American technology giant Apple Inc is reportedly planning to release the new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 in India this week.
Popular PC vendor ITNET Infocom confirmed (via Twitter) on Thursday that the new Apple iPad series slates will hit stores in India on Friday, 21 September. "Ipad air 2 and ipad mini 3 coming tomorrow," said the ITNET Twitter handle.
Technology website NDTV Gadgets, which broke the news first, adds that Apple India home page has been updated with iPad Air 2 photos and a tag – "Change is in the Air." Previously, the page was adorned with iPhone 6 series images, since the official launch in September.
Now, the change in Apple home page has given way to the speculations that the new iPad series tablets might get released this weekend.
The company released the India price details of Apple iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 soon after the official launch last month, now if ITNET is to be believed, Apple fans can get their hands on the new devices this weekend.
However, we still advise our readers to take this report with a proverbial pinch of salt, since the Apple is yet to officially confirm the news.
We are awaiting a reply from Apple representative regarding the above report. We'll provide an update as soon as possible, once we get the confirmation.
Apple iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 India Price Details:
|Models||iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi Only)||iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi+ SIM support)||iPad Mini 3 (Wi-Fi only )||iPad Mini 3 (Wi-Fi + SIM support)|
Key Specifications of Apple iPad Air and iPad Mini 2:
|Model||Apple iPad Air 2||Apple iPad Mini 3|
|Display||9.7-inch LED-backlit display with 2,048x1,536p resolutions and comes with finger-print resistant oleophobic coating, fully laminated display with anti-reflective coatingPixel density: 264 ppi (pixel per inch)||7.9-inch LED back-lit multi-touch retain display with 2048x1536p resolutions and comes with finger-print resistant oleophobic coating,Pixel density: 264 ppi|
|OS||iOS v8.0 (out-of-the-box), update v8.1.1 is available now||iOS v8.0 (out-of-the-box), update v8.1.1 is available now|
|Processor||Apple A8X(64-bit architecture) with M8 motion co-processor||Apple A7(64-bit architecture) with M7 motion co-processor|
|Camera||Main: iSight 8.0-megapixel camera with 5-element lens, f/2.4 aperture, HDR photos, full HD video recording capability, hybrid IR filter, 3 X video zoom, Slo-mo video featureFront: 1.2-megapixel FaceTime camera with HD (720p) video recording, face-detection||Main: iSight 5.0-megapixel camera with 5-element lens, f/2.4 aperture, HDR photos, full HD video recording capability, 3 x video zoom,Front: 1.2-megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording, face-detection|
|Network||3G and 4G-LTE||3G and 4G-LTE|
|Battery||Built-in 27.3-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery;Up to 10 hours surfing web, watching video or listening to music on Wi-Fi and 9 hours via SIM||Built-in 23.8-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery;Up to 10 hours surfing web, watching video or listening to music on Wi-Fi and 9 hours via SIM|
|Add-ons||Built-in finger-print identity sensor, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n; dual band: 2.4GHz & 5GHz ), MIMO, Bluetooth v4.0, Nano-SIM tray for cellular model, lightning port, GSM/EDGE, iBeacon micro-location||Built-in finger-print identity sensor, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n; dual band: 2.4GHz & 5GHz ), MIMO, Bluetooth v4.0, Nano-SIM tray for cellular model, GSM/EDGE, iBeacon micro-location|
|Dimensions||240.0 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm (negligible difference in the SIM based model)||200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm (negligible difference in the SIM based model)|
|Weight||437 g (Wi-Fi only) & 444 g (Wi-Fi + Cellular)||331 g (Wi-Fi only) & 341 g (Wi-Fi + Cellular)|
|Colours||Gold, Space Grey & Silver||Gold, Space Grey & Silver|