Alight, it looks like Apple continues to work to deter scalpers and lineups in China. Apple is sticking to a recent reservation system for the China launch of the new iPad. According to Apple’s website, shoppers will be able to register starting the morning of the 19th local time, and pick up an iPad the next day at the retail stores in Beijing and Shanghai. Unfortunately, Apple only accept a limited amount of reservations each day, and customers who fail to receive one will have to try again another day. Yeah, it’s a lottery again.
Apple has confirmed the new iPad to hit shelves of stores in China on July 20, and it has instituted the same Reserve and Pick Up system it used when the new iPad launched in Hong Kong. It’s a just way to avoid scalpers snap up the New iPad by hiring runners. Reservation will start from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on July 19 for pick up on the following day. More details about the pricing after the break.
Good news for all Chinese Apple fans! The 3G version of Apple’s New iPad just received an approval that would compatible with China Unicom 3G network. China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center listed the device as “model number A1430.” Obtaining such a permit has always been an indication that a release date is imminent.
No matter how well you know about the New iPad, you gotta check this out. It’s a viral video that made by a Chinese netizen, and highlight some features like the iCam, iCutfruit, iRay, iShoot that you would be familiar with. The ad also introduced a 40-inch LuxuryPad, and it shows you how useful it is. Check it out after the break!
Apple’s sales in China are set go even higher as iPhone sales for the first quarter of the year are quadruple more the numbers of same period of last year. The sales of Apple’s MacBook have also grown by 60 percent since the time the company entered China. The preference of Chinese consumers for major brands and the increasing respect that Apple has shown China for its massive market potential have shored up the success of the company in the country …
The knockoff maker claimed this is the “New iPad” knockoff, and it just doesn’t make any sense. What it has is a 1.1 GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, a 9.7-inch 1024×768 touchscreen and runs Android 4.0. We are disappointed with the New iPad and we are disappointed once again.
The new iPad features a huge jump in screen resolution with the Retina display, making the iPad perfect for watching 1080p video and viewing photos with incredibly high megapixel amounts. So what if you are a professional photographer or cinematographer and you would like to make full use of your new iPad? Well, along with the new all-in-one card reader, you can transfer images and videos from your CF card or SD card to the iPad. Preview them in the field, edit the photos using iPhoto, or edit the footage with iMovie. You can watch a video demo after the break.
Tablets like the iPad are quickly sneaking up on laptops as the preferred device for surfing the web while traveling. But one of the biggest drawbacks to the functionality of the iPad is its lack of a real keyboard. Typing anything longer than a Facebook status or a Tweet on your iPad can seem frustrating. The Smart Keyboard for the new iPad aims to solve that problem by integrating a Bluetooth keyboard and a ultra-thin protective case in one item. Check out our hands-on after the break! And a video!
Taiwan’s Hon Hai Group, which owns the Foxconn assembly plants that produce iPhones and iPads in China, is planning to raise more than US$3 billion by issuing less than US$33.9 million in new GDR (global depository receipt) shares. It is reported that Hon Hai’s largest client, Apple, is expected to become a major investor …
With all the controversy about working conditions in Foxconn, we thought it might be a good time to relate some of the workers’ experiences inside the manufacturing plants. China Business News reports on an interview that it did with a Foxconn worker called Wang Xiaoqiao (not his real name), and Wang reveals that employees who are involved in the production of the new iPad are now working fewer hours and they have been given more days off.
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