Just yesterday we reported that Amazon China had reportedly pulled the iPad for its website. We were led to believe that the ongoing trademark battle over the iPad name between Apple and Proview had led to Amazon yanking the iPad offline to avoid any legal trouble with Proview. This was also in the wake of Chinese authorities seizing iPads from retailers, but as it turns out, Amazon China had removed the iPad from its website because they lacked the proper authority to sell them.
This is according to the Wall Street Journal who reported this piece of news, and according to their sources, it seems that Apple had been working with Amazon for the past few weeks to have the iPad listings taken down. While we have no way of actually clarifying what went down, it seems that it was a pretty good coincidence that Amazon China took down the iPad listings around the same time Chinese authorities started seizing the tablets.
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