Apple iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 Available in India From November 29

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Apple iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 Available in India From November 29
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 percent 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 Wi-Fi connectivity only and with both Wi-Fi 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 16GB Wi-Fi only model is priced at Rs. 35,900, 64GB at Rs. 42,900 and 128GB model at Rs. 49,900, including value added tax.

The three models of another version of iPad Air 2 with both Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity have been priced at Rs. 45,900, Rs. 52,900 and Rs. 59,900, including VAT.

(Also see: iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 - Or Should You Buy an Older iPad?)

Similarly, iPad mini 3 will also be available in two different categories Wi-Fi connectivity only and Wi-Fi 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 A8 X chip, which the company says, delivers 40 percent 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 Wi-Fi, 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 iPad Air 2, Apple has upgraded main camera to 8-megapixel while camera in iPad mini 3 remains the same at 5-megapixel. The front camera of all the iPad models is 1.2-megapixel.

The cellular version of iPad supports all kind of telecom connectivity across frequency bands available for public, including CDMA, 2G, 3G and 4G.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Brilliant new design
  • Great for gaming
  • Best camera on a tablet
  • Continuity on iOS
  • Bad
  • No multi-window
  • No split-screen
  • Maximum volume causes reverberation
Display9.70-inch
ProcessorApple A8X
Front Camera1.2-megapixel
Resolution1536x2048 pixels
RAM2GB
OSiOS 8.1
Storage16GB
Rear Camera8-megapixel
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