New iPad India launch set for April 27, iPad 2 price takes a dip

New iPad India

With the new iPad India launch just around the corner, potential users in the country will finally be able to lay hands on the 9.7-inch slate from April 27 onwards. The tablet will also be heading to 11 other countries this Friday.

For those who aren’t aware, powering up this device is a new SOC with quad-core graphics, dubbed the Apple A5X. The tablet also incorporates a Retina display proffering a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. Besides playback support for full HD videos, the 5MP iSight camera allows users to capture moments in 1080p quality. And to top it off, the company has even thrown in a battery pack that’s said to deliver up to 10 hours of activity time on a single charge.

Having made its debut in South Korea, Venezuela, Croatia, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Panama, Malaysia, Uruguay, St Maarten, Cyprus and Brunei, the third generation iPad is also expected to hit shelves in various other countries this coming Friday. They include Colombia, Estonia, India, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, South Africa and Thailand.

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The Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 4G variants are scheduled to go live in color options of black and white. And with the launch of the new iPad, the iPad 2 is most likely to witness a drop in price. The revised tags sum up to Rs. 24,500 and Rs. 32,900 for the 16GB Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G variants, respectively.

As per the new iPad India price and availability details, the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB Wi-Fi versions cost Rs. 30,500, Rs. 36,500 and Rs. 42,500, respectively. Where the Wi-Fi + 4G variants are concerned, they’re said to hold price tags of Rs. 38,900 for the 16GB option, Rs. 44,900 for the 32GB slate and Rs. 50,900 for the 64GB device. The tablet will be available for purchase through select Apple Authorized Resellers on April 27, as previously noted.