Apple has seemingly told Amazon China to pull the iPad from sale in the country, according to a report from MIC Gadget.

The news comes as Apple is in the midst of a trademark battle in the region, with display maker Proview claiming to own said trademark for use inside China. Interestingly, Proview also claims to have had no knowledge of Apple’s latest move, stating that the company had not requested Apple remove the iPad from sale in Beijing, which is where Amazon is located.

Unsurprisingly, Apple is currently refusing to comment on the situation…

Amazon’s Chinese arm claims that Apple did indeed request the online retailer pull the iPad from sale, with a search for the term “iPad” currently offering up accessories for the tablet, but no actual iPad. MIC Gadget has discovered an iPad page on Amazon China, but the price and “BUY” button are both missing.

Fellow online retailer, Suning, has also apparently stopped offering the iPad to its customers, though other e-tailers have not yet followed in their path.

If Proview did not require Apple to cease online sales, then why make the move? Curiously, the item is still available for purchase from Apple’s own online store, somewhat adding to the confusion.

Curious indeed.

  • Anonymous

    Apple is saying “oh yeah Proview?, you want us to pull out product? Here you go!” “Proview says,..but but wait, oh, we didn’t REALLY want you to pull the ipad, I mean, well we still want to get the ipad 3 you know”

    Hey Proview….suck on it. You ain’t gonna get S&%#!

    Apple makes enough money around the world to leave you out.

  • Like that will stop someone in China to buy one… BLACK MARKET OR APPLE STORE B*TCHES xp

  • Anonymous

    Lmao, you no let me use the name iPad? Fine, i won’t sell iPads in china. Let’s see how the people will react.