On January 21, the Ministry of Radio Authority website shows, the council on Dec'29, approved the adoption of a apple WCDMA / WLAN data terminals, equipment, model A1337, valid for 5 years. This suggests that Apple iPad 3G version will probably be soon in the domestic market.
Already on the market of foreign version of the Apple iPad 3G models are A1337, so the device can be inferred that iPad 3G version.
Apple iPhone, iPad and other equipment need to be approved by several departments in the Chinese market, including access permits.
Apple spokeswoman Caroline Wu on Wednesday said the company plans to sell in China, with 3G and Wi-Fi capabilities of the iPad, but declined to give a timetable. Currently, Apple only sold in China, Wi-Fi Edition iPad.
China Unicom spokeswoman declined comment. Last year, China Unicom had expressed the hope that sales in China as soon as possible iPad.
Apple currently only sells the WiFi (WLAN as marketed in China) model in China due to government restrictions and now, with the new approval, China Unicom will be able to start selling these things legally.