Apple India today started the sale of the iPad Air which is now lightest bigger iPad at weight of 469 grams compared to iPad 4 which was 662 grams and the decreased weight make it 20 % lighter than the older iPad where as the display remains the same. The other specs of iPad air includes Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based) processor and 1 Gb of DDR3 RAM, its also available in wifi + 3G model as well, in which the SIM card slot is for the Nano-SIM not the Micro-SIM as was in earlier generation iPad.
Apple has organised retail launch event to start the sales across major cities in India. In delhi, it happened in Vasant Kunj where we saw good number of people turning up to purchase the new iPad, the public response was not the same we saw at iPhone 5S launch some days back.
With the new iPad Air, iPad Mini with retina display was also made available at this event in India for sales, so in case you are looking for iPad mini with retina display this is the right time to buy it, below is the pricing for both iPad air and iPad Mini with Retina.
iPad Mini and iPad Air Photo Gallery
Check out the photo gallery of iPad mini and iPad Air, there are some shots we took it with iPad 2, so you can get an idea about the from factor as well.
iPad Air and iPad Mini Pricing
Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display (Wi-Fi only)
iPad Mini with Retina Display 16GB Rs 28,900
iPad Mini with Retina Display 32GB Rs 35,900
iPad Mini with Retina Display 64GB Rs 42,900
iPad Mini with Retina Display 128GB Rs 49,900
Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display (Wi-Fi + Cellular)
iPad Mini with Retina Display 16GB Rs 37,900
iPad Mini with Retina Display 32GB Rs 44,900
iPad Mini with Retina Display 64GB Rs 51,900
iPad Mini with Retina Display 128GB Rs 58,900
Apple iPad Air (Wi-Fi only)
iPad Air 16GB Rs 35,900
iPad Air 32GB Rs 42,900
iPad Air 64GB Rs 49,900
iPad Air 128GB Rs 56,900
Apple iPad Air (Wi-Fi + 3G)
iPad Air 16GB Rs 44,900
iPad Air 32GB Rs 51,900
iPad Air 64GB Rs 58,900
iPad Air 128GB Rs 65,900
Apple iPad mini
iPad mini 16GB (Wi-Fi only) Rs 21,900
iPad mini 16GB (Wi-Fi + Cellular) Rs 30,900
Apple iPad 2
iPad 2 16GB (Wi-Fi only) Rs 28,900
iPad 2 16GB (Wi-Fi + Cellular) Rs 37,900
Conclusion and Hands on
One thing we noticed was that, there was a considerable change in the weight of the new iPad air as compared to our older generation iPad 2 when we held both of these tablets together and in terms of form factor iPad air felt much better to carry when you are on the go, we have done a hands on review of the new iPad Air also compared with the iPad 2, stay tuned we will post that soon here and on our youtube channel as well very soon.