ipad air keynote 2013Now folks, this is no April Fool’s joke. Apple has announced that they will be making TD-LTE capable models of the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display to the market in China from today onward. These “new” (relatively speaking, considering how most of the rest of the world have had them for some time already) iPad models would be able to offer customers the option to hook up to today’s most advanced cellular data networks at speeds that do not require much waiting time at all.

Apart from that, the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display models which support TD-LTE will also be able to accommodate the TD-SCDMA mobile standard, as well as hook up with 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+). Sounds like China has caught up with just about everyone else, and it makes perfect sense to do so considering how China is the world’s most populous country.

If you are wondering just how the iPad mini and iPad Air performs, perhaps you can check out our reviews of the respective devices, although the iPad mini that we took out for a spin was that of the previous generation, so just think of nearly the same albeit with a Retina Display thrown into the mix. [Press Release]

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Key SpecsiPad Air (2013)
StatusReleased
Resolution2048x1536
Size (Diagonal, Inches)9.7"
Processor NameA7
2-core
1.3 GHz
Max. Total Storage Capacity128 GB
Megapixels5 MP
Battery Capacity (mAh)8820 mAh
Street Price$499
Complete product dataApple iPad Air (2013) Full specs
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