Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Gets China Clearance For New iPad
An Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) device has been granted a network access license, indicating that the company is one step behind the launch of its latest version of iPad in the fast-growing Chinese market.
The Wall Street Journal released a report citing China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center said that an Apple device with third-generation, high-speed wireless data capabilities has received the license needed for the company to begin sales in China. Media reports suggest that this country is considered as Apple’s second-largest market after the United States and the source of much of its global sales growth
The device name was not revealed in the notice. However, that model number A1430 is the new iPad sold in the United States which is compatible with the 3G stand wide band code division multiple access, or WCDMA, of Apple’s longtime partner China Unicom Ltd.
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