Chinese Apple online store publishes New Year Gift Guide
As part of a continuing <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/277082==http://www.macnn.com/articles/13/01/10/talks.generally.about.china.market.innovation.stev e.jobs/" rel='nofollow'>push</a> into the Chinese and Pacific Rim markets, Apple has <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/277083==http://micgadget.com/32749/apple's-2013-chinese-new-year-gift-guide-goes-live/" rel='nofollow'>published a new gift guide</a> on its online store for the <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/277084==http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_New_Year" rel='nofollow'>Chinese New Year</a>, being held this year on February 10. The holiday is a major event in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and other areas with a sizeable Chinese immigrant populations, such as the west coasts of the US and Canada. The gift guide prominently features the iPad mini, which has recently become available in China.<br />
The Wi-Fi version of the iPad mini has been out for a short while in China and is continually <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/277075==http://www.macnn.com/articles/12/12/28/tablet.out.of.stock.in.many.stores/" rel='nofollow'>selling out</a> as quickly as Apple can replenish the stock, and CEO Tim Cook confirmed earlier on Thursday during his <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/277076==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/01/10/may.hint.at.advancement.on.iphone.deal/" rel='nofollow'>visit to the country</a> that the cellular version should be shipping later on this month. In addition to the iPad, the guide offers a mix of Apple and third-party products, including an iRig keyboard and Apple's own SmartCover accessory, <em>M.I.C. Gadget</em> reports.
The company is offering free shipping and gift wrapping as part of the service for purchases, and the guide is available in China's mainland and various territories. The <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/277077==http://store.apple.com/hk/browse/new_year/guide?cid=MAR-HK-195117-P0014047&cp=em-P0014047-195121&sr=em" rel='nofollow'>Hong Kong version</a> of the page is printed in English, but priced in local currency. In China itself, the holiday is known as the "Spring Festival" and is a long celebration with gifts, dances, fireworks and traditional red lanterns. The Western 2013 celebration brings in the "Year of the Snake."
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