iPad was launched in Hong Kong in July 2010 with a minimum price of 3,888 Hong Kong dollars for 16-gigabyte Wi-Fi models, and a price of 4,688 and 5,488 Hong Kong dollars for the 32-gigabyte and 64-gigabyte models respectively. The retail price for the iPad in Hong Kong is slightly lower than that in Chinese mainland.

The iPad Wi-Fi models allow users to browse the Web, send email, play games, enjoy and share photos and watch HD videos. Apple retail stores will offer a free personalized setup service to every customer who buys an iPad at the store, helping customers customize their iPads. Apple retail stores in China will also host special workshops to help customers learn more about the iPad.

Source: Xinhua


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