Apple has already gained a strong foothold in China, and now it appears that they have buckled down to do it big.Close on the heels of the success of the Wi-Fi only versions of Apple tablets,the company has announced that the cellular versions of its 4 th gen iPad with Retina and iPad Mini will be launched in China on January 18, 2013.They will be made available through the company’s online store, retail stores and authorized third party dealers.The company does not intend to host special events to mark the launch of the cellular iPad models in the country.The two newest iPads are currently available in over 100 nations across the globe.
The 4th gen iPad and the iPad mini were launched in the United States in October 2012.Less than a week ago,Apple CEO Tim Cook stated that the cellular version of iPad mini would reach China in late January.The Wi-Fi only versions of the tablets were launched on December 7, 2012 and the iPhone 5 was launched on December 14, 2012 in China.Apple sold about 2 million units of its iPhone 5 within three days of its launch.The cellular versions of the tablets are designed to comply with China Telecom and China Unicom networks.
The miniscule iPad mini features a 7.9-inch Multi-Touch screen and has a totally new design,which is 53 percent lighter and 23 percent thinner compared to the 3 rd gen iPad. It flaunts an ultra-fast wireless performance and ten-hours of battery life. The full-sized iPad 4 features a 9.7 inch Retina display and an ultra-fast wireless performance. Either tablet come with iOS 6, the most recent version of Apple’s mobile operating system.
The proposed retail prices for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models of the cellular 4 th gen iPad are $629, $729 and $829 respectively. The iPad mini comes with proposed retail prices of $459, $559, $659 for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models respectively.