It’s a Good Friday today, for Apple fan-boys in India anyway. Apple has launched the third generation iPad in India. The new device is available in 2 variants - Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi 4G.
The third generation iPad reviewed:
The new iPad boasts of some pretty impressive specifications, the crown jewel of which is the new Retina Display. The 9.7-inch display of the iPad boasts of a resolution of 2048x1536. Under the hood, a 1GHz dual-core Apple A5X chip powers the device. The chip also boasts of Quad Core Graphics. The front has the same VGA camera for FaceTime that we had on the iPad 2, but the rear snapper has been upgraded to 5MP. You can read our full review of the new iPad here.
iPad price comparison: U.S. vs. India
If you are in the mood to pick up the new iPad and are not sure if you should call in the device from the U.S. or pick up one from your local Apple store, here’s a quick comparison between the price of the device in the US and India.
iPad price in the U.S.
iPad price in India
$499 (Rs. 26,225 approx. taxes)
$599 (Rs. 31,480 approx. taxes
$699 (Rs. 36,735 approx. taxes)
$629 (Rs. 33,057 approx. taxes)
$729 (Rs. 38,312 approx. taxes)
$829 (Rs. 43,568 approx. taxes)
Apps optimised for the iPad:
If you thought there is lack of content for the new iPad, don’t be mistaken. A lot of developers in the App world have updated their apps to support the new Retina Display. You can take a look at the complete list of apps updated for the new iPad here.
The competition takes on the new iPad:
The new iPad may be the “new kid on the block”, but that doesn’t mean the competition isn’t trying to fight back. If you are not an Apple fan-boy and want to take a look at what the competition has to offer, here’s a quick comparison between the new iPad, Asus Transformer Prime and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. Let the tablet wars begin! Read New iPad versus the competition.
Old vs. New: iPad 2 vs. the New iPad
For those of you that aren’t aware, Apple has dropped the price of the iPad 2. The iPad 2 is available for Rs. 24,500 for the 16 GB Wi-Fi model and Rs. 32,900 for the 16 GB Wi-Fi 3G model. If you are someone who doesn’t believe in owning the latest and greatest, then you can consider picking up the iPad 2 as it is a value for money product and can run Apple’s latest iOS 5.1 along with all the apps available on the App Store. Check out a quick comparison between the features of the iPad 2 and the new iPad, here.
Need a reason to pick up the new iPad? Here are 5:
A fan-boy needs no reason to pick up the latest gadget from Apple’s stable but we will give you five reasons to pick up Apple’s brand new tablet. Open up Pandora’s box here.
If there’s one thing we don’t like about the new iPad, it is the fact that the device isn’t bulletproof. What do we mean? Well, feast your eyes upon the new iPad being shot by an assault rifle here.
No Siri for new iPad
The new iPad does not have Siri, but Apple has included a voice dictation app. Check it out in the video below: