- 7 Apr 2011
Apple launches iPad 2 in India
In a move that has taken everyone by surprise, Apple has launched the iPad 2 in India. Compared to the first generation iPad, which was launched nine months after its US launch, the iPad 2 lands in India just over a month after the US launch. India isn't the only country getting it. The iPad 2 is being launched in 12 countries. Japan would be getting it first on April 28 whereas India, Hong Kong, Israel, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey and UAE will be getting it on April 29. Additionally, China is also expected to get the iPad 2, but it will have to wait till May 6.
Now you must be waiting for the price. Contrary to its US counterpart, iPad 2 in India is slightly more expensive than the model it replaces. The original iPad was launched at Rs. 27,900 and was later dropped to Rs. 24,500. The iPad 2 starts at Rs. 29,500 and goes all the way up to Rs. 46,900.