“Apple’s iPad shipments for China nearly doubled in the third quarter, after Apple settled in July a lengthy dispute over the iPad trademark name that once threatened to ban the device from store shelves in the country,” Michael Kan reports for IDG News Service.
“Shipments of the tablet in the third quarter reached 2.07 million units, up from 1.15 million in the previous quarter, according to Dickie Chang, an analyst with research firm IDC. He attributed the shipment growth to Apple finally gaining ownership of the iPad trademark in China, which cleared the way for sales of the new product,” Kan reports. “Apple’s third-generation iPad went on sale in China on July 20, four months after it was made available in the U.S.”
Kan reports, “The growth in iPad shipments further cements Apple’s dominance of China’s tablet market. After Apple, the next largest vendor is Lenovo, which shipped only 278,000 tablets in the third quarter. Samsung, the country’s third top tablet vendor, moved 143,000 units… Apple will likely see better tablet sales in the fourth quarter, with the launching of its iPad mini and fourth generation iPad, said IDC.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jax44” for the heads up.]