Chinese consumers may not be happy with Apple’s customer support, but apparently they’re still consuming Apple products like it is oxygen.  Apple’s revenue in Greater China was $7.9 billion (20% of global total) according to a financial report released on March 31.  With the Proview-Apple iPad dispute out the way, Apple may now unleash the new iPad unto the Chinese market.  How much more money will Apple rake in beginning July 27 when the new iPad is set to release in China?  Who knows, if the trend continues like all other Apple products, the new iPad will definitely be a hot commodity.

Chinese consumers may or may not be happy with Apple’s customer support, but apparently they’re still consuming Apple products like it is oxygen.  Apple’s revenue in Greater China was $7.9 billion (20% of global total) according to a financial report released on March 31.  With the Proview-Apple iPad dispute out the way, Apple may now unleash the new iPad unto the Chinese market.  How much more money will Apple rake in beginning July 27 when the new iPad is set to release in China?  Who knows, if the trend continues like all other Apple products, the new iPad will definitely be a hot commodity. 

According to Want China Times, the first batch of iPads will only have Wi-Fi, but that doesn’t mean that the 3G version won’t appear soon after.  Apple has been given network license from Chinese authorities some time in May, so the 3G version will undoubtedly be an integral part of the iPad world in China. 

Recent rumors suggest that Apple will be releasing a refreshed version of the new iPad later this fall alongside the iPad Mini, so Chinese consumers who are up to date on their Apple gadgets will most likely hold out until the latest iPad is released. 

Although the iPad is clear for sales in China, Apple is still facing multiple trademark lawsuits which include their outdated “Snow Leopard” OS and the “Siri” communication technology. 

Apple may have just lost $60 million to Proview, but that’s a small price to pay considering China is generating 20% of Apple’s total revenue.