We had earlier reported that Apple would launch the new iPads in India on November 29, but now we are being told that the launch has been pushed by a week to December 6 due to lack of inventory. Having said that, Apple has not officially announced the India launch date.
There is no official word about the prices of the new iPads but NDTV Gadgets had earlier reported on the pricing. According to the report, the Wi-Fi version of the iPad mini with Retina Display will start from Rs 28,900 and will increase by Rs 7,000 with every bump in internal storage. The 32GB version will cost Rs 35,900, 64GB Rs 42,900 and 128GB Rs 49,900.
The iPad mini with Retina Display Cellular version will start from Rs 37,900 for 16GB, Rs 44,900 for 32GB, Rs 51,900 for 64GB and Rs 58,900 for 128GB.
The iPad Air Wi-Fi version will start from Rs 35,900 for 16GB, Rs 42,900 for 32GB, Rs 49,900 for 64GB and Rs 56,900 for 128GB. The cellular version, meanwhile, will start from Rs 44,900 for 16GB, Rs 51,900 for 32GB, Rs 58,900 for 64GB and Rs 65,900 for 128GB.
The report also suggests that the first-gen iPad mini 16GB Wi-Fi will continue to retail for Rs 21,900 while the 3G version would get a price bump from Rs 29,900 to Rs 30,900. The iPad 2 16GB will continue to sell for Rs 28,900 and Rs 37,900 for the Wi-Fi and Cellular variants respectively.