Forbes brings up the point that Apple may have snubbed China in its new iPad launch plans over the iPad trademark lawsuit it is fighting with Proview. While there are many other factors likely in play —like logistics—it certainly would not be out of character for Apple. Plus, Apple gets to sell them cheaper in Hong Kong anyway.
Apple’s Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook recently toured China and met Chinese officials about issues concerning trademark and copyright infringement, which seems to overwhelmingly favor China.
- Apple finally talks, says that Proview refuses to honor their agreement to transfer iPad trademark (9to5mac.com)
- The price of the iPad name in China has gone up to $2B (9to5mac.com)
- Proview tries to block iPads from coming in or going out of China (9to5mac.com)
- Lower Chinese court rules distributors should stop selling iPads in China (9to5mac.com)