The Wait is over! Apple iPad is finally here in India. Yes! Apple has officially launched much awaited Apple iPad for Indian consumers. Apple has joined hands (tied-up) with Governement Telecom Operator of India, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to launch this tablet in the country.
Starting Immediately, you can visit your nearest Apple Store (or iStore) to grab this amazing gadget. The best point is its base model (16GB Wi-Fi only) comes with starting price of Just Rs. 27,990, this base model was selling in Black Market (Grey market) for Rs. 33000, according to the reports. The top model (Wi-Fi+3G) will be priced at Rs. 44,990. Apple will offer six versions of the iPad in India with storage capacities of 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB, users will have choice to buy Apple iPad’s Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi + 3G version. The 3G+Wi-Fi version of Apple iPad will be available in Price Range between Rs 33,000 to Rs 44,000.
Now lets look at Apple iPad. It is equipped with with 9.7-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology with 1024 x 768 pixels resolution at 132ppi (pixels per inch and Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating and multi languages characters support. It is powered by powerful 1GHz Apple A4 power efficient system-on-a-chip. It dimensions are Height- 9.56 inches (242.8 mm) x Width – 7.47 inches (189.7 mm) x Depth- 0.5 inch (13.4 mm) and WiFi only model weighs 0.68 Kg and WiFi + 3g Model weighs 0.73 Kg.
Both models offers Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR technology, while the WiFi + 3G model offers GSM/EDGE connectivity. Apple iPad also comes with Digital compass and Assisted GPS (Wi-Fi + 3G model) location apps and also equipped with Accelerometer, Ambient light sensors. The Tablet is equipped with 3.5mm headphone jack, Dock connector port, Microphone, Built-in Speaker and Micro-SIM card tray (available only in Wi-Fi + 3G model). It also equipped with On/Off, Sleep/Wake, Mute, Volume Up/Down Buttons and supports playback of HE-AAC (V1), AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV formats.
State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is the first telecom operator which come out with dedicated various limted and unlimited data plans for the Apple iPad.