BY | December 1, 2012

Cupertino based Apple’s top selling latest products iPad Mini, iPad 4 and iPhone 5 are now available in China for USA prices

China finally gets the recent iOS-based gadgets from Apple. The pack includes iPad Mini, iPad 4, iPhone 5 and iPad 2. Apple has announced release of the devices in China, one of the world’s top economies. The slates will hit stores on Dec. 7 and the new iPhone will land in stores on Dec. 16, Apple says. Only Wi-Fi-only versions of the devices are available.

The Cupertino tech maker looks for great sales performances in China. The devices carry the same prices of their U.S. versions. Apple will sell the products through Apple’s Online Store, Apple’s Retail Stores and Authorized Retailers. Some outlets have already started to accept pre-orders for the machines in China.

“Apple today announced the Wi-Fi versions of iPad mini and fourth generation iPad with Retina display will be available in China on Friday, December 7, and iPhone 5 will be available on Friday, December 14,” says Apple in its press release on the China release of iPad Mini, iPhone 5 and iPad 4.

According to Apple, iPad Mini and iPad 4 with Retina screens are now available in more than forty countries. Meanwhile iPhone 5 has hit stores in the Australia, Germany, Canada, France, Japan and the UK,” Apple has added in its press release.

Apple iPad Mini: It is the small variant of Apple’s famous iPad tablet. Apple introduced the gadget around two months back. It’s been meant as a direct rival to the likes of Google Nexus 7, Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Barnes & Noble’s Nook HD in the budding small tablet segment.

The iPad Mini is up with a totally new design that makes it 23% slimmer and 53% lighter than the third generation iPad. It sports a brilliant 7.9-in Multi-Touch display and features like FaceTime HD and 5MP iSight cams, ultrafast wireless connectivity and 10-hour of battery life are additional features.

Apple iPad 4: Along with iPad Mini, the company has upgraded its key iPad with the fourth generation. It is the second upgrade to the 9.7-in iPad this year. In March, it received the third generation upgrade. The new iPad “features a gorgeous 9.7-inch Retina display, new Apple-designed A6X chip, FaceTime HD camera and ultrafast wireless performance. Both iPad mini and the new fourth generation iPad come with iOS 6,” says Apple.

Apple iPhone 5: It is the latest iPhone. Apple introduced the gadget in October with huge fanfare. Running iOS 6, the new iPhone has come up with a larger 4-inch display, a powerful A6 chip, 1GB RAM, 8MP iSight camera and more. Well, it is the slimmest and lightest iPhone ever. It touts “Shared Photo Streams, all-new Maps app, Passbook organization and even more Siri features and languages,” says Apple.

Apple iPad 2: The second generation iPad came to stores in 2011. It is almost a copy of the first generation except for some design changes and a new A5X processor.

iPad Mini, iPad 4, iPhone 5 & iPad 2 Prices
As noted above, the iOS gadgets in China come with the same prices of their U.S. versions. The Wi-Fi only iPad Mini (black & slate or white & silver) starts at a retail price of $329 (16GB). The 32GB model is priced at $429, while the top-of-the-line 64GB comes for $529. When it comes to iPad 4, the 16GB is up for $499 and 32GB and 64GB are respectively priced at $599 and $699. iPad 2 is priced at $399.

The new iPhone (black & slate or white & silver) has a base price of $199 (16GB model). You can buy the 32GB model for $299 and the 64GB version for $399. Yes, all the machines have the same price of their U.S. versions. Chinese customers can collect the devices from Apple’s online and offline stores in the country in a few days.

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