Breaking news folks! The new iPad is launching in India and 9 other countries on April 27th 2012. As expected, the pricing is little expensive than what we has seen during iPad 2 launch. The 16GB WiFi only model of the new iPad is priced at INR 30,500 (inclusive of VAT) which is INR 1,000 more than what iPad 2 was priced when launched.
In addition to India, the new iPad will be available in Colombia, Estonia, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, South Africa and Thailand on April 27th. A week earlier, i.e on April 20th, the new iPad will be launched in Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Malaysia, Panama, St Maarten, Uruguay and Venezuela.
New iPad Prices in India
16GB : Rs. 30500,
32GB : Rs. 36500,
64GB : Rs. 42500.
16GB : Rs. 38900,
32GB : Rs. 44900,
64GB : Rs. 50900
Though Airtel launched the 4G LTE in India just a few days back, I’m not sure if the new iPad is able to make use of it due to difference in 4G bands. If it so happens that 4G in the new iPad is not supported in India, it becomes harder for those looking to upgrade from ipad 2. (See iPad 2 vs new iPad comparison here)
Update: Apple confirms that the 4G LTE is supported only on AT&T and Verizon networks in the U.S. and on Bell, Rogers and Telus networks in Canada. Bummer!