However since Taiwan does not offer 4G LTE connectivity, only the 3G function of the new iPad can be used by users in Taiwan. Chunghwa Telecom, the biggest carrier in Taiwan, only offers WCDMA services while other wireless service providers offer 4G WiMAX connectivity. The wall charging unit and the battery of the new iPad was also evaluated by the NCC of Taiwan.
For the moment no official release date for the new iPad into the Taiwanese market was announced by the company although it may be released into the market before mainland China. This release schedule is similar to the release schedule of the iPhone 4S which was introduced in Taiwan last December before it was introduced in mainland China after one month.
Even as the new iPad is set to be released into the Taiwanese market, some observers have some issues with the device. The A5X processor of the device was supposedly not faster compared to the processor found on the iPad 2. This has concerned some observers particularly after Anandtech revealed that some important performance metrics were absent in the chip of the latest version of the iPad of Apple.
The thicker design of the new iPad was also a shift from the cardinal rule of Steve Jobs where devices are supposed to become lighter and slimmer instead of becoming heavier and thicker.
The increase in the size of the battery of the new iPad reportedly did not enhance the battery life of the device that much. Although it was needed for the retina display of the device, it was something that some observers are not too comfortable with.
Despite these misgivings, sales of the new iPad may still increase following its introduction in more markets around the world. For now, its release in the Taiwanese market may be followed by its entry into the bigger market in mainland China.