Apple has just announced that starting Tuesday, it is offering a version of the Apple iPad Air, and the Apple iPad with Retina display, that is compatible with the LTE networks used in China. Apple has not offered an iPad in the country that supports both Retina display and China's LTE signal. But with this announcement, the 9.7 inch Apple iPad Air, and the 7.9 inch Apple iPad with Retina display are now available in China with TD-LTE connectivity. These models will join the Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + 3G cellular versions of the iPad that were already offered in China.
The new LTE models are more expensive than other iPad versions. For example, the TD-LTE Apple iPad Air costs 4,488 RMB ($720 USD) for 16 GB, 5,188 RMB ($835 USD) for 32 GB, 5,888 RMB ($947 USD) for 64 GB, and 6,588 RMB ($1,060USD) for 128 GB. The Wi-Fi Only Apple iPad Air is priced at 3,588 RMB ($579 USD) for the 16GB, 4,288 RMB ($692 USD) for 32GB, 4,988 RMB ($805 USD) and 6588 RMB ($1063 USD) for the 64GB and 128GB models respectively.
The TD-LTE Apple iPad mini with Retina display is priced at 3,788 RMB ($610 USD) for 16 GB, 4,488 RMB ($720 USD) for 32 GB, 5,188 RMB ($835 USD) for 64 GB, and 5,888 RMB ($947 USD) for 128 GB. The Wi-Fi only Apple iPad with Retina display is 2,888 RMB ($466 USD) for 16GB, 3,588 RMB ($579 USD) for 32GB, 4,288 RMB ($692) for 64GB and 4,988 RMB ($805 USD) for 128GB.
The tablets are now available from Apple's online store and authorized resellers in Silver and Space Grey.
source: Apple via SlashGear