As we reported yesterday, Apple will be launching the iPad Air and the iPad mini with Retina Display in India later this week on December 7. According to the Times of India, Apple is reportedly looking at offering a range of promotional offers including buyback and EMI schemes, similar to the ones it offered on the new iPhones.
Though we are a few days away from the launch, Apple has already revealed the prices of the tablets, with the iPad Air 16GB Wi-Fi carrying a price tag of Rs 35,900 and the iPad mini with Retina display 16GB Wi-Fi of Rs 28,900.
Apple is said to be contemplating buyback and EMI schemes on the new iPads. Apple did the same with the new iPhones in India. In addition to cutting the cost of the iPhone 4S to Rs 31,500, Apple also introduced a buyback offer for people planning to buy the iPhone 5c or the iPhone 4S. Under this offer, buyers will get Rs 13,000 back for exchanging his or her old smartphone.
In order to increase sales of iPads Apple is also planning to increase the number of points of sale for the tablet. Unlike earlier, when the iPad was only available with large format multi-brand retailers and Apple-exclusive stores, the Cupertino-based company is looking at making the iPads available with regular retailers as well that also sell iPhones right now. Along with its distributors, Apple is also trying to set up separate iPad sections within stores wherever possible, the report claims.