From the very beginning Apple looks India as the dumping ground of old generation of its products. Apple officially launched the first generation of iPad in India almost after the 10 months of its release in USA and European markets.
But this will happen no more as Apple may announce the availability of iPad 2 in India within next two weeks. Apple launched the iPad 2 last month in USA and promised to make it available in other 23 countries soon but India’s name was not on the list but it seems now Apple will launch the iPad 2 in India also.
A senior manager with a leading Apple partner company, who did not want to be identified, said he had been told to expect an announcement in just two weeks’ time. Though Apple has not confirmed any date for India launch, informal inquiries with Apple partners reveal that Apple may be working on an early launch date.
The source added, “iPad 2 launch figured prominently at the meeting and most partners were urging Apple’s management to intimate them about the launch in advance so that they draw up sales strategies.”
The India launch of the iPad 2 seems even more feasible now because Apple has been promoting the iPad 2 on their Indian website, which they never did for the original iPad.
As far as price tag for India is concerned, iPad 2, 16GB Wi-Fi model will costs 27,500 INR and 64GB Wi-Fi+3G model will costs 44,500 INR. We will even see the price fall of iPad first generation once again after the launch of iPad 2.
So lets wait for the official announcement made by Apple. Are you going to grab one for you as soon as it will be available?