While the 16GB Wi-Fi only iPad mini with Retina display is available for Rs 28,900, its corresponding iPad Air model will come with a price tag of Rs 35,900 from December 7 onwards.

The iPad Air features 9.7-inch Retina display in a new thinner and lighter design. It weighs 453 grams and is 20 percent thinner and 28 percent lighter than the fourth generation iPad.

Apple is introducing the new iPads in India soon after Google launched the second-generation Nexus 7 tablet in the country. A competitor to the iPad, the Nexus 7 is priced at Rs 20,999 for the 16GB variant. The iPad Air is available in black and white.

Apple promises up to ten hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video or listening to music and up to 9 hours of surfing the web using cellular data network on both the devices. These iPads will be competing against tablets from other tech giants in Indian market like Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition) and Sony Xperia Tablet Z.