New Delhi: Apple has finally announced the launch of the new iPad in India on April 27, Friday. The prices start at Rs 30,500 for the base 16GB Wi-Fi only model.
The new iPad Wi-Fi models will be available in black or white for Rs 30,500 for the 16GB model, Rs 36,500 for the 32GB model and Rs 42,500 for the 64GB model.
The iPad Wi-Fi + 4G models will be available for Rs 38,900 for the 16GB model, Rs 44,900 for the 32GB model and Rs 50,900 for the 64GB model.
Apple has also announced a price drop for the iPad 2, which is now available at a price starting Rs 24,500 for the 16 GB Wi-Fi model and Rs 32,900 for the 16 GB Wi-Fi + 3G model.,
The new iPad features a new Retina display with 2048x1536-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi), Apple's new A5X chip with quad-core graphics and a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing photos and 1080p HD video. The new iPad is claimed to deliver the all-day 10 hour battery life.
With 44 per cent increased colour saturation, the new iPad displays colours that are believed to be richer and, deeper.
With iOS 5.1, the new iPad has a number of new features and enhancements including a redesigned Camera app with video stabilisation technology; the ability to delete photos from Photo Stream; support for dictation in English, French, German and Japanese; and Personal Hotspot.
The new iPad also supports dictation, another way to get things done just using your voice. Instead of typing, tap the microphone icon on the keyboard, then say what you want to say and the new iPad listens. Tap done, and iPad converts your words into text.
Apple's latest tablet has also been making news for the wrong reasons. There have been reports that the new iPad throws off a lot more heat than the previous version also that the battery it took much longer to charge. Apple had to offer Australian buyers of its new iPada refund after the nation's consumer watchdog accused it of misleading advertising over one key aspect of the product. The third-generation iPad cannot connect to a 4G mobile data network in Australia due to technical incompatibility.
About a month ago online retailer Tradus.in has listed the new iPad 16 GB, WiFi model for Rs 36,799 after discount of Rs 3191.
The new iPad will be available beginning on Friday, April 20 in Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Malaysia, Panama, St Maarten, Uruguay and Venezuela.
And, beginning on Friday, April 27, the new iPad will be available in Colombia, Estonia, India, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, South Africa and Thailand.