Sales could begin in Beijing as early as next month
AllThingsD's John Paczkowski reported Tuesday that the WiFi-only version of the new iPad has been granted compulsory certification by China's Quality Certification Center, clearing it for release on the mainland.
Sales of the new device began in Hong Kong and Singapore on March 16. According to Paczkowski, they could begin in mainland China as early as mid-April.
It's not clear whether certification came before or after Tim Cook's trip to Beijing, or whether this signals a resolution of Apple's (AAPL) dispute with Proview over rights to the iPad trademark on the mainland.
Accuses a Chinese company of lying and threatens to sue its chairman for defamation
Following a legal setback widely trumpeted in the Chinese media but dismissed by AllThingsD's John Paczkowski as the equivalent of "a court telling your local RadioShack to stop selling iPads," Apple (AAPL) has delivered by e-mail and courier a stern letter to Rowell Yang, chairman and CEO of the bankrupt company that claims to own the Chinese MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 20, 2012 5:03 PM ET
There's a lot more to the relationship than the rumors of an Apple-branded TV suggest
Credit AllThingsD's John Paczkowski for finding the most headline-worthy nugget in the report issued Tuesday by Jefferies analyst Peter Misek on his recent trip to Japan.
The thrust of Paczkowski's story -- Apple Television Could Be Ready for Commercial Production by Feb. 2012 -- was echoed Wednesday by more than a dozen writers who had only his brief item to rely on.
But MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 24, 2011 8:53 AM ET
When did an All Things Digital become the keeper of Apple's event calendar?
We don't recall getting an invitation from Apple to an event on Oct. 4 or any other date, but that hasn't stopped analysts from alerting their clients exactly what to expect from the company that day. Jeffries' Peter Misek, for example, issued this note on Friday:
Apple holding press event on October 4.
Takeaway: We expect Apple (AAPL) to focus MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 23, 2011 11:16 AM ET
"Sources close to the situation" say within a few weeks. History suggests earlier.
All Things Digital's John Paczkowski reports that Apple (AAPL) plans to unveil the new iPhone at a special event on Tuesday Oct. 4.
If so, when can we buy one?
Paczkowski's sources say "within a few weeks." But in a note to clients Tuesday, Ticonderoga's Brian White suggests that the lag time between unveiling and release is likely to be considerably MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 21, 2011 9:56 AM ET
iPhone 4S or 5? September or October? Everybody's guessing. Nobody really knows.
Has Apple (AAPL) scheduled an August event to launch the next iPhone in September, as the Boy Genius reports? Or has the launch been pushed back to October in the U.S, as All Things D, Apple's current favorite outlet, insists?
Is it to be called the iPhone 5, the name most analysts prefer, or the iPhone 4S, as BMO's Keith Bachman MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 2, 2011 12:25 PM ET
Apple can only do so much for the beleaguered country
Although Apple claims that it's on track to deliver iPad 2s to the other 25 countries that were scheduled to get the new tablet on March 25, it has confirmed what it told All Things Digital's John Paczkowski earlier today: The company is postponing the launch in Japan while its people there focus on recovery.
"Our hearts go out to the people MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 15, 2011 2:45 PM ET
The data that surfaced last week, if accurate, show how badly the carrier needs the iPhone
Most of the analysts who looked at the Verizon (VZ) sales data that All Things Digital's John Paczkowski published Friday picked up his story line: Thanks to Google's (GOOG) Android, Research in Motion's (RIMM) BlackBerry has gone, in Paczkowski's words, "from a flagship to a johnboat."
But Asymco's Horace Dediu has a different take. The sales MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 13, 2010 6:26 AM ET
Its Maiden, N.C., data center, said to be doubling in size, is still not visible on Google Maps
How is that the only photographic evidence that Apple (AAPL) is building a giant data center in western North Carolina is a video fly-over shot eight months ago by a Charlotte real estate agent and a snapshot that appeared in the Hickory Daily Record three months earlier?
[UPDATE: There's a new flyover! Shot by MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 27, 2010 11:01 AM ET
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