Apple’s iPad 2 launches in China to long lines and sellouts

“Apple yesterday launched the iPad 2 in China, officially bringing its six Wi-Fi capable models (three black and three white) to the country for the first time. M.I.C gadget has an extensive gallery of photos from the launch at Apple’s Sanlitun retail store in Beijing, where hundreds of customers waited in line for the 8:00 AM launch and supplies sold out in just four hours,” Eric Slivka reports for MacRumors.

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“Apple also launched sales through its online store in China, debuting with shipping estimates of 1-2 weeks,” Slivka reports. “But even those supplies quickly dried up and the company’s online store has stopped taking orders for all six models of the device, simply noting “no supply” as a shipping estimate.”

More info and photos in the full article here.

MicGadget’s photo gallery begins here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward W.” for the heads up.]

11 Comments

    1. Apple should not repatriate its overseas profits to the US. The US tax regime is the highest in the world and is a burden to hard-working companies. The US is a bankrupt and corrupt country due to its own doing. It squandered all its advantages due to the stupid policies of the US government for the past 30 years. Apple, by retaining its cash hoard earned profits overseas will guarantee that its cash will not be misused by the US government on wasteful programs.

      The United States is turning into a third-world economy and whichever productive companies that remained in US soil will be taxed to death. If worse comes to the worse, Apple should consider moving its headquarters and operations to more stable countries.

      1. Vsp is right. Canada is a logical HO location with new Conservative majority government with a budget that brings fed tax rate to 15%, provincial rate is 10%. No repatriation tax.
        Shareholders wd be way better off, and we have very good computer science faculties…
        As a world marketer with larger sales outside US, as Robert Redford said, “there has to be a better way”. That way is north.

        1. In that case you guys should just recommend Apple to relocate to Hong Kong, or even Dubai for that matter, where there is zero capital gains tax and in many cases even effectively zero income or profits tax.

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  2. So how is it that Motorola can get more than enough Xooms made, Samsung can get more than enough Galaxy Tab things made and RIM can get more than enough Playbooks made, etc.?

    Maybe if they all stopped wasting components and factory facilities for crud that’s hardly selling Apple’d be able to make enough iPad to meet demand?

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