invisibleSHIELD case for iPad“China Unicom, the exclusive provider of Apple’s iPhone in China, has won the right to sell the iPad in the world’s largest mobile market,” Wan Shanshan and Han Wei report for Caixin Online. “According to a source from China Unicom, the company secured the deal with Apple to introduce the iPad in China. But no timetable has yet been disclosed.”

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“China Unicom is also scheduled to launch the iPhone 4 in early September,” Shanshan and Wei report. “But sources said that the launch date will not be September 13, as was widely reported by the media.”

“China Unicom started to sell the WiFi-enabled iPhone 3GS in China last week, priced at 4,999 yuan. However, Apple’s Beijing store started to sell the device at the same time for 1,000 yuan less. The WiFi-enabled iPhone 3GS was sold out in Apple’s Beijing Store the first day it launched,” Shanshan and Wei report. “According to the source from China Unicom, the price difference was caused by miscommunication between Apple and China Unicom, and the company is working to resolve the issue.”

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[Attribution: Fortune. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]