Apple iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display, the recently launched tablets, will be available in India on 7 December.
Apple iPad Air (16GB with Wi-Fi) will be priced at Rs 35,900.
The price of Apple iPad mini with Retina display (16GB with Wi-Fi) will be Rs 28,900.
Comparing with the launch price of these two tablets, price in India is higher – around Rs 4,000.
For instance, iPad Air with Wi-Fi models was launched in the U.S. for a price of $499 for the 16GB model, while the cost of iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi models was $399.
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Apple, when announced in October 2013, claimed that the new iPads feature Apple-designed A7 chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture, built-in Wi-Fi and expanded LTE cellular connectivity, and the newly-designed iOS 7.
In addition, with up to twice the CPU and graphics performance on iPad Air, and up to four times the CPU and eight times the graphics performance on iPad mini with Retina display, almost everything you do is faster and better than ever, Apple said.
According to Apple, the A7 chip’s 64-bit architecture and support for OpenGL ES version 3.0 unlocks game console-like visual effects. The new iPads feature the M7 motion coprocessor that gathers data from the accelerometer, gyroscope and compass to offload work from the A7 for improved power efficiency.
Apple says iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display now have a next generation FaceTime HD camera with improved backside illumination sensors featuring larger pixels for better low-light performance.