Apple iPad Supposed To Hit Indian Market Later
As per the reports, the much talked Apple iPad will be available for the Indian customers after some time. This tablet device was launched on Saturday amid much fanfare.
According to market experts, the tablet is expected to create a new user segment in India due to its intelligent features.
The iPad helps the users to browse the web, go for emailing, share photos, watch videos, listen to music, play games, read e-books and much more.
This 9.7 inch touchscreen device is also a lightweight one with just 1.5 pounds in weight and 0.5 inches in thickness.
It also provides a nice battery life of up to 10 hours.
This is also a product between a laptop and smartphone that can entice a customer. It has been touted as the ‘smart product’ ever. The price of this iPad starts from $499 with the costly one at $829.
"iPad will be available in both Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G models in late April in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. International pricing will be announced in April. iPad will ship in additional countries later this year," an official release said.
It is also expected that, this tablet could also outsell the Apple iPhone within days. Apple iPhone was launched in 2007 and had one million sales within 74 days of its launch.
The analysts believe that, this tablet device however could be limited to the middle class customers due to its price range. According to them, the product would be merely a lifestyle product only.
Though, the Apple product has created so much sensation in the market, the product itself is not free from constraints. The iPad cannot do multi-tasking, doesn't have an external keyboard, disk drive or a USB drive.
"This product will create a new class. But given the Indian market scenario, iPad it is not going to have a mass market. It will be a niche product ... it will be a lifestyle product ...," said an analyst at KPMG.
"To start with, it will have buyers who would like to experience it. It will create a class of its own. For a complete experience, one needs to have peripherals. But iPad doesn't have an external keyboard, no USB drive and disk drive," Tuteja told the reporters.
Explaining further, Tuteja said, “the secret to iPad's success lies in the applications.”
"The product is not the game changer. It is the applications on it, that would change the game and may take away the need of carrying laptop," Tuteja added.
Technophiles in India are keenly waiting to experience this new age product that is called game changing device.
A crazy user said: "Since the day iPad was launched, I have been waiting for it. I can't wait for months for its launch in India. I will ask my friend coming from US next month."
Meanwhile, Apple is also planning thousands of applications for iPad users to make it popular.