Good news for Apple lovers in India! Now, they can lay their hands on Apple iPad 2 by spending Rs. 5000 less compared to few days ago. As expected, Apple has slashed its price worldwide on Thursday following the launch of a new third-generation, 4G ready tablet.
In India, the 16 GB base model of the iPad 2 that works only on Wi-Fi is now priced at Rs 24,500, down from Rs 29,500 earlier. “The iPad 2 is now offered at a more affordable price of Rs 24,500, inclusive of VAT for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and just Rs 32,900, inclusive of VAT for the 16GB Wi-Fi + 3G model,” Apple India said in a press release on Thursday.
A company spokesman said the price cut will be across the board for all iPad 2 models in India. There was no information on when the new 4G ready iPad will be available in India. It is expected that new iPad will arrive in India by the end of April keeping in view past trend of the company.
The new iPad was introduced by Apple chief executive- Tim Cook – in San Francisco on Thursday and will hit store shelves next week in several countries. The company said it will continue to sell the iPad 2, but dropped its price by $100 in the US.
|Announcement Date||March 2, 2011 (Wednesday)||March 7, 2012 (Wednesday)|
|Release Date (US)||March 11, 2011(Friday)||March 16, 2012 (Friday)|
|Release Date (India)||April 29, 2011(Friday)||Not yet announced|
|Display||9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit IPS display||Retina Display, 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit IPS display|
|Resolution||1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)||2048-by-1536-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)|
|Processor||1GHz dual-core Apple A5||Dual-core Apple A5X with quad-core graphics|
|Rear camera||720p||5-megapixel iSight camera|
|Battery||Built-in 25-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery||Built-in 42.5-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery|
|Weight||601g (WiFi)607g (Verizon)613g (AT&T)||652 g (WiFi)662g (WiFi + 4G)|
|Bluetooth||2.1 + EDR technology||4.0 technology|
|Storage||16GB/ 32GB/ 64GB||16GB/ 32GB/ 64GB|
|Models||Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G||Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 4G|
|Price||$399/ Rs 24500 onwards||$499 onwards|