The iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are now up for pre-orders in India via online retailers such as Infibeam and Flipkart.iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi
models are priced at Rs. 35,900 for the 16GB model, Rs. 42,900 for the 64GB model and Rs. 49,900 for the 128GB model. iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi + Cellular
models is priced at Rs. 45,900 for the 16GB model, Rs. 52,900 for the 64GB model and Rs. 59,900 for the 128GB model.iPad mini 3 with Wi-Fi
models will be available at Rs. 28,900 for the 16GB model, Rs. 35,900 for the 64GB model and Rs. 42,900 for the 128GB model. iPad mini 3 with Wi-Fi + Cellular
models will be available at Rs. 38,900 for the 16GB model, Rs. 45,900 for the 64GB model and Rs. 52,900 for the 128GB model.
: iPad Air 2 vs. iPad Air
Available in silver, space grey, and a new gold colour variant, the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 offer Touch ID so users can unlock their iPad with their fingerprint. iPad Air 2, which weighs just 437 grams, is powered by the new Apple-designed A8X chip, which delivers a 40 percent improvement in CPU performance and 2.5 times the graphics performance of iPad Air, and still delivers the up to 10-hour battery life.
iPad Air 2 also comes with an improved 8-megapixel camera. iPad Air 2 delivers faster connectivity with 802.11ac Wi-Fi with Multiple-In-Multiple-Out (MIMO) technology.
The only significant change in the iPad mini 3 compared to its predecessor is the addition of Touch ID fingerprint scanner.
: iPad mini 3 vs. iPad mini 2 aka iPad mini with Retina display
iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 come with iOS 8.1 including Continuity features across iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite that enable Apple
products to work together seamlessly. Handoff lets you start an activity on one device and pass it to another, and when your iPhone is on the same Wi-Fi network, you can make and receive phone calls right from your iPad.
As with the iPhone 6
and iPhone 6 Plus
, Apple has done away with the 32GB storage capacity, while reducing the price of the 64GB variant and adding a 128GB model at the top end.