Apple has finally launched its famed iPad tablet in India today. The tablet will be available in Apple stores and with Apple premium resellers across the country.
Starting price for the base version with WiFi and 16 GB storage is Rs 27,900; for 32GB version it is Rs 32,900; and for the 64Gb it will be Rs 37,900. It you also need 3G connectivity the prices will be Rs 34,900, Rs 39,400 and Rs 44,900 respectively for 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.
According to the Apple spokesperson, “Apple does not have a tie up with any of the service providers in India for providing special data plans for users who purchase ipad’s.”
As of now BSNL is the only service provider who has introduced plans on its own specially designed for iPad. BSNL’s plans are: Rs 999 per month plan for unlimited access, Rs 599 for 6 GB and Rs 99 for unlimited data over a day — for pre paid users. Post paid subscribers only have the Rs 999 option.
iPads allow users to browse the web, read and send email, view and share photos, watch HD video, listen to music, play games, read ebooks and explore apps on Apple’s App Store.
Available in Wifi or Wifi and 3G models, iPads are 0.5 inches thick and weigh 1.6 lbs–they’re thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook. They deliver up to 10 hours of battery life for surfing the web on Wifi, watching videos or listening to music, and up to nine hours of surfing the web on a 3G data network.