AppleInsider reports that the 3G version of Apple’s newest iPad has finally been approved by authorities in China for release there. According to a story on MarketWatch, Apple’s China Unicom 3G network-compatible new iPad has been given the model number “A1430” by China Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center. As AppleInsider notes, when the new iPad finally goes on sale in China, it will be a very important step for Apple, with China now considered to be the second-biggest market in the world for Apple, following closely behind America. MarketWatch also referred to the fact that it has taken an unusually long time for the newest iPad to be released in China, saying that the ongoing trademark lawsuit between Apple and Chinese company Proview over the iPad name could have something to do with it. AppleInsider notes that Apple has already received approval for the Wi-Fi-only new iPad in China, but it is still not on sale there, quite a change from when the iPad 2 was released and went on sale in China very shortly afterwards.
3G version of Apple's new iPad certified for sale in China