The iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 cellular versions will be available in China this week, complete with TD-LTE and FDD-LTE support, as well as TD-SCDMA and DC-HSDPA, plus HSPA+. The slates were released in this country very close to the international launch and now their cellular versions are also here.


The iPad Air 2 is a 6.1 mm slate that stands out through its anti reflective screen coating and enhanced back camera and front shooter. It also has a powerful 64 bit Apple A8X processor inside and the jump in performance from the iPad Air 1 to this model is actually felt.. The iPad Air 2 offers around 10 hours of battery life, or more during video playback.

Apple also promises that the cellular version delivers WiFi and FDD-LTE with up to 50% faster cellular connections. The iPad Mini 3 is only a slight upgrade of the iPad Mini Retina, with a new color choice and fingerprint scanner in the mix. The products are now available in over 110 countries all over the world, including the likes of China, Australia, Brazil, France or Canada.

In China the iPad Air 2 cellular will cost from $725 upwards, while the iPad Mini 3 cellular has a suggested price of $611.