Apple iPad Air 2 and Mini 3 Up for Pre-Orders in India
The latest Apple iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are up for pre-orders now. Apple has partnered with Flipkart and Infibeam to sell its latest iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 in India and these e-commerce retailers are accepting pre-orders for 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB versions of both the devices. The delivery starts from 29th November onwards.
The new iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi model is priced at Rs. 35,900 for the 16 GB capacity, Rs. 42,900 for the 64 GB and Rs. 49,900 for the 128 GB. While the Air 2 with Wi-Fi + Cellular will be available for a suggested retail price of Rs. 45,900 for the 16 GB version, Rs. 52,900 for the 64 GB and Rs. 59,900 for the 128 GB.
The new Apple iPad mini 3 with Wi-Fi model costs Rs. 28,900 for the 16 GB, Rs. 35,900 for the 64 GB and Rs. 42,900 for the 128 GB model. On the other hand, iPad mini 3 with Wi-Fi + Cellular model is priced at Rs. 38,900 for the 16 GB, Rs. 45,900 for the 64 GB and Rs. 52,900 for the 128 GB version.
Infibeam has announced the availability of the iPad Air 2 for delivery in Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Noida, Gurgaon, Pune, Faridabad, Secunderabad and Nagpur, while Flipkart is not promising any date for delivery right away.
The new refreshed Air is 18 percent thinner with a thickness of just 6.1 mm. As expected, it is powered by the new Intel A8x Chip, a 2nd gen 64-bit architecture, which is 12 times faster than the current one. Apple claims that the graphics performance of the new iPad Air 2 is 180 times faster, which gives console-like gaming experience.
On the other hand, the iPad mini 3 is a minor upgrade over the last year’s iPad mini 2. It features a 7.9-inch (2048×1536 pixels) display and is powered by a 64-bit A7 dual-core processor paired with M7 co-processor and 1 GB of RAM. It also features a 5-megapixel rear camera, 1.2 megapixel front camera, a battery that is good enough and lasts up to 10 hours, and a TouchID sensor. On the software front, it too runs on iOS 8.1.