The iPad officially went on sale today in China beginning at 10:00 am. Large crowds lined up for hours in the rain for a chance to get the latest Apple gadget to hit the Chinese market.
Unlike other markets where the iPad is avilable, Chinese customers will only be able to purchase WiFi iPad models and not WiFi + 3G models. The iPads are available through Apple Retail Stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers in China.Pricing for the iPad starts at CNY3988 ($590) for 16GB, CNY4788 ($705) for 32 GB and CNY5588 ($820) for 64 GB.
China is one of six new countries to officially begin selling the iPad today. Customers in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru will be able to buy the iPad later today as it becomes available at select Apple Resellers.