The company has also introduced Apple pencil and smart keyboards that can be paired with the devices. Apple said that Apple Pencil and smart keyboard will be retailed separately
Apple has introduced new models of iPad Air and iPad mini in most of its international markets. The new iPad mini and iPad Air come in silver, space grey and gold finishes in 64 GB and 256 GB configurations. The new iPad Air and iPad mini join the affordable 9.7-inch iPad and advanced iPad Pro models from Apple.
Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing said, “Today the iPad family takes two big leaps forward with an all-new 10.5-inch iPad Air that brings high-end size, features and performance at a breakthrough price, and a major upgrade to the 7.9-inch iPad mini, which also brings Apple Pencil, Retina display and the A12 Bionic chip to the many customers that love its compact size.”
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. Apple announced that it will selling Apple pencil and smart keyboard separately.
Apple iPad Mini and Apple iPad Air features
The Cupertino based tech giant has equipped both its new offerings with the A12 Bionic Chip coupled with company’s neural engine. Company’s official statement for iPad Air read, “With the A12 Bionic chip with Apple’s Neural Engine, the new iPad Air delivers a 70 percent boost in performance and twice the graphics capability, and the advanced Retina display with True Tone technology is nearly 20 percent larger with over half a million more pixels.”
It continued about iPad Mini. “With the A12 Bionic chip, the new iPad mini is a powerful multi-tasking machine, delivering three times the performance and nine times faster graphics. The advanced Retina display with True Tone technology and wide colour support is 25 percent brighter3 and has the highest pixel density of any iPad, delivering an immersive visual experience in any setting.”