Cellular-enabled iPad Mini Arrives in China

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The iPad mini is now available as Wifi+Cellular in China.

The iPad and China have a bit of a history, thanks to a company called Proview that had a trademark on the name iPad. Things have since cleared up, and now Apple is free to sell tablets in mainland China.

This is important for Apple for two reasons: 1) As we mentioned above, Apple used to have a hard time getting the iPad to China. 2) China is a HUGE market for Apple. This means lots of potential sales for the company, and lots of App Store activity.

The name implies that it won’t be 4G-capable in that market, but at least they now have a way to browse on their iPad without the need for a wifi hotspot.

[via AppleInsider]

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