Thinnest model of Apple’s iPad, Air 2 and the new iPad mini 3 will be available in India from November 29.
“Pre-bookings for iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 have already started. Both the models will be available across Apple authorised retail stores from November 29,” an authorised Apple channel partner told PTI.
The iPad Air 2 is just 6.1 millimetre thin which is 18 per cent less than the previous version and weighs only 437 grams.
Customers will have the option to buy from six models of iPad Air 2, priced in the range of Rs 35,900 to Rs 59,900.
There are three models each under two categories – iPad with wifi connectivity only and with both wifi and cellular connectivity supported through a nano SIM.
Based on their storage support, each model of iPad Air 2 has been priced differently.
iPad Air 2 16 GB wifi only model is priced at Rs 35,900, 64 GB at Rs 42,900 and 128 GB model at Rs 49,900, including value added tax.
The three models of another version of iPad Air 2 with both wifi and cellular connectivity have been priced at Rs 45,900, Rs 52,900 and Rs 59,900, including VAT.
Similarly, iPad mini 3 will also be available in two different categories – wifi connectivity only and wifi with cellular connectivity. Each of these categories has three models differentiated in terms of their storage support.
iPad mini 3 models have been priced in the range of Rs 28,900 to Rs 52,900, including VAT.
All the iPad Air 2 models have a 9.7 inch screen while iPad mini 3 comes with a 7.9 inch screen.
iPad Air 2 has new Apple-designed A8X chip, which the company says, delivers 40 per cent improvement in computing performance and 2.5 times better graphics performance as compared to the previous version of iPad Air.
Apple promises up to 10-hour of battery life in iPad Air 2 while surfing the Internet on wifi, watching video or listening to music.
iPad mini 3 has Apple’s A7 chipset. Apple has added Touch ID feature in both iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 so that users can unlock their iPad with touch of a finger and enhance security in transactions done through these devices.
In Air 2, Apple has upgraded main camera to 8 megapixel while camera in iPad mini 3 remains the same at 5 MP. The front camera of all the iPad models is 1.2 MP.
The cellular version of iPad supports all kind of telecom connectivity across frequency bands available for public, including CDMA, 2G, 3G and 4G.