iPad 2 India Launch officially announced !
Yes, it is all true (and not just hearsay) – iPad 2 launch in India has been officially announced in India. According to the press release the 2nd generation of its uber popular iPad will arrive in Japan on Thursday, April 28 and Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, India and seven additional countries on Friday, April 29.
Here is what the press release says:
iPad 2 with Wi-Fi will be available in Japan on April 28 and Hong Kong, India, Israel, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey and UAE on April 29 for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model and $699 (US) for the 64GB model. iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G will be available for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for the 16GB model, $729 (US) for the 32GB model and $829 (US) for the 64GB model. iPad 2 with Wi-Fi will be available in China on May 6, and further international availability will be announced at a later date.
So, if you are a Apple Fan boy and want to get your hands on this coveted device before any-one else – make a beeline in front of Apple stores at 9:00 am sharp, which is when the stores in India will open with Shiny iPad 2 on their shelves. And yes, in India they don’t have too many Apple stores, so you can go to the premium resellers of Apple Products – Croma, Vijay Sales, Reliance iStore and eZone !
Additionally, many blogs had previously mentioned that price of iPad 2 in India will be same as iPad (16GB wifi model for ) – but that’s not the case. iPad 2 will come at a slight premium.
Labnol got hold of the expected iPad 2 prices (who was tipped by Deepak Dhingra):
iPad 2 Prices in India
|16 GB||32 GB||64 GB|
|iPad 2 with Wi-Fi||Rs. 29,500||Rs. 34,500||Rs. 39,500|
|iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G||Rs. 36,900||Rs. 41,900||Rs. 46,900|
So, Will you be one of those who will get their hands on iPad 2 on the first day of the India release – If you are, let us know