New Apple iPad Air to set Indians back by at least Rs 36,000

Apple enthusiasts in the country will now be able to buy the latest iPads -- Air and Mini -- with prices starting Rs 28,900 onwards.

Apple enthusiasts in the country will now be able to buy the latest iPads -- Air and Mini -- with prices starting Rs 28,900 onwards.

New Apple iPad Air to set Indians back by at least Rs 36,000

Fans at a store to purchase the iPad Air. Image: Shruti Dhapola/Firstpost

While the 16GB Wi-Fi only iPad mini with Retina display will be available for Rs 28,900, its corresponding iPad Air model will be available at a price tag of Rs 35,900.

The iPad Air features 9.7-inch Retina display in a new thinner and lighter design. It weighs 453 grams and is 20 percent thinner and 28 percent lighter than the fourth generation iPad.

Apple introduced the new iPads to India soon after Google launched the second-generation Nexus 7 tablet in the country. A competitor to the iPad, the Nexus 7 is priced at Rs 20,999 for the 16GB variant.

Apple promises up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music and up to 9 hours surfing the web using cellular data network on both the devices.

Following are the iPad Air prices in India

The 16GB - Rs 35,900 (WiFi only) and Rs 44,900 (WiFi+4G)

32GB - Rs 42,900 (WiFi only) and Rs 51,900 (WiFi+4G)

64GB - Rs 49,900 (WiFi only) and Rs 58,900 (WiFi+4G)

128GB - Rs 56,900 (WiFi only) and Rs 65,900 (WiFi+4G)
With PTI inputs

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