Apple’s third-generation iPad tablet is about to break into another market. The company announced today that the New iPad will be arriving in China next Friday, July 20th.
Apple says that the device will be available via their online store as well as through select Apple retail stores. And “select” is right – as there is currently only one Apple store per 216 million people in China. I guess the message there is to camp out, and camp out soon. If folks in China want to reserve a New iPad, that window opens up Thursday, July 19th at 9 am local time.
Earlier this month, Apple settled a lawsuit with Chinese company Proview for $60 million. The lawsuit centered around the rights to the “iPad” name. That came after Apple offered a $16 million settlement back in May, but was counter-offered by Proview to $400 million.
In another part of the world, Apple just lost a battle with Samsung as a judge in the U.K. ruled that the Galaxy Tab does not infringe on Apple’s iPad design.