Apple iPad Air, iPad Mini launched in India

The new Apple iPad Air and the new iPad mini join the most affordable 9.7-inch iPad and the most advanced iPad Pro models.

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Tech giant Apple launched an all-new iPad Air in an ultra-thin 10.5-inch design that comes with the A12 Bionic chip with Apple’s Neural Engine. The new 7.9-inch iPad mini represents an upgrade for iPad mini fans who love a compact, ultra-portable design packed with the latest technology.


Apple Pencil opens up new creativity and productivity possibilities for iPad mini and iPad Air users, from drawing and writing down thoughts to marking up documents and retouching photos. The must-have tool among students, professionals and creatives delivers a remarkably fluid and natural drawing experience and provides pixel-perfect accuracy and low latency for activities within popular apps including Procreate, Notability, Pixelmator Photo (coming soon) and Microsoft Office.

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The Neural Engine of the A12 Bionic chip powers the apps and iPad workflows using advanced machine learning and Core ML for engaging AR experiences, photo-realistic effects in 3D games and stunning graphics performance within apps.


The new iPad Air and iPad Air feature the same Wi-Fi performance and Gigabit‑class LTE connectivity which is also available in advanced iPad Pro models. With eSIM technology built in, users can easily connect to wireless data plans right from iPad when traveling in more than 180 countries around the world.

The new iPad mini and iPad Air can capture high-resolution photos and video and make editing 4K films easy and smooth. The company has improved the low-light processing too.

The iPad Air and iPad mini feature a dock that provides quick access to frequently used apps and documents from any screen, and multitasking is easy with Split View and Slide Over. Drag and Drop makes moving images, text and files between apps easier than ever, and managing documents in the Files app is seamless and easy on iPad and across Apple devices.

The company also announced an upcoming update to iWork for iOS, which will be available next week, with enhanced integration of Apple Pencil including new animation options in Keynote that let users draw an animation path for any object, and an all-new user interface that enables easy implementation of build effects, including move, rotate and scale.

The new iPad mini and iPad Air come in silver, space grey and gold finishes in 64GB and 256GB configurations. The new iPad mini starts at Rs 34,900 for the Wi-Fi model and Rs 45,900 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model and the 10.5-inch iPad Air starts at Rs 44,900 for the Wi-Fi model and Rs 55,900 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model.

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