China Unicom could start selling Apple's iPad from the middle to late September reports Bloomberg, based on a story in the China Business News citing an unidentified source from the mobile carrier.

The move would be in line with China's second-largest mobile operator offering the iPhone 4 from a likely 16 September date.

However, a spokesman for China Unicom declined to comment on the  launch of either iPad or iPhone 4, telling telling news service AFP on Friday they hold to offer Apple's products "as soon as possible."

According to AFP China, is the world's largest mobile market, with 800 million subscribers, with 420 million people on the Internet.

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