China Clears The Way for Apple’s New iPad

Apple’s new, hugely popular, and bestselling third generation iPad is on its way to introduction in the Chinese market place.

That much is a clear from a new discovery this week from the folks at Engadget, who uncovered evidence of Apple securing regulatory approval to release the new iPad – Wi-Fi models only – in China.

“As recently as last week,” Engadget reports, “China’s Quality Certification Center granted that Cupertino slate — bearing model number A1416 — its seal of approval, paving the way for a retail debut in the region.”

No release date has been announced, but the tablet could be on sale in China within weeks, if not days.

“China is very important to us and we look forward to even greater investment and growth there,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said recently, underscoring his company’s commitment to growth in the world’s most populous nation.

Just yesterday, Cook was in China reportedly to meet with wireless carriers in the region.