While the world is buzzing with iPad2 story, Apple has finally decided to launch iPad in India.
iPad is coming to India on January 28th and the good news is that the price of iPad in India is between Rs. 26K to 44K (Wi-Fi version of the iPad will be priced somewhere between Rs. 26,000 to Rs. 33,000 and 3G+Wi-Fi version will be priced between Rs. 33,000 to Rs. 44,000, depending on the capacity, i.e. 16GB, 32GB and 64GB).
Rewind and here is what we wrote when the iPad was launched
Traditionally, Apple has ignored India (the apple store was down for almost 15 days and there was hardly any response from Apple on the same), but it’s time Apple revisits it’s India strategy (they earlier shutdown the India support office, owing to backclash regarding outsourcing et al).
And why is India important for Apple? Look at the query volume for apple iPad from India.
India stands second in the query volume (for apple iPad) and even though (and 10th for the keyword ‘apple tablet’).
Finally, the product will officially touch Indian shores and as they say, better (i)late than never.
The sad part is how Apple treats some of these markets as a dumping ground (for obsolete products).
Anyways, are you buying an iPad?
Do you think iPad launch will hurt Samsung Galaxy Tab’s sale in India? What about Notion Ink’s Adam?
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