The New iPad aka iPad 3 will reach India and 11 other countries on April 27th 2012, the starting price of the device will be Rs. 30,500. Apple today officially announced that the New iPad will be available in 12 new countries next Friday, and 9 more countries  on April 27,2012.

Originally announced on March 7, the New iPad sports a Retina display with 2048x1536p resolution, A5X chip with quad-core graphics and a 5 mega-pixel iSight Camera with advanced optics that supports 1080p HD video.Also iPad 3 still delivers the same all-day 10 hour battery life, while remaining amazingly thin and light.


iPad 3 in India
Several Online stores in India, started selling the device for a whopping price RS 59,990 and this launch will be a serious slap to those online stores.

The new iPad will be available in India in a choice of black or white, iPad 3 with 16 GB of memory that works only on wi-fi networks is priced at Rs 30,500 rupees, while the one that can run on both wi-fi as well as fourth-generation (4G) mobile networks costs Rs 38,900.

Detailed price of the new iPad in India (including VAT):

Model

16 GB

    32 GB

   64 GB

new iPad (Wi-Fi)

Rs. 30,500

Rs. 36,500

Rs. 42,500

new iPad (Wi-Fi + 4G)

Rs. 38,900

Rs. 44,900

Rs. 50,900

However,the new iPad is not compatible with the 4G LTE network now available in India and customers will have to make do with the 3G networks. Because Indian carriers for instance a Airtel 4G  users different radio spectrum band than the ones used by the 4G iPad,supported only on the networks of US and Canadian carriers.

Bharti Airtel recently launched India’s first 4G network in Kolkata and is expanding the high-speed network to Bangalore, Pune and Chandigarh in the coming months.

iPad 2 vs iPad 3 :
Here is a quick comparison between the iPad 2 and the new iPad, that will help you to decide whether to buy new ipad or not,


 

Apple iPad 2 Apple iPad 3
Screen Size 9.7″ 9.7″
Dimensions 241.2 x 185.7 x 8.8 mm 241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm
Network Speed  GSM – EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 GSM/EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100CDMA EV-DO Rev. A 800 / 1900LTE 700 / 2100
Processor Apple A5 (Dual-Core) A5X (Dual-Core)
Camera (Primary) 0.7 MP, 960 x 720 pixels 5MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels
Camera (secondary) VGA VGA
Memory (Internal) 16/32/64 GB storage, 512 MB RAM 16/32/64 GB storage, 1GB RAM (Rumored)
Battery Li-Po 25 Wh   Li-Po 42.5 Wh
Weight 607 g 652 g

Read official press release:

 

CUPERTINO, California―April 16, 2012―Apple® today announced the new iPad®, the third generation of its category defining mobile device, will arrive in South Korea and 11 additional countries on Friday, April 20. The new iPad features a stunning new Retina™ display, Apple’s new A5X chip with quad-core graphics and a 5 megapixel iSight® camera with advanced optics for capturing amazing photos and 1080p HD video. The new iPad still delivers the same all-day 10 hour battery life* while remaining amazingly thin and light.

In addition to South Korea, the new iPad also will be available beginning on Friday, April 20 in Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Malaysia, Panama, St Maarten, Uruguay and Venezuela. Beginning on Friday, April 27, the new iPad will be available in Colombia, Estonia, India, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, South Africa and Thailand.

The new iPad Wi-Fi and iPad Wi-Fi + 4G** will be available in black or white in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models. Additionally, iPad 2 is available at a more affordable price.

Pricing & Availability
The new iPad Wi-Fi models will be available in black or white on Friday, April 27 for a suggested retail price of INR 30,500 inc. VAT (INR 29,048 exVAT) for the 16GB model,INR 36,500 inc. VAT (INR 34,762 ex VAT ) for the 32GB model and INR 42,500 inc. VAT( INR 40,476 ex VAT) for the 64GB model. The iPad Wi-Fi + 4G models will be available for a suggested retail price of INR 38,900 inc. VAT (INR 37,048 exVAT) for the 16GB model, INR 44,900 inc. VAT (INR 42,762 ex VAT) for the 32GB model and INR 50,900 inc. VAT (INR 48,476 ex VAT) for the 64GB model.** The new iPad will be sold through select Apple Authorized Resellers. Additionally, iPad 2 is available at a more affordable price starting at just INR 24,500 inc. VAT (INR 23,333 ex VAT) for the 16 GB Wi-Fi model and just INR 32,900 inc. VAT (INR 31,333 ex VAT) for the 16 GB Wi-Fi + 3G model.

*Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.

**4G LTE is supported only on AT&T and Verizon networks in the U.S. and on Bell, Rogers and Telus networks inCanada. Data plans sold separately.