Apple was already present in Hong Kong however Approval of Chinese Equipment Certification Authority to sell in China was in process since long which has been Approved today after which Apple will be able to Sell the 3G model of its famous iPad 2 in mainland China. According to China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center,
a device by Apple with third-generation high-speed wireless data capabilities was issued the network access license needed for the company to begin official sales in China. The device, listed under model number “A1396,” is compatible with the 3G standard WCDMA, and would work with the cellular network operated by Apple’s local iPhone partner, China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd.
Apple is currently selling its Wifi Version of iPad 2 however two 3G enabled models one with Wifi and one only with 3G we not allowed. China Unicom has not given any official stance on the subject so far. Apple currenlty has four retail stores in mainland China and the revenue generated by these stores have been increased six times reaching 3.8 billion US$ in last one year which clearly shows the liking of Apple products in Chinese markets. Now with the approval of iPad 2 3G model the same is expected to further increase.
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