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  1. Apple brings new iPad to mainland

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... iPad next Friday. The announcement from Apple late on Tuesday followed the end of its long and bitter legal battle over the use of the iPad name on the mainland. Apple paid a US$60 million court-mediated settlement last month to Proview Technology (Shenzhen), which has transferred to the California-based firm its two mainland iPad trademarks. Apple, the world's largest technology ...

  2. Record sales forecast as Apple rolls out third iPad version

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com When news spread last Wednesday that the third version of Apple's iPad would be launched this week, Andrea Leung was far from excited about the prospect ... of technology giant Apple and she said they were 'quite content' with what they have, which included one iMac, two iPhones, four iPads, and two Macbooks. Market analysts and industry insiders ...

  3. Fastest ever roll-out for the new iPad

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez in San Francisco bien.perez@scmp.com Unfazed by the legal dispute over the iPad trademark, Apple will release the third generation of its popular media tablet in Hong Kong and nine other markets next week. Macau is among the next batch of 25 markets slated to receive the updated iPad by the end of this month, in what Apple management described yesterday ...

  4. iPad case heats up in Shanghai

    Posted Feb 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... a battle over the iPad name. In the preliminary hearing at the Shanghai Pudong New Area People's Court, lawyers for Proview Technology asked the court to order Apple's iPad tablet computers to be pulled off the shelves in Shanghai stores pending the outcome of the suit. Proview contends that Apple infringed its 'IPAD' trademark, registered in Taiwan, the mainland ...

  5. Founder taps roots to keep Piquadro in touch with iPad app

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen Although discerning buyers appreciate in person the craftsmanship of veteran artisans, sometimes it pays to be able to shop with the touch of your fingers. Italian travel and business luggage brand Piquadro is keeping apace with the latest tablet gadget boom with the launch of an iPad app. It allows customers worldwide to place customised orders of leather goodies from ...

  6. Demand high for new iPad as Apple expands

    Posted May 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez Apple has triggered another buying frenzy for gadget-conscious consumers on the mainland with the launch of the iPad 2 yesterday, boosting the company's efforts to expand operations in the country. Hundreds of customers lined up outside Apple's four branded stores in Beijing and Shanghai to buy the new version of the iPad, which continues to be the most in-demand ...

  7. 'Combustible dust' caused blast at iPad plant

    Posted May 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... assembly plant, which manufactures Apple iPads, according to a joint investigation by Sichuan authorities and the company. Investigators said yesterday that they had eliminated the possibility ... have also been halted.' However, production of iPads in Sichuan is expected to start ramping up again this week. Stock in the firm's Taipei-based parent company, Hon Hai, dropped ...

  8. Sky clears of paper planes

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Airlines are using iPads to improve the efficiency and productivity of their employees inside their aircraft. The use of iPad instead of paper flight and training manuals is expected ... in April next year, with 700 of its 6,000 cabin attendants replacing paper manuals with iPads. The airline's three training manuals weighed more than 2kg, compared to 0.7kg of an iPad ...

  9. Troubled history of China's 'iPAD' maker

    Posted Feb 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and it claims to have created the 'iPAD', with capitalised letters, differing slightly from Apple's 'iPad'. Proview International manufactures and sells cathode ray tube (CRT) ... Access Device, or iPAD in 1998, and turned out more than 10,000 pieces until the product line was stopped because of technical problems. Each device retailed for US$300, and Proview founder Yang ...

  10. Mainland tablet sales soar; Apple loses market share

    Posted Jul 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Sales of tablet computers on the mainland continued to surge in the second quarter, but industry leader Apple's popular iPad lost market share to newly ... from about 1.04 million units the first quarter, on the back of strong demand for the iPad. However, it said the release of new devices allowed Lenovo Group, Motorola and Asus to chip away ...




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