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New iPhone, iPad to be sold in China in December

Published on Nov 30, 2012 11:31 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Apple said on Friday its newest gadgets including the iPad mini and iPhone 5 would go on sale in December in China, the country where many Apple products are manufactured.

The iPad mini and fourth generation iPad will be sold in China starting Dec 7, and the iPhone 5 will be available Dec 14, Apple said in a statement.

The iPads are currently available in 42 countries, and iPhone 5 is available in 47 countries, Apple said.

Earlier this year, Apple paid US$60 million (S$73.2 million) to end a dispute over who could use the iPad name in China.

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