Apple announced that the Wi-Fi-enabled models of its iPad will be available to customers in China on Sept. 17.
Officially, the devices will be available at 10:00 a.m. from retail stores and authorized resellers.
The announcement is important because the market is a large one for Apple.
All three WiFi models will be made available starting at the lowest end which is the 16GB version. This model will cost CNY3988 which is the equivalent of $590 USD.
The iPad models will be available for CNY3988 (16GB), CNY4788 (32GB) and CNY5588 (64GB). The models are slated to come to additional markets through the year.
Here’s the full press release regarding the WiFi iPad in China:
iPad Wi-Fi Models Available in China on September 17
CUPERTINO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Apple® today announced that the Wi-Fi models of its magical iPad™ will be available to customers in China from Apple Retail Stores, and select Apple Authorized Resellers, on Friday, September 17 starting at 10:00 a.m.
iPad allows users to connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before. Users can browse the web, read and send email, enjoy and share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music, play games, read ebooks and much more, all using iPad’s revolutionary Multi-Touch™ user interface. iPad Wi-Fi models are just 0.5 inches thick and weigh just 1.5 pounds – thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook – and deliver up to 10 hours of battery life for surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching videos or listening to music, and up to nine hours of surfing the web.*
Apple Retail Stores will offer a free Personal Setup service to every customer who buys an iPad at the store, helping them customize their new iPad by setting up their email, loading their favorite apps from the App Store?, and more. Apple Retail Stores in China are also hosting special iPad workshops to help customers learn more about this magical new product.
Pricing & Availability
iPad Wi-Fi models in China will be available for a suggested retail price of CNY3988 for 16GB, CNY4788 for 32GB and CNY5588 for 64GB. iPad will be sold in China through Apple’s Retail Stores, and select Apple Authorized Resellers.
iPad will roll out to many more countries later this year and Apple will announce availability and local pricing for these additional countries at a later date.