Historically, China has always been a very successful market for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), but the Q3 numbers are in for iPad sales in China, and they are incredible. Over 2 million iPads shipped this quarter, up a staggering 80% from last quarter's Chinese iPad sales. In this video, Motley Fool analyst Lyons George tells us just how big of a win these numbers are for Apple, and how the timing couldn't be better, as the company's tablet is beginning to face increasing competition worldwide, and a big new challenge to its smartphone dominanceĀ is emerging.

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