Apple Store India Updating Catalogue Adding iPad 2?
UPDATE: The store is now up and updated with iPad 2 pricing:
iPad 2 WiFi model: 16 GB Rs. 29,500, 32 GB Rs. 34,500 64 GB Rs. 39,500
iPad 2 WiFi+3G model: 16 GB Rs. 36,900 32 GB Rs. 41,900 64 GB Rs. 46,900
We recently reported that Apple will be bringing the iPad 2 to India on April 29 which will be available at all major authorized resellers.
Apple has yet to update its online store, however at the time of writing the online store is down and it seems that the company is updating the store for iPad 2.
The second gen tablet release comes just after over a months of its introduction in the US while on the other hand the first gen tablet was made available after almost 9 months. According to Vishal Tripathi, an analyst with Gartner Research, Apple now considers India to be a strategically important market and further said:
With so many other vendors launching their devices, Apple doesn’t want to miss out on new users looking to buy their first tablet in India,
iPad 2 is expected to cost around Rs. 2,000 ($45) more than the price of first gen iPad; across all models. Smart cover is expected to be priced at Rs. 2100.
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