Apple iPad Mini, the shrunk version of the Cupertino-based giant's best selling iPad has become phenomenally popular among the global markets and is also one of the hottest topics among Apple fanboys these days. But the biggest question over here is, while the table has already been made available in the UK and US market, when will iPad Mini hit the Indian market retail shelves?
Well, on this, BGR India has come with a recent report which states citing multiple resources that 16GB Wi-Fi only iPad Mini, which is the base version will be priced at Rs 21,900 in India. The report adds that there is no information regarding the price of 32GB and 64GB iPad Mini, but the Wi-Fi only models could probably be priced at Rs 27,999 and Rs 33,9000 approximately.
Moreover, the report hints that iPad Mini Wi-Fi only version could also have limited stocks initially, similar to that of iPhone 5, which is facing supply issues since its release. But the recent reports have disclosed that the miniature tablet is set for India release in the "coming weeks, " which means, November release, however as now, only one week is left for this month to get over, hence the launch can be expected in December only. Going by the Apple devices launch pad pattern for Indian market, it would be logical to say that iPad Mini will get released in the nation's market only in December, sometime around Christmas, just like iPhone 5 got launched during Diwali time to incur the sales.
At the same time, Apple fanboys who would like to have their hands on the miniature tablet prior to the official release of the tablet can pre-order the device through the online retailers including eBay.in, that has listed the tablet for Rs 28,990.
Speaking about the specifications, iPad Mini has a packs a 7.9 inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with 1024 x 768 pixel resolution, which is not a Retina Display, 1GHz dual core Apple A5 processor, PowerVR GPU, 5MP iSight rear camera and 1.2MP front camera for video calling.
With iOS 6 platform, iPad Mini comes in three configurations – 16GB/32GB/64GB internal storage and 512MB RAM. The tablet comes packed with with a Lightning port, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth features. Further, the 3G and 4G supporting iPad Mini will be launched in mid-November. As claimed by Apple, iPad Mini is loaded with a 16.3 Whr Li-Po battery delivering up to 10 hours backup.