Unlike iPad 1 & iPad 2, the 3rd generation iPad will not have Indian consumers waiting for too long (atleast officially).
According to a press release put out by Apple, the new 3rd generation iPad will arrive in India on April 27th apart from 8 other countries (Colombia, Estonia, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, South Africa and Thailand). A week prior to that (April 20th) it will make debut in 12 more countries (South Korea, Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Malaysia, Panama, St Maarten, Uruguay and Venezuela).
iPad will be available in black & white colors and will have starting price of Rs. 30,500/- for 16 GB wifi only model, while the 4G version will cost Rs 38,900/-. The top end 64 GB model with wi-fi and 4G will cost a cool Rs. 50,900/-.
One caveat, if you think that 4G version of iPad will be able take advantage of Indian 4G network, it is not so. The 4G spectrum which iPad supports is available only in US, Canada and handful of other countries. However, 3G should work without any issues.
With launch of iPad 3, the iPad 2 prices have been slashed – The 16 GB iPad 2 wi-fi model will be now available for 24,500, while the 3G version will cost 32,900 rupees.