Apple’s highly anticipated iPads – iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 – were launched in October. The Cupertino Company didn’t ignore the Indian market and was quick enough to reveal what the prices would be for the devices in India. The all new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are now available for pre-order on online stores like Flipkart and Infibeam.
The iPad Air 2 as well as iPad mini 3 can be picked in space grey, white and gold options. The e-retailers promise to ship both devices by the end of the month.
As revealed earlier the iPad Air 2 16GB Wi-Fi model is available for Rs 35,900. The 64Gb and 128GB iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi models are priced at Rs 42,900 and Rs 49,900, respectively. The 16GB iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi and Cellular) will be priced at Rs 45,900 , 64GB model at Rs 52,900 and 128GB at Rs 59,900.
The Wi-Fi models of the iPad mini 3 are priced at Rs 28,900 for the 16GB model, Rs 35,900 for the 64GB model and Rs 42,900 for the 128GB model. The 16GB, 64GB and 128GB iPad mini 3 (Wi-Fi + Cellular) models will be priced at Rs 38,900, Rs 45,900 and Rs 52,900, respectively.
While we expected the device to go on sale around Diwali along with the iPhone 6, given Apple’s track record in India it still isn’t too late considering the devices were launched just a month and half ago.
The Apple iPad Air 2 measures just 6.1mm thin and weighs just 435g. It is easily the world’s thinnest tablet, almost 18 per cent thinner than the original iPad Air. The major update is the presence of the TouchID fingerprint scanner on the power button in the iPad Air 2.
It comes in the golden coloured back as well as space-gray and silver backs. The other major addition is the presence of an 8MP iSight camera, which brings in all the goodies such as time-lapse mode, live HDR, 120fps slo-mo mode, burst mode, panorama and so on. There is an improved 1.2MP front facing camera as well.
The Apple iPad mini 3 is a generational upgrade over the iPad mini with Retina Display. The major update with the mini 3 is also the addition of the TouchID which improves security. The iPad mini 3 is powered by the Apple A7 SoC and just like the iPad Air 2, will run on iOS 8.1. It also gets the 5MP iSight camera like the iPad mini 2. Most of the other aspects of the iPad mini 3 have been carried forward from its previous iteration – the iPad mini 2.