Targeting Wi-Fi and 4G LTE users, Apple unveils new iPad at $499 in the U.S.

Telecom Lead India: Aimed at the growing 4G LTE users
globally, Apple has launched the new iPad, featuring new Retina display.

The main features of the Apple iPad include new A5X chip
with quad-core graphics and a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics
for capturing amazing photos and 1080p HD video.

Apple claims that iPad with Wi-Fi + 4G connects to fast
networks, including AT&T’s and Verizon’s 4G LTE networks. It delivers 10
hour battery life.

The new iPad Wi-Fi models are priced at $499 (US) for the
16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model and $699 (US) for the 64GB model.

iPad Wi-Fi + 4G for either AT&T or Verizon will be
available at $629 (US) for the 16GB model, $729 (US) for the 32GB model and
$829 (US) for the 64GB model.

Besides the U.S., iPad will be available in Australia,
Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Switzerland,
UK and the US Virgin Islands on Friday, March 16.


The Apple press release does not talk about the
availability of new iPad in India. Apple does not have significant market share
in India, one of the fastest growing telecom markets in the world with more
than 900 million mobile subscribers.

iPad 2 is now priced at $399 (US) for the 16GB Wi-Fi
model and $529 (US) for the 16GB Wi-Fi + 3G model.

The new iPad redefines the category Apple created less
than two years ago, delivering the most amazing experience people have ever had
with technology. The new iPad now has the highest resolution display ever seen
on a mobile device with 3.1 million pixels, delivering razor sharp text and
unbelievable detail in photos and videos,” said Philip Schiller, Apple‘s  senior
vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

The company claims that iPad Wi-Fi + 4G with built-in 4G
LTE has the most comprehensive support for fast networks including HSPA+ and
DC-HSDPA. Both CDMA and GSM iPad users have the ability to roam
internationally. The new iPad delivers blazing download and upload speeds so
web pages load quickly and email with large attachments can be sent and
received easily. Personal Hotspot can be used to share the fast network
connection on your iPad with up to 5 other devices using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or

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