Following reports that Proview Technology is now suing Apple over the use of its “iPad” trademark in China, MacRumors (via TechInAsia) reports that the iPad 2 has today seemingly been pulled from sale at major Chinese retailers, such as Amazon China.
According to a relating report by MIC Gadget, the request to remove the device from sale is originally thought to have come from Apple itself, although the next reasons behind such a move are still being determined.
According to an Amazon China spokesman, the withdrawal is on the notice of Apple and also it’s the adjustment on its sales strategy [...]
Meanwhile, Apple has not made any comments on the issue, and Apple’s staffs in China refuse to reply too. However, as confessed by the lawyer of Proview, Proview did not apply for the administrative ban on the online sale of iPad in Beijing where Amazon China is located; also he has no idea about Apple’s demand for the iPad withdrawal from Amazon China.
Whilst tempting to relate this action directly to Proview and its pending suit against the Californian company, the report emphasizes that the pulling of the tablet from Chinese retailers is not thought to be due to the court’s ruling regarding the case, which makes the pulling of the iPad 2 even more interesting.
Amazon China making way for the imminent arrival of iPad 3 stock, perhaps?