1. Michael Essany's Avatar



    Although yesterday's WWDC kick-off was all about the iPhone 4, Apple CEO Steve Jobs opened his keynote address with a few self-congratulating comments about the runaway success of the iPad. Plugging its two million sales thus far and hinting an at even more successful future, Apple is clearly proud of itself. And, slowly but surely, the company is helping the entire world discover what all the hoopla is about, as Apple continues to expand the geographic boundaries of the iPad's availability.

    Less than two short weeks ago, iPad fever reached a few more continents as Apple Stores in Europe and Asia began stocking the iPad. Overnight, flocks of prospective iPad buyers turned up in droves to get their hands on the revolutionary tablet. And while the international market is still largely awaiting the iPad's arrival in many places, the biggest mobile community in the world is now set to receive the iPad in August.

    Apple's Asia Pacific CEO Lu Lei has confirmed the August Chinese launch of the iPad, although a specific date is yet to be determined. Despite a slew of copycat iPads now plaguing the Chinese marketplace, the real thing will turn up in the world's most populous nation shortly after it similarly debuts in Hong Kong and Singapore this July. Of course, anyone who thinks that the iPad isn't already in China is fooling himself. iPads are being smuggled into the country at a rapid pace, and Chinese officials are not happy about it.

    Like the iPhone, China Unicom will offer coverage for the iPad, which will use WCDMA as its 3G standard. "Special content from state-run television" will reportedly be primed and ready for the iPad by the time of its formal late summer launch.
    2010-06-08 09:34 PM
  2. frozenra1n's Avatar
    **Seriously?**
    second, those commies dont deserve that thing.
    Last edited by soulthoughts; 2010-06-08 at 11:44 PM.
    2010-06-08 09:51 PM
  3. mikerlx's Avatar
    First awesome china
    2010-06-08 09:52 PM
  4. iD3nn1s's Avatar
    First of all, FIRST!!
    second, those commies dont deserve that thing.
    china's only partially communist
    2010-06-08 09:59 PM
  5. spazturtle's Avatar
    First of all, FIRST!!
    second, those commies dont deserve that thing.
    China isn't communist it's a dictatorship it just claims to be communist.
    2010-06-08 10:01 PM
  6. George Lopez's Avatar
    How annoying! Chinese have everything!!! Busters!! What about ipad in mexico??? Oh we got it....but at what price???!!!!
    2010-06-08 10:20 PM
  7. indyracer05's Avatar
    WHO CARES, im pretty sure there arent any people in china on this page!!!
    2010-06-08 10:26 PM
  8. whereswaldo's Avatar
    First of all, FIRST!!
    second, those commies dont deserve that thing.
    China isn't communist, it's Maoist.
    And maybe the Chinese government doesn't deserve it, its 1.3 billion+ people do
    P.S. Messany was actually first
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    2010-06-08 10:31 PM
  9. bsseto1's Avatar
    I was in China 1st and 2nd week of May for the World Expo in Shanghai, I see iPad being sold there, probably smuggled in. For those that haven't been to China, go there before you preach anything negative. Every country has their form government and problems. The city of Shanghai is clean, I get full signal, full bars on my iPhone everywhere I go, in the subways, in the distance villages. With 20 million people in Shanghai, I didn't get dropped calls and my calls always get through unlike here in the States. The city is clean and beautiful. China is a huge market, apple is smart to hit China as soon as it can. As middle class in gets richer in China, they will demand more USA products and services, which will be good for us.
    2010-06-08 10:43 PM
  10. George Lopez's Avatar
    I was in china for the olympics and it smelled like crap everywhere i went. And there was very few people loving me long time.
    2010-06-08 11:18 PM
  11. tgabriel123's Avatar
    Quit bad mouthing china, I can tell that everyone who is, is probably only 16 and not a clue what there talking about.
    2010-06-09 12:08 AM
  12. tudtran's Avatar
    That's awesome. Atleast they didn't have to wait for ever like they did for the iPhone 3gs.
    2010-06-09 04:14 AM
  13. indyracer05's Avatar
    Quit bad mouthing china, I can tell that everyone who is, is probably only 16 and not a clue what there talking about.
    THANK YOU!!! all i said was, WHY WOULD WE CARE, but yes COMMIES is a really bad term, C'mon dont be a hater!!

    For those of u who think that way about China, how about u take World History class and think about THEIR point of view!
    Last edited by indyracer05; 2010-06-09 at 04:55 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    2010-06-09 04:55 AM
  14. hoqts's Avatar
    People be nice and play nice. Don't blame China for having apple products and not other locations. Blame apple or file a comment card and state how you feel without any profanity.
    2010-06-09 05:00 AM
  15. levy_devy's Avatar
    I was in china for the olympics and it smelled like crap everywhere i went. And there was very few people loving me long time.
    You must either have a very high standard of odor quality, or you're just randomly trying to find a point to critize about China. You must as well go into India and talk about their smell.
    2010-06-10 03:23 AM
  16. iD3nn1s's Avatar
    China isn't communist it's a dictatorship it just claims to be communist.
    China is a communist republic. =.=
    2010-06-10 11:34 PM
  17. whereswaldo's Avatar
    ^^ communist an republic are completely opposite words, China is Maoist, since they were lead by mao zedong
    2010-06-10 11:54 PM
  18. iD3nn1s's Avatar
    ^^ communist an republic are completely opposite words, China is Maoist, since they were lead by mao zedong
    China was led by Mao and others, and then, there was a revolution. China realized maoism wouldn't work, so now china is a single party socialist republic.
    2010-06-11 12:34 AM
  19. modem's Avatar
    China isn't communist it's a dictatorship it just claims to be communist.
    ********!man,please have some common sense ,ok?China becomes stronger and stronger,though it is a communist country,it is also democratic,it is a smart action to target that market,at least,China deal with the financial crisis successfully,better than us huh???

    btw,love this pic,cool,creative!
    Last edited by modem; 2010-06-11 at 09:29 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    2010-06-11 09:29 AM
  20. skyee's Avatar
    that's a good step
    2010-06-12 04:57 AM
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