Apple Launches iPad 2 3G in China Starting at RMB 4,688 For The 16GB Model

Apple Inc’s 3G iPad 2 will be launching in China soon as the Chinese ‘Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center’ gave approval to the device, although a specific launch date is not known yet. Up until now, Apple was only allow to sell the Wi-Fi models of the iPad 2 in Country.

The model number A1396, is the same as the U.S. model that went on sale in March. In other note, Penn Olson, reports that 3G iPad 2 did appeared yesterday (now removed) on the official Apple’s China website. Penn Olson did managed to take screenshot (above) of the page which details prices of 3G iPad 2 starting at 4,688 RMB for the 16GB, 5,488 RMB for the 32GB and 6,288 RMB for the 64GB with estimated shipping times of 2-3 weeks.

In other report, Apple has officially confirmed that Apple’s first Hong Kong retail storewould be opening this quarter in the International Finance Center’s IFC mall and is currently covered up in large red banners with the slogan “The new center of Central.” Although, Apple did not confirmed the date, Engadgets China reports that the store will open on 24th September.

 

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.

The official introduction of the iPad 2 3G to China should alleviate many of those issues. If you’re in China you can shop for them now on the Apple Store site and they appear to be in stock.

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