India has never been a huge market for Apple. It is simply not big enough to prompt them to launch their latest products there as soon as they are released in the US. That said, some hardcore Apple loyalists do exist in the country and they make up quite a significant number. This group should be overjoyed to know that the latest Apple iPad 3 has now made it to India via online retailer Tradus.in.
Prices start at Rs. 36,799 for the base 16 GB version of the Apple tablet, which is Rs. 3,191 less than the original price of Rs. 39,990. Also, only the 16 GB version is available right now, though the higher 32 and 64 GB versions should also reach markets soon.
The prices, though definitely not pocket friendly, are still way better than the rates that iPad 2 commanded in the gray market about a year ago. The iPad 2 made it to the Indian market very late, allowing many to make a quick buck by importing the tablet device across non official channels and selling them for a premium. However, the iPad 3 coming fairly quickly should be a great piece of news for Apple fans in India.