As Apple gears up to begin the sales of the iPhone 11 series in India, the Cupertino, California-based company has quietly revealed that the new iPad will go on sale in India beginning October 4. Apple has listed the release date on its India website. To recall, the new iPad was announced alongside the iPhone 11 series and Apple Watch Series 5 at the company's Special Event in Cupertino earlier this month. It replaces the iPad (2018) model with a 9.7-inch screen that was introduced in March last year.
The Apple website doesn't mention anything about the pre-orders but the authorised Apple retailers will likely start taking pre-orders a week before the release.
Update: We reached out to Apple to get a confirmation on the launch date, and were initially informed the 2019 iPad will go on sale on October 4 in the country. On that date however, we learnt that the launch date is no longer certain. The company has since removed the date from its India website.
The new iPad (aka iPad (2019)) is priced starting at Rs. 29,900 for its Wi-Fi only, 32GB storage base model. Its 128GB Wi-Fi only model is priced at Rs. 37,900. The Wi-Fi + Cellular model carries a price tag of Rs. 40,900 for the 32GB variant, whereas the 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model is priced at Rs. 48,900. Apple offers iPad (2019) in Silver, Space Grey, and Gold colours.
The seventh-generation Apple iPad comes with 10.2-inch Retina IPS screen with a resolution of 2160x1620 pixels. It runs on iPadOS and is powered by the Apple A10 Fusion SoC. As mentioned, it will be offered in both Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + Cellular variants in 32GB and 128GB storage options.
The iPad (2019) also features an 8-megapixel f/2.4 rear camera and a 1.2-megapixel f/2.2 front shooter. Other features of the new iPad include stereo speakers, Wi-Fi 802.11ac support, Bluetooth 4.2, Touch ID, 3.5mm audio jack, dual microphones, and a Lightning connector.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this article noted October 14 to be the release date, based on the Apple India site listing. Apple has since revised the mention on its site to October 4, and confirmed the date to Gadgets 360.