As we pointed out earlier, it gets tougher and tougher for smugglers to get the highly priced new iPad on the Chinese black market after the authorities introduced tighter custom regulation.
There is, however, good news for the eager Apple fans from the largest market in the world: an opportunity to legally obtain the third generation iPad.
According to a recent report published on Sina Tech, the Wi-Fi models of the new iPad received the China Compulsory Certification (CCC) license. This means that the device can be sold in China soon.
Currently, there is no information about the LTE versions, which in China will only offer 3G data speeds, as the local carriers don't have 4G networks. However, this high speed iPad would require additional licenses and approvals which pushes the release date even further.
"Apple is highly unlikely to release the WiFi and LTE device separately, something it has never done, meaning that delay could be longer than a month, depending on what stage approval for the LTE version is at," writes Jon Russell from The Next Web.