Apple Launches iPad Air, iPad Mini with TD-LTE Connectivity for China

Apple makes available LTE enabled iPad Air and iPad Mini in China and prices starting at 4,488 (RMB) / $722.71 (US) / €524.65, and 3,788 (RMB) / $609.99 / €442.82, respectively.

The new iPads have been added into the category of next generation tablets which supports china’s TD-LTE wireless standard. According to US based company Apple, “The latest technology iPads allow users to connect with advanced cellular data networks at fast speed, so the users easily can surf the internet and download faster.

The company has not given any official statement about the launching of iPad air and iPad Mini with China‘s TD-LTE wireless standard but leaked the news everywhere about new ‘iPads’ cellular connectivity.

iPad Air and iPad Mini with TD-LTE in China-spiderorbit


The design of iPad Air is taken from Apple’s flagship tablets ‘ipad Mini’ which was launched last year. It is featuring a 9.7 inch Retina display in thin and light chassis.

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iPad Mini with Retina display is 2nd generation of mini tablet from Apple, which sports too latest cellular connectivity like powerful Wi-Fi. Both tablets are being claimed offering 10 hours long battery backup. When we checked both devices for real testing, we got excellent mileage by many hours without making any changes in setting.

The company is shipping these tablets with pre-installed iOS 7 and access up to 500,000 apps especially for iPads. According to the Apple, most of iPhone apps support these iPads and there are millions different apps are existing in the App store for all iDevices.

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The iPads comes to the market with new model no. and 16 GB iPad Air with WLAN+ cellular priced at 4,488 RMB (about US$577), 5,188 RMB (US$834) for 32 GB and 5,888 RMB (US$947), 64 GB model and 6,588 RMB (US$1059) for 128 GB model.

The new iPad mini(supporting TD-LTE) with Retina diplay WLAN+ is priced at 3,788 RMB (US$609) for the 16 GB model, 4,488 RMB (US$721) for 32 GB, 5,188 RMB (US$834) for 64 GB and 5,888 RMB (US$947) for the 128 GB version.

Since all the basic facts about the iPad mini with Retina display have already been given in the report on the presentation of Apple, we will not be repeated. We only note that this is the first update iPad mini, and more important, that Apple is not just updated the “innards” of the device, but also equipped it with screen fundamentally higher level.

iPad mini with Retina Display features and Specs

SoC Apple A7 @ 1,3 GHz (2 cores, 64-bit architecture Cyclone, based on ARMv8)
GPU PowerVR G6430
Coprocessor motion Apple M7, including the accelerometer, gyroscope and compass
Flash memory from 16 to 128 GB
Support memory card is missing
Operating system iOS 7.0
Touch screen IPS, 7,9 “, 2048 × 1536 (326 ppi), capacitive, multitouch
Camera: front (1.2 megapixel, 720p video on FaceTime) and rear (5 megapixel, 1080p video capture)
Wi-Fi 802.11b / g / n (2,4 and 5 GHz, support for MIMO)
Cellular communication (optional): UMTS / HSPA / HSPA + / DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM / EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), LTE Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26
Bluetooth 4.0
3.5mm stereo headset, dock connector Lightning
Lithium polymer battery 24.3 Wh
A-GPS (the version with the cellular module)
Dimensions 200 × 134,7 × 7,5 mm
Weight 331 g (our measurement)

As part of the software at the iPad mini Retina There is nothing new except for the fact that it is sold with pre-installed iOS 7, while the previous model comes from the factory with iOS 6. But you can upgrade to iOS 7. Note also that users iPad mini Retina available free popular apps Apple – Pages, Numbers, Keynote and GarageBand.

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