The new iPad Mini 2 is officially available in the UAE! Apple silently released the device on its official regional online store a few hours ago.
Fans can now purchase the second-generation iPad Mini online and receive it free of charge at their doorstep. The models of the device vary in memory capacity and network support. iPad Mini starts at AED 1,499 for the Wi-Fi 16GB edition, about $100 more expensive than you can find it at the web’s largest retailer. For the 32GB version, consumers will need to prepare AED 1,899. The 64GB and the 128 GB iPad Mini tablets come at the prices of AED 2,299 and AED 2,699, respectively. The Wi-Fi and cellular models start at AED 1,499 for 16GB device and reach up to AED 2,699 for a memory capacity of 128GB.
The best news is that shipping is completely free. That is because all products ordered from Apple’s UAE online store that exceed the price of AED 520 are delivered free of charge. In addition, the company promises to deliver the ordered iPad mini 2 tablets in a matter of 5 to 10 business days.
But why this news is so surprising? Well, because Apple release iPad mini 2 in the United Arab Emirates almost out of the blue. In addition, it launched it in the UAE before the US and parts of South East Asia and Europe. Also, over the last one week, there were various rumours of supply shortage for iPad Mini 2. As a result, it was expected that the device’s launch will be postpones with a couple of weeks.
Also, the upgraded iPad Mini is offered in two colour options – silver and space grey. Buyers can also take advantage of another holiday offer by Apple – free custom engraving. It is permanent and it is available for any iPad products ordered from Apple’s UAE online store. In other words, you can add a special holiday message on the back of the iPad.
The other new tablet by Apple, iPad Air has been available on Apple’s local web store for the past three days already. The prices for the fifth generation of iPads in the UAE start at AED 1,899 for the 16GB Wi-Fi edition and go up to AED 3,599 for the 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model. Apple has estimated the delivery of iPad Air to 5-7 business days.
What a great holiday surprise for all Apple fans in the UAE! Black Friday still has not arrived, but exclusive shopping deals are already lining up.