iPad Mini aims early-Dec India-launch?


iPad Mini

The Mini iPad is said to be coming to India next week, and the good news is that the 16GB Wi-Fi model is said to cost Rs. 21,990.If the news is true, it would be a major jolt to sale of 'economic' Nexus 7, which is priced at Rs.19,990 in India.

This new price tag might really give rise to a fierce competition between iPad Mini and Google's Nexus 7.

The pricing is disclosed by various sources including @ITNETInfocom. An official announcement by Apple is still awaited.

The prices of the variants are as follows:

Model Approx Price in INR
16GB Wi-Fi only 21,990
16 GB Wi-Fi + 3G 29,900
32 GB Wi-Fi only 27,900
32 GB Wi-Fi + 3G 35,900
64 GB Wi-FI only 33900
64 GB Wi-FI + 3G 41900

Here are the features of the iPad Mini for our readers who are eagerly anticipating this arrival:


With latest version of operating system iOS 6 installed in it, the iPad Mini comes with two colour schemes: Black & Slate, and White & Silver. It is pencil thin with size of 7.2 millimiters and is lightweight at 308 grams.

Unlike Google's Nexus 7 or any other similar tablets, iPad Mini has a bigger display of 7.9 inches (diagonal), 1024x768 resolution at 163 pixels per inch (ppi). You can hold it in one hand.  It has Fingerprint-resistant oleo-phobic coating screen.

App Store has more than 275,000 apps made for iPad and can be used for iPad mini. It has a fast and fluid performance screen and gives 10-hour battery life.

iPad Mini

Photo Gallery: iPad Mini

Apple has said that the advanced Wi-Fi is twice faster, which helps browse web and download content at amazing speed. With iCloud app built into your iPad Mini, you can have instant access to all that is in your iCloud.


iPad Mini has 1.2MP front-facing FaceTime HD Camera which supports video-calling over Wi-Fi or a mobile network. It also has 5MP iSight Camera and 1080p HD video recording camera.

Useful Applications:

  • You can install your social networking apps Facebook, Skype and Twitter for free.
  • Download and read your ebooks with Apple's iBooks and Amazon's Kindle apps.
  • Wikibot is a paid app, which helps you customize and browse Wikipedia.
  • For your news browsing, install Flipboard app from App Store.
  • App Store has apps for reading comics, YouTube client and photoshop apps.

Comparison with Nexus 7:

Both these devices are very good in their own terms. Google Nexus 7 has been a highly awaited device in India. However, the price tag of Rs. 19,990 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model is a disappointment. With iPad Mini coming to India with a competitive price tag of Rs. 21,990, Nexus 7 will face a fierce competition.

Nexus 7 Photo Gallery: http://in.news.yahoo.com/photos/google-nexus-7-in-india-slideshow/

Neither shopkeepers at Chroma retail nor the ASUS store in Bangalore have a clue about when the Nexus 7 would be available. Nevertheless, at Chroma retail you can order online for the device. Read here about Google Nexus 7. iPad Mini is said to hit Indian Markets in the first week of December. Have a look at the amazing iPad Mini gallery.