Apple launched the iPad Air 2 as well as the iPad mini 3 last month, and the Cupertino-based company is now planning on launching the two new tablets in India as early as this month. Sources tell BGR India that Apple will start taking preorders for the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 anytime within the next three to four days. These tablets will then go on sale towards the end of this month. Also Read - Apple adds UPI, RuPay, net banking on App Store: How to add new payment methodsAlso Read - Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' job application sold for over Rs 2.5 crore
The iPad Air 2 is the successor to last year s iPad Air, and with a thickness of only 6.1mm, it is the thinnest iPad ever. It flaunts a 9.7-inch (2048 1536 pixels) display at a pixel density of 264ppi and anti-reflective coating. It is powered by an A8X processor paired with 2GB of RAM, and features 8-megapixel iSight camera, 1.2-megapixel FaceTime camera, connectivity options like Wi-Fi 802.11ac and support for up to up to 20 LTE bands, and TouchID sensor. On the software front, it runs on iOS 8.1. Also Read - Apple iOS 15, iPadOS 15 beta 4 released: What’s new, how to download
Apple also revealed the India pricing of the iPad Air 2, within hours of launching the tablet. Prices for the tablet starts at Rs 35,900 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model, Rs 42,900 for the 64GB Wi-Fi model, and Rs 49,900 for the 128GB Wi-Fi model. The Wi-Fi + Cellular models are priced at Rs 45,900 for the 16GB, Rs 52,900 for the 64GB variant, and Rs 59,900 for the 128GB variant.
The iPad mini 3, on the other hand, is a minor upgrade over last year s iPad mini 2. It features a 7.9-inch (2048×1536 pixels) display, and is powered by a 64-bit A7 dual-core processor paired with M7 coprocessor and 1GB of RAM. It also features a 5-megapixel rear camera, 1.2-megapixel front camera, a battery that is good enough to last 10 hours, and a TouchID sensor. On the software front, it too runs on iOS 8.1.
The iPad mini 3 is priced at Rs 28,900 for the 16GB Wi-Fi variant, Rs 35,900 for the 64GB variant and Rs 42,900 for the 128GB variant. The Wi-Fi + Cellular models are priced at Rs 38,900 for the 16GB variant, 45,900 for the 64GB variant, and Rs 52,900 for the 128GB variant.