Chinese regulators granted a license to Apple (AAPL.NASDAQ) to begin selling a device with 3G wireless capabilities, which may be the latest iPad, The Wall Street Journal reported. China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center lists the device on its website only as “model number A1430,” without further information on the device. The most recent version of the iPhone and earlier versions of the iPad already have network-access approval, so the mystery device may be the latest iPad. The device is compatible with China Unicom’s (CHU.NYSE, 0762.HKG) wireless network. Usually a new device goes on sale within weeks of receiving approval. Apple and China Unicom declined to comment. Apple has been slow to release its newest iPad in China, having already widely released it in much of the world. The California-based company may have held off in China because of a trademark dispute with Chinese electronic maker Proview International Holding (0334.HKG) over the name iPad.
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