Apple iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 India launch: Better late than never

Apple has finally launched the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 in India just as promised more than a week ago, at price tags starting from Rs 28900 and going up to Rs 59900. The two devices have been up for pre-order through various retailers including Flipkart and Infibeam since the news broke out.

As for the amount of cash you’ll be required to lay out for the new iPad tablets, Apple already revealed these details at the time of launch. The company has done away with the 32GB capacity and you only get to choose from 16GB, 64GB or 128, just as it did with the iPhone 6 variants.

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This actually adds more value to the lineup since there’s a difference of Rs 7000 between all six versions of the iPad Air 2 and mini 3 even though 128GB means double the storage as compared to the 64GB one. It’s an important selling point since there’s no room for a microSD card inside any of the tablets.

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The Apple iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi connectivity only is nailed at Rs 49900, Rs 42900 and Rs 35900 for 128GB, 64GB and 16GB, respectively. You’ll have to pony up Rs 59900, Rs 52900 and Rs 45900 for the Wi-Fi and cellular models, in that order. The iPad mini 3 can be grabbed for Rs 28900 if only Wi-Fi and 16GB are good enough.

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The smaller Apple tablet with plain old Wi-Fi, can be picked up for Rs 35900 or Rs 42900 for 64GB or 128GB, correspondingly. The cellular variant of the iPad mini 3 is available for Rs 52900, Rs 45900 and Rs 38900 if you’re keen on laying hands on the 128GB, 64GB or 16GB capacities, respectively.

The iOS device comes with a 7.9-inch 2048 x 1536p Retina screen, last year’s A7 chip with 64-bit architecture, a 5MP iSight camera and a 1.2MP FaceTime lens. The Apple iPad Air 2 has a 9.7-inch Retina display of the same resolution, an A8X chip and 8MP as well as 1.2MP cameras.