Apple has announced that they have launched TD-LTE versions of the Apple iPad Air and the Apple iPad Mini in China, both models will also support TD-SCDMA as well as TD-LTE.
These new models of the iPad Air and retina iPad Mini are designed to work on the China Mobile 4G network, and they will be sold along with the existing models in China.
Apple® today announced TD-LTE capable models of iPad Air™ and iPad mini™ with Retina® display, bringing high-speed LTE performance* to iPad® customers in China, are available starting today. The new iPad models give customers the ability to connect to today’s most advanced cellular data networks at blazingly fast speeds, so users can surf the web or download email and apps even faster.
iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display models supporting TD-LTE also accommodate the TD-SCDMA mobile standard, and join existing iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display WLAN + Cellular models in support of Personal Hotspot connectivity and other advanced cellular technology (GSM/EDGE, DC-HSDPA, HSPA+) to provide customers in China fast cellular access in whichever iPad model they choose.
Pricing for these new TD-LTE iPads in China remains the same as the existing models, the iPad Air will retail for 4,488 yuan ($772) and the Retina iPad Mini will retail for 3,788 yuan ($610).
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