“The iPad Pro and MacBook Air 2018 come with an all-new design and improved hardware specs”
Apple hosted its third hardware event of 2018 last night in New York where it took the wraps off the much anticipated new iPad Pro, MacBook Air 2018, and Mac Mini. The devices are available for pre-orders in various countries, including India, with shipping starting from November 7th, except for the iPad Pros which will go for sale later this year. At the time of the announcement, the Indian prices of the products were not revealed. However, Apple has now listed the pricing details on its official website, along with the variants of the iPad Pro, MacBook Air 2018, and MacMini.
iPad Pro 2018 price in India
To start with, the new iPad Pro 11-inch model has been priced in India at Rs 71,900 for the base WiFi-only option, while its top-end WiFi + Cellular variant will cost Rs 85,900. Similarly, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro will set you back by Rs 89,900 for the WiFi option and Rs 1,03,900 for both WiFi + Cellular model. Here are the prices in detail:
|Models||iPad Pro 12.9-inch||iPad Pro 11-inch|
|WiFi-only||WiFi + Cellular||WiFi-only||WiFi + Cellular|
|64GB||Rs 89,900||Rs 1,03,900||Rs 71,900||Rs 85,900|
|256GB||Rs 1,03,900||Rs 1,17,900||Rs 85,900||Rs 99,900|
|512GB||Rs 1,21,900||Rs 1,35,900||Rs 1,03,900||Rs 1,17,900|
|1TB||Rs 1,57,900||Rs 1,71,900||Rs 1,39,900||Rs 1,53,900|
As for the colour options, the iPad Pro comes in two shades: silver and space grey. The second-generation Apple Pencil introduced along with the iPad Pro costs Rs 10,900, separately.
Coming to the specifications, the iPad Pro packs Apple’s new A12X Bionic chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture. The SoC is paired with a Neural Engine for machine learning. The 11-inch iPad Pro bears a display resolution of 2,388 x 1,688 pixels, while the 12.9-inch model supports 2,732 x 2,048 pixels. Apple has further reduced the bezels on its 2018 tablet to offer more screen to users. Moreover, the Touch ID on the slate has been replaced by Face ID similar to the new iPhone models.
Moving on, the iPad Pro 2018 is just 5.9mm thick and it dons an all-metal unibody design. For photography, the tablet sports a 12-megapixel sensor with f/1.8 aperture lens on the rear with quad-LED flash and 4K recording support. On the front, it gets a 7-megapixel shooter for selfies and other tasks, like creating your Animoji. The slate runs iOS 12 out of the box which means it supports gesture-based navigation.
Retina MacBook Air, Mac Mini price in India
The MacBook Air 2018 base variant with 128-gigs of storage will cost Rs 1,14,900, while the 256GB model is priced at Rs 1,34,900. The new Mac Mini, on the other hand, comes with a sticker price of Rs 75,900 for the 128GB storage model and Rs 1,05,900 for the 256GB option.
The Mac Mini has been announced in just one colour option, i.e. space grey, while the MacBook Air comes in three hues: gold, silver, and space grey. As mentioned above, all these devices, including the iPad Pro will be available in stores from November 7th.