Apple may release iPad mini in India this weekAuthor : Sharath Kumar November 25, 2012 0
Apple’s new iPad mini is expected to release in India next week.
Though Apple has not come up with a release date, reports indicate that shipments are on the way and the base version of the 7.9-inch tablet will sell for Rs 21,900.
Apple unveiled the iPad mini at a special event held in San Jose, California on October 23. iPad mini is a smaller version of the original tablet designed to spearhead its foray into a segment now dominated by Amazon.com Inc’s Kindle Fire and Google Inc’s Nexus 7.
Tradus, an online retailer, is already selling all 3 versions of iPad mini – 16GB, 32GB and 64GB, priced at Rs 26,990, Rs 34,990 and Rs 43,490, respectively (including taxes).
Apple Inc has reportedly sold 3 million of its new iPads in the first three days the tablet computers were available, driving optimism for a strong holiday quarter despite intensifying competition.
Sales of the 7.9-inch iPad mini and fourth-generation 9.7-inch version, both Wi-Fi only models, were double the first-weekend sales of the Wi-Fi iPad sold in March, Apple in a recent statement.
Apple has however not given a break numbers for the crucial iPad mini.
Analysts estimate that about 2.3 million of the new iPads sold over the weekend were the mini-tablets, surpassing expectations of 1 million to 1.5 million.