iPad Air now available
Right on schedule, as announced by Apple during its October 22 event last week, the all-new iPad Air is now available for purchase in no less than 42 countries and territories.
Wondering what those are? Well, aside from the US, we have Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China (Wi-Fi models only), Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (Wi-Fi models only), Macedonia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK.
The iPad Air is Apple’s thinnest and lightest full-size tablet ever, hence the name. It also has a new design, reminiscent of that seen on the iPad Mini line. This is the first time in full-size iPad history when the front of the device gets a full makeover.
The Air is available in the US starting at $499 for the 16 GB Wi-Fi model, just like all its predecessors before it. Add $100 for doubling that memory size to 32 GB, then another $100 for doubling that to 64 GB, then another $100 for doubling even that to 128 GB.
If you want an iPad Air with cellular connectivity, prices start at $629 with 16 GB of storage, and go up in $100 increments for each doubling of the capacity just like in the case of the Wi-Fi-only version. Obviously, prices in other countries are going to be different – as usual for electronics.