New Apple products available for sale on Nov 1 in Singapore

The new iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina display at a launch event at the Yerba Buena Centre in San Francisco, California, US on Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013. Customers in Singapore will be able to buy Apple's newest products soon. -- ST PHOTO:&nbs
The new iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina display at a launch event at the Yerba Buena Centre in San Francisco, California, US on Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013. Customers in Singapore will be able to buy Apple's newest products soon. -- ST PHOTO: DERRICK HO

Customers in Singapore will be able to buy Apple's newest products soon. The products were unveiled in the United States early Wednesday morning.

Telcos M1, StarHub and SingTel said in a media statement that they will offer the new version of the iPad, the iPad Air from Nov 1.

The WiFi-only version will start from $688, while the cellular version starts from $870. The iPad Mini with retina display will be on sale later in November. The telcos said they will offer the new products with attractive data plans that allow customers to connect to 4G and 3G networks.

The iPad Air with a 10-inch display screen will now weigh one pound (450g). The previous version weighed 1.4 pounds. Apple also shaved off almost 2mm off the iPad, making it 20 per cent thinner at 7.5mm thick while the bezel is 43 per cent smaller. It will also run on the latest A7 chip. Apple also added its high-definition "retina display" to the iPad Mini to stay competitive with recent upgrades to the smaller tablets sold by Google and Amazon. It will also be available in November and will go for $548 onwards.