Apple has tied up with Indian government run mobile operator, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to launch the iPad in the country. The iPad comes to India nine months after it was launched in the US.
Starting January 28, users in India will be able to buy the iPad from an Apple retailer.
The 16GB iPad with Wi-Fi model has been priced at Rs. 27,900 ($610), the 32GB iPad with Wi-Fi model is priced at Rs. 32,900 ($720) and the 64GB iPad with Wi-Fi model is priced at Rs. 37,900 ($830). As for the Wi-Fi+3G versions, these are slightly more expensive with the 16GB model priced at Rs.34,900 ($760), the 32 GB model priced at 39,900 ($853) and the top of the line 64 GB model priced at Rs. 44,900 ($ 983).
BSNL has announced new data plans specially for iPad users. The unlimited data plan is available for Rs.999 ($45). This plan is available in both prepaid and postpaid options. Other prepaid plans include a cheaper one at Rs. 599 ($ 27) for up to 6GB of usage. There is also a daily plan priced at Rs.99 ($2) for unlimited data. All plans are available without a contract.
While it might seem expensive when compared to the prices in US, for example: the 64GB iPad with Wi-Fi+3G is available for $829 in the US), it is apparently a lot cheaper than the iPad available in the grey market. According to some reports, the iPad was available in the grey market for as much as Rs, 70,000 ($1532) when it was initial launched in the US.
Apple recently released a new iPad commercial called "iPad is Iconic":
If you are from India, please let us know what you think about the pricing and the data plans. More importantly, would you be getting one for yourselves soon?
[via BSNL, Apple India]
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Posted by Whizkid on January 28, 2011 in iPad, iPad Tablet, Apple iPad | Permalink|Comments (10)
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fuck india.. its all about USA….January 28, 2011 at 3:15 AM Reply Jatt said...
USA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!January 28, 2011 at 3:17 AM Reply REAL JATT said...
Fuk u …ITS all bout PUNJAB!!!!January 28, 2011 at 6:07 AM Reply REAL JATT said...
ND who the fuk say “USA”…if u live here its “US” u dickJanuary 28, 2011 at 6:08 AM Reply kumar said...
chu-ti-yaJanuary 28, 2011 at 5:01 AM Reply true indian said...
fuck you madarchod…..January 28, 2011 at 8:31 AM Reply italian translations said...
Thanks for the post. It simply shows how innovative and high tech our world nowadays. It’s good to hear that Apple is now launching an iPad here in India. I love to catch one of it. I would have to inform my friends about it. For sure they will love it as well.January 28, 2011 at 4:17 AM Reply Rajat said...
its really disappointing dat apple launch there product so later den the actual US launch.. Now y would i buy dis ipad, whr ipad 2 is going to b launched v.soon.. sure ipad 2 is also going to b available in indian grey market almost d next day of us launch.. dont know how but it will.. so no to dis.. waiting for ipad 2 now…
its not all about usa… anyone who says so prolly gives head to steve jobs… they sell it for money.. not for american citizens only.. they could care less about you.. sad that you think your special just cuz you got it first.. and yeah i am canadian..January 28, 2011 at 4:59 AM Reply Tom said...
Hi guys copy and pasted this from OMGFacts
The woman who downloaded iTunes? ten billionth app hung up on Apple when they called to congratulate her.
After one of her daughters downloaded a free game called Paper Glider, UK resident Gail Davis received a phone call. Believing it to be a prank, Davis hung up on the Apple executive, who had been calling to inform her that the family had won a $10,000 iTunes gift card!
Upon her daughters? insistence that the call had to be genuine, Gail attempted to return the call, but was unable to get past Apple?s help desk operators. Fortunately, another executive called back a few hours later to deliver the good news. Gail was quite relieved to have received the second call, saying, ?The girls were getting quite tense. They never would have forgiven me. They would have held it against me for all eternity!?January 28, 2011 at 7:35 AM Reply Leave a ReplyClick here to cancel reply.
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