M1, SingTel and StarHub announced that they will be offering Apple's new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 tablets later this month, the local telcos said in media statements last Friday.
The telcos have yet to release any pricing and data plan details for the WiFi + Cellular models of the tablets, but they said that the 4G LTE devices will be able to connect to their ultra-fast network.
At 6.1mm, Apple said that the new iPad Air 2 is the "world's thinnest tablet" - it is 18 percent thinner and 32 grams lighter than the original iPad Air. It also features the new and faster A8X processor, improved battery life of up to 10 hours, an 8-megapixel rear camera, as well as Apple's Touch ID fingerprint unlock technology, which was first introduced on iPhone 5s last year.
As for the iPad mini 3, it has largely similar specifications and physical dimensions as the iPad mini 2, except for the addition of the Touch ID feature.
Keen consumers can already order the new devices from Apple's online store, where prices start from S$688 for the 16GB Wi-Fi version of the iPad Air 2, and from S$548 for the equivalent version of the iPad mini 3.
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