Apple’s second generation tablet computer, iPad2, will go on sale in 25 more countries from this Friday but will miss India again.
Apple, however, said in a press release that “all models of iPad 2 will be available in Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and additional countries in April.”
Though it is not officially known what Apple means by “additional countries”, speculation indicates that India is on the list.
iPad 2, which was unveiled earlier this month, features a new design that is 33 per cent slimmer and nearly 15 per cent lighter than iPad 1, while it has the same 9.7 inch LED backlit display.
The device features Apple’s new dual core A5 processor and now includes two cameras, a front-facing VGA camera for video calling and a rear-facing camera that is capable of recording 720p HD video. Though it is slimmer and lighter, Apple says that iPad 2 still delivers up to 10 hours of battery life.
iPad 2 costs the same as iPad 1, at about $499 (Rs 22,400) for 16GB model, $599 (Rs 27,000) for 32GB and $699 (Rs 31,500) for 64 GB.
The 16 GB model of iPad 2 with Wifi + 3G is available for $629 (Rs 28,000), while the 32GB model of the same is priced at $729 (Rs 33,000), and the 64 GB model costs $829 (Rs 37,000).