The iPad has received a safety certification mark from Chinese regulators, putting it on a path that could see the future release of the popular tablet computer in China.
Apple has made no announcement about the iPad being sold in China at this time, said company spokeswoman Carolyn Wu. But the company appears to be preparing it for an entrance into the Chinese market. On Monday, the device was given the China Compulsory Certification by the China Quality Certification Center according to the regulator's Web site.
Seven Key Challenges You Can't Ignore: Download nowBy receiving the certification, the iPad has cleared a major government hurdle to allow the product to be exported and sold to the Chinese market. But the device will likely need the approval of China's Telecommunications Equipment and Certification Center, said Liu Liang, an analyst with the consulting group iResearch.
Mac sales are up 73% per cent in the Asia Pacific, the company revealed during its most recent financial call. In China and Korea, Mac sales are up nearly 200%.