Cellular-equipped iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 units hit Chinese marketplace

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Date: Thursday, December 11th, 2014, 15:15
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If you’re in the Chinese marketplace, you’ll like this.

Per AppleInsider, Apple on Wednesday announced cellular-capable iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 models will be available in China later this week, offering support for region-specific wireless networks used by major telecoms like the world-leader China Mobile.

According to Apple’s announcement, cellular versions of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 now on sale in China include TD-LTE and FDD-LTE, TD-SCDMA, DC-HSDPA, HSPA+ and other advanced networks. A quick check with China’s Online Apple Store shows the latest WLAN + Cellular iPads up for sale with an estimated ship time of one day.


Prices for Space Gray, silver and gold iPad Air 2 with WLAN + Cellular models start at 4,488 RMB (US$727) for the 16GB model, 5,188 RMB (US$840) for the 64GB version and 5,888 RMB (US$954) for the top-end 128GB model. Apple has set iPad Air 2 with WLAN pricing at 3,588 RMB (US$581) for the 16GB model, while a 64GB version sells for 4,288 RMB (US$695) and 4,988 RMB (US$808) for the top-end 128GB model.

As for iPad mini 3 WLAN + Cellular models supporting TD-LTE and FDD-LTE, units are available for 3,788 RMB (US$614) for the 16GB model, 4,488 RMB (US$727) for the 64GB model and 5,188 RMB (US$840) for the 128GB model. Non-cellular versions sell for 2,888 RMB (US$468), 3,588 RMB (US$581) and and 4,288 RMB (US$694) for 16GB, 64GB and 128GB models, respectively.

With the introduction of current-generation iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 hardware, Apple has decreased iPad Air, iPad mini 2 and iPad mini pricing.

If you’re in the Chinese marketplace and have seen these units go on sale, please let us know in the comments.

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