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iPad Air 2 in South Africa tomorrow

iStore has announced that the iPad Air 2 will launch in South Africa on Friday, 14 November 2014, while the iPad Mini 3 will launch from next week (16 – 22 November 2014).


iPad Air
iPad Air

This follows the announcement of the recommended retail prices of the new iPads by Core Group, the official distributor of Apple products in South Africa and owner of the iStore Apple Premium Reseller franchise.

Core said that the devices will also be available through Digicape and selected Apple authorised retailers and resellers in South Africa.

Apple unveiled its latest tablets at an event in the Town Hall auditorium on its Cupertino headquarters in the United States on 16 October.

The new iPad Air 2 is much thinner than the first iPad Air and features the new 64-bit A8X chip. The latest iPad Air also sports an 8MP iSight camera which includes a new sensor and supports 1080p video recording.

The iPad mini 3 features a 7.9-inch Retina display, 5MP iSight camera, and is also capable of 1080p video recording.

Recommended retail pricing for the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 as announced by Core is summarised in the table below.

iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 launch RRP for South Africa
iPad model 16GB 64GB 128GB
iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi R5,499 R6,899 R8,299
iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular R7,299 R8,699 R9,999
iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi R6,699 R7,999 R9,499
iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular R8,499 R9,999 R11,299


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