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iPad Air, Retina iPad mini go on sale in India


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Apple has launched its iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display tablets in the Indian market, bringing its latest products to the country soon after their global roll out. The company held a launch event in New Delhi for the two tablets.

The iPad Air is the new full-sized tablet in Apple’s portfolio and will be on sale alongside the two-year-old iPad 2. New features of the latest Apple tablet include the 64-bit A7 chipset, thinner profile and refreshed design. The starting price of the new iPad is Rs 35,900, whereas the top model costs Rs 65,900.

The second-generation iPad mini comes with major upgrades over its predecessors, mainly the Retina display and the latest 64-bit A7 processor. The base variant of Retina iPad mini is priced at Rs 28,900, while the top model costs Rs 58,900.

Below are the prices of all the models of the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display:

iPad Air

Storage Wi-Fi only Wi-Fi + 4G 16GB Rs 35,900 Rs 44,900 32GB Rs 42,900 Rs 51,900 64GB Rs 49,900 Rs 58,900 128GB Rs 56,900 Rs 65,900

iPad mini with Retina display

Storage Wi-Fi only Wi-Fi + 4G 16GB Rs 28,900 Rs 37,900 32GB Rs 35,900 Rs 44,900 64GB Rs 42,900 Rs 51,900 128GB Rs 49,900 Rs 58,900
iPad Air will compete against the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition) and Sony Xperia Tablet Z in the Indian market. Rivals of the Retina iPad mini in India include the second-generation Google Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy Note 510.With the launch of the new iPads, Apple has increased (rather than lower) the prices of its older tablets. It has listed the two-year-old iPad 2’s Wi-Fi variant at Rs 28,900, up Rs 4,400 from its price tag before the prices of new iPads were revealed. Its Wi-Fi + 3G model is now available at Rs 37,900, compared to its previous price tag of Rs 32,900, an increase of Rs 5,000.

iPad mini’s Wi-Fi and cellular model now costs Rs 30,900, up Rs 1,000 in comparison to its earlier price. Apple has, however, not revised the price of its Wi-Fi-only version; it still costs Rs 21,900 and remains the cheapest iPad model in Apple’s portfolio.

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