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Apple India has started teasing the new iPad Air and the iPad Mini Retina Display on company's official website. Apple launched the iPad Air on November 1 in 41 countries, while the iPad Mini Retina Display has been made available in select countries despite shortages.
Rumor has it that Apple could announce both the iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display on November 29 in the Indian market. The exact release date and retail availability of both the iPad Air and iPad Mini Retina Display has been kept under wraps.
Sources close to GizBot revealed that Apple likely to announce company's newest iPad range "very soon", but until now the Cupertino-based giant hasn't disclosed India plans. A customer care executive over at Apple, whom GizBot interacted just a short while, told that if Apple gets required permissions from Indian government on time, then expect the iPad Air to be launched this month.
There is no set information available whether Apple has any plans to launch the iPad Mini Retina Display in India in the coming days or not. Apple has just launched the celebrated iPad Mini with the Retina Display in US with limited stocks.
In many parts of the world, the Retina iPad Mini is facing supply shortages; and, to meet the demand Apple may not be in a hurry to launch the device in India.
Despite the growing dominance of Android-based tablets, the iPad maintained its aura on consumers mind. The latest iPad Air is more powerful than its predecessor and weighs 469g, making it ultra portable and light weight. With its chamfered edges, it appears that the device is a shrunken version of iPad Mini. The new iPad Air comes in Space Grey and Silver colors. Under the hood, the iPad Air boasts of Apple A7 chipset and M7 coprocessor.
Like the iPhone 5S's 64-bit PC architecture, Apple iPad Air is designed in a same manner. The iPad Air comes available in different capacities 16GB/32GB/64GB.
The new iPad Air features same Retina Display quality 9.7-inch display having a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. Apple has added a 5MP rear-facing camera with improved imaging optics and a 1.2MP FaceTime HD shooter with bigger sensor and dual-mics. The front-facing camera can record videos in 720p HD.
Apple claims that the iPad Air can easily give a battery backup of 10 hours on a single charge. The iPad Air with 4G LTE connectivity comes at a premium price, whereas the Wi-Fi only version starts at USD$499 (Rs.31,042).
Talking about Apple's second generation iPad Mini, this very tablet is as powerful as its older brother. The Retina Apple Mini will be the hottest gadget this Holiday season. Analysts also feel the second-generation iPad Mini could eat market share of the iPad Air.
At $399(Rs.24,300), you will get same high quality Retina Display (7.9-inches), A7 processor, 5MP camera and same 10 hours of battery backup. The only difference between the two tablets is the screen size.
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