Apple launches TD-LTE iPad Air and Retina iPad mini models in China

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Apple has released new versions of the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display in China to support the area’s TD-LTE networks. This brings high-speed capable versions of the late-2013 iPad models to China for the first time:

BEIJING―April 1, 2014―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.

The 16 GB model sells for RMB 4,488, while the prices for larger capacities go as high as RMB 6,588 for the 128 GB model. iOS 7.1 builds previously indicated that a few new iPad models were en route, and this announcement seems to answer what those models are. This announcement marks yet another minor iPad change this year, with Apple recently re-introducing the fourth-generation iPad.

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  1. I wonder if they shipped their iPad Mini Retinas with the crap speaker that we got here in the US that’s about 1/3rd the volume of the previous model?

    • Cesar C. (@invisiman71) - 9 years ago

      I think the only difference is the TD-LTE capability. The speaker would most likely be the same.

    • PMZanetti - 9 years ago

      Your repeated FUD has moved into the SPAM territory on this site.

      And once again, my retina mini has no speaker problems.

    • rettun1 - 9 years ago

      Why don’t you take it to an Apple store and have it switched out?

  2. themis333 - 9 years ago

    Great for Apple fans there!

  3. iMacheads - 9 years ago

    Reblogged this on iMacheads.