Apple has launched the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3, though they have not confirmed the availability dates in India, the prices however have been revealed. And now straight to the point the prices – Apple iPad Air 2 starts from Rs. 35,900 and the iPad Mini 3 from Rs. 28,900.

Apple iPad Air 2
The Air 2 is just 6.1 mm thick (its 18% thinner) and weighs about 437 grams. This tablet with an aluminum body sports a 9.7 inch LED backlit wide screen with IPS technology and playing around with a 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution. The screen comes with oleophobic coating that will minimize fingerprint impressions. The display is fully laminated with anti reflective coating.

Air 2 is powered by 64 bit A8X chipset coupled with M8 Motion coprocessor. The home button doubles up as a finger print scanner. This tab sails on iOS 8 with optional 16GB, 64GB and 128GB storage.

Key features are 4G/3G (optional), Wi-Fi (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0, compass, iBeacon / GPS with GLONASS, built in Siri and a good list of sensors including accelerometer, barometer, accelerator and ambient light sensor.

Apple iPad Air 2 launched

There is an 8MP iSight camera on the rear and a 1.2MP face time HD camera on the front. The built in battery as per the company will give up to 10 hours of continuous surfing time on Wi-Fi.

Apple iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi version is priced at Rs. 35,900 (16GB), Rs. 42,900 (64GB) and Rs. 49,900 (128GB). The Wi-Fi + Cellular version is priced at Rs. 45,900 (16GB), Rs. 52,900 (64GB) and Rs. 59,900 (128GB).

Apple iPad Mini 3
The Mini 3 is 7.5mm thick and weighs about 331 grams with battery. It spots a 7.9 inch IPS LED backlit screen with 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution. This tab also comes with olephobic coating and finger print sensor built into the home button.

This tab is powered by A7 chipset (64 Bit) with M7 motion coprocessor. It comes with 5MP iSight camera on the rear and 1.2MP facetime HD camera on the front. Key features are 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with GLONASS / iBeacon and Siri. You can expect the battery backup of up to 10 hours of continuous surfing using Wi-Fi.

Apple iPad Mini 3 launched

The Apple iPad Mini 3 Wi-Fi version is price at Rs. 28,900 (16GB), Rs. 35,900 (64GB) and Rs. 43,900 (128GB). The Wi-Fi and Cellular version will cost Rs. 38,900 (16GB), Rs. 45,900 (64GB) and Rs. 52,900 (128GB).

With the launch of these new models, Apple has dropped prices of Mini 2 and iPad Air. iPad Air 16GB is now available for Rs. 28,900 and the Mini 2 with 16GB storage for Rs. 21,900.

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor -