Apple announced that TD-LTE, or high-speed LTE, models of their iPad Air and iPad mini will be available to customers in China starting today.
The new models of the iPad allow customers in China to connect to the most advanced cellular data networks, giving them faster upload and download speeds. Users will be able to browse the web and download apps and emails even faster.
iPad Air models with TD-LTE support will start at 4,488 (RMB) for the 16GB model and will go up to 6,588 (RMB) for the 128GB model. The iPad mini with Retina display models with TD-LTE support will start at 3,788 (RMB) and will go up to 5,888 (RMB) for the 128GB model. The fourth generation iPad with Retina display, which replaced the iPad 2, is also being offered in China.
Apple released the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display in October 2013. The iPad Air brought a thinner and lighter design with a trimmed down bezel and the latest 64-bit A7 CPU. The iPad mini was introduced with a Retina display and packs the same internal hardware as the iPad Air.
New versions of the iPad Air and iPad mini are expected to be released with minor changes later this year.